Reggie on admiration from Nintendo fans, Switch’s early success
Posted on June 18, 2017 by Brian(@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, News, Switch
Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime has a great deal of admiration within the Nintendo community. Between his initial appearance when he joined the company in 2004 to his famous “My body is ready” quote, fans have really become attached to him.
CBC recently asked Reggie about what it’s like having his fans and becoming a meme in a way. Regarding this, he noted:
“I was a fan and a player before I was an executive with the company. I grew up playing the Super Nintendo. My favourite game is The Legend of Zelda: Link to the Past. And for me, it was serendipity.
I think what our fans see is someone who loves the content, who loves the company. I’m passionate about what I do. I’m fortunate that some very creative things come out of my mouth, and then the fan base just takes it and runs with it. It’s been a fantastic journey, now coming up on almost 14 years.”
In the same interview, Reggie weighed in Switch’s early success. Here’s what he had to say about that:
“We wanted to make sure that the consumer proposition was clear and easy to understand — console gaming that you could take with you anywhere and play with anyone. And consumers loved the concept.”