Ken Kutaragi

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Business Executive
Date of Birth August 2, 1950
Place of Birth Japan
Age 70 years old
Horoscope Leo

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Ken Kutaragi

Ken Kutaragi is a Japanese engineering technologist and businessman. He is the former chairman and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment, the video game division of Sony Corporation, and current president and CEO of Cyber AI Entertainment. He is known as "The Father of the PlayStation", and its successors and spinoffs, including the PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, the PlayStation 3, the PlayStation 4, and the PlayStation 5. He had also designed the sound processor for the Super NES. With Sony, he designed the VLSI chip which works in conjunction with the PS1's RISC CPU to handle the graphics rendering. Kutaragi was closely watched by financial analysts who trace profiles of the losses and profits of the Sony Corporation.

Born: August 2, 1950, Tokyo, Japan
Alma mater: University of Electro-Communications
Known for: PlayStation, Sony Interactive Entertainment, Cellius

About Ken Kutaragi

Former CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment, known as the father of the Playstation. In 2011 he stepped down as honorary chairman of SCEI (Sony Computer Entertainment).

Before Fame

He began developing his engineering skills at a young age in his parents' printing plant and went on to attend the University of Electro-Communications. He worked in the digital labs at Sony on projects like LCDs and digital cameras.


For his work on the Playstation, he was named one of TIME Magazine's 100 most influential people of 2004.

Family Life

He was born and raised in Tokyo and his parents owned their own printing business.


He worked with Howard Stringer and was in contention with him for the CEO position at Sony.

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  • Farewell, Father - Eurogamer's retrospective on Kutaragi's career.
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Latest information about Ken Kutaragi updated on November 25, 2020.

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