Reggie Fils-Aime, the affable president of Nintendo of America, introduced that he’ll be retiring in April. The shadow of Fils-Aime looms large–in half as a result of he’s simply very bodily massive–but largely as a result of he was well-known as an pleasant determine and public face, not only for Nintendo however for the video video games trade as an entire.
As a end result, his retirement is bittersweet, and the trade is gathering to let him know he’ll be missed. Several trade leaders have stepped ahead to difficulty congratulations and thanks on Twitter, together with his ostensible opponents like Phil Spencer from Microsoft.
“All the best to Reggie Fils-Aime on the next phase of his life and career,” stated Spencer. “Great leader, industry partner and friend.”
Others have thanked him for his contributions, shared endearing anecdotes, or in any other case wished him properly. As of April 15, the function of Nintendo of America president will go to present sales VP Doug Bowser, who positively hasn’t heard anybody else inform him your very inventive “Bowser” joke but. Fils-Aime has additionally launched a heartwarming message of his own on Twitter.
Check beneath for a sampling of reactions from across the trade.
Here’s an image of Reggie enjoying Super Meat Boy on Wii. He stated “I’m buying this with my own Wii points, I’m serious guys”. Pretty certain he ended up with it on WiiU and Switch. Happy retirement my dude! @NintendoAmerica pic.twitter.com/O3DaAc0WuY
— Team Meat (@SuperMeatBoy) February 21, 2019
Enjoy a properly deserved relaxation, my buddy. Thanks for the whole lot you probably did for gaming.
I’m tremendous jealous. Please sleep in and do as little as potential so I can dwell vicariously by your retirement. ❤️ https://t.co/vhXMVqGSas
— Cory Barlog 🎮 (@corybarlog) February 21, 2019
Can’t consider I’m penning this: Reggie Fils-Aime is retiring from Nintendo. One of our trade’s most interesting leaders and an expensive buddy. He’s at all times believed in me. Thank you Reggie.
— Geoff Keighley (@geoffkeighley) February 21, 2019
One time I used to be backstage of an awards present about to current and Reggie checked out me and stated, “You look uncomfortable.”
I used to be.
I used to be uncomfortable.
Have enjoyable in retirement Reggie! May you by no means be uncomfortable. pic.twitter.com/tcXs7OP4Pk
— Robert Bowling (@fourzerotwo) February 21, 2019
Thanks for the whole lot, Reggie!
— Devolver Digital (@devolverdigital) February 21, 2019
Many of you already know I’m an enormous fan of Nintendo (since a child!). Over the final 15 years Reggie Fils-Aime has achieved an excellent job. I’m unhappy to see him retire, but additionally comfortable for him to spend extra time along with his household. Thank you for nice leisure. https://t.co/BJaHDdfSdx
— Mike Ybarra (@XboxQwik) February 21, 2019