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Nintendo's Reggie Fils-Aime to retire, succeeded by Doug Bowser

Bowser is taking over Nintendo.. for real this time

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Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 12:25 GMT
Nintendo's Reggie Fils-Aime to retire, succeeded by Doug Bowser
Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 12:25 GMT

Nintendo of America has announced its president Reggie Fils-Aime will retire. He will be succeeded by Doug Bowser in April.


Fils-Aime joined Nintendo of America in 2003 as vice-president of sales and marketing. He gained popularity because of his iconic E3 press conference appearances. His "My body is ready" line is still used as meme today.

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In his goodbye statement, he stated he leaves the company in good health and good spirits, and that his body is still ready.

Doug Bowser will succeed Reggie Fils-Aime on April 16, 2019. Bowser joined Nintendo of America in 2015 after spending some time at EA Games.
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