As we remember how gaming today has evolved throughout the years, with next-generation consoles and high-end gaming PCs, let us acknowledge one of the earliest consoles. These are the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), and the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES). Both of these consoles helped kick start the evolution of gaming. Now, let us recognize the man responsible for the creation of these 2 great consoles: Masayuki Uemura. Unfortunately, it is a sad day for us gamers, as the man himself has passed away today, December 10, 2021.
Masayuki Uemara joined Nintendo in 1971, he started creating the NES when the president of Nintendo back then gave him a simple request. That’s to “Create a machine that can play arcade games on the TV”. So, he delivered one of the most iconic consoles in history. The NES sold 61.91 million consoles since its release, not to mention the re-release by Nintendo, as well.
The system also lives on in digital form thanks to the Nintendo Switch. The cause of death of Masayuki Uemara is currently unknown. But we are here in the Dice & D-Pads team to give our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Masayuki Uemura. Including the rest of the gaming world as we lost a true great. Rest in Piece Masayuki Uemura, we have you to thank for how gaming is today.