News: Nintendo Hires a New Jimmy in Charge of "Network Business"
Ok this is probably totally irrelevant. This guy worked at Disney the last few years. First bad sign for any hard core gamer right there. Nintendo is in the mind set for children. I don't believe this Jimmy will make a difference at all.
Nintendo needs an Xbox Live service or at the very least, a PSN service.
REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Nintendo of America announces the hiring of a new senior vice president of Network Business. Effective July 1, Duncan Orrell-Jones will take on the newly created position and spearhead the development and evolution of Nintendo of America’s digital strategy for the company’s Nintendo 3DS and Wii U video game systems. Orrell-Jones will work at Nintendo’s headquarters in Redmond, Wash., and report to Nintendo of America President and COO Reggie Fils-Aime.
“Duncan Orrell-Jones brings knowledge and hands-on experience to Nintendo that will help us develop and implement long-term digital initiatives for our systems,” Fils-Aime said. “By creating this new position we’re demonstrating our commitment to the expansion of our online business, and Duncan is the perfect person for the job.”
Orrell-Jones comes to Nintendo from The Walt Disney Company, where he has worked since 1993, most recently as senior vice president in the Disney Interactive Media Group. In that role, he was responsible for identifying opportunities to expand Disney’s games business outside North America across a variety of platforms. Prior to that he also served as the senior vice president and general manager for the Disney Interactive Media Group in Tokyo, where he led a 140-person team to drive the company’s digital properties on various platforms.
Orrell-Jones holds a bachelor’s degree in physics from UCLA and an MBA from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School.
Bachelor's degree in physics here to save the day! WTF is Network Business? Such a strange title. Makes me wonder what they think online gaming means. It means a fuckin' lobby in Mario Kart where people can chat, change karts, racers, look at stats all while waiting for the next race or series to start. Don't be a Nintendo anymore! Please.
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