GAME DESIGNER

Gunpei Yokoi

1941 - 1997

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Gunpei Yokoi (横井 軍平, Yokoi Gunpei, 10 September 1941 – 4 October 1997), sometimes transliterated Gumpei Yokoi, was a Japanese video game designer. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gunpei Yokoi has received more than 560,880 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia. Gunpei Yokoi is the 6th most popular game designer (down from 3rd in 2019), the 538th most popular biography from Japan (down from 494th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Japanese Game Designer.

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  • 560k

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  • 66.19

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 20

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.52

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.32

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among GAME DESIGNERS

Among game designers, Gunpei Yokoi ranks 6 out of 46Before him are Shigeru Miyamoto, Ralph H. Baer, Hideo Kojima, Gabe Newell, and Markus Persson. After him are Jeff Kinney, Alexey Pajitnov, Satoru Iwata, Sid Meier, Satoshi Tajiri, and Steve Jackson.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1941, Gunpei Yokoi ranks 131Before him are Infante Alfonso of Spain, Adrian Lyne, Chubby Checker, Otto Sander, Mircea Snegur, and George Lakoff. After him are Goh Chok Tong, Ahmed Shafik, Akiko Wakabayashi, Maaouya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya, Mario Corso, and Sergei Dovlatov. Among people deceased in 1997, Gunpei Yokoi ranks 83Before him are Bo Widerberg, François Furet, Ernst Wilimowski, Stig Anderson, Giuseppe De Santis, and Walter Gotell. After him are Samuel Fuller, Michael Hutchence, Edward Mulhare, Andrew Cunanan, Héctor Yazalde, and Allan Edwall.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Gunpei Yokoi ranks 538 out of 5,560Before him are Yasuhito, Prince Chichibu (1902), Seiichi Itō (1890), Tokugawa Ietsugu (1709), Takao Nishiyama (1942), Toshio Suzuki (1948), and Hayato Ikeda (1899). After him are Saichō (767), Tadao Takayama (1904), Shuji Nakamura (1954), Toshiki Kaifu (1931), Tsuyoshi Kunieda (1944), and Yasuji Okamura (1884).

Among GAME DESIGNERS In Japan

Among game designers born in Japan, Gunpei Yokoi ranks 3Before him are Shigeru Miyamoto (1952) and Hideo Kojima (1963). After him are Satoru Iwata (1959), Satoshi Tajiri (1965), Hironobu Sakaguchi (1962), Toru Iwatani (1955), Shinji Mikami (1965), Tetsuya Nomura (1970), Yu Suzuki (1958), Masahiro Sakurai (1970), and Hidetaka Miyazaki (1974).