“The dark red color was simply an order from the president. He had this dark red scarf that he liked to wear a lot; it was just a color that he liked. For an executive like him, the external design is one of the easier ways to put his mark on the project, so to speak. ”—
- Famicom hardware designer Masayuki Uemura explains why the Japanese console was painted red and white, in a Weekly Playboy interview translated by Kevin Gifford.
The Famicom and former Nintendo president Hiroshi Yamauchi:
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