Masayuki Uemura, creator of the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) and Super Nintendo consoles, passed away on December 6 at the age of 78; however the news was released this week by Ritsumeikan University in Japan, where he was teaching.
Masayuki Uemura’s legacy will remain not only in people who love video games, but in the history of Japan and the world. Here we tell you some information to remember.
Masayuki Uemura was born on June 20, 1943 in Suginami, a region in Tokyo, Japan.
He studied Electronic Engineering at the Chiba Institute of Technology.
From a young age he became interested in technology. Proof of this is that in 1967 he worked at Hayakawa Electric Industry, which later became the Sharp company.
In it, according to the Asahi site, “he developed and marketed products in the Optical Semiconductor Photodetectors Sales Department.”
One of the most important data in Masayuki Uemura’s career is his arrival at Nintendo.
He began working with this firm in 1971, where his talent was recognized almost instantly.
That is why he spearheaded the project to design the Nintendo Entertainment System console, better known as the NES, which was launched in 1983. It was the first where cartridges could be exchanged.