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After 27 years, Andrew House is leaving Sony


Sony has announced a major reshuffle of their senior management for the PlayStation business which sees CEO Andrew House leaving the firm.  The platform holder has announced that Tsuyoshi ‘John’ Kodera has stepped up from deputy president for Sony Interactive Entertainment to House’s role as president and CEO, effective immediately.
House will remain with Sony Interactive Entertainment as chairman until the end of the year to ensure a smooth transition, but will depart from PlayStation after 27 years at the company.
Andrew House joined Sony back in 1990, initially in corporate communications as Sony’s headquarters. 5 years later, he moved to marketing where he helped launch the original PlayStation.  He has held numerous key positions throughout his career at both PlayStation and Sony Corporation, ultimately securing his most recent position as president and CEO in 2011.
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Last year, he merged Sony Computer Entertainment and Sony Network Entertainment to form the current business group Sony Interactive Entertainment. He also contributed to the success of PlayStation Network, PlayStation Plus, PlayStation Now and PlayStation Vue.
“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,” said House. “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.”
This news is a bit shocking to us as Andrew House has been a big part of Sony’s success for almost 30 years.
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