Reggie Fils-Aime: From Pizza Hut to the Nintendo Switch - Did You Know Gaming? Feat. Furst

  • Published on Mar 16, 2019
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    In this episode, Did You Know Gaming takes a look at some facts, secrets, and history of one of gaming's biggest figures, Reggie Fils-Aime. Our look at Reggie covers his history in business including his work at Pizza Hut, all the way up to his work at Nintendo of America launching the Nintendo Switch.
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  • AriAxyss
    AriAxyss 8 hours ago

    Man, this video featuring the data and stats performance of the markets as well as Reggie's history really hit the mark for me on what I was looking to learn more about today. If I could give this video a super-like, I totally would! Brilliant vid, thanks for making this! :) Subbing!

  • Jason Hernandez
    Jason Hernandez 3 days ago


  • GothicGamer91
    GothicGamer91 4 days ago +1

    Reggie, Iwata and Miyamoto are like The Three Caballeros

  • Antasma1
    Antasma1 4 days ago

    Son of immigrants? You think that detail would have blown up

  • Homer Jay Simpson
    Homer Jay Simpson 5 days ago

    Only clicked on video because 666k people watched this video 😈 👿👹👺💀👽

  • Malex Gaming
    Malex Gaming 6 days ago

    What if Reggie Fils-Aime worked for Disney ?

  • Mike Seo
    Mike Seo 7 days ago

    It is said Reggie only retired to make time to play the only copy of English Mother 3.

  • Ben the animal crossing fan 2019 Whitaker

    He was born in 1961 not 1951

  • Sam M
    Sam M 8 days ago

    watching this a few hours before reggie finally leaves office...

  • Copen Haagen-Dazs
    Copen Haagen-Dazs 9 days ago

    Reggie was born in 1961, not 1951

  • Andrew Pilalides
    Andrew Pilalides 9 days ago

    talk about inspiring, this was the kick in the overalls i really needed !!!

    WOOD MINER 10 days ago +1

    Reggie looked clean in an afro

  • FaiR
    FaiR 11 days ago

    Ad placement right in the middle of Reggie's speech about Iwata... nice

  • Cyberization
    Cyberization 11 days ago

    Nintendo is winning *BIG* with the Switch right now.

  • Crono Sapien
    Crono Sapien 12 days ago

    My body is definitely Reggie to watch this.

  • Angel Garcia
    Angel Garcia 12 days ago

    Dang it I got an add during regi's heartfelt speech towards Iwata

  • Slaanash
    Slaanash 14 days ago +2

    I had no idea that's how "Fils-Aime was pronounced".
    This was educational.

  • MazdaChief
    MazdaChief 14 days ago

    First 3 minutes into the video and now i want some pizza, lol

  • Alejandro Molina
    Alejandro Molina 20 days ago

    My body is ready.

  • Kaptain k kenny
    Kaptain k kenny 21 day ago

    Who’s that Pokémon it’s RegiRegi

  • Allison
    Allison 21 day ago

    I couldn't help but start crying when Mr. Iwata's death was talked about.

  • Doctor Painsaw
    Doctor Painsaw 22 days ago

    Doug Bowser was the man with a name perfect for his job

  • Nick Bongiovi
    Nick Bongiovi 22 days ago

    ON Long Island, not in Long Island

  • Sept77
    Sept77 23 days ago

    Reggie always felt like everyone's favorite uncle. It's sad to see him go, but I hope he enjoys retirement.

  • Mr. VOID-OUT
    Mr. VOID-OUT 24 days ago +1

    The Big NewYorker is the ONLY PH pizza I've ever close-to enjoyed.
    Now it all makes sense.

  • Mr. VOID-OUT
    Mr. VOID-OUT 24 days ago

    First Reggie, now Kaz... Hats off gentlemen, you've earned your rest.

  • Alexis2andsoOn
    Alexis2andsoOn 24 days ago

    Nintendo gave away their Billy Mays.

  • rattyeely
    rattyeely 24 days ago

    I like these more documentary-style videos

  • NintendoSage
    NintendoSage 24 days ago

    Did you know the Wii U was such an utter failure that Reggie had to retire in disgrace, tarnishing his legacy?

  • Nuance6
    Nuance6 25 days ago

    He left at a perfect time , good for hin

  • Medium D Speaks
    Medium D Speaks 25 days ago +3

    It's no coincidence that Fils-Aimé more or less means "Loved like a son"

  • spiceman2000
    spiceman2000 25 days ago

    I just cried like a baby over this, very well done. Thank you so much for making this!!!!!

  • Nomad
    Nomad 25 days ago

    Hes been apart of Nintendo for as long as I be been alive

  • Rayquaza1587
    Rayquaza1587 25 days ago

    3:44 Reggie didn't say thank you D:

  • Daiyz
    Daiyz 25 days ago

    A mid-roll in the middle of Reggie's Iwata memorial? Very classy...

