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New Nintendo VP of Licensing

As of March 5, 2007, Steve Singer will replace Juana Tingdale as Nintendo's new Vice President of Licensing. Tingdale worked for Nintendo for 22 years and is now retiring. The Licensing department is responsible for securing deals for new products, both software and accessories, for the Wii and DS. This is why every third party game has "Licensed by Nintendo" at the beginning.

Singer is the current VP and General Manager of Nintendo Latin America.

This could possibly affect what type of games Nintendo will be able to acquire in the future. Most games already announced for the Wii should stay with the console, but depending on how Singer runs the department, Nintendo could work to gain more exclusive deals with developers or to start relationships with developers of more adult games that are not traditionally found on Nintendo consoles.

The Gamecube had a reputation as a "kiddie console" and the Wii already seems to be working to get out from under this label with games like Red Steel and Far Cry Vengeance, as well as The Godfather: Blackhand Edition, which was recently announced for the console and has a release date of March 20, 2007.

Links
http://wii.ign.com/articles/755/755230p1.html
http://www.gamespot.com/news/6164172.html

~ptfreak
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