What do you think of Nick Chavez as the new VP of Marketing & Sales? What do you think of Doug Bowser being the new President & COO at NoA? Leave your comments below to let people know!
Today is Monday, April 15, 2019. Today is the day Former COO & President Reggie Fils-aime retires from Nintendo of America. (May this serve as a reminder to quickly mail in those taxes in the United States, as well. TODAY IS THE LAST DAY!) Today is also the day Doug Bowser takes over as COO & President of Nintendo of America Inc. He served as Vice President of Sales & Marketing at NoA before.
Doug Bowser will serve as COO & President of Nintendo of America Inc. as of Monday, April 15, 2019. He will be the lead operator for all things Nintendo and third-party games on its platform throughout the Americas. This includes the United States, Canada, and Latin America.
Reggie Fils-aime can finally enjoy time off from work with his retirement with his family. As a businessman, it should come to no surprise he would have made enough money to retire at 58, assuming he was responsible. Let’s wish the Regginator congratulations and a farewell!
Additionally, we will look forward to Doug Bowser serving as the new COO & President at NoA in Redmond. April is also the first month of the new fiscal year for 2019. It seems like a great way for Bowser to be promoted as the new ‘Big Boss’. (New DLC character for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, anyone? No?) Another thing, Mario needs to watch out for Bowser.
The Walt Disney Company has recently announced that it plans on releasing its Disney+ streaming service this year. Since gaming overage is the main point here, the point will be directed to the release for consoles; Therefore, Disney+ will be releasing in November for Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 in November for the United States. The price will be $6.99 USD per month and $69.99 USD a year.
The Nintendo Switch version is being handled by Panic Button. As it turns out, this was the only explanation. (Just kidding!)
Screenshot from Twitter User
As mentioned above, Disney+ is currently listed exclusively for the United States. The Walt Disney Company will also be working to get it released worldwide. As for now, you will need to create an American account if you wish to take part in Disney+ while outside of the States.
In addition to currently only be released in the US, The Walt Disney Company now owns a 60% majority share of Hulu. Hulu is only available in the US and Japan. Hulu has tried to establish a Canadian viewing, unfortunately though, due to exclusive streaming distribution rights, Hulu in Canada does not make sense as there would be barely anything to watch if it did. It would almost be like having a lack of third-party support on the Wii U. As for who streams many films and shows in Canada is a younger company called Crave Canada. They have Netflix and Amazon’s Prime Video in Canada, though.
Nintendo Entertainment System – April Game Updates – Nintendo Switch Online https://youtu.be/UJDYwXNYt9U
Pokémon Sword & Pokémon Shield
Nintendo held a seven minute long Nintendo Direct this morning revolving around Pokémon. Today, GAMEFREAK and The Pokémon Company announced the next entries in the series will be called Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield. The games will release this holiday season and will be main entries.
We did not hear anything else, really. So, we will have to wait until a later date for more information on Pokémon Sword & Shield. I honestly thought one of the versions would be called Pokémon Shining or something like that.
Did you like it?
You can watch my reaction above. I hope you enjoy the short video. I mostly liked the Direct. Did you enjoy it? Let us know below in the comments!