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Nintendo of America hires Bowser; violent protests begin in Mushroom Kingdom

http://nintendoeverything.com/nintendo-of-america-hires-doug-bowser-as-new-vp-of-sales/

REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Nintendo of America has hired a new Vice President to lead the United States sales organization with a name that’s well-known in the Mushroom Kingdom. Effective today, Doug Bowser (no relation to the King Koopa and Mario’s longtime nemesis) will oversee a variety of sales-related functions, including Sales, In-store Merchandising, Retail Strategy and Retail Marketing. He will play a key role in driving national sales strategies to generate demand and achieve revenue objectives across all of Nintendo’s product lines. Bowser also will manage Nintendo’s key retail customer relationships and will oversee retail marketing for the Nintendo World store in New York.

Bowser will report to Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing.

“Doug Bowser is an outstanding addition to our Nintendo team, as he brings a deep blend of both consumer package goods and video game sales experience,” said Moffitt. “I know he will work tirelessly with our internal and external partners to ensure the broad Nintendo product lineup of hardware, software and accessories are strongly represented throughout U.S. retail points of distribution.”

Bowser comes to Nintendo from Electronic Arts, where he has worked since 2007, most recently as Vice President of Global Business Planning, a role that made him responsible for EA’s console, PC and mobile game forecasting. Prior to EA, he worked at Procter & Gamble in various sales leadership roles in Asia, Latin America and the U.S.

He attended the University of Utah, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in communications.

Source: Nintendo PR

GWAHARHAR
 
Bowser comes to Nintendo from Electronic Arts, where he has worked since 2007, most recently as Vice President of Global Business Planning, a role that made him responsible for EA’s console, PC and mobile game forecasting.

That's not a good thing...
 

Savitar

Member
I'm willing to bet before we know it and Nintendo even knows what is going on this guy will be kidnapping Princesses and breathing fire.

and it'll be awesome.
 

Tregard

Soothsayer
 

Trago

Member
Effective today, Doug Bowser (no relation to the King Koopa and Mario’s longtime nemesis) will oversee a variety of sales-related functions, including Sales, In-store Merchandising, Retail Strategy and Retail Marketing. He will play a key role in driving national sales strategies to generate demand and achieve revenue objectives across all of Nintendo’s product lines. Bowser also will manage Nintendo’s key retail customer relationships and will oversee retail marketing for the Nintendo World store in New York.

I hope this means North America will get better collectors/limited editions since we always get the short end of the stick when it comes to retail.
 
Hopefully it will work out for Bowser...finally a proper job I guess...

Next headhunting targets for Nintendo include the following:

Mario Mario
Luigi Mario
Peter Piranha
Boo Hoo
Ludwig van Koopa...

Please contribute to the list. Thank you *laughs*
 

Plinko

Wildcard berths that can't beat teams without a winning record should have homefield advantage
Thought this was going to be a continuation of the "Bill Trinen fired" thing in that E3 announcement video.
 

Danthrax

Batteries the CRISIS!
Gonna refer to Bowser as "Doug" from now on. That's his new canon name.

They've gotta get this guy into a Nintendo Direct video, though. It has to happen.
 

Neiteio

Member
We all know this is just the beginning of Bill Trinen's comeback arc
*Bill Trinen gently lowers Iwata to the ground. Iwata is wearing a pink princess dress, and Trinen is dressed like a plumber. Together, they watch Doug Bowser's castle crumble.*

TRINEN: "That guy was crazy. Why'd you hire him?"

IWATA: "Please understand."

TRINEN: "So can I have my job back?"

IWATA: "I'll talk to Weggie."
 
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