Ken Kutaragi – President, SCEI? Nay…Chairman!

Ken KutaragiIn what seems like great news for Ken Kutaragi, he has been promoted as  the new chairman of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Replacing Kutaragi as SCEI president is none other than Kaz ‘Ridge Racer’ Hirai. In a press release from SCEI, they’ve given details on the shake-up and the new people holding the coveted positions:

Ken Kutaragi – Chairman and Group CEO
Kaz Hirai – President and Group COO
Akira Sato – Vice Chairman
Masaru Kato – Deputy President and Group CFO
David Reeves – Deputy President
Howard Stringer
Ryoji Chubachi
Kenshi Manabe
Shigeo Maruyama

It seems that the management was just waiting for the PlayStation 3 launch to be over before doing the restructuring, simply because such news might take the momentum away from the launch. While the fact remains that Kaz Hirai will share a bigger role in SCEI from now on, Ken Kutaragi will have to remember the fact that the PSP is still suffering from dwindling sales. I guess the fatter paycheck should give him enough motivation though. More on this development as soon as we have a clear picture of the new management and their responsibilities.

Ken KutaragiIn what seems like great news for Ken Kutaragi, he has been promoted as  the new chairman of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Replacing Kutaragi as SCEI president is none other than Kaz ‘Ridge Racer’ Hirai. In a press release from SCEI, they’ve given details on the shake-up and the new people holding the coveted positions:

Ken Kutaragi – Chairman and Group CEO
Kaz Hirai – President and Group COO
Akira Sato – Vice Chairman
Masaru Kato – Deputy President and Group CFO
David Reeves – Deputy President
Howard Stringer
Ryoji Chubachi
Kenshi Manabe
Shigeo Maruyama

It seems that the management was just waiting for the PlayStation 3 launch to be over before doing the restructuring, simply because such news might take the momentum away from the launch. While the fact remains that Kaz Hirai will share a bigger role in SCEI from now on, Ken Kutaragi will have to remember the fact that the PSP is still suffering from dwindling sales. I guess the fatter paycheck should give him enough motivation though. More on this development as soon as we have a clear picture of the new management and their responsibilities.

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