The Wenatchee World

Weather:

Weather

The latest extended forecast from The Weather Channel

Remove this weather forecast

Today

Hi89° Mostly Sunny

Tonight

Lo67° Partly Cloudy

Saturday

Hi88° Mostly Sunny

Saturday Night

Lo64° Mostly Clear

Sunday

Hi83° Sunny and Breezy

Sunday Night

Lo58° Mostly Clear and Breezy then Mostly Clear

Independence Day

Hi81° Sunny and Breezy

Monday Night

Lo57° Mostly Clear

Tuesday

Hi80° Sunny

Tuesday Night

Lo57° Mostly Clear

Former Mariners owner and Nintendo president dies

Send to Kindle
Print This

TOKYO — Hiroshi Yamauchi, who ran Nintendo for more than 50 years and led the Japanese company’s transition from traditional playing-card maker to video game giant, has died. He was 85.

Kyoto-based Nintendo said Yamauchi, who owned the Seattle Mariners major league baseball club before selling it to Nintendo’s U.S. unit in 2004, died Thursday of pneumonia at a hospital in central Japan.

View my options or Sign in