Ken Kutaragi

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Widely acknowledged as the creator of the PlayStation, Ken Kutaragi (born August 8, 1950) is currently the President and CEO of SCEI, the videogames division of the Sony Corporation.

Born in Tokyo, Japan, Kutaragi graduated from the city's University of Electro-Communications in 1975 with an electrical engineering degree, and immediately began working for Sony in their digital research labs. Here he gained a reputation as an excellent problem solver, and a forward thinking engineer. He worked on many successful projects including early liquid crystal displays (LCDs) and digital cameras.

In the late 1980s, after becoming interested in Nintendo's Famicom system, he persuaded Sony to fund his research into what eventually became the PlayStation. The success of that project led to him leading the development of its successor, the PlayStation 2, and he is currently working on the third in the series, the PlayStation 3.

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