Ironically, it’s true! Mario creators actually hired someone who bears the name of the Mushroom Kingdom’s villain. However, don’t expect him to be a turtle with spikes on his back!
Nintendo hired Doug Bowser to be the Vice President leading the United States sales organisation in charge with Sales, In-store Merchandising, Retail Strategy and Retail Marketing. In addition, Bowser (can’t stop thinking about him now and I’m sure you can agree with me) will manage Nintendo’s retail customer relationships and oversea retail marketing for Nintendo World store in new York.
Ok we now know what Bowser will do for the company, as described above, but why Nintendo, why? Bowser, really? I mean, who on this earth who actually played Mario won’t associate the name with the real Bowser character? I bet he will get more than he asked for at work too.
This may seem strange, but it could boost Nintendo’s popularity by having the company hiring people who bear the name of characters found in their titles. Now all they are missing is an Italian janitor by the name of Mario to clean their offices, and they are set! So how do you feel after knowing Bowser is now Nintendo’s VP of sales?