Early career[ edit ] InYamauchi's grandfather and president of Nintendo, Sekiryo Yamauchisuffered a stroke.
Hiroshi Yamauchi JP Japanese: He served as president for over 50 years and was the last member of the Yamauchi family to be president of Nintendoafter Satoru Iwata succeded him.
He was a key figure in transforming Nintendo from a small company into a prolific video game developer and publisher. His great-grandfather was Fusajiro Yamauchithe founder of the company.
Contents [ show ] Biography When Yamauchi first became president of Nintendothe company was a major producer of Hanafuda cards in Japan.
Under Yamauchi, Nintendo went into toys and the coin-op business before entering the home console market and revitalizing the video game industry in the US. Yamauchi was known for being a ruthless and intimidating leader.
He was also known in the years of NES and SNES for being able to predict the twists and turns of the video game market, even though he himself only played a video game once in his life and hated it.
Hiroshi Yamauchi stepped down from his position as president of Nintendo in Maywhen Satoru Iwata took over his position, and became the Chairman of the Board of Directors.
He passed away on September 19, following complications of pneumonia.Hiroshi Yamauchi 山内溥 (7 November - 19 September ) was the third president of Nintendo, famous for transforming Nintendo from a small hanafuda card making company in Japan to a multi-billion dollar video game company.
Nintendo's third president, Hiroshi Yamauchi, was famously disinterested in video games, preferring to play more traditional Japanese board games. Despite this, he's also known for modernising.
Hiroshi Yamauchi, the Japanese businessman credited with transforming Nintendo into a world-leading video games company, has died aged Editor's note: Hiroshi Yamauchi, the visionary former president of Nintendo, passed away on September 19 at the age of Yamauchi was notoriously private; he rarely made public appearances or.
Nintendo and Yamauchi, and their contribution to the growth of ubiquitous gaming, are why we all have at least one game in our pockets at any one time today. 'Hiroshi Yamauchi transformed a run-of the-mill trading card company into an entertainment empire in video games,' Ian Livingstone, co-founder of Games Workshop and life president of games.