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 (SIEI), 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 411,468 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Ken Kutaragi is the 37th most popular computer scientist (up from 48th in 2019), the 656th most popular biography from Japan (up from 664th in 2019) and the most popular Japanese Computer Scientist.

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Among computer scientists, Ken Kutaragi ranks 37 out of 205Before him are Luigi Federico Menabrea, Frances E. Allen, Ivan Sutherland, Jef Raskin, Don Norman, and Tony Hoare. After him are Pierre Bézier, Jay Wright Forrester, Allen Newell, Charles Bachman, Brian Kernighan, and Leslie Lamport.

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Among people born in 1950, Ken Kutaragi ranks 118Before him are Marius Trésor, Nancy Allen, Camarón de la Isla, Robert B. Laughlin, Minako Takashima, and David Duke. After him are Mikhail Fradkov, John Landis, Akiko Hayakawa, Alberto Juantorena, Tom Petty, and Frank Stallone.

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Among people born in Japan, Ken Kutaragi ranks 656 out of 5,560Before him are Yoji Yamada (1931), Gotō Shinpei (1857), Kitaro Nishida (1870), Higaonna Kanryō (1853), Hakuin Ekaku (1686), and Minako Takashima (1950). After him are Katsu Kaishū (1823), Amélie Nothomb (1967), Teizo Takeuchi (1908), Minamoto no Yoriie (1182), Ariwara no Narihira (825), and Fumihito, Prince Akishino (1965).


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