Hiroshi Yamauchi

Hiroshi Yamauchi

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Nintendo Co President Hiroshi Yamauchi speaks during a press conference on his stepping down on May 24, 2002 in Kyoto, Japan. Under Yamauchi, the family-run traditional Japanese card game company developed the video game consoles such as 'Family Computer' or 'Game Boy', he transformed the company into the global game giant.