Gunpei Yokoi

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Gunpei Yokoi (横井 軍平 Yokoi Gunpei, September 10, 1941 – October 4, 1997) was the creator of the Game & Watch, Game Boy, and the Virtual Boy. He left Nintendo after the failure of the Virtual Boy in 1996 and was killed in a roadside accident in 1997.


  • Yokoi is said to come up with the idea for the Game & Watch after observing a salary man fiddle with his pocket calculator while traveling to work.

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