Hiroshi Yamauchi, Former Nintendo Boss, Passed Away Today

Hiroshi Yamauchi, Former Nintendo Boss, Passed Away Today

By: Stephen Duetzmann, editor in chief

We don’t normally post sad news here, but it is with great sadness that we report that Hiroshi Yamauchi, former Nintendo President, passed away today.

Yamauchi led the company for 53 years and helped the company grow from a humble playing card manufacturer into the video game giant that is responsible for some of the best video games ever made.

Yamauchi was the man who chose to hire Shigero Miyamoto who eventually became the lead game designer for Nintendo and eventually created Donkey Kong, Link, and Mario (and many more).

He was a visionary and will be missed.

This man was largely responsible for Nintendo’s success. What is your favorite Nintendo memory? Sound off in the comments so we can remember his legacy!

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