GAME DESIGNER

Masahiro Sakurai

1970 - Today

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Masahiro Sakurai (桜井 政博, Sakurai Masahiro, born August 3, 1970) is a Japanese video game director and game designer best known as the creator of the Kirby and Super Smash Bros. series. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Masahiro Sakurai has received more than 1,887,245 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia. Masahiro Sakurai is the 30th most popular game designer (down from 20th in 2019), the 1,358th most popular biography from Japan (down from 1,142nd in 2019) and the 15th most popular Japanese Game Designer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 1.9M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 46.47

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 26

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.34

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.08

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Masahiro Sakurais by language

Over the past year Masahiro Sakurai has had the most page views in the with 193,598 views, followed by English (160,887), and Spanish (19,584). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Simple English (85.68%), Cebuano (51.92%), and Persian (28.82%)

Among GAME DESIGNERS

Among game designers, Masahiro Sakurai ranks 30 out of 77Before him are Yu Suzuki, Kazunori Yamauchi, Carol Shaw, Eiji Aonuma, Will Wright, and Scott Cawthon. After him are John Carmack, Hideki Kamiya, John Romero, Steve Jackson, Ed Boon, and Ron Gilbert.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1970, Masahiro Sakurai ranks 183Before him are Peta Wilson, Paco Jémez, Louis Koo, Michael Shanks, Jason Orange, and Charisma Carpenter. After him are Sviatoslav Shevchuk, John Carmack, Julieta Venegas, Teemu Selänne, Jamie Kennedy, and Abraham Olano.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Masahiro Sakurai ranks 1,358 out of 6,245Before him are Kitamura Tokoku (1868), Ryue Nishizawa (1966), Toshikatsu Matsuoka (1945), Choei Sato (1951), Yoshiko Tanaka (1956), and Shinji Ono (1979). After him are Princess Tomohito of Mikasa (1955), Masaaki Suzuki (1954), Kaz Hirai (1960), Hiroki Kosai (1933), Anri (1961), and Hirofumi Nakasone (1945).

Among GAME DESIGNERS In Japan

Among game designers born in Japan, Masahiro Sakurai ranks 15Before him are Toru Iwatani (1955), Masayuki Uemura (1943), Hidetaka Miyazaki (1974), Yu Suzuki (1958), Kazunori Yamauchi (1967), and Eiji Aonuma (1963). After him are Hideki Kamiya (1970), Yuji Naka (1965), Tetsuya Nomura (1970), Yuji Horii (1954), Yoshinori Kitase (1966), and Koji Igarashi (1968).