After nearly 13 years as President and COO of Nintendo of America, Reggie Fils-Aime is stepping down into retirement. As reported by Business Wire:
“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.”
Doug Bowser, who Fils-Aime mentored for the past 4 years, will be taking the role as President of Nintendo of America.
“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 has been a Nintendo icon in the Switch era becoming synonymous with the platform and its success. Doug Bowser has big shoes to fill but given Nintendo’s recent success and momentum, we’re sure he will do a tremendous job. We wish Fils-Aime all the best in his retirement and Bowser good fortune in his new role.