Nikkei posted an article discussing how Pokemon GO could be called a legacy of the late Nintendo President Satoru Iwata. They said that “he was closely involved in the development of the smart phone game from the planning stage”. When Nintendo decided to enter the mobile gaming market in March of 2015, “Iwata wanted to create a smart phone game typical of Nintendo under his own initiative, but the ailing president had only limited time left to do it”. According to Nikkei, “he continued to work in a hospital room until the last moment, using his favorite PC and exchanging views on “Pokemon Go” with Tsunekazu Ishihara, the Pokemon Company’s president and his close friend”. Nikkei relayed remarks from an executive at a game-related company who knew Iwata well. They said that “children can enjoy ‘Pokemon Go’ without spending too much money. This is probably what Iwata-san aimed for”.