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An enormous Wii U gamepad or a tiny Satoru Iwata? Reuters

Thousands of Nintendo fans are petitioning the gaming company to produce a commemorative Satoru Iwata amiibo figure in tribute to the late president. The petition on Change.org has been signed by over 16,000 people at the time of writing.

The petition was started by someone from Maryland in the United States, who created it with a new, unnamed account. Below is what they wrote on the petition.

It would certainly be a fitting tribute to the great man, but it would take time for Nintendo to make and then distribute them in line with what would be a huge demand. They have already struggled to meet demand with their regular amiibo figures.

Satoru Iwata passed away on 11 July after a battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife Kayoko.

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