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Shigeru Miyamoto

1952 - Today

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Shigeru Miyamoto (Japanese: 宮本 茂, Hepburn: Miyamoto Shigeru, born November 16, 1952) is a Japanese video game designer, producer and game director at Nintendo, where he serves as one of its representative directors. Widely regarded as one of the most accomplished and influential designers in the history of video games, he is the creator of some of the most acclaimed and best-selling game franchises of all time, including Mario, The Legend of Zelda, Donkey Kong, Star Fox and Pikmin. Born in Sonobe, Kyoto, Miyamoto graduated from Kanazawa Municipal College of Industrial Arts. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Shigeru Miyamoto has received more than 5,845,428 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Shigeru Miyamoto is the most popular game designer, the 157th most popular biography from Japan (up from 161st in 2019) and the most popular Japanese Game Designer.

Shigeru Miyamoto is most famous for his work on the video game series Super Mario Bros.

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  • 49

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  • 5.27

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  • 3.90

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among GAME DESIGNERS

Among game designers, Shigeru Miyamoto ranks 1 out of 56After him are Markus Persson, Ralph H. Baer, Hideo Kojima, Gabe Newell, Jeff Kinney, Gunpei Yokoi, Satoru Iwata, Masayuki Uemura, Alexey Pajitnov, Satoshi Tajiri, and Sid Meier.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1952, Shigeru Miyamoto ranks 41Before him are Idriss Déby, Bronisław Komorowski, Tomislav Nikolić, Arkan, Christian Clavier, and İbrahim Tatlıses. After him are Maria Schneider, David Hasselhoff, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Mr. T, Jimmy Connors, and Cyril Ramaphosa.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Shigeru Miyamoto ranks 157 out of 6,048Before him are Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797), Nagisa Oshima (1932), Yasuo Fukuda (1936), Masaki Kobayashi (1916), Arata Isozaki (1931), and Emperor Sujin (-147). After him are Shigeru Yoshida (1878), Fujiko Fujio (1934), Tokugawa Iemitsu (1604), Mikao Usui (1865), Emperor Ōjin (210), and Kitarō (1953).

Among GAME DESIGNERS In Japan

Among game designers born in Japan, Shigeru Miyamoto ranks 1After him are Hideo Kojima (1963), Gunpei Yokoi (1941), Satoru Iwata (1959), Masayuki Uemura (1943), Satoshi Tajiri (1965), Toru Iwatani (1955), Shigesato Itoi (1948), Shinji Mikami (1965), Hironobu Sakaguchi (1962), Masahiro Sakurai (1970), and Hidetaka Miyazaki (1974).