A Nintendo spokesman said the company was in mourning over the "loss of the former Nintendo president Mr Hiroshi Yamauchi, who sadly passed away this morning."
Yamauchi took over the family company, founded by his grandfather in 1889 as a maker of playing cards, after his grandfather suffered a stroke. Over his 53 year reign, the college dropout transformed Nintendo into a global video game industry powerhouse.
"Jennifer, who was been diagnosed with an anoxic brain injury from birth has beat the odds to even survive, let alone walk or talk. However, Jennifer is nearly blind. She can not focus on objects within a few inches of her face, even with very thick glasses. That alone would be enough to crush someone's gaming dreams... so you would think"
Because of the gamepad, Jennifer can play watching the screen up close while using a Wiimote while her father and brothers watch the TV.