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Man who bought you Nintendo died at 85

  • Hiroshi Yamauchi, the man who was responsible for making Nintendo a videogame giant died at the age of 85 due to pneumonia.

    Yamauchi ran Nintendo for over 50 years and owned the Seattle Mariners until 2004. He was the company president from 1949 to 2002 and was responsible for engineering its global growth and developing Game Boy portables as well as the early Family Computer consoles. 

    The company mentioned that he was at a hospital in central Japan at the time of his death and has been survived by his eldest son, Katsuhito Yamauchi. It hasn't released any more family details 

    Nintendo was founded in 1889 as a traditional card maker before it ventured into video games. 

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