vendredi 20 septembre 2013

Nintendo visionary Hiroshi Yamauchi dies aged 85

Hiroshi Yamauchi took Nintendo into the electronic entertainment business

Hiroshi Yamauchi

Hiroshi Yamauchi, the Japanese businessman credited with transforming Nintendo into a world-leading video games company, has died aged 85.

Mr Yamauchi ran the firm for 53 years, and was its second-largest shareholder at the time of his death.

The company confirmed the news in an emailed statement.

A spokesman said the firm was in mourning over the "loss of the former Nintendo president Mr Hiroshi Yamauchi, who sadly passed away this morning."

Read more... Mr Yamauchi ran the company from 1949 until 2002.

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