Uemura, who died on Monday, was tasked by then-president Hiroshi Yamauchi in 1981 with developing a home console for games like Donkey Kong, which was a huge hit in the United States at the time.
Although the pandemic has hit many industries hard, the gaming sector has been one of the few to experience an unprecedented boom, with people seeking entertainment at home during successive rounds of restrictions.
The Japanese gaming giant says net profit hit $3.6 billion, up 91.8 percent from the April-December period a year earlier as sales climbed 37.3 percent to $13.3 billion.
The US digital behemoth unveiled details of its nascent streaming video platform Stadia at this week's Gamescom trade fair in Cologne in the hope it can gain massive traction among hardcore gamers to zap past other providers of existing gaming fare.
The console is a hybrid system which enables users to play at home and also on the go.
Super Mario and Pokemon Go helped the company hit third quarter profits. But can it depend on a weak yen and new tweaks to old games?
An increasing number of Indonesians are taking a stand against digital games and are encouraging children to play more traditional games like wooden spinning tops and bamboo pinwheels.
57 Pokémon characters were found outside 100 homes of registered sex offenders on probation or parole in the city of New York.
Eager Japanese rushed to their phones on Friday to start hunting as Pokemon GO was launched in the country where it was first created.
Japanese video game giant Nintendo has seen a rapid increase in its market value after it launched Pokémon Go.
Pokémon GO has gone viral despite having been launched in only five countries: the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Britain and Germany.
Thanks to Nintendo, little monsters have invaded our cities, luring young and old alike to delve into a forgotten world.
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