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Sony games unit management to be reshuffled

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 29 Jun 2011 19:34

Sony games unit management to be reshuffled Kazuo Hirai to hand over day-to-day running of gaming unit.
Andrew House, 46 from Wales, will take over as President and Group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc (SCEI) from September 1. Kazuo Hirai will become chairman of the video games unit as he continues to wait to get Sony's Howard Stringer's job.

The current SCEI Chairman, Akira Sato, will retire from the position on August 31.

A Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. spokesman has denied that the gaming united reshuffle has anything to do with the April PlayStation Network (PSN) hack that leaked details on 77 million customers.

Kazuo Hirai is considered the favorite to replace 69-year-old Howard Stringer as the Chairman, President and CEO of Sony Corporation. "He's in pole position to head the whole company, so he needs to focus on that, which is probably why they sought out a successor for the videogames business," said analyst Nobuo Kurahashi of Mizuho Investors' Securities.

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