Say it ain’t so. Reggie Fils-Aime, President of Nintendo Of America has announced he retire this April. He had had previously held the title for nearly 13 years.
Doug Bowser (fitting name), will be taking over as President of Nintendo Of America on April 15th when Reggie officially steps down. Reggie had this to say about the company he loves and the fans he adores so much:
“Nintendo owns a part of my heart forever. 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.”– Reggie Fils-Aime
Reggie leaves Nintendo at a time where the company is doing extremely well. Just last month, Nintendo Switch sales’ eclipsed PlayStation 4 and Xbox One sales. Doug Bowser, Reggie’s successor had this to say about the role he will soon be taking on:
“It has been my great fortune to work with and be mentored by Reggie for four years at Nintendo of America. 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.”– Doug Bowser
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