Nintendo’s Former President Hiroshi Yamauchi Has Passed Away

Nintendo has announced that former President Hiroshi Yamauchi has passed away at the age of 85 years old. The third President of the company was born in Kyoto, Japan which is where the headquarters are. Yamauchi-san took on the role at a young age in 1949. At this point in time Nintendo was still a trading card company. Under his Presidency the company had moved into the interactive digital entertainment industry, clocking in in the late 70s.

Nintendo’s arcade products and Donkey Kong, which Yamauchi-san had entrusted Shigeru Miyamoto with, had come during his time at Nintendo too. Yamauchi-san had stepped down on May 31st, 2002. He remained the chairman of the board until 2005 and was the biggest shareholder thereafter.

Dual Pixels would like to express our condolences to the family and friends of Hiroshi Yamauchi.


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Alexander Maier

Alexander Maier

My name is Alexander and I am a News Editor, Opinion Writer, and Nintendo/Sony Analyst here at Dual Pixels. When I write news articles, I write the news and nothing more. When I write opinion pieces, I share my opinion and try to make you, the reader, think. I have an Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo 3DS, PC, and PlayStation Vita. My favourite genres are RTS, RPG, and Adventure.