After 27 years in Sony Interactive Entertainment, President and CEO Andrew House steps down from his role and will be succeeded by Deputy President John Kodera. Andrew House will stay on the company as a Chairman of Sony Interactive Entertainment.
“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,” From Andrew House's statement in Sony's press release.
He started his career in Sony as a corporate communications executive in 1990 and soon rose the ranks and contributed to the marketing of the Sony Playstation in 1995. By 2011, Andrew House has moved around the company a lot and was ready to lead the charge as President and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment and spearheaded the launch and release of the PS4. The PS4's success can be attributed to him and all his efforts. He also made significant changes to Sony's online platform Playstation Now and the Playstation Network. One of his last major successes for Sony was with the release of PSVR which has since become the highest selling virtual reality peripheral and the market leader in VR.
Andrew House will surely be missed and his massive contributions to the industry have left a lasting impact on the future of Sony. Here's hoping that his successor, John Kodera will continue the path that Andrew House has forged.