Jeez how many of these people honestly believe this guy is "taking over for Nintendo." Do people understand how Nintendo works? Ethnocentricity at its finest
We know he isn't taking over Nintendo itself. That is Furukawa's job. However, he ran Nintendo of America, and had some control over the way things went in North America. I believe he talked to the actual president, and maybe suggested some things.
"A puppet that can no longer be used is mere garbage. This puppet's role has just ended..." -Majora
"A puppy can be fused with garbage. This puppy's role has just ended."
When I first saw the headline for his departure, I honestly thought it was satire.
Reggie has been the face of NOA for as long as I can remember, and to me, he feels like the type of person who is just impossible to replace. Wishing him well in his retirement and any future endeavors. I'm also glad the next guy is shaping up to be just as meme-able.
Why would you want him to be a fan of a company that doesn't make video games?
Anyway, I wonder how this will impact Nintendo's E3 presentations. Does Doug Bowser have the screen presence necessary to take over Reggie's role?
When the gods drave me forth to toil and assailed me with thirst and beat me down with hunger, then I prayed to the gods. When the gods smote the cities wherein I dwelt, and when Their anger scorched me and Their eyes burned, then did I praise the gods and offer sacrifice. But when I came again to my green land and found that all was gone, and the old mysterious haunts wherein I prayed as a child were gone, and when the gods tore up the dust and even the spider's web from the last remembered nook, then did I curse the gods, speaking it to Their faces, saying:—
"Gods of my prayers! Gods of my sacrifice! because Ye have forgotten the sacred places of my childhood, and they have therefore ceased to be, yet may I not forget. Because Ye have done this thing, Ye shall see cold altars and shall lack both my fear and praise. I shall not wince at Your lightnings, nor be awed when Ye go by."