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Nintendo UK general manager David Yarnton is set to leave the company after nearly 20 years, MCV report.

“Nintendo of Europe announces with regret that David Yarnton has decided to pursue opportunities for a change of career outside Nintendo and therefore will shortly be leaving the company,” their announcement began.

“David has had a distinguished career of almost 20 years at Nintendo, first as Sales Director of Nintendo Australia and then, since 2003, as General Manager of Nintendo UK.

“Nintendo wishes him every success in his choice of new career.

“Mr Shibata, European President of Nintendo, will be working alongside the UK’s senior management team and will be actively involved in the running of the UK office until a replacement is announced.”

Yarnton is the latest executive to depart from Nintendo UK, following marketing director Dawn Paine, head of home console marketing Rob Lowe, and head of communications Robert Saunders.

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