Ken Kutaragi was born on August 8, 1950 in Tokyo. He was a brilliant student of Denki Tsushin University, where he graduated as an engineer, specializing in various machines and electronics.
A visionary, he saw the potential of video games while the market was still in its infancy. He joined Sony in 1975. The media regularly reported on the technological advances in the late 1980s and this convinced him that video games were the mass entertainment of the future. However, Sony was not ready to launch itself into the race and seemed content to follow the battle between Nintendo (with its Famicom) and Sega (with its Genesis). Ken Kutaragi, who was a Sony employee, because he felt that people in Sony did not understand him or listen to his views, accepted an offer of employment from Nintendo.
[...] Reason: the quite significant problems related to the launch of the new PlayStation and parallelly the growing success of the consoles "opponent" (XBOX 360 from Microsoft, Nintendo Wii). Big Battles (errors, successful) Since joining Sony in 1975, Ken Kutaragi, knowing the immense potential of video games, wanted the firm to compete with Sega and Nintendo in the market. And we must recognize that he reached his goal with dazzling success. He has faced a string of ambushes and events that could have made him give up his ambitions, but his will, and especially his extraordinary talent, allowed him to carry on. [...]
[...] Ken Kutaragi is considered the father of these consoles. On April he became CEO of the "home entertainment" division of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc (SECI.). He was removed from this job ten years later because the launch of his latest baby, the PlayStation3, experienced substantial problems: astronomical production costs, delayed deliveries, high purchase price, console performance downgraded and many more competing consoles . He is no longer CEO of SCEI since June but he still remains "honorary president" of the Board of Directors as an honorary consultant and Sir Howard Stringer, is the CEO of the group. [...]
[...] Thus we can say that Ken Kutaragi is a real character: someone who was a visionary, who understood the potential in the world of gaming from when it was in its infancy, ad . The success of the PlayStations has made him a true legend in the gaming industry despite the negatives. This is evident from the fact that in 2004, Time magazine listed him in its annual list of 100 most influential men in the world. Kutaragi is also widely credited for having transformed a hobby of enthusiasts in an industry whose turnover now exceeds that of films. [...]
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