Nintendo has announced that Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime will retire April 15.
A regular at Nintendo’s demonstrations and pre-recorded Nintendo Direct occasions, he will be succeeded by Doug Bowser who currently serves as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at the business. Fils-Aime has spent 15 years in the company, 13 of which had him as President and has been the first American to hold the place, achievement Tatsumi Kimishima. His time with Nintendo began during the Nintendo GameCube and Game Boy Advance era.
“I really love everything Reggie has performed for Nintendo,” said Shuntaro Furukawa, President of Nintendo Co., Ltd in a prepared statement. “Inside and outside of our firm, Reggie is known as an excellent leader. We’re grateful that he’s leaving the company in great shape with strong momentum. While we’ll miss him and we wish him the best in his retirement, we’re also pleased to have such a capable successor prepared to step into that role. Doug Bowser and the rest of the team will guarantee a smooth transition and continued momentum for Nintendo.”
“Nintendo owns a part of the heart forever,” Fils-Aime said in a prepared statement. “it is a part that’s filled with gratitude — for its incredibly talented individuals I’ve worked with, for the chance to represent such a superb brand, and most importantly, to feel like a member of the world’s most optimistic and enduring gamer community. As I look forward to departing in both good health and good humour, this is not’game over’ for me personally, but rather’levelling up’ to more time with my spouse, family and friends.”
Fils-Aime leaves Nintendo to a high note. The Nintendo Switch has sold 32.27 million units since its launch in March 2017 with 14.49 million sold last quarter.
This was shown during the company’s latest financial report. Nintendo had a 36 percent spike in annual operating profit, although it dropped its annual earnings forecast for its Nintendo Switch$25,699from 20 million to 17 million however expects to sell 110 million units of applications instead of 100 million it previously estimated.
The Nintendo Switch is not the only solid performer with Nintendo 3DS earnings totaled 74.84 million. Furthermore, 3DS software is at 375.97 million units worldwide lifetime to date in comparison with the Switch’s 163.6 million units in total.