Masayuki Uemura, known as the creator of Nintendo’s legendary consoles SNES and NES, has died at the age of 78.
Masayuki Uemura, known as the creator of both SNES and NES, who worked for the famous Japanese company Nintendo between 1971 and 2004, has died at the age of 78. You may not think of nes, but he was also known in our country as one of the chief architects of the Nintendo Entertainment System, also known as Atari.
Uemura was a veteran of the video game world.
Masayuki Uemura, considered one of the most legendary names in the gaming world, was born in 1943 and started working at Sharp Corporationafter graduating from university. At the time, Uemura was tasked with selling solar panels for the company.
He later sold the technology ‘photocell’, which also inspired the‘Ray Gun’,also known as the Atari pistol in our country, to many tech giants, including Nintendo. Uemura received a job offer from Nintendo in 1981 and was asked to develop a console that would allow people to play games in their homes, as in arcades.
Uemura started preparing a console that could also play donkey kong, one of the legendary games of the period, and in 1983 he designed the Nintendo Entertainment System, also known in our country as Atari,and then in 1991 with his team the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, a very advanced version of this console.
Uemura, who retired in 2004 asking Nintendo for forgiveness and continues to advise the Department of Research and Engineering, last gave a speech in the UK at the opening of theNational Video Game Museum in February 2020. The legendary name of Nintendo and the gaming world has passed away at the age of 78.