Masayuki Uemura, who helped design the Nintendo Entertainment System, was a special guest at the National Videogame Arcade which was held at Nottingham in the UK. Uemura held a sold out talk to attendees at the event on Tuesday and talked about designing the console which sold more than 60 million units. He also revealed that the console’s original colour scheme was based on the Nintendo president’s favourite scarf.
“The NES had an important role in transmitting Japanese culture to the world and we received influences from foreign countries, too. We are different cultures but childhood is universal.”