Sony’s President and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment America has revealed yesterday that he will be stepping down effective the 31st of March 2014 leaving the Playstation brand in a strong position in the market and after 19 odd years in the company. Whilst his departure has no actual effect on the Playstation brand, it’s a great and welcomed personal touch that he has opted to address gamers in such as way.
It is with mixed feelings that I inform you that I will be stepping down as President and CEO of SCEA effective March 31, 2014. This is a result of a mutual agreement with SCEA, and I leave knowing that the PlayStation brand has never been stronger, PlayStation 4 momentum continues to accelerate, and the future will only get brighter for our gamers.
Serving PlayStation fans for the past 19 years has been one of the most rewarding experiences in my career. Your passion for gaming inspired me every day.
I want to thank you for constantly pushing PlayStation to deliver breakthrough gaming and entertainment experiences, and to never settle for “good enough.” The embodiment of this commitment can be found in the PS4, which has quickly become the #1 next-gen console worldwide…thanks to you.
We’ve shared many memories over the past two decades and I’ll always be grateful for your support.