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Nintendo Titan Hiroshi Yamauchi Has Passed Away At 85

It’s a sad day for Nintendo fans. Earlier today Hiroshi Yamauchi, the man who ran Nintendo for over 50 years, has passed away of pneumonia at a hospital in central Japan.

Yamauchi was credited in bringing Nintendo to the digital world from the trading card world. President from 1949 to 2002, he brought in the ideas of the infamous Nintendo Entertainment System, Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Nintendo 64, and the Gamecube. A real influence to the US arcade market, these consoles were dominant of many childhoods years ago.

His influence stretches not only from the video game consoles, but to the game itself. Super Mario, and Legend of Zelda are names we know today, and their popularity still have not died out. Yamauchi also had a vital role in employing the talents such as Shigeru Miyamoto, who was the brainchild of Nintendo hits such as Super Mario and Donkey Kong.

In 2002, Yamauchi left the board of directors, and officially left the company in 2005. He was one of Japan’s  richest men, and also owned the Seattle Mariners.

As part of the memorial of Yamauchi, Nintendo released these statements on their Facebook page.

A memorial service is planned for Sunday at Nintendo. He is survived by his 3 sons.

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