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David Yarnton ends long career at Nintendo

by Emre AralJune 21, 2012

Nintendo of Europe has announced that David Yarnton, General Manager of the UK operations, will be leaving Nintendo after almost 20 years with the company.

Previously, Yarnton had been the Sales Director at Nintendo Australia, before moving to the UK office in 2003. He had since lead the company through the successful launches of the Wii and the Nintendo DS family of systems.

A statement issued by Nintendo reads that Satoru Shibata, European President of Nintendo, will be temporarily working with the UK senior management until a new General Manager is announced.

Yarnton’s departure comes after a string of other high-profile departures at Nintendo UK. Communications chief Robert Saunders left to join Apple last year, market director Dawn Paine left to join Universal in March, and marketeer Rob Lowe left to join BBC Worldwide only a few weeks ago.

We at Vooks wish Mr Yarnton all the very best in his new career.

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