I ett officiellt uttalande (via VG247) säger Nintendos VD Satoru Iwata följande om den forne företagsledarens bortgång:

The entire Nintendo group will carry on the spirit of Mr Yamauchi by honouring, in our approach to entertainment, the sense of value he has taught us — that there is merit in doing what is different — and at the same time, by changing Nintendo in accordance with changing times.

Intresserade bör kika på Hiroshi Yamauchis Wikipediasida, samt införskaffa utmärkta boken Gane Over av David Sheff.