Gunpei Yokoi Reveals The Reason He Left Nintendo

Gunpei Yokoi Reveals The Reason He Left Nintendo While Game Boy creator Gunpei Yokoi very sadly died in a traffic accident in 1997, an old article by Yokoi written directly after leaving Nintendo in Bungeishunju was re-published. In it, he talks about how the Virtual Boy wasn’t the reason he left to form his own …

Game Boy Creator Explains Why He Left Nintendo 

Photo: (The Vanamo Online Game Museum) Gunpei Yokoi’s last major release at Nintendo was the Virtual Boy. It was a disaster, and there has long been speculation that it caused Yokoi to resign. In an article he wrote before his tragic death, Yokoi explained why he left the company. The Virtual Boy’s failure was not …