Masayuki Uemura
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Uemura in 2010.

Masayuki Uemura

Masayuki Uemura was a former employee of Nintendo Company Limited, having worked mainly in the development department during his time with the company.

Uemura was born on June 20, 1943 in Nara, Japan. After graduating from the Chiba Institute of Technology and working at Sharp, he officially joined Nintendo in 1971, initially working as a software engineer for the Research & Development 2 Division.

Uemura is most known for inventing the Nintendo Entertainment System and Super Nintendo Entertainment System. He left Nintendo in 2004 to become a lecturer at Ritsumeikan University while still remaining an advisor at the company.

Sadly, Uemura passed away from unknown causes on December 6, 2021 at the age of 78.


Work History

Software Engineer
Nintendo Co., Ltd.
April 1971 - 2004

Notable Works

Name: Masayuki Uemura / 上村 雅之 / うえむら まさゆき
Gender: ♂ Male
Company: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
Source: Game Credits. Interviews. Japan Media Archives. Kyoto Report Investigative Methods.
Author: takamori shiho

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