Reggie Fils-Aime, the president of Nintendo of America since 2004, announced that he will leave his position in the company, since he made the decision to retire.
According to the official announcement, Fils-Aime will no longer be the president of Nintendo of America in April. This after being the leader of the company for 15 years in which he had great successes such as the Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo Switch, as well as setbacks of the likes of the Wii U.
Once Fils-Aime leaves his position, Doug Bowser, current president of sales and marketing of Nintendo of America, will take the reins of the company and inherit the responsibilities of the position. In case you do not know, Bowser joined Nintendo in May 2015 and was one of the main person responsible for the success of Switch in our continent.
Today at age 57, Fils-Aime began his Nintendo career in 2003 as executive vice president of sales and marketing, becoming president and COO in May 2016. His time in the company began in the age of the GameCube and the Game Boy Advance and went through great moments, such as the launch of products like Nintendo DS, Wii, Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo Switch. Under his leadership, Nintendo of America has expanded its physical presence in the United States.
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