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Andrew House steps down as CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment after 27 years with the company

Andrew House steps down as CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment after 27 years with the company

Sony Interactive Entertainment President and Global CEO Andrew House has stepped down after 27 years with the company.

He will remain with SIE as a Chairman over the next year to make sure the transition goes smoothly. He will be replaced by John Kodera, former Deputy President of SIE.

House joined Sony back in 1990, starting out in corporate communications at Sony HQ before working his way up through various executive roles. He took the role of President and Global CEO of SIE in 2011.

Tremendously proud

"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," he said.

"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 was still giving interviews up to last week, where he stated that Sony would not be attempting to take on the Nintendo Switch. He also claimed that its mobile studio ForwardWorks was doing "fantastic".


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