Though it's easy enough to think of Nintendo headquarters as being something akin to the interior of Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory, the reality is that it is a corporation that's run by a hierarchy just like any other. Scott Moffitt – Executive VP of Sales and Marketing – is a face and name that many Nintendo fans may be familiar with, as he's been present at numerous events related to the company, and he, too, is part of the longer chain of command. As it would happen, it's recently been announced that Moffitt will be leaving Nintendo.

Moffitt's exit was described as "amicable" by those who were involved, though it sounds like the shift was something that wasn't entirely voluntary. Moffitt will be leaving this July, and Nintendo is dissolving the position that he'll leave behind; the responsibilities will be distributed among other senior staff members with roles that are similar to his. Here's the official statement:

Scott Moffitt, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing, has decided to leave Nintendo of America. In order to ensure a smooth transition, Scott will continue to work through the end of July. Nintendo has a strong group of seasoned leaders in place who will step in to assume the full responsibilities of the role on a permanent basis, with the objective of driving more collaboration and greater efficiencies across these groups and among the respective leaders. We thank Scott for his years of service and wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors.

What do you think? Are you disappointed to hear of his departure? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

[via ign.com]