George Harrison Stepping Down

by Steven Rodriguez - September 14, 2007, 2:21 pm PDT
Total comments: 7 Source: Reuters

The top Nintendo executive has confirmed he will soon be leaving after more than 15 years with Nintendo of America.

Nintendo of America has made it official. Nintendo Senior Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Communications George Harrison will be leaving the company he joined in 1992 by the end of 2007.

"I have confirmed to all employees that I will be leaving at the end of December and not making the move to California," said Harrison to the Reuters news service. Harrison did not mention what he would do after his departure from Nintendo.

This confirmation comes amidst the rumors that most of Nintendo's top executive staff would not be making the move to the San Francisco area along with the bulk of Nintendo's sales and marketing teams. Nintendo Director of Public Relations Beth Llewelyn and Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Affairs Perrin Kaplan have also been mentioned as possibly leaving Nintendo, but have not yet confirmed their intentions.

Talkback

ShyGuySeptember 14, 2007

Now that he's out of a job, maybe he'll apply for the NWR community manager position!

thatguySeptember 14, 2007

But he hasn't been a member of our forums, has he?

Wait! What if he's Ian? Maybe that's why he's quitting! They wouldn't listen to him!

couchmonkeySeptember 14, 2007

Heh heh, I think Ian would have quit Nintendo years ago, probably right after the GameCube launch, maybe even as soon as they started going 3D.

IceColdOctober 15, 2007

My guitar is gently weeping.

mantidorOctober 15, 2007

this is like the third time I've heard this. I guess Nintendo PR people have to announce it several times before its made official.

vuduOctober 15, 2007

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Originally posted by: mantidor
this is like the third time I've heard this. I guess Nintendo PR people have to announce it several times before its made official.
Actually, you can blame IceCold for the bump.

KnowsNothingOctober 15, 2007

I'm listening to that very song right now. Creepy.

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