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Satoru Iwata

Biography

The fourth president of Nintendo, he was named among the world’s top CEOs by Barron’s Publication. He made basic number video games with an electric calculator during senior high school. He was the very first Nintendo president not really linked to the Yamauchi family members through either bloodstream or relationship. He was wedded to Kayoko Iwata. He done The Story of Zelda, that was co-created by Shigeru Miyamoto, Takashi Tezuka, and Eiji Aonuma.

Quick Facts


Full Name Satoru Iwata
Date Of Birth December 6, 1959
Died July 11, 2015, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan
Place Of Birth Hokkaido, Japan
Profession Entrepreneur
Education Hokkaido Sapporo Minami High School, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Nationality Japanese
Spouse Kayoko Iwata
Parents Hiroshi Iwata
Star Sign Sagittarius

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#Fact
1Became interested in video game programming when he was a teenager.
2He was known as Nintendo's fourth president when he was elected in 2002.
3He studied computer science at the Tokyo Institute of Technology.
4The first president of Nintendo Company to not be related to the Yamauchi family line.
5Took over as President of Nintendo Company, Ltd. in May, 2002 when Hiroshi Yamauchi resigned.


Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cartoon Network: Millennium2016Video Game producer
Star Fox Zero2016Video Game executive producer
Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games2016Video Game executive producer
The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes2015Video Game executive producer
Super Mario Maker2015Video Game executive producer
Yoshi's Woolly World2015Video Game executive producer
Dairantou sumasshu burazâzu for Wii U2014Video Game executive producer
Poketto monsutâ arufa safaia2014Video Game executive producer
Poketto monsutâ omega rubî2014Video Game executive producer
Dairantou sumasshu burazâzu for Nintendo 3DS2014Video Game executive producer
Mario Kart 82014Video Game executive producer
Zeruda no densetsu: Kamigami no toraifôsu 22013Video Game executive producer
Super Mario 3D World2013Video Game executive producer
Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games2013Video Game executive producer
Flower Town2013Video Game executive producer
New Sûpâ Mario burazâzu U2012Video Game executive producer
Tobidase Doubutsu no mori2012Video Game executive producer
Crashmo2012Video Game producer
New Super Mario Bros. 22012Video Game executive producer
Zero: Shinku No Chou2012Video Game executive producer
Pokémon AR Searcher2012Video Game executive producer
Mario Kart 72011Video Game executive producer
Zeruda no densetsu: Sukaiwôdo sôdo2011Video Game executive producer
Super Mario 3D Land2011Video Game executive producer
Donkey Kong Country Returns2010Video Game executive producer: Nintendo of Europe
Keito no Kâbî2010Video Game executive producer
Poketto monsutâ Burakku2010Video Game executive producer
Metroid: Other M2010Video Game executive producer
Super Mario Galaxy 22010Video Game executive producer
Zeruda no densetsu: Daichi no kiseki2009Video Game executive producer
New Super Mario Bros. Wii2009Video Game executive producer
Active Health with Carol Vorderman2009Video Game executive producer
Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again!2009Video Game executive producer
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky2009Video Game executive producer
Mario & Ruîji RPG 3!!!2009Video Game executive producer
Excitebike World Rally2009Video Game executive producer
Animal Crossing: City Folk2008Video Game producer
Pokémon Platinum Version2008Video Game executive producer
Mario Kart Wii2008Video Game executive producer
Dairantô Sumasshu Burazâzu ekkusu2008Video Game executive producer
Mario Party DS2007Video Game executive producer
Super Mario Galaxy2007Video Game executive producer
Metroid Prime 3: Corruption2007Video Game executive producer
DK: Jungle Climber2007Video Game executive producer
Zeruda no densetsu: Mugen no sunadokei2007Video Game executive producer
Mario Party 82007Video Game executive producer
Mario Strikers Charged2007Video Game executive producer
Super Paper Mario2007Video Game executive producer
Kaitô Wario the Seven2007Video Game executive producer
Pokemon batoru reboryûshon2006Video Game executive producer
Odoru meido in Wario2006Video Game executive producer
Wii Sports2006Video Game executive producer
Zeruda no densetsu Towairaito purinsesu2006Video Game executive producer
Yoshi's Island DS2006Video Game executive producer
Elite Beat Agents2006Video Game executive producer
Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis2006Video Game executive producer
Freshly-Picked Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland2006Video Game executive producer
Star Fox Command2006Video Game executive producer
Mario Hoops 3-on-32006Video Game executive producer
New Super Mario Bros.2006Video Game executive producer
Baten Kaitos: Origins2006Video Game executive producer
Super Mario Strikers2005Video Game executive producer
Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time2005Video Game executive producer
Oideyo Dobutsu no Mori2005Video Game executive producer
Mario Kart DS2005Video Game executive producer
Mario Party 72005Video Game executive producer
Super Princess Peach2005Video Game executive producer
Drill Dozer2005Video Game executive producer
Battalion Wars2005Video Game executive producer
Dr. Mario & Puzzle League2005Video Game short executive producer
Geist2005Video Game executive producer
Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan!2005Video Game executive producer
Mario Superstar Baseball2005Video Game executive producer
Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix2005Video Game executive producer
Advance Wars: Dual Strike2005Video Game executive producer
Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance2005Video Game executive producer
Erekutoropurankuton2005Video Game executive producer
Yakuman DS2005Video Game executive producer
Donkey Konga 3: Tabe-houdai! Haru Mogitate 50 Kyoku2005Video Game executive producer
Trace Memory2005Video Game executive producer
DK: King of Swing2005Video Game executive producer
Yoshi: Touch & Go2005Video Game executive producer
Mario Party Advance2005Video Game executive producer
Donkey Kong Jungle Beat2004Video Game executive producer
Yoshi Topsy-Turvy2004Video Game executive producer
Polarium2004Video Game executive producer
WarioWare Touched!2004Video Game executive producer
Super Mario 64 DS2004Video Game executive producer
Mario Party 62004Video Game executive producer
Metroid Prime 2: Echoes2004Video Game executive producer
Zeruda no densetsu: Fushigi no bôshi2004Video Game executive producer
Mario Power Tennis2004Video Game executive producer
WarioWare Twisted!2004Video Game executive producer
Pikmin 22004Video Game executive producer
Mario Pinball Land2004Video Game executive producer
Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door2004Video Game executive producer
Mario vs. Donkey Kong2004Video Game executive producer
Mario Golf: Advance Tour2004Video Game executive producer
Hoshi no Kâbî: Kagami no Daimeikyuu2004Video Game executive producer
Zeruda no densetsu: 4 tsu no tsurugi +2004Video Game executive producer
Custom Robo: Battle Revolution2004Video Game executive producer
Poketto Monsutâ Rîfugurîn2004Video Game executive producer
1080: Avalanche2003Video Game executive producer
Pokémon Colosseum2003Video Game executive producer
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga2003Video Game executive producer
Mario Party 52003Video Game executive producer
Mario Kart: Double Dash!!2003Video Game executive producer
WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Party Game$!2003Video Game executive producer
Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire2003Video Game executive producer
Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour2003Video Game executive producer
Kirby Air Ride2003Video Game executive producer
Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 32003Video Game executive producer
Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising2003Video Game executive producer
Wario World2003Video Game executive producer
Pokémon Box Ruby & Sapphire2003Video Game executive producer
WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!2003Video Game executive producer
Mario Party-e2003Video Game executive producer
Nintendo Puzzle Collection2003Video Game executive producer
Metroid: Zero Mission2003Video Game executive producer - as Iwata Satoru
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker2002Video Game executive producer
Poketto Monsutâ Rubî2002Video Game executive producer
Poketto Monsutâ Safaia2002Video Game executive producer
Metroid 42002Video Game executive producer - as Iwata Satoru
Metroid Prime2002Video Game executive producer
Game & Watch Gallery 42002Video Game executive producer
Mario Party 42002Video Game executive producer
Star Fox Adventures2002Video Game executive producer
Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 32002Video Game executive producer
Super Mario Sunshine2002Video Game executive producer
Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem2002Video Game producer
Dobutsu no mori2001Video Game executive producer
Pokemon: Crystal Version2000Video Game producer
Pokémon: Stadium1999Video Game producer
Pokémon Snap1999Video Game producer
Super Smash Bros.1999Video Game producer
Kirby Super Star1996Video Game producer
Kirby Bowl1994Video Game producer
EarthBound1994Video Game co-producer
Hoshi no Kirby: Yume no izumi no monogatari1993Video Game producer
Balloon Fight1984Video Game producer

