It's not been long since Reggie Fils-Aimé retired from Nintendo and already the man has found a new job.
Everyone knows Reggie Fils-Aimé. One of gaming's greatest legends, the influential figure was the Nintendo of America President for some of the company's greatest years.
After 13 years as the NoA President, Reggie announced his retirement from the company. But it wasn't long before he found himself some further employment.
Now, Reggie is a Leader in Residence at Cornell University. He's also on the Board of Directors for a number of major companies.
These include GameStop, Spin Master, and now even Brunswick Corporation is joining his impressive resume.
What is Reggie's New Job?
Reggie made his new employment known via a new tweet. In the Twitter post, Reggie Fils-Aimé announced that he was joining the boating company, Brunswick Corporation.
The 59-year-old passionate gamer is putting his love for the sea to good use, joining the 175-year-old company in its boating endeavors. It's unlikely that the role keeps Reggie too busy, given his other Director roles, but we're certain the company is happy to have him on board.
In the press release welcoming Reggie to the Board of Directors, Brunswick Company praises some of his past accomplishments:
“We are excited to welcome Reggie to Brunswick’s board of directors,” said Manuel A. Fernandez, Brunswick Corporation Non-Executive Chairman of the Board. “As a highly respected and seasoned executive, Reggie’s experience in consumer-facing initiatives and digital technology will make him a valued addition to our strong and experienced board of directors.
The company certainly hopes to benefit from Reggie's tremendous wealth of experience. Even in retirement, it seems that Fils-Aimé simply refuses to slow down.
With his role at GameStop, Reggie is yet to leave the gaming industry for good. What's more, the iconic figure will also be returning to co-host the New York Game Awards next year.
Fans are eager to see more of Reggie's exploits in the coming years, even if many of us aren't exactly passionate about the world of boating. It'll be a great day when we get to see the former Nintendo of America President return to the stage.
Although Nintendo has lost Reggie on its team, the company is also refusing to slow down. In fact, in an effort to compete with next-gen gaming, the Nintendo Switch Pro may utilize a mini LED screen for portable 4K gaming.
This new advancement would take the unique take on gaming into the modern age. One Nintendo insider believes the Switch should ditch hybrid functionality entirely, however.
This would leave the console free to dominate the handheld market, but it's not exactly what Nintendo envisioned. Still, the Japanese tech giant is being very tight-lipped regarding their actual plans.