Nintendo of Japan president Satoru Iwata passed away at 55
Satoru Iwata, longtime company president of Nintendo has passed away on Sunday.
He was the president of Nintendo for 13 years, the company had huge success with Nintendo DS and Nintendo Wii during this period.
He joined the company in ’80s and took part in programming for franchises Kirby, Balloon Fight and Earthbound. He loved interaction with the fans with “Nintendo Direct” and “Iwata Asks” series.
Mr. Iwata made us remember what is important about video games. They are meant to be fun. Not boring, not repetitive, not full of violence, only fun. As a previous programmer and always a gamer, Mr. Iwata was someone we could relate to. I only wish more game company presidents could learn from him.
I will always remember Mr. Iwata with his quote which pretty much explains his views about gaming: “Video games are meant to be just one thing. Fun. Fun for everyone.”