Hiroshi Yamauchi, the man credited with turning Nintendo into the video game giant it is today, has died aged 85, the BBC reports.
Yamauchi, born in Kyoto, Japan, in 1927, oversaw the launch of Nintendo's first-ever games console, the Color TV Game 6. From arcade cabinets to the NES to the SNES, the Game Boy and N64, Yamauchi was in charge for all of Nintendo's most famous gaming triumphs, over a period that saw Nintendo become a dominant force in gaming.
He stepped down as president in 2002, a year after the Nintendo Gamecube went on sale, remaining as chairman of the board of directors until 2005.
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