The President of Nintendo Has Passed

Sometimes we know death is coming, and many times it hits us by surprise. We at TG, and many others, were surprised to learn that Satoru Iwata, the president of Nintendo, had passed away at the age of 55 on Saturday, July 11.

This is especially sad news in that Nintendo had been a real comeback kid in the gaming market, which was nice for us old school gamers to see.

As he told CNN, “On my business card, I am a corporate president. In my mind, I am a game developer. But in my heard, I am a gamer.”

As Reuters reports, “Iwata’s main legacy was broadening the appeal of video games with the bestselling Wii.” Even arch rivals Sony tweeted their respects to Iwata: “Thank you for everything…” And as a fan tweeted, “Good bye, Satoru Iwata. Thanks for speaking directly to our hearts.”