This week on All Things Nintendo, Brian sits down with former Nintendo of America president and COO Reggie Fils-Aimé. The two dig into his time at Nintendo, stories from his interactions with the legends of the company, and his new book Disrupting the Game: From the Bronx to the Top of Nintendo.
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00:00:00 – Introduction
00:01:06 – First Nintendo Game/Favorite Nintendo Game
00:05:17 – Reggie’s Pre-Nintendo Career
00:07:40 – Reggie’s Famous E3 2004 Debut
00:18:03 – Reggie’s Memorable First Meeting with Shigeru Miyamoto
00:24:47 – The Impact of Satoru Iwata
00:34:02 – The Success of the Wii
00:35:59 – Reggie’s Leadership Lessons in Disrupting the Game
00:42:14 – Embracing the Failure of the Wii U
00:46:23 – The Success of the Switch and Reggie’s Retirement
00:49:30 – Reggie’s First Idea for the Book/Recording the Audiobook
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