My body isn't ready and you're right, his pension is ready.
I have to have a little faith here though, Nintendo's leadership all have kind of an 'old school but we like to have fun vibe' for their executives. The two combinations are seldom seen together in a normal business but given their business of pioneers of the industry and innovation in the gaming world, we'll cross our fingers and hope Bowser isn't the bad guy.
Reggie just legitimately seemed to have a fun vibe to him, all the best and enjoy your well deserved retirement Reggie, you've made Nintendo fans proud over the years!
He was a very entertaining COO from an outside perspective at least, don't know how he was inside the company of course. But not a lot of top ranking business men can say that really, sad to see him leave. He's only 57 though, that's a fairly early retirement but I'm sure he has his reasons, hopefully no sad ones.
Reggie, you were a great face for Nintendo, not just for english-speaking regions, but worldwide. You were exactly the kind of person Nintendo needed during the Wii era and especially after the death of Iwata. You could've kept going another 10 years and build a significant legacy.
Oh man, end of an era. Reggie has been amazing. I remember fondly the E3 where he announced himself, a guy completely unknown to any gamer - “my name is Reggie, I am about kicking ass and taking names, and WE are about making games!”
Nintendo was at their deepest bottom, and there he was, full of confidence and energy, holding a goofy Nintendo DS prototype.
His passion was contagious and the following two triumphs of Nintendo have been amazing to behold. I am glad he is in a position to retire when Switch is killing it, and he is still at good health.
We've been blessed to have such a charismatic figure like Reggie for that many years. He became a meme and Nintendo haters will mock him forever, but for the real fans of the industry he was a rockstar and a legend. Enjoy retirement Mr. Feels-Anime.
Reggie's impact on Nintendo will be both overstated as well as understated. I wonder how many here were actively gaming on Nintendo when Reggie Fils-Aime was brought on as EVP of Sales and Marketing. It would be understating his influence to say that he was just a PR guy during Nintendo's "Blue Ocean" transition. I would say he very much had a hand with that. Consider that he arrived during the middle of the GameCube's lifespan and was at the helm as the face of the western marketing push for the DS and Wii. You could say they were very $ucce$$ful with that.
It would also be an overstatement to suggest that he has had much hand in hardware strategy or what games come to the Western markets. Frankly, his time as the face of Nintendo in America had come to an end a while ago. The Nintendo Directs have really hit their stride of late even without an English-speaking presenter.
Just don't take any credit away from Reggie. When he arrives at Nintendo, he was the expert the company hired to present their blue ocean products that were intended to disrupt the industry.