Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime Announces Retirement, Doug Bowser to Replace the Position
Nintendo has announced today in a press release that long-time acting Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime will be retiring from the position this April.
This is shocking news as Fils-Aime has been acting Nintendo of America President for over a decade. He has become an icon in the gaming industry and it will be different without him at the company. Fils-Aime will be replaced by current Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Doug Bowser.
Check out some of the highlights from the official Press Release which has statements from Shuntaro Furukawa – President of Nintendo Co, retiring Nintendo President Fils Aime, and the new President of Nintendo Doug bowser:
“I really appreciate everything Reggie has done for Nintendo,” said Shuntaro Furukawa, President of Nintendo Co., Ltd. “Inside and outside our company, Reggie is known as an exceptional leader. We are grateful that he is leaving the business in good shape with strong momentum. While we will miss him and we wish him the very best in his retirement, we are also pleased to have such an able successor ready to step into that role. Doug Bowser and the rest of the team will ensure a seamless transition and continued momentum for Nintendo.”
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“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.”
“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.”
Reggie Fils Aime is an icon in the gaming industry and it will be sad to see him finally step down. However, it will be nice to see him finally get some much-needed rest and relaxation. Doug Bowser is set to take on the role as Nintendo President for the USA starting this April.
Source: Press Release via Kotaku