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satoru iwata the c. e. o. of nintendo has died at fifty five the japanese gaming giant confirming his passing on monday you want to have a long standing illness eventually losing his battle to a tumor over the weekend his death comes just months after he led the company into mobile video gaming for the first time reuters read sickle on doe has more from tokyo he totally made that long awaited decision to answer move on gaming but he's leaving it before they actually come out with new mobile games before they've turned a profit from this venture , so i'm still far from certain whether they'll succeed and in the meantime consul sales have been falling for about five years straight so anyone who succeeds and is likely to have a very challenging time , he walked up became a director in the company in two thousand after years of programming games and led the company for the launch of its successful nintendo d. s. consul line , nintendo's remaining directors are shigeru miyamoto the creator of the super mario and legend of zelda series and gain eurotech queda lead developer of the nintendo wii who is leading the committee for you what this funeral assigned he could be next up to head the company nintendo is expected to double its operating profit through march thanks to its new venture into smartphone gaming