A few days ago we reported on a rumor posted by Game Informer that Nintendo of America may be losing 90% of its Sales and Marketing division during its imminent relocation, including such big names as Beth Lewellyn, George Harrison and Perrin Kaplan.
Official word has now arrived from none other than Reggie Fils-Aime himself, confirming that while 90% was an exaggerated figure, a large proportion are indeed choosing not to remain at the company. The statement from NOA's President and COO can be found after the jump.
Virtually all of the employees affected by the relocation plan have now responded with their decisions, and approximately four of every ten have agreed to make the move to either New York or the Bay Area, in keeping with ourexpectations.
As expected, Fils-Aime is keeping tight-lipped over specifics, the beginning of his third paragraph seemingly written as a direct reaction to the previous rumors, albeit ambiguously. It will probably be a while until we find out the employment status of the big three for definite, post-E3 being the best bet, but as soon as we hear more, you will of course be informed.