Sony Gaming Chief to Leave
Sony announced Monday that its gaming division chief, Phil Harrison, will step down, effective Feb. 29. The company said in a statement that Kaz Hirai will replace Harrison, who was a Sony employee of more than 15 years and helped shepherd the launch of the original PlayStation.
Hirai is chief and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment; he will now assume Harrison’s former position as president of Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios.
“As one of the founding members of SCE, Phil played a key role in the development and growth of the PlayStation business and our industry,” Hirai said in a statement issued by the company. “It is sad to see him departing from SCE, but I wish to express my gratitude for his many invaluable contributions and also wish Phil the very best of luck in his future endeavors.”