Nintendo mastermind Hiroshi Yamauchi dies aged 85

  • 20 September 2013
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Hiroshi Yamauchi, the Japanese businessman who turned Nintendo into a world-leading video games company, has died aged 85.

Mr Yamauchi ran the firm for 53 years and transformed Nintendo from a playing card company to a titan of the video games industry.

A statement from Nintendo said the company was in mourning over the loss of its former president.

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