Today is a sad day for gamers all around the world, Nintendo’s president Satoru Iwata is no longer among us. The news has stunned the industry and I still find it hard to believe that Iwata has passed away.
Iwata is the man behind countless unforgettable gaming experiences we had, and we have nothing but great respect for him.
Many notable names from our industry have paid homage to the man and shared their love for all things Nintendo. Below you can see a selection of tweets by Shuhei Yoshida, Phil Spencer and more, sharing their sadness, condolences to Iwata’s family, friends and fans.
— Shuhei Yoshida (@yosp) July 13, 2015
“He has given a great contribution to the development of the gaming industry. I will pray for Iwata’s soul.”
Really sad to hear about Iwata-san's passing today. As a fan of Nintendo since the NES, my heart goes out to his family, friends, & fans.
— Adam Boyes (@amboyes) July 13, 2015
Sad day for Iwata-san’s family, friends, and gamers everywhere. His passion, creativity & leadership elevated our industry.
— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) July 13, 2015
Thank you for everything, Mr. Iwata.
— PlayStation (@PlayStation) July 13, 2015
I had the chance to meet Iwata-san at E3 one year, and he was such a gentleman as I fan boyed out. Today the industry lost a huge force.
— Larry Hryb (@majornelson) July 13, 2015
Good picture on GAF about how I feel right now. Sad day, but team Nintendo will be strong. pic.twitter.com/Jy4PEupDmg
— Mike Ybarra (@XboxQwik) July 13, 2015
The game industry lost a giant with Mr. Iwata's passing. RIP.
— ID@Xbox (@ID_Xbox) July 13, 2015
RIP, Mr. Iwata. Thanks for all the incredible fun and inspiration.
— Neil Druckmann (@Neil_Druckmann) July 13, 2015
He always wore suits in pictures, but he was no suit… pic.twitter.com/os7P8xhSPL
— Andrea Pessino (@AndreaPessino) July 13, 2015
A sad morning. Deep loss of a most magnificent, passionate soul. Our thoughts are *directly* with his family and fans pic.twitter.com/jENj2cMJXB
— 2K United Kingdom (@2K_UK) July 13, 2015
— SegmentNext (@SegmentNext) July 13, 2015
From all of us here at Segmentnext, thank you Mr. Satoru Iwata. You will not be forgotten, RIP.