GameRevolution: "After years of battling with health issues, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata has passed away. At age 55, he served as Director, President, Representative Director, and eventually CEO of Nintendo."
Nooo NO NO! Rest in peace, Iwata-san.
Wow, horrible news. Rest in peace, my prayers go out to his family
Godspeed President Iwata
Wait. .no way. I thought it was satire...wow I'm super surprised. ...wow. rip. Sad day in gaming. **----------moment of silence-----------**
God damn, out of no where. He's a controversial figure but his success cannot be denied. He headed the Wii and DS which made more money than any other platforms (note: profit, not sold). I feel bad for joking that the Wii U was dragging him down with it not too long ago. He was also a meme machine with his bananas and direct hands. I'm very sad to hear this, he never even resigned so it must've been a swift death after a seeming remission. Otherwise he chose to head the company to the end, which is noble but i wouldn't wish that on anyone. Who will even succeed him? I assume someone has been picked out if he has been sick for a while. I hope his successor doesn't push even more for mobile like the shareholders have wanted. Iwata refused to go there for so long because he was a game developer at heart and had too much pride to see Nintendo go there.
Sad news, RIP and best wishes to his family.
wth? this came out of nowhere ! im in shock , rip
R.I.P, my friend. My prayer is with his family.
Way too young. I am not far behind. He had a nice run. Nothing is guarantied in life, except that we are all going to die. If you keep that perspective then it will help you to be more humble. To care about the little things like breathing clean air, being true to who you are... rather than broader things that you have no control over: What religion or color someone is gay, who uses drugs... Life is short, make the most of it. Thank you for the fun moments you have contributed to so many Mr.Iwata. My condolences to his family.
There are people who disagreed with Rest in Peace?! *sigh* What is wrong with people? Rest in peace Satoru Iwata.
That's really sad to hear, no matter how you feel about him at Nintendo CEO. I assumed something was really wrong with him to have missed so many shows as of late, but I wasn't expecting this. RIP Edit: According to his team he died of Bile Duct Cancer. That's awful, and truly sad to hear, and a horrible way to go. I pray for him and his family, and glad to know he's finally move on from his illness.
RIP. Prayers go out to his family. Shocking news
Wow... this is tragic. We are shocked from a gamers perspective, but I can't imagine what it's like for his family. RIP.
Wow, I didn't even realize that he was ill. Only 55 :( RIP Iwata
@bighappy He had cancer tho, 1 that isn't curable but somewhat controllable from what I read
A very talented exec who took risks and contributed to Nintendo's successes.
Even though this is very sad, it is almost comical how there are 1-3 disagrees for every condolence given. "This is a sad day indeed" (Internet Coward: No it isn't! *Adds disagree vote*) "Godspeed President Iwata" (Pimply fat troll: No! Go to hell! *Adds disagree vote*) "Sad news, RIP and best wishes to his family." (Supreme loser without a special someone: It is not sad news! I hope he doesn't rest in peace and screw his family!*Adds disagree vote*) Such is the Internets He will be missed.
Rest In Peace Iwata-san. You helped bring joy to the world. Something we should all aspire to do.
A quote from this man: "Video games are meant to be just one thing. Fun. Fun for everyone" Yes they are, Iwata. Yes they are. This industry owes you a lot. Probably more than we know. Thank you for what you brought to the world.
Wow, I'm genuinely really surprised. I expected this to be a troll story. :(
Wow, this is very sad and unfortunate to hear. Rest in peace Satoru Iwata. This is shocking news to me as I was unaware that he was ill. My prayers are out to his family.
Gone to super mario land..... Have fun up there, condolences to family.
All differences aside R.I.P Iwata ;(
Its sad to know he'll never see his next console. RIP Iwata, hes gone way too soon.
R.I.P. Iwata-san and thank you for your contribution on making gaming,the great experience it is today. My condolences to the family and friends.
RIP Satoru ;__; @Ben_Rage_3 I bloody hit disagree by accident because I was thinking about how stupid the agree/disagree system is. Doesn't encourage discussion. Whoopsy daisy. I couldn't agree more with your sentiments though.
We have lost a true legend in video games. Thank you Iwata, for making millions happy! You will be missed.
Just horrible! To pass at such a young age, this visionary introduced me to gaming back on NES, it's really sad to see a legend go. I'm so happy to see gamers coming together to pay there condolences to a man that brought so many innovations of fun in our lives...most of our gaming stories started with the games this man 30 years ago. Rest in peace Iwata-san, to his family and friends and the team at Nintendo, I grieve with you and hold you all in my prayers
Wow, I'm so shocked right now. Just so sad, RIP Iwata. I came for my daily dose of news and I see this, I can't believe it. I wish his family the best in these trying times.
