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Barr joined the company in 1982 but has now announced their retirement.

Chris Kerr, News Editor

August 26, 2021

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Nintendo design and brand director Lance Barr is departing the company after almost four decades.

As spotted by NintendoLife, Barr posted the news on Linkedin and indicated he would be retiring "and moving onto 'other' projects."

Barr is perhaps best known for designing the North American editions of the NES and SNES consoles, and also worked on a number of peripherals including the NES Zapper, NES Advantage, and NES Max.

In more recent years, Barr was involved with creating the Wii Nunchuck, which became an iconic design in its own right as the Wii surged in popularity to eventually sell 101.63 million units during its lifetime.

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Chris Kerr

News Editor, GameDeveloper.com

Game Developer news editor Chris Kerr is an award-winning journalist and reporter with over a decade of experience in the game industry. His byline has appeared in notable print and digital publications including Edge, Stuff, Wireframe, International Business Times, and PocketGamer.biz. Throughout his career, Chris has covered major industry events including GDC, PAX Australia, Gamescom, Paris Games Week, and Develop Brighton. He has featured on the judging panel at The Develop Star Awards on multiple occasions and appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss breaking news.

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