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Kirby 642000Video Game supervisor
Super Smash Bros.1999Video Game computer player / negotiation chief / program support / programmer: test version
EarthBound1994Video Game program director / programmer
Kirby's Pinball1993Video Game staff
NCAA Basketball1992Video Game additional programmer
Mario Open Golf1991Video Game main programmer
New Ghostbusters II1990Video Game technical supervisor
F1 Race1984Video Game programmer - uncredited
Balloon Fight1984Video Game programmer - uncredited
Pinball1983Video Game programmer - uncredited

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Metroid Prime 3: Corruption2007Video Game
Super Paper Mario2007Video Game

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Fawful Movie2018in memory of filming
Star Fox Zero2016Video Game dedicatee
Super Smash Bros. Melee2001Video Game special thanks
Pokémon Puzzle League2000Video Game special thanks
Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble2000Video Game special thanks
Pokémon Gold Version1999Video Game special thanks
Poketto Monsutâ Gin1999Video Game special thanks
Hey You, Pikachu!1998Video Game special thanks
Poketto Monsutâ Ao1996Video Game special thanks
Poketto Monsutâ Aka1996Video Game special thanks

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
3615 Usul2012TV Mini-SeriesHimself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013NAVGTR AwardNAVGTR AwardsGame of the YearZeruda no densetsu: Kamigami no toraifôsu 2 (2013)
2007Game Developers Choice AwardGame Developers Choice AwardsBest GameZeruda no densetsu Towairaito purinsesu (2006)· Eiji Aonuma
· Shigeru Miyamoto
2003Game Developers Choice AwardGame Developers Choice AwardsExcellence in Game DesignSuper Mario Sunshine (2002)· Yoshiaki Koizumi
· Shigeru Miyamoto
· Takashi Tezuka
· Kenta Usui


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#Quote
1Most products in the character industry are consumption-based, in that they continuously repeat the process of birth and death. Only a handful of characters can last for one, two or three decades.
2[at a conference for game developers in 2005] On my business card, I am a corporate president. In my mind, I am a game developer. But in my heart, I am a gamer.


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