Microsoft’s European VP of strategic marketing resigns

Thursday, 15th April 2010 14:50 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


Microsoft’s VP of strategic marketing, David Gosen, has resigned from the company.

Microsoft’s marketing and Live teams will now report to VP of interactive entertainment EMEA, Chris Lewis.

“The Xbox marketing team and Live business in EMEA has made great progress over the last two years, during a phase of consistent investment and innovation,” Lewis stated. “I would like to take this opportunity to thank David for his contribution as a key player in my leadership team.

“Looking forward, this team will continue to drive Xbox 360 to its biggest ever year overseeing the launches of Project Natal, Halo Reach and Fable 3.”

Over the course of his career, Gosen held positions as Nintendo Europe MD and I-Play CEO.

His reason for leaving Microsoft was “to explore new opportunities outside of the company”.

Thanks, MCV.



  1. Blerk

    He’s obviously pissed at not being able to play Halo 2 online any more. :-)

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Supa

    “This year is a great year to buy a Nintendo GameCube.”

    Anyone who used to read the UK’s N64/NGC Magazine will chuckle at my reference to them always picking on Mr. Gosen for his marketing speak. :-D

    I remember one time they had a calendar in the back that was dedicated to him saying “This year is a great year to buy a Calendar.” Good times.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Hero of Canton

    Ah, good old Go-Sen. “There has never been a better time to explore new opportunities,” he probably said.

    #3 5 years ago

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