Nintendo mastermind Hiroshi Yamauchi dies aged 85
- 20 September 2013
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.