Andrew House, president of Sony Interactive Entertainment stepped down as president, with the role going to John (Tsuyoshi) Kodera, according to Sony.
House will remain as chairman through the year to “ensure a smooth transition.”
“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,” said House. “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.”
House has been with Sony for 27 years, beginning his career with them serving in corporate communications in 1990. In 2011, House was appointed President and Group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment, and assumed responsibility of PlayStation worldwide.
Kodera joined Sony in 1992 and was assigned to planning and control of Sony’s audio business. In 2013, Kodera was appointed president of Sony Network Entertainment International.