1,000 developers working within the game industry were recently surveyed. Within the survey, they were asked who the most influential person in the industry is. Steve Jobs ranked in at number one.
Within those surveyed, 46 percent included Steve Jobs in their top five. Valve co-founder Gabe Newell was ranked in at second place while Shigeru Miyamoto (creator of Mario, Donkey Kong, Zelda, Pikmin and others) came in at number three. Fourth place was Tim Berners-Lee, who invented the world wide web and Mr. Facebook himself, Mark Zuckerberg.
The most influential product in the industry, according to those working within it? The iPhone. Nintendo’s Wii pulled in at second place and Xbox LIVE (the service itself) ranked third. The original PlayStation was just behind those at third and Valve’s Steam digital distribution platform was fifth.