Andrew House, president of Sony Interactive Entertainment, is no longer steering the company. Deputy president John Tsuyoshi Kodera is now the president and chief executive officer of SIE.
SIE was founded last year, taking everythingPlayStation and Sony Network and making it a subsidiary of Sony. House took the reins after a troubled PS3 launch, including its $600 launch price and hacking that kept PlayStation Network down for more than a month. He revealed the PlayStation 4 to the world and now the console is full of great exclusives and even has a VR option that doesn’t cost anywhere near as much as making a PC VR ready.
“I’m tremendously proud of what we’ve built with PlayStation and Sony Interactive Entertainment: entertaining millions globally with the best in games and creating a fully fledged digital entertainment company. 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. I shall always treasure the friendships and people that have made SIE such a wonderful place to work. I’m also grateful to PlayStation fans and gamers around the world for their loyalty and support. John and the team at SIE are world-class and I know the future of PlayStation is very bright,” House said. House will stay with the company until the end of the year to hand things over smoothly.