Submitted by GoldenElf 527d ago | news

Over 2,000 Attend Hiroshi Yamauchi's Memorial in Japan

Tynan Muddle at Aussie-Gamer writes: "Following the sad passing of Nintendo chairman Hiroshi Yamauchi, who led the company as CEO for over 50 years before handing the reins to Satoru Iwata in 2002, over 2,000 people attended the memorial which was held in Japan on Saturday." (Industry, Nintendo)

Majin-vegeta  +   527d ago
R.I.P Mr.Yamauchi.
CarlosX360  +   526d ago
Goodbye, Mr. Yamauchi! :(
qzp  +   526d ago
sAVAge_bEaST  +   526d ago
Thank you for Nintendo. -had no Idea that his great grandpa started the company in 1889.
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Max-Zorin  +   526d ago
He will be missed.
KonsoruMasuta  +   526d ago
This man is a legend! He did good thing for the company.
Donnieboi  +   526d ago
The man was like a Don. A true leader in the Japanese gaming landscape. Too bad he's gone, now there's no one to keep an eye on Iwata and the current state of Nintendo.
Misaka_x_Touma  +   526d ago
Proud to be a Nintendo Fan and Gamer. Nintendo is the best! They always put a smile on their fans!
Fergusonxplainsall  +   526d ago
Rest in peace Yamauchi-San.

May your Nintendo live long and prosper and your family comforted and know that you made people smile by bringing us Miyamoto, Mario, Donkey Kong, Link, Pokemon and I could go on and on.

You gave Nintendo a face. Trusted mascots that brought us happiness. For you and your faith in their work, I thank you.

Cheers to smart choices and leading a company to be a leader.
SaulGoodman  +   526d ago
You're like a dad to me Mr. Yamauchi. I grew up playing your games, especially Mario and Zelda on NES. You thought of or green lighted so many quality video games with characters that brought games into the mainstream. The industry would not be where it is today without you. We owe you big time. Thank you.
SoulSercher620  +   526d ago
RIP Yamauchi. He shaped Nintendo into what it is today. Much respect deserved.

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