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Satoshi Tajiri

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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 for being the creator of the 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 2,458,582 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Satoshi Tajiri is the 11th most popular game designer, the 646th most popular biography from Japan (up from 783rd in 2019) and the 6th most popular Japanese Game Designer.

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  • 2.5M

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  • 38

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  • 5.90

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  • 3.04

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among game designers, Satoshi Tajiri ranks 11 out of 56Before him are Gabe Newell, Jeff Kinney, Gunpei Yokoi, Satoru Iwata, Masayuki Uemura, and Alexey Pajitnov. After him are Sid Meier, Lizzie Magie, Toru Iwatani, Shigesato Itoi, Shinji Mikami, and Hironobu Sakaguchi.

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Among people born in 1965, Satoshi Tajiri ranks 68Before him are Lennox Lewis, Jan-Ove Waldner, Valeria Golino, Shania Twain, Manuel Uribe, and Kristin Davis. After him are KRS-One, William Zabka, Melissa McBride, Yahya Jammeh, Frank Grillo, and Paul W. S. Anderson.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Satoshi Tajiri ranks 646 out of 6,048Before him are Victoria Principal (1950), Prince Kan'in Kotohito (1865), Takao Nishiyama (1942), Takeo Takagi (1892), Chiang Wei-kuo (1916), and Kon Ichikawa (1915). After him are Shinichi Suzuki (1898), Tsuyoshi Kunieda (1944), George Ohsawa (1893), Yoshiyuki Tomino (1941), Hosokawa Gracia (1563), and Hideo Shinojima (1910).


Among game designers born in Japan, Satoshi Tajiri ranks 6Before him are Shigeru Miyamoto (1952), Hideo Kojima (1963), Gunpei Yokoi (1941), Satoru Iwata (1959), and Masayuki Uemura (1943). After him are Toru Iwatani (1955), Shigesato Itoi (1948), Shinji Mikami (1965), Hironobu Sakaguchi (1962), Masahiro Sakurai (1970), and Hidetaka Miyazaki (1974).