  • Alex Amato
    Alex Amato 25 days ago

    Reggie is a great guy, but someone has gotta help him pick out a suit that fits... C'mon.

  • Night-X
    Night-X 25 days ago

    Can't forgot he is also a scam artist during the Switch process which is also known as the NX incident.

  • The D
    The D 25 days ago

    Yo PAC-Man VS was dope af!!!

  • Kanal Q
    Kanal Q 25 days ago +2

    I didn't even know Reggie was born to immigrants, and Haitian immigrants no less.

  • Richard Hannay
    Richard Hannay 25 days ago

    I dunno if it’s Reggie’s fault but NOA was problematic with bringing in games that were released in Japan and EU which was hella annoying

  • RetroSquid
    RetroSquid 25 days ago +4

    Rip Earthbound/Mother fans.
    *-Mother 3 won’t come.-*

    • RetroSquid
      RetroSquid 22 days ago

      I know the fan translation exists but I’m just saying for those that *want an official release.*

    • ᵗʰᵉNight★Star
      ᵗʰᵉNight★Star 22 days ago

      Mother 3 has already been released in exactly the way it needed to be.
      As a fan-translation done with no censorship.

  • Ira Javier
    Ira Javier 25 days ago

    It's great he's leaving at a high, rather than leaving while the company is in shambles.

  • kaimiz
    kaimiz 25 days ago

    Thank you Reggie,
    I don't know why, but I feel like I'm ready to cry?

  • LunkyMonkey11
    LunkyMonkey11 26 days ago

    Where’s the love button???

    ATLISZILLA 26 days ago

    My body is not ready

  • Aryn Rasku
    Aryn Rasku 26 days ago

    Um Reggie was born in 1961 not in 1951.

  • Babu's Game Room
    Babu's Game Room 26 days ago

    It's great to see a big face from Nintendo going away on his own terms. Iwata's passing was really sad.

  • Lil Randy
    Lil Randy 26 days ago +2

    DYKG, Reggie was born in 1961 not 1951. Reggie is not almost in his 70's...

  • donp244
    donp244 26 days ago

    so they finally gave the castle back to bowser

  • Lovelorn88 Nick
    Lovelorn88 Nick 26 days ago

    RIP Reggie

  • Brodiger
    Brodiger 26 days ago

    I’m very sad to see that Reggie is retiring but I’m really happy that he’s going to able to spend time with his family I wish I could’ve met him and I’m glad that he’s doing the right thing of being with his family and being able to spend time with them them may you forever be remembered as our president of Nintendo

  • Joel McGuire
    Joel McGuire 26 days ago

    "fizz a may, Reggie !"

  • Ramza
    Ramza 26 days ago

    What music track is that at 12:40

  • Ramza
    Ramza 26 days ago +2

    Praise our demi-god Reggie

  • Ricardo Caravela
    Ricardo Caravela 26 days ago

    Best video ever

  • townsjim
    townsjim 26 days ago

    He's the American dream.

  • aaaalp
    aaaalp 26 days ago


  • ZacEccJac Creek
    ZacEccJac Creek 27 days ago

    As soon as Reggie talked about Iwata I got a yoshi ad

  • Jules Ballard
    Jules Ballard 27 days ago

    I clicked this video because I *had* to know how to pronounce his last name! I've always just known him as Reggie until he quit Nintendo recently, and now I'm like "oh, duh! He has a surname! Fills Aim? Tf?"

  • sushi_pool
    sushi_pool 27 days ago

    First it was Frank (TvFilthyFrank), now Reggie? These years have been so sad. But they're both happy now...

  • RedShadow
    RedShadow 27 days ago

    I am glad that he retired, never liked the smug arshole anyway. Why do you ask anyone remember when a SSB player challenged Reggie to a super smash bros fight and that he would need a 1 year for preparing? Well a year goes by the same guy comes up and faces off Reggie. Reggie gets his ass handed to him on a silver platter and instead of taking his lumps and admit defeat like any good player should he goes about insulting the other gamer by comparing on what they both do and I quote, "... I spend 16 hours a day running a company, you spend 16 hours a day playing smash." Alright, asshole but those people that play the games are the ones helping to bring money to your company glad he retired wish he got fired would have made it oh so sweeter!

    Also side note hate me if you want, call me what you want I dont care. You dont act like a douche just because you lost in a smash bros match

  • omgwtfbbq
    omgwtfbbq 27 days ago

    As a gamer, I've never heard about any of this. I have however, heard of good games.

  • The578unit
    The578unit 27 days ago

    Just found out he's 58. I thought he was like 45 max.

