Hiroshi Yamauchi

Former Nintendo Co Ltd President Hiroshi Yamauchi, who built the company into a video game giant from a maker of playing cards during more than half a century at the helm, died of pneumonia, the company said. He was 85.

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Former Nintendo Co Ltd President Hiroshi Yamauchi, who built the company into a video game giant from a maker of playing cards during more than half a century at the helm, died of pneumonia, the company said. He was 85.

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