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.
In remembrance of Mr. Hiroshi Yamauchi, Nintendo will not be posting on our social media channels today.
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) September 19, 2013
Sad news about Hiroshi Yamauchi, many thanks for all the good memories – thoughts go out to @NintendoEurope
— Capcom UK (@Capcom_UK) September 19, 2013
In more sombre news: RIP Hiroshi Yamauchi. Sad day. Very few people can claim to have had a hand in so many industry-changing developments.
— Rare Ltd. (@RareLtd) September 19, 2013
— 神谷英樹 Hideki Kamiya (@PG_kamiya) September 19, 2013
RIP Hiroshi Yamauchi and thank you for for all your contributions http://t.co/9ppgm9s1NQ
— Larry Hryb (@majornelson) September 19, 2013
In the midst of our Nintendo 3DS release, we can't help but remember the impact Hiroshi Yamauchi had on this industry. Rest in peace.
— Zen Studios (@zen_studios) September 19, 2013
RIP Hiroshi Yamauchi… will always remember your contributions to the gaming industry!
— Fuzzy Wuzzy Games (@FuzzyWuzzyGames) September 19, 2013
Thanks for all the joy you brought us. Rest in peace Hiroshi Yamauchi.
— Amazon Video Games (@amazongames) September 19, 2013
We're sad to hear of the passing of Nintendo's Hiroshi Yamauchi. He leaves behind a massive stamp in the industry. http://t.co/eZOnSb1sYZ
— GAME.co.uk (@GAMEdigital) September 19, 2013
R.I.P. Hiroshi Yamauchi. Thank you for being a huge part of an epic digital legacy and a namesake I'm forever grateful for.
— Zelda Williams (@zeldawilliams) September 19, 2013
— Seattle Mariners (@Mariners) September 19, 2013