Andrew House steps down as Sony CEO

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#1 Posted by whur (216 posts) -

Unexpected. I remember seeing his perfectly fluent Japanese in the promo for Hideo Kojima and how warm it felt that this great man was running Sony.

So long, excited to see what’s up with your next adventure.

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#2 Posted by Blackout62 (2190 posts) -

And so another great face for Playstation departs.

Oh well, my video game heart was already taken by one Andrew, that beautiful fallen angel that is EA's Andrew Wilson.

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#3 Posted by soulcake (2712 posts) -

Weird i thought Sony computer entertainment ( the PlayStation part of Sony ) was doing well ? Did he found a football club he could manage as well ?

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#4 Posted by forteexe21 (2024 posts) -

Andrew House was the President and Global CEO of SIE. Kaz Hirai is still the President and CEO of Sony Corporation. Title confused me for a moment.

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#5 Posted by imhungry (1111 posts) -

@soulcake: The released statement implies that he chose to step down to go pursue some other project in the industry and spend more time with his family.

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#6 Posted by VincentVendetta (521 posts) -

So who's gonna take his place?

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#7 Posted by gkhan (1054 posts) -

@soulcake said:

Weird i thought Sony computer entertainment ( the PlayStation part of Sony ) was doing well ? Did he found a football club he could manage as well ?

I wouldn't read anything about the health of Sony into this. It's a stressful job, he's had it for a while, and he probably has all the money in the world already. I can't imagine he was fired.

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#8 Posted by whitegreyblack (1950 posts) -

@soulcake: I think this is more of a case of an exec stepping away when they are pretty much at the top of their game and achieving a pretty massive milestone. I imagine it opens a lot of opportunities for you when you can say you're coming off of building the number 1 product in your market/industry.

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#9 Edited by Jesus_Phish (3808 posts) -

@soulcake: It is doing well. This is likely him wanting to do something else combined with there being no higher position within Sony for him to go to. So long as Kaz is still around there's a ceiling on how high guys like Andrew House can get.

I hope he stays around in the company. He's a likable personality. He was obviously very business oriented but he had a charm about him.

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#10 Posted by paulmako (1958 posts) -

Seeing him drop that fluent Japanese in the video with Kojima is still one of the coolest surprises I have seen on the business side of gaming.

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#11 Edited by KingBonesaw (1384 posts) -

So he took over right before the Vita was coming out and around when Sony's PR was at an all time low following the PSN hack and managed to announce and release the PS4 to great commercial success.

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#12 Posted by Shindig (4884 posts) -

Jim Ryan's time to shine.

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#13 Posted by RazielCuts (3290 posts) -

Not that I don't believe you but link? How was it cushioned/ presented by Sony or himself?

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#14 Edited by Shindig (4884 posts) -
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#15 Posted by andythemeZ (402 posts) -

Sony’s starting to get complacent at the top again. Switch proved Vita could’ve been a success, the PS4 pro hasn’t been supported well enough especially for old TVs, the PSVR has all the tech right but few major games, PS Now is an afterthought while Game Pass and Backwards Compatibly (TM) are handling old games right, PS Vue isn’t making a compelling argument compared to the price features and channels of Sling etc. and Xbox having antenna support is probably better for most people, I think that Direct TV exclusive thing expired right(?), and now that all their big exclusives hyped since around launch are about to be out (Uncharted, Horizon, Last Guardian, God of War, Detroit) there’s not a lot on a table unless they make tons of new exclusives announcements at next E3.

I know that dude who was all “yeah indie games only mattered in 2013 when we needed their support” didn’t speak for the whole company, but they need to start bending over backwards like Xbox has for its fans to keep the #1 spot cause I don’t think getting COD maps two weeks early now cuts it.

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#16 Edited by mrfluke (6099 posts) -

Jack Trenton, Adam boyes and Andrew house, So pretty much a lot of the golden boys who helped win over hearts and minds during the rise of the PS4 is now gone (well by next year Andrews out)

Well, hopefully they keep Jim Ryan away from interviews

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#17 Edited by KingBonesaw (1384 posts) -

@mrfluke: Jim Ryan kicks down the doors at Sony: "I'm running this show now".

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#18 Posted by mrfluke (6099 posts) -

@kingbonesaw: If the rise of Jim Ryan will lead to more moments like that, then I’m onboard


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