Game companies, devs, and more comment on Yamauchi’s passing

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September 19, 2013 by (@NE_Brian)

Today’s news of former Nintendo president Hiroshi Yamauchi’s passing was recognized across the industry. Rare, Capcom UK, Microsoft’s Major Nelson, and plenty of others shared a few words on Twitter in honor of his memory.

Plenty of comments were made outside of the gaming scene as well. The Seattle Mariners (previously owned by Yamauchi, now owned by Nintendo of America) published a statement, and Zelda Williams (Robin Williams’ daughter, named after Nintendo’s legendary series) left a message on her Twitter account as well.

You can find some of the tweets we’ve come across below.


  • James

    :(

  • Rodrigo Coelho Costa Junior

    :(

  • Jeremy Wayne Humble

    It’s so awesome to see people from competitors say something nice. Even Zelda had something real nice to say, obviously right haha.

    You will be missed but never forgotten good sir!

  • gimmegimmekevin

    Lol Zen Studios totally sneaks in a plug for their game while talking about his passing.

  • http://www.facebook.com/craigybabyxo Craig Brown

    It’s amazing to see these kinds of comments… I was hoping to see a caring side to Microsoft and Sony though and the appreciation that without Yamauchi, they wouldn’t have some of the functions on their consoles or the inspiration to get into that side of the media industry.

  • smashbrolink

    I started crying when I saw Zelda Williams’ comment, because it really hit home for me too, since The Legend of Zelda has always been such a huge factor in my life.

    RIP, Mr. Yamauchi.

    You may have reached your first and final Game Over, but after the gaming crash of ’85, your skills gave Nintendo the power to give the industry the 1-Up it needed to Continue.

    You shall always be the Gaming industry’s mightiest Infinite Lives cheat code, for as long as your spirit stays with us all.

  • AceRuby

    Without him the games industry would be no more… can’t thank him enough for the contributions he’s made to the business , Thank You Yamauchi-san.

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