With the recent announcement that Nintendo’s corporate darling, Reggie Fils-Aimé, is stepping down this April, Twitter is full of people from around the video game industry thanking him for his time in the spotlight. It speaks to his impact that people from all around games are feeling affected by this changing of the guard.
You can watch Reggie’s heartfelt farewell below and see a collection of thoughts and well-wishes for the man who has guided Nintendo of America through the revolution that was the Wii, learned something from the mistakes of the Wii U, and can now leave with his head held high after the success of the Switch.
Nintendo fans, Reggie has a message for all of you. Please take a look. pic.twitter.com/EAhaEl5oEJ— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) February 21, 2019
I first met Reggie Fils-Aime in 2012 at the U.S. launch of the Wii U. I was still years from having a byline at any reputable news outlet, but he didn’t hesitate to take time from his busy night to chat with me as if I was someone important. Enjoy your retirement, Reggie! pic.twitter.com/E9FIzELOLO— Brian Shea (@BrianPShea) February 21, 2019
Reggie, thanks for all the games and your leadership in our industry. We are a better and brighter place for your wisdom and efforts. With appreciation and best wishes from all your friends @PlayStation
— Shawn Layden (@ShawnLayden) February 22, 2019
Thanks for everything, Reggie!
— Devolver Digital (@devolverdigital) February 21, 2019
Can't believe I'm writing this: Reggie Fils-Aime is retiring from Nintendo. One of our industry's finest leaders and a dear friend. He's always believed in me. Thank you Reggie.— Geoff Keighley (@geoffkeighley) February 21, 2019
The answer is both. There’s no more names and no more asses so it’s time to move on. Thank you Reggie, we’ll miss you. Everyone except this guy: pic.twitter.com/d37CjFPz9K
— Barry Kramer (@razzadoop) February 21, 2019
All the best to Reggie Fils-Aime on the next phase of his life and career. Great leader, industry partner and friend.— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) February 21, 2019
And now you can spend 16 hours a day…
With your family, your friends, and enjoying your retirement.
Thank you for the memories, Reggie. pic.twitter.com/5cte1yhbbc
— hungrybox (@LiquidHbox) February 21, 2019