  • John Klingberg
    John Klingberg 27 days ago

    My Pizza is ready

  • Jose Jak Facundo
    Jose Jak Facundo 27 days ago

    Can we all hope that miyamoto doesnt leave us next

  • Mira 88951
    Mira 88951 27 days ago

    Wonder how they got that pic of Reggie with the afro and glasses

  • SoDeXo UG
    SoDeXo UG 27 days ago

    What really sucks is that it was my birthday when he announced his retirement😞

  • RG7621
    RG7621 27 days ago

    The only time I watched VH1 was when Reggie was in charge :D

  • Jose
    Jose 27 days ago

    Enjoy your retirement, Reggie.
    You deserve it :)

  • MC Myztery
    MC Myztery 27 days ago

    darn it i cried twice watching this video.

  • Burger King Foot Lettuce

    Jesus Reggie must be rich

  • Albert Nave
    Albert Nave 27 days ago

    Thank you, Reggie, for everything.

  • The Dank Crusader
    The Dank Crusader 28 days ago

    m y b o d y i s r e a d y

  • YouTubular
    YouTubular 28 days ago +2

    So this means that on his final day in his position as president (April 15th), he is going to personally announce during a direct that Mother 3 is being released in North America?

    • YouTubular
      YouTubular 22 days ago

      +ᵗʰᵉNight★Star I already have, and that brings up a great point: if you've already played the fan translation, why are you so worried about the censorship? So what if there is censorship, you can always go and play that version of the game. I think that doing so would be a great way to shed more light on a game that more people should know about.

    • ᵗʰᵉNight★Star
      ᵗʰᵉNight★Star 22 days ago

      No. Mother 3 should not be localized. Nintendo will have to censor it and nobody wants that.
      Mother 3 exists exactly as it should. Get the fan-translation and play it on your computer.

  • Jaden Cadotte
    Jaden Cadotte 28 days ago

    Reggie wasn't born in 1951. I don't think he's 67. 0:52

  • DannyD
    DannyD 28 days ago

    Should Reggie run for Disney President Seat?

  • Lord Touch Me
    Lord Touch Me 28 days ago

    Reggie the *Legend*

  • CrazEd
    CrazEd 28 days ago

    Holy fuck this man went to my high school I’m surprised the never said shit about that

  • Matm
    Matm 28 days ago +2

    Message From Dad: Why tf you crying so loud

  • Ethaan The Person
    Ethaan The Person 28 days ago

    At around 2:45, you can see Doug Bowser plotting his way to presidency of NoA

  • sebash789
    sebash789 28 days ago

    Happy birthday Reggie

  • BushidoBrownSama
    BushidoBrownSama 28 days ago

    what ever it takes.

  • binkyt11
    binkyt11 28 days ago

    Holy shit, he grew up on LI? That's fucking amazing!

  • Joe Kerr
    Joe Kerr 28 days ago

    damn, im trying to figure out which songs did they used on this video, can someone help me?

  • Octomine
    Octomine 28 days ago

    Damn, Reggie's a powerhouse.

  • MazingerDestro
    MazingerDestro 28 days ago

    Did Reggie actually kicked the ass that he mentioned when he joined? I dont think that Nintendo had any huge successes during era. I remember wiiu's huge failure

  • Ty
    Ty 29 days ago

    Damn, I knew Reggie was amazing but I had no idea just how much amazing stuff he has done in his career even before Nintendo. I will certainly miss him but he definitely deserves a relaxing retirement.

  • Coolstuff27
    Coolstuff27 29 days ago

    It’s ok
    We can finally drop with Reggie on the battle bus

  • Sam Gibson
    Sam Gibson 29 days ago


  • Earned Acrobat
    Earned Acrobat 29 days ago

    I'm the 610,000th viewer

  • A rouge A.I.
    A rouge A.I. 29 days ago +1

    *talks about the sad death of Iwata*

    • Raddish Games
      Raddish Games 28 days ago

      I hate this channel now just cause they put an add in the middle of that sad speech, so disrespectful

  • JohnyK07
    JohnyK07 29 days ago

    14:19 the guy's name is Doug *BOWSER* ? Are you serious?

  • Meg R.L.
    Meg R.L. 29 days ago

    Bowser has some HUGE shoes to fill. ❤️

  • Samuel Clark
    Samuel Clark 29 days ago

    Wow, much love Reggie

  • xXPsilocybinXx
    xXPsilocybinXx 29 days ago

    this truly marks the end of an era ...

  • Mahad Amjad
    Mahad Amjad 29 days ago +1

    Anybody know the music used at 8:15 and 14:11?

    • Tod Vulpes
      Tod Vulpes 26 days ago

      8:15 is Nintendo Wiishop music, I don't know the one in 14:11

  • Fijay12
    Fijay12 29 days ago

    He was born in 1961, not 1951

  • David Fakler
    David Fakler 29 days ago

    Well, this channel made me cry about Iwata again

  • MrBill0327
    MrBill0327 29 days ago

    "in" long island?!!! its "on" long island

  • pornoninja
    pornoninja Month ago

    I love Nintendo but never really liked Reggie. He always seemed prepotent and high-blown to me. Like he always looked from above. But that does not mean he's not a great guy, that was just my impression of him. :)