GAME DESIGNER

Satoshi Tajiri

1965 - Today

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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 1,934,080 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Satoshi Tajiri is the 11th most popular game designer (down from 5th in 2019), the 783rd most popular biography from Japan (down from 701st in 2019) and the 5th most popular Japanese Game Designer.

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Among GAME DESIGNERS

Among game designers, Satoshi Tajiri ranks 11 out of 46Before him are Markus Persson, Gunpei Yokoi, Jeff Kinney, Alexey Pajitnov, Satoru Iwata, and Sid Meier. After him are Steve Jackson, Hironobu Sakaguchi, Toru Iwatani, Shinji Mikami, Lizzie Magie, and Gary Gygax.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1965, Satoshi Tajiri ranks 78Before him are Jon Cryer, Yahya Jammeh, John C. Reilly, Tom Tykwer, Darko Pančev, and Kristin Davis. After him are Damien Hirst, Ion Andoni Goikoetxea, David Robinson, Jeffrey Wright, Alan Cumming, and Manuel Sanchís Hontiyuelo.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Satoshi Tajiri ranks 783 out of 5,560Before him are Sen Katayama (1859), Meiko Kaji (1947), Shigeyoshi Inoue (1889), Kodama Gentarō (1852), Kuroki Tamemoto (1844), and Megumi Torigoe (1950). After him are Kamo no Chōmei (1155), Yasushi Inoue (1907), Shusaku Hirasawa (1949), Motobu Chōki (1870), Ōtomo no Yakamochi (718), and Kiyoura Keigo (1850).

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 Hironobu Sakaguchi (1962), Toru Iwatani (1955), Shinji Mikami (1965), Tetsuya Nomura (1970), Yu Suzuki (1958), Masahiro Sakurai (1970), and Hidetaka Miyazaki (1974).