Nintendo President Satoru Iwata Dies at 55

Posted by (twitter: @c64gamer)
July 13th, 2015 9:09 am

Rest in Peace, Satoru Iwata.

Satoru Iwata (December 6, 1959 – July 11, 2015) was a Japanese businessman and programmer who served as the fourth President and chief executing officer (CEO) of Nintendo. He worked as a programmer at HAL Laboritory early in his career before joining Nintendo in 2000, succeeding Hiroshi Yamauchi as the company’s president in May 2002. Iwata directed the company to pursue development of the Nintendo DS and Wii consoles in 2006, helping the company to become financially successful among other game console manufacturers. He served as company president until his death in July 2015.

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3 Responses to “Nintendo President Satoru Iwata Dies at 55”

  1. RIP

    I started in an age of 8 with a normal “Game Boy”. Have played the first “Super Mario Land” so often :-)
    I had great times with Nintendo games over years..

  2. FrederickK says:

    I feel a little bad from not knowing much about him before, what a great man. :(
    He will be missed!

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