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Nintendo CEO who broadened video game appeal dies of cancer| Reuters

Jul 13, 2015    

TOKYO Nintendo Co Ltd Chief Executive Satoru Iwata died of cancer on Saturday, months after he led the Japanese video-game maker's belated entry into mobile gaming following years of declining sales. He was 55. The death of the hands-on CEO and president, announced by Nintendo on Monday, comes at a critical time for the company which is betting that its new smartphone tie-up with online game maker DeNA will help make up for declining console sales. Iwata long resisted investors' calls to move into mobile games for fear of cannibalising Nintendo's traditional console base. He announced the move...

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