MightyNoX2994d ago

Nooo NO NO!

Rest in peace, Iwata-san.

Abash2994d ago

Wow, horrible news. Rest in peace, my prayers go out to his family

uptownsoul2994d ago (Edited 2994d ago )

Godspeed President Iwata

Kingthrash3602994d ago (Edited 2994d ago )

Wait. .no way. I thought it was I'm super surprised. rip. Sad day in gaming.
**----------moment of silence-----------**

Concertoine2994d ago (Edited 2994d ago )

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.

4Sh0w2994d ago

Sad news, RIP and best wishes to his family.

lociefer2994d ago

wth? this came out of nowhere ! im in shock , rip

Rookie_Monster2994d ago (Edited 2994d ago )

R.I.P, my friend. My prayer is with his family.

Bigpappy2994d ago (Edited 2994d ago )

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.

brish2994d ago (Edited 2994d ago )

There are people who disagreed with Rest in Peace?!

*sigh* What is wrong with people?

Rest in peace Satoru Iwata.

ABizzel12994d ago (Edited 2994d ago )

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.



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.

Gazondaily2994d ago (Edited 2994d ago )

RIP. Prayers go out to his family. Shocking news

specialguest2994d ago

Wow... this is tragic. We are shocked from a gamers perspective, but I can't imagine what it's like for his family. RIP.

SilentNegotiator2994d ago (Edited 2994d ago )

Wow, I didn't even realize that he was ill. Only 55 :(

RIP Iwata

FlameBaitGod2994d ago


He had cancer tho, 1 that isn't curable but somewhat controllable from what I read

bouzebbal2994d ago

A very talented exec who took risks and contributed to Nintendo's successes.

BenRage32994d ago (Edited 2994d ago )

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.

DragonKnight2994d ago

Rest In Peace Iwata-san. You helped bring joy to the world. Something we should all aspire to do.

TheRedButterfly2994d ago

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.

gaffyh2994d ago

Wow, I'm genuinely really surprised. I expected this to be a troll story. :(

Outside_ofthe_Box2993d ago

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.

Pogmathoin2993d ago

Gone to super mario land..... Have fun up there, condolences to family.

LOL_WUT2993d ago

All differences aside R.I.P Iwata ;(

AngelicIceDiamond2993d ago

Its sad to know he'll never see his next console. RIP Iwata, hes gone way too soon.

UltraNova2993d ago

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.

Rebel_Scum2993d ago

RIP Satoru ;__;


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.

mabreu2993d ago

We have lost a true legend in video games. Thank you Iwata, for making millions happy! You will be missed.

Sevir2993d ago

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

Testfire2993d ago

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.

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magiciandude2994d ago (Edited 2994d ago )

That was unexpected. RIP.