Reggie lämnar Nintendo, ersätts av Bowser

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Nintendo meddelade oväntat under kvällen att Reggie Fils-Aime kommer att lämna sin post som president of Nintendo of America. Reggie kommer göra sin sista dag på Nintendo den 15 april. Efterträdaren är redan utsedd, och nya bossen är bossarnas boss. Sett till namnet då. Det är nämligen Doug Bowser som nu kommer att ta över Reggies roll som chef över Nintendo of America. Bowser arbetar för närvarande som senior vice president för försäljning och marknadsföring hos Nintendo.

Reggie Fils-Aime har jobbat hos Nintendo i över 15 år, varav 13 som president of Nintendo of America. Han kom in i företaget när GameCube och Game Boy Advance var företagets signum, och har sedan dess varit med och lanserat allt från Nintendo Wii till nu senast Nintendo Switch. Reggie har också gjort sig ett namn och blivit en uppskattad karaktär då han mer än gärna har bjudit på sig själv genom videos och sketcher genom åren.

Han har nu skickat en sista hälsning via Nintendos Twitter. Se Reggies avskedshälsning här.

Här nedan kan ni läsa hela pressmeddelandet från Nintendo.

”After more than 15 notable years at Nintendo of America, and nearly 13 as its President and COO, Reggie Fils-Aime will retire. His last day with Nintendo will be April 15. Doug Bowser, NOA’s current Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, will then succeed Reggie as President of Nintendo of America.

“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.”

“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.”

Doug Bowser © Nintendo of America

Doug Bowser © Nintendo of America

Bowser is an industry veteran who joined NOA in May 2015 as the Vice President of Sales before being promoted to Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing the next year. During his time at NOA, Bowser led the sales and marketing efforts for Nintendo Switch, which became the fastest-selling video game system of this hardware generation through 21 months, according to The NPD Group. Previously, Bowser was an executive with industry powerhouse Electronic Arts, most recently as the company’s Vice President of Global Business Planning. He also worked at Procter & Gamble in various sales leadership roles in Asia, Latin America and the U.S.”

Avslutningsvis passar vi på att kolla in riktig klassiker från E3 2014, där Reggie och Satoru Iwata (R.I.P) möts i en episk fight för att visa upp Super Smash. Bros.

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