It’s no secret that Nintendo is enjoying almost unprecedented success with Nintendo Switch, something that has been further enhanced over the last year in part thanks to the Animal Crossing: New Horizons boom. Well, today we have some interesting information on that front.
While we recently learned that Nintendo’s executive salaries are modest compared to other Western companies such as Activision Blizzard and EA, it seems that the company’s profits in recent months have allowed Nintendo’s salaries to rise. This is shared in Nintendo’s annual financial report, where we can see the salaries of the three most important directors of the company: president Shuntaro Furukawa, Shigeru Miyamoto and Shinya Takahashi.
The annual figures are as follows:
- Shuntaro Furukawa: approximately $ 2.9 million ($ 710,500 fixed, $ 2.19 million performance-related compensation)
- Shigeru Miyamoto: approximately $2.3 million ($655,992 fixed, $1.64 million performance-based compensation)
- Shinya Takahashi: approximately $1.75 million ($109,332 fixed, $1.64 million performance-related compensation).
Base salaries are unchanged from last year, but performance-based compensation is unchanged. However, analysts continue to point out that these salaries for Nintendo executives remain “humble” considering that the company pocketed $4 billion in profits in the last financial year alone. At this stage, no information has been shared as to whether the increase in profits has also had an impact on the pay of other employees.