It’s modest, but still a lot.
Nintendo’s executives are known for taken home fairly modest sums of money in comparison to their western counterparts. We reported last year that the top three directors at Nintendo – Shuntaro Furukawa, Shigeru Miyamoto, and Shinya Takahashi – between $1.75 – 3 million each when converted from yen to dollars.
Compared to the likes of Bobby Kotick (who, according to NME, earns the equivalent of about $77,306 an hour) and other such western execs, it’s certainly not an absurd amount of money, and is probably more reflective of what individuals in these kind of positions are worth. This year, the amount taken home by the directors remains relatively similar; we’ve once again converted the amounts into dollars, followed by the official results in Japanese yen.
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