It is truthful to say that the information that Reggie Fils-Aime – who has been Nintendo of America president since 2006 and joined the corporate itself in 2003 – could be retiring in April caught loads of folks off-guard.
He is definitely one of many trade’s most recognisable characters and his willingness to get in entrance of digicam and chuckle at himself has endeared him to hundreds of thousands of avid gamers, not simply Nintendo followers.
Reggie’s reputation is evidenced by the truth that the information has been adopted by a flood of optimistic and supportive feedback for the massive man – most notably from his rivals at Sony and Microsoft.
All one of the best to Reggie Fils-Aime on the subsequent part of his life and profession. Nice chief, trade accomplice and good friend.— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) February 21, 2019
Reggie, thanks for all of the video games and your management in our trade. We’re a greater and brighter place in your knowledge and efforts. With appreciation and finest needs from all your folks @PlayStation— Shawn Layden (@ShawnLayden) February 22, 2019
Mike Ybarra – Company Vice President at Xbox – additionally had one thing to say in regards to the information:
Lots of you recognize I’m an enormous fan of Nintendo (since a child!). Over the past 15 years Reggie Fils-Aime has executed an important job. I am unhappy to see him retire, but in addition joyful for him to spend extra time along with his household. Thanks for nice leisure. https://t.co/BJaHDdfSdx— Mike Ybarra (@XboxQwik) February 21, 2019
Reggie famously appeared on-stage with each Spencer and Layden on the 2018 Recreation Awards, and host Geoff Keighley added his voice:
Cannot consider I am scripting this: Reggie Fils-Aime is retiring from Nintendo. Certainly one of our trade’s best leaders and a pricey good friend. He is all the time believed in me. Thanks Reggie.— Geoff Keighley (@geoffkeighley) February 21, 2019
I spoke with Reggie at this time and let him understand how a lot he means to me and all the video games trade. It was an emotional dialog. Reggie leaves Nintendo in one in every of its strongest positions in historical past. He’ll all the time have a entrance row seat at @thegameawards Thanks Reggie!— Geoff Keighley (@geoffkeighley) February 21, 2019