Tokyo hiroshi yamauchi, who transformed his great-grandfather's playing-card company, nintendo, into a global video-game powerhouse, died thursday in kyoto, japan he was 85 the cause was complications of pneumonia. Hiroshi yamauchi ( , yamauchi hiroshi, november 7, 1927 - september 19, 2013) was a japanese businessman he was the third president of nintendo, joining the company in 1949 until stepping down on may 31, 2002, to be succeeded by satoru iwata. Yamauchi was the president of nintendo co ltd during the years when it shifted from being a playing card company to a video game company. Hiroshi yamauchi (japanese: yamauchi hiroshi, november 7, 1927 - september 19th, 2013) was the third president of nintendo, from 1949 until stepping down on may 31, 2002, and was thus the head of the company during the first 8 years of the pok mon franchise.
Japanese businessman hiroshi yamauchi died thursday at age 85, and news reports noted how the former president of nintendo sold his majority ownership stake in the seattle mariners nine years ago that is technically true, but yamauchi maintained quiet control of the mariners until the very end of. Former president of nintendo of japan yamauchi was born on november 7, 1927 yamauchi's childhood, for the most part, was horrible his father abandoned him at the age of five, and he was sent to live with his grandfather, fusajiro yamauchi, founder of a small japanese playing card company. Hiroshi yamauchi 500 likes ten years after hiroshi yamauchi became the president of nintendo he made his first major move that would set the company up. Two video games historians explain how hiroshi yamauchi turned nintendo from a playing card company to a video games giant, changing the industry forever. Like most kids of the late 1980s, i was obsessed with the nintendo entertainment system in fact, i was so obsessed that i once sketched the designs for my own game on notebook paper and mailed it. Former nintendo president hiroshi yamauchi oversaw the company during some monumental years.
Tributes have been paid to former nintendo president hiroshi yamauchi - pictured in kyoto in 1997 - who has died aged 85 photograph: the asahi shimbun he was known as the godfather of the console, building the japanese firm nintendo from a playing cards manufacturer into one of the world's. See photosyoshikazu tsuno/afp/getty imagesclick for full photo gallery: hiroshi yamauchi after finishing my class yesterday, a student who is usually active in discussion approached to apologize for falling asleep and he had an excuse i assumed it would be cramming for a test or. Hiroshi yamauchi, who ran nintendo for more than 50 years and led the japanese company's transition from traditional playing-card maker to video game giant, has died he was 85. Tokyo (ap) hiroshi yamauchi, who ran nintendo for more than 50 years and led the japanese company's transition from traditional playing-card maker to video game giant, has died. Hiroshi yamauchi, the man credited with transforming nintendo into a multi-billion dollar video game company, has passed away at the age of 85. Rip once again yamauchi-san you changed the video game world and your leadership and vision made nintendo what it is today this article he talks about microsoft, sony, capcom, square, miyamoto, iwata.
Former nintendo president hiroshi yamauchi passed away this morning, at the age of 85 his legacy is incredible during his 53-year reign, he turned his great-grandfather's japanese playing card. But as a driven executive with a fearsome reputation both within and without nintendo, yamauchi made an astute early assessment of the video games market. Hiroshi yamauchi (japanese: yamauchi hiroshi, november 7, 1927 - september 19, 2013) was the third president of nintendo, from 1949 until stepping down on may 31, 2002, and was thus the head of the company during the first 8 years of the pok mon franchise yamauchi is credited with. Hiroshi yamauchi (november 7, 1927 - september 19, 2013) was the third president of nintendo he.
News of the gaming pioneer's death -- he grew nintendo from a maker of playing cards into a global tech giant during his 53-years as ceo -- got the tokyo game show off to a solemn start on thursday. Former nintendo president and video game legend hiroshi yamauchi passed away at age 85 nintendo has confirmed yamauchi's passing due to pnemonia in a hospital in central japan yamauchi took over the company after the death of his grandfather in 1949, transforming the playing card company into the. Hiroshi yamauchi, a gruff, uncompromising businessman who transformed a playing card company into a titan of electronic games, has died he was 85.