Reggie Fils-Aime retiring today as Nintendo of America's president, verified Twitter account created

Posted by Justin 'AdaptiveTrigger' Gordon • April 15, 2019 at 5:17 p.m. PDT

In case you were hoping that Reggie Fils-Aime's retirement announcement was just a bad dream, it's happening today. After today, Doug Bowser will be the president of Nintendo of America.

Ironically enough, Reggie never created a Twitter account throughout his entire time as Nintendo of America's president. One can imagine that he was kept very busy running the company. He finally went ahead and introduced his new account on Twitter.

"Retired President/COO @NintendoAmerica. Active business provocateur," says Fils-Aime's Twitter profile. We also see an unmistakable image of the man himself.

One might think that this could be a fake or parody account, but the blue check mark next to his name means that his identity has been verified by Twitter. This is the real deal.

Despite having only joined Twitter this month — April 2019 — and having only created three Tweets, he already has over 179,000 followers.

In one of the Tweets, Reggie thanks the Twitter community and mentions that he's currently packing up his office. Apparently there are many memories to be found for him.

One of these memories includes his E3 2004 badge. Notably, this was his first appearance to the public at E3 just a few months prior to him becoming president. It's been nearly 15 years since then.

Reggie Fils-Aime had a special message to everyone when it was first announced that he would be retiring.

"I leave in good health and good spirits," said Fils-Aime. "And believe me, my body is still ready. In April, I'll be dropping the title that's meant so much to me — President of Nintendo of America. But I'll retain one that means even more — Nintendo fan. From the bottom of my heart, thanks again for everything. You are the best."

You can really tell that he really enjoyed his time at Nintendo and that this message came from his heart. Considering the creation of his new Twitter account, there seems to be a strong possibility that he will still interact with the Nintendo community in some fashion — though not as a direct representative of Nintendo.

Reggie Fils-Aime on Twitter image #1
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Source: Reggie Fils-Aime's Twitter account.

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