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Ken Kutaragi

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Ken Kutaragi (久夛良木 健, Kutaragi Ken, born 2 August 1950) is a Japanese engineering technologist and businessman. He is the former chairman and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE), the video game division of Sony Corporation, and current president and CEO of Cyber AI Entertainment. He is known as "The Father of the PlayStation", as he oversaw the development of the original console and its successors and spinoffs, including the PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable and the PlayStation 3. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ken Kutaragi has received more than 478,326 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Ken Kutaragi is the 35th most popular computer scientist (up from 37th in 2019), the 578th most popular biography from Japan (up from 656th in 2019) and the most popular Japanese Computer Scientist.

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Among computer scientists, Ken Kutaragi ranks 35 out of 201Before him are Tony Hoare, Ivan Sutherland, Barbara Liskov, J. C. R. Licklider, Luigi Federico Menabrea, and Peter Naur. After him are Maurice Wilkes, Brian Kernighan, Nolan Bushnell, Allen Newell, Jack Dorsey, and Frances E. Allen.

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Among people born in 1950, Ken Kutaragi ranks 101Before him are Ernesto Samper, Mory Kanté, Neda Ukraden, Roger Hodgson, Barbara Sukowa, and Camarón de la Isla. After him are David Duke, Googoosh, Neil Jordan, Martin Short, Steve Hackett, and Ubaldo Fillol.

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Among people born in Japan, Ken Kutaragi ranks 578 out of 6,048Before him are Yasuyuki Kuwahara (1942), Masatoshi Nakayama (1913), Tokugawa Ietsugu (1709), Ōtani Yoshitsugu (1559), Tokugawa Ieshige (1712), and Takasugi Shinsaku (1839). After him are Daidō Moriyama (1938), Tadahiko Ueda (1947), Usaburo Hidaka (null), Kenwa Mabuni (1889), Junji Ito (1963), and Shigeyoshi Suzuki (1902).


Among computer scientists born in Japan, Ken Kutaragi ranks 1After him are Yukihiro Matsumoto (1965) and Chieko Asakawa (1958).