Monday, May 16th, 2022

Nintendo of America Employees Say Goodbye More Than 10 Years Later

Image: Via Twitter

Last month, a report from Kotaku revealed that Nintendo closed its branches in California and Toronto. At the time, it was also confirmed that Nick Chavez, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Nintendo of America, would move forward.

Chavez is now using social media to thank him for working at Nintendo for the past 11.5 years. We would also like to thank our colleagues and Nintendo fans around the world for their continued support.

Friday was the last day at @NintendoAmerica. Thank you for taking the time to do the best games, learning, and the best work. Nintendo brings entertainment and smiles to people all over the world. I am honored to have participated in that mission for the past 11.5 years.

A big thank you to my colleagues and friends from Kyoto to Redmond and RWC for their wonderful trip. On the first day, we supported Super Mario Galaxy 2. Finally, we released Pokemon BD and SP. In the meantime, there were Wii, 3DS, Wii U, and Switch. Together, I can’t imagine any more runs.

I will be a #Nintendo fan and gamer forever. And I want a Nintendo team. Our distributors, media, business and retail partners. Especially Nintendo players and fans, joy, happiness, success, magic, and fun. The best ones haven’t really come yet.

Chavez Signed on with KFC and Yum!brand.. Nintendo also confirmed that Devon Pritchard will take tentative leadership in sales, marketing and communications in the region.

“”Devon Pritchard, Executive Vice President of Business Affairs and Publisher Relations at Nintendo of America (NOA), will take over the interim leadership in sales, marketing and communications after Nick Chavez’s retirement. Pritchard oversees sales, marketing and communications strategies and practices across the United States and Canada. “

We look forward to your continued support of Nick from the entire Nintendo Life community. Thank you for his efforts at Nintendo.