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Sony shuffles PlayStation execs to increase focus on PlayStation Network


Former Sony Computer Entertainment Europe boss Jim Ryan will be the new PlayStation president and CEO. Current CEO and president John Kodera will serve as deputy president and oversee PSN growth.
Sony is shaking up its management structure for its PlayStation business, a move that signals increased emphasis on the company’s PlayStation Network. Starting April 1, Jim Ryan will become president and chief executive of Sony Interactive Entertainment, while the man currently holding that position, John Kodera, will become deputy president.
While the move will see Ryan and Kodera effectively switching job titles, the change in top-level management is indicative of shifting priorities in the PlayStation group.
Sony announced the executive shuffle Monday, with CEO and president Kenichiro Yoshida saying in a news release that the move will “ensure sustainable evolution of the PlayStation platform and further growth of the network area.”
“I believe that this new structure,” Yoshida said in a statement, “where Jim will manage SIE’s overall organization and operations, and which will allow John to focus on the key mission to further develop PlayStation Network (PSN) that has now grown into an immensely large platform with over 90 million Monthly Active Users worldwide — will enable SIE to accelerate its innovation and evolution even further.

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