GAME DESIGNER

Toru Iwatani

1955 - Today

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Toru Iwatani (岩谷 徹, Iwatani Tōru, born January 25, 1955) is a Japanese video game designer who spent much of his career working for Namco. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Toru Iwatani has received more than 839,250 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Toru Iwatani is the 14th most popular game designer (down from 10th in 2019), the 945th most popular biography from Japan (down from 829th in 2019) and the 7th most popular Japanese Game Designer.

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  • 2.31

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among GAME DESIGNERS

Among game designers, Toru Iwatani ranks 14 out of 46Before him are Alexey Pajitnov, Satoru Iwata, Sid Meier, Satoshi Tajiri, Steve Jackson, and Hironobu Sakaguchi. After him are Shinji Mikami, Lizzie Magie, Gary Gygax, Klaus Teuber, Will Wright, and Tetsuya Nomura.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1955, Toru Iwatani ranks 171Before him are Leonardo Padura Fuentes, Ron Johnson, Andreas Gursky, Şivan Perwer, Friedrich Merz, and Christian Gourcuff. After him are Johnnie To, Tomas Arana, Edwin Moses, Brian Kobilka, Kang Kyung-wha, and Robert Richardson.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Toru Iwatani ranks 945 out of 5,560Before him are Mitsuo Tsukahara (1947), Saburō Kawabuchi (1936), Prince Tomohito of Mikasa (1946), Matsudaira Sadanobu (1759), Misuzu Kaneko (1903), and Natsuo Kirino (1951). After him are Shirase Nobu (1861), Toshio Takabayashi (1953), Yoshito Usui (1958), Shigeru Umebayashi (1951), Ichirō Nagai (1931), and Shinji Mikami (1965).

Among GAME DESIGNERS In Japan

Among game designers born in Japan, Toru Iwatani ranks 7Before him are Shigeru Miyamoto (1952), Hideo Kojima (1963), Gunpei Yokoi (1941), Satoru Iwata (1959), Satoshi Tajiri (1965), and Hironobu Sakaguchi (1962). After him are Shinji Mikami (1965), Tetsuya Nomura (1970), Yu Suzuki (1958), Masahiro Sakurai (1970), Hidetaka Miyazaki (1974), and Eiji Aonuma (1963).