It’s official. Bowser works for Nintendo. Just not the Bowser you think.
Nintendo has just announced in a press release that they have hired Doug Bowser (not the King Koopa) as their Vice President of Sales in the United States. If his decision to apply for Nintendo was a coincidence or not, we’ll never know. All we know is that it’s awesome to have this sort of thing happen.
Before joining Nintendo, Bowser actually worked for Electronic Arts (EA) since 2007, which makes it all the more amusing.
In all seriousness, though, Nintendo is very happy with their choice.
Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing, states in a press release on the matter:
“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,” Moffitt says. “I know he will work tirelessly with our internal and external partners to ensure the broad Nintendo lineup of hardware, software, and accessories are strongly represented throughout US retail points of distribution.”
We wish Bowser a long and successful run at Nintendo.