In a recent statement current Sony Interactive Entertainment president Andrew House has announced that he is stepping down from his position. The company has said that the current Deputy President, Josh Kodera will be taking over for House as president and chief executive officer of SIE, effective immediately. However, House will still be playing a role for Sony Interactive Entertainment throughout the end of the year “to ensure a smooth transition.” And even after this stint he will be moving into the role of chairman and director of Sony Interactive Entertainment.
House has a long history with Sony initially joining the company’s corporate communications department in 1990 and then moving on to the marketing and communications team for Sony Computer Entertainment in 1995. During this time he played a role in helping to launch the original Playstation console. In 2011, he became Playstation president and has held the role ever since. Within a statement House gave a few comments on his feelings towards his time at Sony and what they’ve accomplished.
“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. 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. I shall always treasure the friendships and people that have made SIE such a wonderful place to work. I’m also grateful to PlayStation fans and gamers around the world for their loyalty and support. John and the team at SIE are world-class and I know the future of PlayStation is very bright.”