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New Nintendo UK General Manager
« on: October 03, 2003, 10:45:34 AM »
David Yarnton leaves Nintendo Australia and joins Nintendo UK as General Manager.

NINTENDO ANNOUNCES NEW UK GENERAL MANAGER


Nintendo today announced the appointment of David Yarnton as General Manager Nintendo UK.  David joins Nintendo UK from Nintendo Australia where he was Director of Sales & Marketing for Nintendo in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.


David has been with Nintendo Australia for over 8 years, he first joined in March 1995 as National Sales Manager and was promoted to Sales and  Marketing Manager for the launch of Nintendo 64.  In January 2002 he was promoted to Director of Sales & Marketing and was responsible for launching GameCube and  Game Boy Advance SP into the Australian market.  


David Gosen, Managing Director, Nintendo of Europe GmbH, stated:


We’re delighted that David is joining the UK team, he brings with him a wealth of experience across sales, marketing and business management.  2004 will be a pivotal year for Nintendo and David will be instrumental in driving the UK market from strength to strength.”


David Yarnton was born in England and moved to Australia in 1961.  He studied at the South Australian Institute of Technology and has a Bachelor of Business in Marketing. Yarnton has a keen interest in sport having represented South Australia in both Hockey and Rugby Union.  As a gamer David loves Strategy games, First Person Shooters and Racing Games especially Mario Kart.  His favourite game of all time is Golden Eye closely followed by Arcade Classics that were released on Game Boy Colour (Galaga & Galaxian).



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RE: New Nintendo UK General Manager
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2003, 11:21:46 PM »
NoE==idiots
NoAu==even worse

Don't they get it? They're losing Europe! People here are already angry enough, I have my doubts that getting employees from an even worse bunch of idiots will help them silence the critics.

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RE:New Nintendo UK General Manager
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2003, 01:33:17 AM »
Too true KDR. I woudlnt be surprised if we end up with the same treatment te PGC AU Crew receive.

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RE: New Nintendo UK General Manager
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2003, 03:57:36 AM »
Come on guys, correct me if I'm wrong, but we have no idea how much funding and support NOE and NOAu get. Assuming this is true (and once again, correct me if I'm wrong), these could be the most resourceful people on the planet, for all we know.
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RE: New Nintendo UK General Manager
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2003, 06:10:16 AM »
yeah... he did a great job launching the SP here, it was delivered to stores on time i guess...

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RE: New Nintendo UK General Manager
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2003, 06:18:07 AM »
owww pies, a double post.

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RE:New Nintendo UK General Manager
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2003, 10:14:52 PM »
It's like trying to patch up a leak by making a bigger hole!
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RE:New Nintendo UK General Manager
« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2003, 05:32:30 AM »
I'm divided on this issue.

First the Good for OZ: We're losing the man who probably made us wait 6 months for WW and Metroid Pirme.

Bad News: We're losing the man who probably decided it would be a good idea (finally) to release Animal Crossing to a single country.

I couldn't really care if he's gone, but what I do want to know is if what his replacement will do with the position.