Former Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aimé is to be given the Andrew Yoon Legend Award for his contribution to the video games industry.
Fils-Aimé’s will be presented with the recognition at the ninth annual New York Games Awards on January 21st, 2020.
The award “recognises individuals and organisations that exhibit a significant, sustained body of work that shows exceptional achievement and innovation.
Past recipients of the award include Jade Raymond, Richard Garriott, Todd Howard, Rockstar Games and Ralph Baer.
“We present Reggie with the organisation’s Legend Award as a sign of our continued gratitude and admiration for his positive and lasting impact on the video game industry,” said New York Videogame Critics Circle founder and board president Harold Goldberg.
“Never before have we seen such a dynamic and captivating, yet approachable executive lead a gaming company and create such change in the industry.”
An industry legend
Fils-Aimé announced his retirement in February, with it becoming effective in April 2019. He held the president position for almost 13 years - starting at the company in 2003 as vice president of sales and marketing.
In honour of Reggie’s career, we took a look at some of his best and funniest moments. He was recently named a member of the board of directors for the New York Videogame Critics Circle.
“I’m humbled and honoured to be recognised with this award from an organisation that I respect and admire,” said Fils-Aimé.
“My passion for the work being done by the members of the New York Videogame Critics Circle inspires me to also give back to the community by participating in the mentoring and educational pursuits the organisation does for students in the NYC area.”