In a surprise announcement, the CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment Andrew House, stepped down today. John “Tsuyoshi” Kodera has been appointed President and acting CEO of SIE effective immediately.
House has served as the CEO of SIE since 2011 when Kazuo Hirai became the President and CEO of Sony Corporation. His official statement is as follows:
“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.”