RIP: Nintendo’s Former President, Hiroshi Yamauchi, Passes Away Today (age 85)

Hiroshi Yamauchi–Nintendo’s former President, joining the company in 1949 until he stepped down in 2002–has passed away today at the age of 85 (1927-2013), this occurring only one year after his wife also passed (August 2012). He passed away at Kyoto Hospital where he had previously been admitted with pneumonia. nintendopresi

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  1. I’m conflicted about this news. On the one hand I loved Zelda and Mario Kart as any other teenager did.

    But Mr Yamauchi wasn’t averse to indulging in a spot anti-consumer activity like price-fixing and artificially lowering the supply of goods.

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