That was unexpected. RIP.
Very unexpected. Just about everyone who dies so young is completely unexpected. Then there are people like Keith Richards who everyone expected to not last past 50. I didn't read the whole thing, but my guess is a heart attack with stress being a major factor.
Damn... I wasn't exactly fond of the direction he was taking the company, but I still respect his contributions to gaming. Some of the best games ever made were made under his watch. R.I.P.
Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oooooooo!!!!!!!!!!! Rest In Peace Iwata-san A great man in gaming :'(
Wow, this was unexpected. I didn't know his health was that bad.
I kind of knew he was in pretty bad shape after I saw the Direct during E3, he looked way too skinny & not in a positive mood, his health combined with the problems the company was going through probably stressed him out too much, he should of retired a long time ago, R.I.P smh.
Wow this so sudden and shocking. RIP :(
Rest in paradise Iwata, sad to see you go so soon, and so young.
That's so Terrible, my condolences to his family and friends.
* Was not expecting this. Extremely sad, I feel terrible for his friends and family. R.I.P. Iwata, Thanks for the happy memories. Side note....What kind of person disagrees with wishing a recent deceased human peace ?
I was in shock when I heard the news. Rest in peace Iwata-san.
Indeed... This guys been around for a LONG time. Whether or not you like Nintendo now, pretty much anything you like in videogames was probably influenced by something that this guy had a hand in greenlighting. It's like hearing one of the Beatles died. This is something we haven't experienced tons of in this medium yet since it's so young; this is one of the first deaths of one of the grandfathers of the industry, and even then, he was still very young. Thank you for your contributions to interesting art, Mr. Iwata. The industry will feel your absence.
Didn't see this coming. Rest in Peace.
RIP Iwata. Damn...too early
May he rest in a paradise befitting the wonderous worlds of fantasy he helped to create. Rest in peace, Iwata. And know that Nintendo will live strong in your honor.
R.I.P. Satoru Iwata
Rest in peace: Bow* Thanks.
Damn just came online and saw this.. mayb he rest in peace.. truly a sad day
shocking news 55 is young Rest in Peace
The gaming world will miss you.
Wow I'm shocked, did not expect to read this R.I.P. Iwata
Untimely, my condolence to the Family /
Man this is devastating. Rest in Peace Mr. Satoru Iwata
Knew nothing about this as well. Have to give it to the man though, even with ilness like this he still worked hard his remaining days to give fans what they wanted. While I may not agree what all the stuff Nintendo does, this is a great loss for the industry.
I knew his health wasn't the best as he had to skip last years E3 but damn, Rest in peace Satoru Iwata, my condolences to your family and friends. <3
Wow this is sad!!!!!!! R.I.P
Didn't expect this :( RIP sir
Rest in peace, Mr. Iwata.
OMG this is so out of the blue. RIP Iwata
WHAT. That came out of nowhere. Like I knew he was a bit sick but not that bad. I feel so sorry for the guy. He was hounded and criticized to the end. I'll miss his slightly awkward English speaking E3 presentations, I'll miss his grand visions for the future of Nintendo and gaming as a whole, and I'll miss his Iwata asks interviews. Most of all, I'll miss the Nintendo he created. I only hope they can replace him with someone who knows what it means to be Nintendo. Rest in peace Mr Iwata.
It wasn't exactly out of nowhere. This is a picture at a shareholders meeting dated near E3. Visibly fraile and lost weight. I had a tear in my eye at the news. Goodnight, Mr Iwata. http://i.kinja-img.com/gawk...
Iwata was divisive, but he has had a long history of success behind the comparably little failure. -programmer for many classic Nintendo games like Balloon Fight -producer of innumerable classic games like Earthbound -became president and helped save HAL Labs (Smash, Kirby) from closure -his focus on simplicity and wide appeal increased gaming's audience enormously -got Nintendo the most lucrative fiscal years of any of the big three
Wow that sucks! I know he had been dealing with a health issue, but damn. Just like that, he's gone. Rest in peace.
Very sad RIP
Wow that sucks, i thought he was doing alright. Rip Mr.Iwata.
please tell me this is satire.... :'(
Who's the prick that's going round downvoting everything i wonder... such a ghoul.
That's awful. :( He will be greatly missed.