Alan Stone, Nintendo of America Co-Founder, Has Died
You might not have heard of Alan Stone, but he played an important role in bringing Nintendo games to us. Sadly, he passed away on Friday, February 17, at the age of 71, after a battle with cancer.
In 1981, Alan Stone co-founded Nintendo of America. He was one of the primary people who helped distribute coin co-op games like Donkey Kong and Radar Scope in America.
From Nintendo, he moved on to Sega in 1994. For the next decade, he worked as the president and CEO of Sega Enterprises, the arcade division now known as Sega Entertainment. According to his obituary, he continued to work as an executive for other game and tech companies after his time at Sega, including Nanotech Media.
For Nintendo, Sega, and more, Alan Stone played an important role in the industry. We’re sorry to hear of his loss, and we offer our condolences to his family.