PlayStation boss Andrew House is leaving Sony
Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO is leaving after 27 years at the company.
Sony Interactive Entertainment president and global CEO Andrew House is leaving the company after 27 years.
The news came from a Sony press conference this morning, where it was announced that John “Tsuyoshi” Kodera, current deputy president of Sony Interactive Entertainment, will be moving into House's former role at PlayStation.
Andrew House will stay on as a chairman until the end of 2017 to ensure a smooth transition, before stepping down as executive vice president role of Sony Corporation.
“When I passed the baton of leadership for Sony Computer Entertainment to Andrew House in 2011, I was confident that I was leaving the PlayStation business in the best possible hands, and so it has proved,” said Sony president and CEO Kazuo Hirai.
“I’m extremely grateful to Andy for the great contribution he has made to evolving the PlayStation business, and firmly positioning it as one of the drivers of our future growth.”
Andrew House has been with Sony since before the first PlayStation launched, and was appointed as Sony Interactive Entertainment’s CEO in 2011.
“PlayStation has been a huge part of my life for more than 20 years but with the business having achieved record-breaking success, now seemed to be the right time for me to pursue new challenges,” House said on his departure.
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