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Satoru Iwata
Net Worth, Height, Wiki, Age, Bio


Entrepreneur

Birthday

: 06 December 1959

Birthplace

: Hokkaido, Japan

Sign

: Sagittarius

Died

: 11 July 2015

Lived

: 55 years

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  • Japanese video game programmer and businessman who served as the fourth president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Nintendo
Born:06 December 1959
When did Satoru Iwata die? / Died11 July 2015
How many years did Satoru Iwata live? / Lived55 years
Where was Satoru Iwata born?Hokkaido, Japan
Zodiac sign:Sagittarius
Nationality:Japanese
Hair color:Black
Eyes color:Black



 Who was Satoru Iwata? / Facts   



  • He is widely regarded as a major contributor in broadening the appeal of video games to a wider audience by focusing on novel and entertaining games rather than top-of-the-line hardware
  • Born in Sapporo, Japan, Iwata expressed interest in video games from an early age and created his first simple game while in high school
  • He later majored in computer science at the Tokyo Institute of Technology
  • In 1980, he joined the game developer HAL Laboratory while attending the university
  • During his early years at HAL Laboratory he worked as a programmer and closely collaborated with Nintendo, producing his first commercial game in 1983
  • Notable titles to which he contributed at HAL include EarthBound and the Kirby series
  • Following a downturn and near-bankruptcy, Iwata became the president of HAL Laboratory in 1993 at the insistence of Nintendo President Hiroshi Yamauchi and brought financial stability to the company
  • In the following years, he assisted in the development of the Pokémon and Super Smash Bros. series
  • Iwata joined Nintendo as the head of its corporate-planning division in 2000
  • Nintendo soon saw notable growth with Iwata's assistance and, as a result, he s쳮ded Yamauchi as the company's president in May 2002
  • Under Iwata's direction, Nintendo developed the Nintendo DS and Wii video game consoles, helping the company to achieve financial success in the industry
  • As a self-declared gamer, he focused on expanding the appeal of video games across all demographics through a "blue ocean" business strategy
  • The company attained record profits by 2009, and Barron's placed Iwata among the top 30 CEOs worldwide
  • Iwata subsequently expanded his blue ocean strategy by defining a quality of life product line for the Wii that later evolved into a ten-year business strategy to create stand-alone products






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