For many of us, Reggie Fils-Aimé was forever synonymous with Nintendo. Having landed at Nintendo in 2003, he gained notoriety back at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in 2004, and reigned the American segment of Nintendo until last year when he announced his retirement.|
Turns out the retirement was short-lived, as Gamestop announced today that Reggie is joining their board of directors, effective April 20th. Here's a blurb from their press release:
Reginald “Reggie” Fils-Aimé, 58, is an accomplished media and technology executive who brings more than 35 years of experience transforming companies, revitalizing brands and reshaping industries. From 2006 to 2019, he served as President and COO of Nintendo of America, Inc. During his tenure, Mr. Fils-Aimé focused on the development and launch of industry re-defining products, including the Nintendo DS, Wii, Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo Switch, quadrupling the company’s revenue from 2005 to 2010
And here's a link to the full press release if you're interested.
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Look, everyone knows that Gamestop hasn't been doing that great lately. They have closed a bunch of stores, and with more and more digital content, there are fewer reasons than ever to drive up to one of their locations. Reggie is a great person to have, as he not only brings many years of experience as well as many connetions with Nintendo but also their many partners. If someone can help engineer a path of resurgence for Gamestop, Reggie may be the best option that was luckily a "free agent". It'll be interesting to see what the future hold for this chain that lately has more of a feeling of nostalgia than one of success.