GAME DESIGNER

Satoshi Tajiri

1965 - Today

Satoshi Tajiri

Satoshi Tajiri (Japanese: 田尻 智, Hepburn: Tajiri Satoshi, born August 28, 1965) is a Japanese video game designer and director best known as the creator of Nintendo's Pokémon franchise and one of the founders, and President of video game developer Game Freak. A fan of arcade games, Tajiri wrote for and edited his own video gaming fanzine Game Freak with Ken Sugimori, before evolving it into a development company of the same name. Tajiri claims that the joining of two Game Boys via a link cable inspired him to create a game which embodied the collection and companionship of his childhood hobby, insect collecting. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Satoshi Tajiri has received more than 1,617,336 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 5th most popular game designer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 1.6M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 51.06

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 35

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.64

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.07

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among GAME DESIGNERS

Among game designers, Satoshi Tajiri ranks 5 out of 37Before him are Shigeru Miyamoto, Hideo Kojima, Gunpei Yokoi, and Satoru Iwata. After him are Jeff Kinney, Sid Meier, Gary Gygax, Shinji Mikami, Toru Iwatani, Hironobu Sakaguchi, and Yu Suzuki.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1965, Satoshi Tajiri ranks 64Before him are Chris Rock, Kevin James, Julia Ormond, Jürgen Kohler, Kristin Davis, and Tom Tykwer. After him are Mathieu Amalric, Paweł Adamowicz, Damien Hirst, Zakir Naik, Vicky Vette, and Sherilyn Fenn.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Satoshi Tajiri ranks 701 out of 3,113Before him are Kujō Yoritsune (1218), Ichiji Otani (1912), Prince Munetaka (1242), Koichi Tohei (1920), Ashikaga Yoshihide (1538), and Kamo no Chōmei (1155). After him are Inoue Kaoru (1836), Norio Ohga (1930), Masaharu Homma (1888), Tadahiko Ueda (1947), Minoru Kobata (1946), and Mitsuru Adachi (1951).

Among GAME DESIGNERS In Japan

Among game designers born in Japan, Satoshi Tajiri ranks 5Before him are Shigeru Miyamoto (1952), Hideo Kojima (1963), Gunpei Yokoi (1941), and Satoru Iwata (1959). After him are Toru Iwatani (1955), Hironobu Sakaguchi (1962), Yu Suzuki (1958), Tetsuya Nomura (1970), Yuji Naka (1965), Yuji Horii (1954), and Kazunori Yamauchi (1967).

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