Sony And Microsoft On Nintendo’s Reggie Fils-Aime Retiring: “Great Leader”


As we’ve reported a few hours ago, Nintendo of America’s president Reggie Fils-Aimé is retiring on April 15, 2019.

He’s leaving his role to a man called Doug Bowser, so you can rest assured NoA is still in very good hands.

The industry has quickly reacted to the news, with Microsoft and Sony offering their impression and salutes about the man and what he’s meant for the gaming business in his 15-year tenure.

Xbox’s Phil Spencer has wished “all the best to Reggie Fils-Aime on the next phase of his life and career. Great leader, industry partner and friend.”

On top of that, Sony’s Shawn Layden has added a heartfelt ‘thank you’:

“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 at PlayStation.”

The three execs have held a speech together at The Game Awards 2018, focusing on the unity of the Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft communities.

Perhaps, that’s a clue about how good the relationships between the three, and the companies themselves, actually are.