[Dailies] Games: Satoru Iwata

We know the news. We heard. We have read.

The President and CEO of Nintendo died recently.

© Nintendo

© Nintendo

Satoru Iwata (December 6, 1959 – July 11, 2015) was a Japanese game programmer and businessman who served as the fourth president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Nintendo. Early in his career he worked as a programmer at HAL Laboratory, helping to develop games in the Super Smash Bros., Kirby, and Pokémon series, eventually becoming president of the company in 1993 before joining Nintendo as head of corporate planning in 2000. He succeeded Hiroshi Yamauchi as the company’s president in May 2002. Iwata directed the company to pursue development of the Nintendo DS and Wii consoles in 2004 and 2006, respectively, helping the company to become financially successful in the field.

Iwata died on July 11, 2015 due to bile duct cancer. He is widely regarded as a major contributor towards broadening video games’ appeal to new audiences by using “blue ocean” strategic thinking. (Source: wikipedia.org)

May you rest in peace. You will surely be remembered.


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