GAME DESIGNER

Satoru Iwata

1959 - 2015

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Satoru Iwata (Japanese: 岩田 聡, Hepburn: Iwata Satoru, December 6, 1959 – July 11, 2015) was a Japanese businessman, video game programmer, video game designer, and producer. He was the fourth president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Nintendo. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Satoru Iwata has received more than 4,020,291 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Satoru Iwata is the 9th most popular game designer (down from 4th in 2019), the 613th most popular biography from Japan (down from 584th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Japanese Game Designer.

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Among GAME DESIGNERS

Among game designers, Satoru Iwata ranks 9 out of 46Before him are Hideo Kojima, Gabe Newell, Markus Persson, Gunpei Yokoi, Jeff Kinney, and Alexey Pajitnov. After him are Sid Meier, Satoshi Tajiri, Steve Jackson, Hironobu Sakaguchi, Toru Iwatani, and Shinji Mikami.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1959, Satoru Iwata ranks 59Before him are Florence Griffith Joyner, Patricia Clarkson, Milorad Dodik, Tupou VI, Anne Hidalgo, and Andrea de Cesaris. After him are Linda Blair, Abdullah of Pahang, Robert Smith, Marcia Gay Harden, Muhammad bin Nayef, and Matthew Modine. Among people deceased in 2015, Satoru Iwata ranks 102Before him are Chantal Akerman, Geraldine McEwan, Magali Noël, Arsen Dedić, Tadahiko Ueda, and Percy Sledge. After him are Jaakko Hintikka, Natalie Cole, Shigeru Mizuki, Judith Malina, Eileen Essell, and Geoffrey Lewis.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Satoru Iwata ranks 613 out of 5,560Before him are Emperor Kameyama (1249), Shigeo Shingo (1909), Hiranuma Kiichirō (1867), Katsuhiro Otomo (1954), Daisaku Ikeda (1928), and Chōjun Miyagi (1888). After him are Takeo Takagi (1892), Senjūrō Hayashi (1876), Gunichi Mikawa (1888), Takuboku Ishikawa (1886), Hirohiko Araki (1960), and Shigeru Mizuki (1922).

Among GAME DESIGNERS In Japan

Among game designers born in Japan, Satoru Iwata ranks 4Before him are Shigeru Miyamoto (1952), Hideo Kojima (1963), and Gunpei Yokoi (1941). After him are 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).