Sony is shaking up its management structure for the PlayStation business. Jim Ryan will be president and chief executive of Sony Interactive Entertainment from April 1, and the current head of John Kodera is vice president, do.
You can see that Ryan and Kodera effectively transition their positions with this move, but a change in top level management indicates that the PlayStation group's priority is changing.
Sony announced the shuttle on Monday. Kenichi Yoshida, CEO and CEO, said, "This place will ensure the sustainable development of the PlayStation platform and the development of the network area."
"The new structure will allow us to manage the entire organization and operations of the SIE and allow John to focus on the core mission of developing the PSN (PlayStation Network)," Josh said in a statement. A very large platform with more than 90 million monthly active users worldwide – SIE will be able to accelerate innovation and evolution. "
Yoshida, in an interview with the New York Times earlier this year, suggested that he would like to use the PlayStation Network audience to promote Sony's entertainment business, movies and music. In the interview, Yoshida called the PSN "very strong for all Sony's entertainment platforms – very well suited for video and music content."
Kodera said, "I discussed the need to bring the SIE to the next level in a changing business environment, to realize the evolution of the PlayStation platform and to enrich the user experience." With Playstation's entertainment, "He said.
Sony has appointed Kodera to SIER president and CEO in October 2017 when former PlayStation president Andrew House announced that he would leave the company. Kodera joined Sony in 1992 to engage in the company's portable audio business. In 2010 he became senior vice president of the newly established Sony Network Entertainment International and was promoted to president in 2013. SNEI merged with Sony Computer Entertainment in 2016 and founded Sony Interactive Entertainment with Kodera.
Ryan has been with Sony since 1994 and has been an executive officer overseeing the PlayStation business in Europe. He is one of the more forthright executives of PlayStation and is essential for Sony's dominant position in Europe and other territories.
"We saw the PlayStation business grow very early in the day and have seen massive changes," Ryan said in a statement. "We hope to be able to use the day experience to strengthen the foundation of our game and network services business. It helps evolve entertainment that is provided to a passionate community. "