Prominent Japanese Businessman Hiroshi Yamauchi Dies at 85
Hiroshi Yamauchi, the prominent Japanese businessman, died at the age of 85. Yamauchi is known for working so hard that his efforts have made Nintendo to be counted in the list of world-leading video games company.
Mr. Yamauchi was admitted in a hospital and was having pneumonia. He had run the firm for 53 years and was the second largest share holder of the company.
The company has confirmed Mr. Yamauchi's death and has said that the funeral will take place on Sunday. It has been said that when Mr. Yamauchi started with the company then it was a small-scale one.
But with his efforts and skills, he made sure that the company gets into the list of most successful brands of video games. "He understood the social value of play, and economic potential of electronic gaming. Most importantly he steered Nintendo on its own course and was unconcerned by the actions of his competitors", said Ian Livingstone, co-founder of Games Workshop.
Rob Crossley, Associate editor of Computer and Video Games magazine, said that Mr. Yamauchi has phenomenal influence over the gaming industry. He was having such a repute of which one could only think of.
The company's spokesperson has affirmed the company was in mourning over the loss.