Yamauchi’s commitment to creating the best racing experiences possible on the PlayStation platform is renowned world over — so much so that he’s been described by many as a perfectionist. Yamauchi-san’s tireless efforts have recently netted him some rather large mainstream attention.
Kazunori Yamauchi has received the honor of being included in the December 2010 UK Esquire magazine as one of their “Man at the Top 2010 Awards″ for his work on Gran Turismo 5. The article recognized 10 men who “rewrote the future through their works in the past year”. Yamauchi-san finds himself in exceptional company beside people such as Director Christopher Nolan, Tour de France champion Mark Cavendish and Twitter CEO Evan Williams.
Out of the ten people mentioned in the article, Yamauchi-san ranked 4th.