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Old 12-01-2004, 09:45 PM   #11
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He started a new venture called Koto Company, (established: September 11th of 1996) with plans to produce handheld games for children, it is also said his work with Nintendo was the beginning of a long career... he dreamed of creating a company that would rival Microsoft!
You may know Koto Company from the WonderSwan portable game machine they created (later a joint project with Bandai), which was largly designed by Gunpei, and guess what the name of the first game that appeared on the WonderSwan in 1999 was... it was "Gunpey".

Gunpei Yokoi, a 56-year-old native of Kyoto, Japan, was traveling with Etsuo Kisoo, an executive from Kyoto, on the Hokuriku Expressway in Neagarimachi, Ishikawa Prefecture, when Kisoo rear-ended the car in front of them. When the two stepped out of their car to survey the damage, both Yokoi and his associate were sideswiped by another car (driven by a Mr. Iwao Tsushima, whom and his wife received slight injuries). Yokoi sustained serious injuries and was immediately transported to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead two hours later. All his associate was treated for was a fractured rib.
Virtual Boy wasn't a bad idea. It had great potential but didn't get the crucial handheld fundamentals down(company support,price,advertising). It happens to all handhelds not under the Gameboy name and next up is Sonys.


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