GameStop Recruits Famed Nintendo Executive Reggie Fils-Aimé Onto Its New Board Of Directors

Former Nintendo president, Reggie Fils-Aimé, will soon become part of the board of directors for GameStop.

There has been a reshuffling of the power structure behind the scenes at Gamestop and former Nintendo President Reggie Fils-Aimé will be joining the board.

It’s been an open secret, online retailers such as Steam, GOG, and the official digital marketplaces for consoles, have strained GameStop’s bottom line. Who can blame people for preferring the easier way out of picking up an upcoming release digitally? But, it seems the gaming retailer is trying to turn things around and regain its former glory, as they have appointed none other than former Nintendo of America president, Reggie Fils-Aimé, as part of its board of directors.

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Fils-Aimé’s inclusion was revealed in a press release by GameStop, revealing he will act as a part of the board starting April 20 this year. Following the news dropping, the former NOA COO shared it to his Twitter following claiming the industry needs a “healthy and vibrant GameStop.”

Who else has been appointed to the GameStop board of directors?

Appointed beside him are J.K. Symancyk, the CEO of PetSmart, and former Walmart CEO Bill Simon. While Fils-Aimé’s start isn’t until next month, both Symancyk and Simon are going to be effective immediately.


The addition comes after several of its directors have chosen to retire from the board effective June 2020 and June 2021. This left a pretty big pit that they had to fill quickly with people they see fit. Following its annual meeting, they revealed it plans on having 10 directors with nine acting independently and six having served the board for less than two years.

It’s possible GameStop will regain its former glory. With the help of Fils-Aimé, anything’s possible, after all. Are you interested in the future of GameStop? How do you purchase your games? Tell us below!


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