Yu Suzuki

1958 - Today

Yu Suzuki

Yu Suzuki (鈴木 裕, Suzuki Yū, born June 10, 1958) is a Japanese game designer, producer, programmer, and engineer, who headed Sega's AM2 team for 18 years. He has been responsible for a number of Sega's arcade hits, including three-dimensional sprite/texture-scaling games such as Hang-On, Space Harrier, Out Run, and After Burner, and pioneering polygonal 3D games such as Virtua Racing and Virtua Fighter, which are credited with popularizing 3D graphics in video games, as well as the critically acclaimed Shenmue series of Interactive films. As a hardware engineer, he led the development of various arcade system boards, including the Sega Space Harrier, Model 1, Model 2, and Model 3, and was involved in the technical development of the Dreamcast console and its corresponding NAOMI arcade hardware.In 2003, Suzuki became the sixth person to be inducted into the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences' Hall of Fame. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Yu Suzuki has received more than 319,540 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 12th most popular game designer.

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  • 320k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 45.83

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 21

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.67

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.31

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among game designers, Yu Suzuki ranks 12 out of 37Before him are Jeff Kinney, Sid Meier, Gary Gygax, Shinji Mikami, Toru Iwatani, and Hironobu Sakaguchi. After him are Markus Persson, Will Wright, Peter Molyneux, Steve Jackson, Tetsuya Nomura, and Eiji Aonuma.

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Among people born in 1958, Yu Suzuki ranks 156Before him are Marlies Göhr, Hiroshi Yoshida, Yuli-Yoel Edelstein, Didier Reynders, Eddie Cheever, and Paul Weller. After him are Patricia Heaton, Giovanni Galli, Michael Flatley, Fiona Shaw, Karlheinz Förster, and Michael Paré.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Yu Suzuki ranks 866 out of 3,113Before him are Mikio Sato (1928), Yuji Kishioku (1954), Kazuo Saito (1951), Masami Kurumada (1953), Takehiko Inoue (1967), and Kuniya Daini (1944). After him are Takako Doi (1928), Hiro Mashima (1977), André Onana (1996), Gorō Miyazaki (1967), Shinji Okazaki (1986), and Takeshi Okada (1956).


Among game designers born in Japan, Yu Suzuki ranks 8Before him are Hideo Kojima (1963), Gunpei Yokoi (1941), Satoru Iwata (1959), Satoshi Tajiri (1965), Toru Iwatani (1955), and Hironobu Sakaguchi (1962). After him are Tetsuya Nomura (1970), Yuji Naka (1965), Yuji Horii (1954), Kazunori Yamauchi (1967), Hideki Kamiya (1970), and Yoshinori Kitase (1966).

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