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In this Japanese name, the family name is Yokoi.
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Gunpei Yokoi
Born (1941-09-10)September 10, 1941
Died October 4, 1997(1997-10-04) (aged 56)

Gunpei Yokoi (横井 軍平 , Yokoi Gunpei, September 10, 1941–October 4, 1997), also romanized as Gumpei Yokoi, was a video game designer for Nintendo. He created the Game Boy and the produced the Metroid series of video games. He was also a mentor to Shigeru Miyamoto. Yokoi's last invention, the Virtual Boy, was not a success. He left Nintendo and started a company called Koto Laboratory. His main product idea at this company was the WonderSwan, which came out in 1999, two years after he died.

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