1. Satoru Iwata
President and CEO

The story of 2007 was for all intents and purposes the story of Nintendo. It was the story of the Wii, the year’s biggest cultural phenomenon by any metric, and how it remained perpetually sold out no matter how many Nintendo could muster its factories to make. It was the story of competition caught flat-footed, how other hardware manufacturers worked to steal some small portion of Nintendo’s new market even as third parties scrambled to get something, anything out on Wii. It was the story of Satoru Iwata, a man Barron’s listed as one of the world’s best CEOs, and how he led his company back to market leadership. He is the obvious choice for Next-Gen’s person of the year.

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