Reggie Fils-Aime

Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime has only one person he needs to report to now.

Nintendo announced Wednesday that Nintendo of America Chairman and CEO Tatsumi Kimishima will move to Japan to assume the role of general manager of Corporate Analysis and Administration and general manager of General Affairs at Nintendo Co., parent company of Nintendo of America.

Fils-Aime, who has for years been the face of Nintendo of America in the U.S., will remain on as president and COO of the subsidiary, but will not assume the role of CEO.

The small tablet that comes with Nintendo's Wii U, used as a game controller or to change the TV station and watch videos, is the most obvious distinguishing feature of the new game console.

But in an interview, Nintendo North American President Reggie Fils-Aime said he believes the Miiverse, the game console's social network, will be the unexpected hit.

"I think that it will pleasantly surprise people," he said. "As the network grows and the installed base grows, it will prove to be a true killer application for the system

Nintendo's next generation console, the Wii U, is arriving in U.S. stores on Sunday, Nov. 18, starting at $300.

Nintendo's President of North America, Reggie Fils-Aime, made the announcement this morning onstage in New York City.

There will be two configurations available. The regular set, in white, will cost $299.99, and will include the Wii console and the Wii U GamePad. It will have 8 GB of memory. The deluxe package, in black, costs $349.99 and will ship with 32 GB of capacity, a GamePad charging cradle and the game NintendoLand.

Along with announcing the launch date and price for the Wii U, Nintendo unveiled TVii, a new application that streams video to the TV.

At an event in New York City, Nintendo's North American President Reggie Fils-Aime said TVii will let Wii U owners in the U.S. and Canada to access content across multiple providers, such as Netflix and Hulu.

But as with many streaming TV services for the home, it is more of a fancy remote control or elaborate directory than it is a replacement for how you watch TV

Reggie Fils-Aime is president and chief operating officer of Nintendo of America, a division of the Japanese video game giant. Known to gamers as "the Regginator," he's the public face of the company in the U.S. I spoke to him last month following the debut of the Wii U, the company's next video game console.

Reggie Fils-Aime, president of Nintendo of America, introduced the Wii U game console at the E3 video game show before a crowd of thousands inside the Nokia Center in Los Angeles. The new console is smaller than an Xbox 360 and larger than a Wii.

Nintendo hasn't revealed everything about the console yet. But we tried to pry a few details from Fils-Aime. It will use a 45-nanometer multicore microprocessor from IBM and a Radeon graphics chip from Advanced Micro Devices. But the touchscreen controller, which has a 6.2-inch display


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