Jim Merrick has left Nintendo to pursue other interests. From the article: “According to Game Informer, Nintendo has officially announced that Jim Merrick, the popular Nintendo executive has officially left the company in order to pursue other interests. Merrick has held several important roles within the company, serving as Nintendo’s Software Engineering Manager, Nintendo Network Marketing Manager, as well as Managing Director of Sales and Marketing for Nintendo Europe.”
No word on who will take his place, but there you have it.
[Source: DS Advance]