Who Started It All and how it advanced
Ken Kutaragi is the inventor of the playstation which captivated so many of its users. But not many people know where this master mind came from or how he started the great play station franchise which keeps microsoft and nintendo on their toes all the time.
Ken Kutaragi was born in Tokyo Japan in 1950, He is the son of a businessman who was from the Japanese island of Kyushu. He came to the capital of Japan to start his own printing company and to start a new life. Kutaragi learned about how to run and manage a business by watching his father work as he was growing up. His father, when he was ill with cancer, told him that he should not to take over the family business, and should strike out on his own. Because he was trained as an electrical engineer, Kutaragi joined Sony in 1975. He designed a liquid-crystal-display projector in the 1970s hoping it would be chosen to be sold to the public, but Sony did not use his design, soon after sony began losing out to other companies who marketed similar technology with success. He soon developed a reputation as one of Sony's most talented engineers.
Soon the turning point in Kutaragi's career came in 1990, right when a partnership between Sony and Nintendo to create a new video game console system was broken. Many of the Sony executives wanted to give up on creating a console for homes. Although Kutaragi pushed and insisted on the idea that Sony could develop its own system. He even threatened to leave Sony if Sony did not go through with the plan. In 1991, he won his battle: he was soon named the project manager of a group that built a new gaming console for homes world wide, the PlayStation. The gaming console went on the market in December of 1994 and was a huge hit. It became Sony's the most popular product. By the end of the 1990s, it was so popular, it alone was generating 40 percent of Sony's profit.
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