RIP Nintendo President, You Will be Deeply Missed!
- President of Nintendo, Satoru Iwata
- Death at the age of 55
- An ace gamer himself Iwata was appointed the president of Nintendo in May 2002 and became the chief executive of Nintendo of America in June 2013
- Iwata’s uniqueness and success could be easily attributed to his love for gaming as opposed to his predecessor Hiroshi Yamauchi, who led Nintendo for 53 years while professing not to understand video games
To cut it short
At the start of his tenure, Nintendo who was already a world leader in home gaming system was fighting off some very fierce rivals in the form of Sony and Microsoft. Under Iwata’s careful guidance, the company surged ahead with the release of the Nintendo DS, a hand-held gaming system, the popular Wii home gaming console, and Amiibo, a line of interactive toys. The world immediately fell in love with the simplicity and user friendliness of the Wii console thus making it extremely popular. Thanks to Mr.Iwata, even Mario and Luigi reentered our gaming lives with Nintendo’s recent release of Mario Kart8!