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  • Blog Post: [Update] Nintendo Completes Stock Buyback From Founding Family

    Update: Nintendo has completed the purchase of stock from the Yamauchi family. The company reports that it acquired all 9.5 million shares through off-auction trading (such that no other entities could purchase). The publisher paid ¥114,237,500,000 ($1.12 billion). Nintendo allotted ¥125 billion... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Composer Remembers Hiroshi Yamauchi With Remixed Nintendo Themes

    Nintendo composer Hirokazu Tanaka recently released a pair of tracks remixing classic Nintendo themes from Super Mario Land and Metroid, dedicating them to the late Hiroshi Yamauchi . Tanaka's resume of Nintendo music includes work on games like Super Mario Land, Earthbound, and Dr. Mario, among... More
  • Blog Post: Former Nintendo President Hiroshi Yamauchi Passes Away

    Former Nintendo president and video game legend Hiroshi Yamauchi passed away at age 85. Nintendo has confirmed Yamauchi's passing due to pnemonia in a hospital in central Japan. Yamauchi took over the company after the death of his grandfather in 1949, transforming the playing card company into the... More
  • Blog Post: Ex-Nintendo President Yamauchi Is $300 Million Poorer

    Former Nintendo president Hiroshi Yamauchi just lost more than $300 million in stock value due to Nintendo's 3DS price drop. The company's stock price fell 12 percent on the news that it was dropping the price of the 3DS yesterday. Yamauchi, the former president and great-grandson of Nintendo's... More
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