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
Reggie Fils-Aime is retiring in April 2019, as announced earlier today. Following that news, Nintendo has released a special video featuring Reggie himself. Reggie shares a special message with his legion of fans, which you can check out above.
Obviously this news is pretty damn big for not just Nintendo, but the world of gaming in general. Multiple big-name people in the industry have reacted to the news, which we've shared below.
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
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
I spoke with Reggie today and let him know how much he means to me and the entire games industry. It was an emotional conversation. Reggie leaves Nintendo in one of its strongest positions in history. He will always have a front row seat at @thegameawards Thank you Reggie!— Geoff Keighley (@geoffkeighley) February 21, 2019
Many of you know I am a huge fan of Nintendo (since a kid!). Over the last 15 years Reggie Fils-Aime has done a great job. I'm sad to see him retire, but also happy for him to spend more time with his family. Thank you for great entertainment. https://t.co/BJaHDdfSdx— Mike Ybarra (@XboxQwik) February 21, 2019
Enjoy a well deserved rest, my friend. Thanks for everything you did for gaming.— Cory Barlog 🎮 (@corybarlog) February 21, 2019
I am super jealous. Please sleep in and do as little as possible so I can live vicariously through your retirement. ❤️ https://t.co/vhXMVqGSas
One time I was backstage of an awards show about to present and Reggie looked at me and said, “You look uncomfortable.”— Robert Bowling (@fourzerotwo) February 21, 2019
I was uncomfortable.
Have fun in retirement Reggie! May you never be uncomfortable. pic.twitter.com/tcXs7OP4Pk
Thank you for everything, Reggie! You helped shape the gaming community into something amazing! pic.twitter.com/e4r98qOeWw— Skybound Games (@skyboundgames) February 21, 2019
Here's a picture of Reggie playing Super Meat Boy on Wii. He said "I'm buying this with my own Wii points, I'm serious guys". Pretty sure he ended up with it on WiiU and Switch. Happy retirement my dude! @NintendoAmerica pic.twitter.com/O3DaAc0WuY— Team Meat (@SuperMeatBoy) February 21, 2019
Thanks for everything, Reggie!— Devolver Digital (@devolverdigital) February 21, 2019
Watching Reggie's retirement speech and trying to keep it all together. WHAT A MAN! pic.twitter.com/jqT3rJfn6M— Super Rare Games (@SuperRareGames) February 21, 2019
Thank you for the great work done!! All the best for the future!! https://t.co/rYN2nCVjl3— Abylight Studios (@abylight) February 21, 2019
Thank you, Reggie! We hope you keep on dancing, ten outta ten! pic.twitter.com/H4fgaS2pYa— YO-KAI WATCH (@YokaiWatchNews) February 21, 2019
Thank you Reggie!— The Messenger (@messengergame) February 21, 2019
This will always be true. We'll miss you, Reggie. https://t.co/N2zBwQDQlY— DOOM (@DOOM) 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
Thank you for everything, Reggie!— Dotemu (@Dotemu) February 21, 2019
You'll be missed! pic.twitter.com/I2544mLjIc
We will miss you, Reggie. Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication at Nintendo! pic.twitter.com/Vs7x3QPXRE— Tetris (@Tetris_Official) February 21, 2019