Nintendo of America’s popular president and COO, Reggie Fils-Aime has announced that he set to retire this April 15.
His Goodbye Video:
Fils-Aime has held the role for nearly 13 years, and has been a lovable and fun face for the North America branch of the gaming giant.
“Nintendo owns a part of my heart forever,” Fils-Aime said. “It’s a part that is filled with gratitude – for the incredibly talented people I’ve worked with, for the opportunity to represent such a wonderful brand, and most of all, to feel like a member of the world’s most positive and enduring gamer community. As I look forward to departing in both good health and good humor, this is not ‘game over’ for me, but instead ‘leveling up’ to more time with my wife, family and friends.”
Via – Nintendo Press Release
His replacement Doug Bowser has served as Vice President of Sales for Nintendo of America since 2015 and seems ready to take the role and do good by the gamers who love Nintendo.
“It has been my great fortune to work with and be mentored by Reggie for four years at Nintendo of America,” Bowser said. “And rest assured, we will continue to build on his work to evolve and expand our brand, furthering Nintendo’s global mission of creating smiles. There are millions more of those to come.”Via – Nintendo Press Release
Fils-Aime will be missed. His humor and reliability made him a breath of fresh air in terms of video game execs. His appearances will be missed but we wish him the best in the future.