Thousands Attend Satoru Iwata’s Funeral; Nintendo Thanks Everybody For the Support


Thousands of friends, family members, colleagues and fans shown up to Mr. Iwata’s funeral over the past two days which was held according to Japanese custom. Nintendo said that over 2,600 people attended the services the first day and 1,500 attended the second day. This many people shown up despite terrible weather from a nearby Typhoon.

Genyo Takeda, who is co-running the business alongside Mr. Miyamoto until a replacement is decided on, delivered the eulogy. In it, he said that he and Mr. Miyamoto would finish the work that Mr. Iwata started.

The seeds that Mr. Iwata planted would one day grow into flowers “that will make people around the world smile.”

Nintendo NCL, Nintendo of America, Nintendo of Europe, and Nintendo of Australia all took to social media to thank everybody for all the support and condolences and also to thank those for showing up to the funeral.


Satoru Iwata 1959-2015 Photo credit goes to Eurogamer

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