Hiroshi Yamauchi the man that turned his grandfathers collectable trading card company into a household name in the electronics entertainment business died at the age of 85.
He ran the company for 53 years and was its second biggest share holder. He worked with legendary games designer Shigeru Miyamoto, the designer behind Donkey Kong and took the arcade game to the next level.
During his time at the company he produced household games such as Super Mario, Legend of
Zelda and Starfox of which some are still around today. Also during his time as president the company came out with the successful NES, the SNES, the N64 and the Gamecube
In 2002 he stepped down as president of the company and in 2005 stepped away from the company entirely. After his departure Nintendo went on to create the Wii console, DS and Wii U.