John “Tsuyoshi” Kodera, the current deputy president of Sony Interactive Entertainment, has been appointed the president and chief executive officer of Sony Interactive Entertainment, the company announced.
Andrew House, the current president and global chief executive officer of Sony Interactive Entertainment, will transition away from operational management. House started working for Sony Computer Corporation in 1990, working in the Tokyo-based corporate communications department.
John Kodera Running The House of PlayStation
Find comments from Hirai, House, and Kodera below.
Kazuo Hirai – President and CEO, Sony Corporation
“When I passed the baton of leadership for Sony Computer Entertainment to Andrew House in 2011, I was confident that I was leaving the PlayStation business in the best possible hands, and so it has proved. I’m extremely grateful to Andy for the great contribution he has made to evolving the PlayStation business, and firmly positioning it as one of the drivers of our future growth. Andy and I go back more than 20 years and spent much of this time together, dedicating ourselves to ensuring the success of the PlayStation business.”
Andrew House – Chairman, Sony Interactive Entertainment
“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.”
John Kodera – President and CEO, Sony Interactive Entertainment
“It’s a great honor to take on the role of President and CEO, SIE, and I’m very grateful to Kaz and Andy for the trust and faith they have shown in me. I intend to build on the amazing progress Andy has made enhancing the PlayStation brand and expanding the game and network services business, and will strive to further strengthen the unique value proposition we are able to offer via the PlayStation platform. “