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Silicon Valley Nintendo is open for business

Nintendo, say hello to Silicon Valley!

I wrote a blog in June that reported Nintendo's plans to move some jobs from Redmond, Wash. to Redwood City, located in California's amazing Silicon Valley -- and that move is now completed.  Silicon Valley Nintendo will largely be made up of sales and marketing positions, in a move that originally could have moved four out of every 10 employees sales and marketing jobs from Washington to either Silicon Valley or the New York office.

Nintendo President Reggie Fils-Aime spoke regarding the mission statement and future plans of Nintendo.

"Our message is that everyone's a gamer," Fils-Aime said.  "Whether it’s bringing joy and happiness to mothers and fathers as they experience Wii for the first time playing Wii Bowling or Wii Tennis, or whether it’s bringing a game like Nintendogs to a fifteen or sixteen year old girl who has a puppy that responds only to her voice."

With the success Nintendo has seen from the Wii game console, morale at the Silicon Valley Nintendo should be relatively high over the next couple of months.  The Nintendo event served as the official welcoming of ex-Yahoo chief marketer Cammie Dunaway, who is the new Nintendo sales and marketing EVP at the Silicon Valley office.

CEOs from Namco Bandai, Hudson, Natsume and Sega were also present during the office christening.




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