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Father of PlayStation retires

April 27th, 2007 · No Comments

The father of PlayStation, Ken Kutaragi, has announced his retirement. He will step down in June, to become the ‘honorary chairman’ of the games division he helped create. He will be replaced by Kazou Hirai, who will be charged with rekindling interest in the . The move follows demotion earlier this year, after growing friction with Sony’s Chief Executive Howard Stringer.
In a statement, Sony says: “Kutaragi has said that he has been considering this decision for some time. With the March introduction of PS3 in Europe completing the successful launch of PS3 worldwide, Mr. Kutaragi has identified SCE’s Annual Shareholders’ meeting in June as the ideal timing to pass on the torch to the new generation of management. Sony and SCE will continue to seek Mr. Kutaragi’s input and ideas from a broad perspective, while continuing to support him as much as possible in the realization of his dreams.”

Tags: Corporate · HD DVD and Blu-ray · Trade · Video games

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