Tag Archives: kaz hirai
Wed, Jun 19, 2013 | 16:18 BST
Thu, May 30, 2013 | 22:00 BST
Sony CEO Kaz Hirai said at the D11 conference today that PS4 is first and foremost a console. Other functionalities, while present, will take a backseat.
Mon, Jan 21, 2013 | 23:40 GMT
Kaz Hirai has hinted the next PlayStation console will not go on sale before Microsoft launches its Xbox 360 follow up.
Wed, Jan 09, 2013 | 11:12 GMT
Sony’s CEO Kaz Hirai has laid out the company’s approach to the future, following its CES presentation. Hirai has painted a roadmap consisting of new projects, a stronger focus and by giving its customers a ‘wow’ factor.
Tue, Jan 08, 2013 | 16:19 GMT
Sony’s CES presentation took place in the wee hours this morning, although PS3, PS4 and PS Vita were notably absent from proceedings and instead, tech took centre stage. Some critics have even gone so far as to raise concern over what has been called by one site as ‘disappointing’.
Thu, Aug 30, 2012 | 15:55 BST
Vita sales are in line with Sony expectations, according to Kazuo Hirai; however, Sony’s CEO admitted sales were a bit off in some regions.
Thu, Jun 28, 2012 | 17:09 BST
Andrew House, head of Sony’s global games division, has said the PlayStation brand can help Sony financially recover, and boost the firm after reporting an annual record annual loss of £3.6 billion in May.
Wed, Jun 27, 2012 | 10:47 BST
Kaz Hirai has stepped aside from his role as representative director and chairman on the Sony Computer Entertainment board. Hirai became CEO and president of the Sony Corporation on April 1. Thanks, GI.
Thu, May 10, 2012 | 15:06 BST
Sony’s confirmed sales of PlayStation Vita are at 1.8 million units.
Sat, Apr 14, 2012 | 20:25 BST
Analysts: Sony could defray costs by stripping down PSN’s free services, employ more “freemium” content
As Sony CEO Kazuo Hirai restructures the firm with a renewed focus on the PlayStation brand, and looks to “increase sales” via downloadable titles and subscription services through PlayStation Network, analysts believe consumers may soon see a vastly different PSN than what they’ve become accustomed to.
Wed, Apr 11, 2012 | 07:43 BST
Sony announced a £4 billion annual loss today, filling the PlayStation doom-sayers’ guns with some monumental ammo. Don’t call the firing squad just yet, says Rob Fahey. The round you’re polishing is a dud.
Thu, Apr 05, 2012 | 11:14 BST
Fri, Feb 03, 2012 | 18:29 GMT
“I thought turning around the PlayStation business was going to be the toughest challenge of my career, but I guess not. It’s one issue after another. I feel like ‘Holy shit, now what?’ We can’t just continue to be a great purveyor of hardware products, even though some people expect us to do that. We really need to buckle down and be realistic. I don’t think everybody is on board, but I think people are coming around to the idea that if we don’t turn this around, we could be sitting in some serious trouble.” – Sony CEO Kaz Hirai on fixing the firm’s hardware business to The Wall Street Journal.
Fri, Feb 03, 2012 | 08:48 GMT
New Sony boss Kaz Hirai has made no bones about it: he wants PlayStation to be in the number spot in the industry.
Wed, Feb 01, 2012 | 09:22 GMT
Kazuo Hirai will take over as president and CEO of Sony Corp from Sir Howard Stringer, the company’s announced this morning.
Wed, Jan 11, 2012 | 10:04 GMT
Sony Corp EVP and SCE chairman Kaz Hirai has said the PlayStation business will bring back profitability to the company, beginning with the western launch of PlayStation Vita. Hirai made the quote in a CES roundtable to a group of journalists, reported by Reuters, alongside Sony Corp president Howard Stringer. Stringer insisted on his part in the roundtable, where Hirai had already mentioned there’d be no PS4 announcement for E3, that the company’s TV business would remain its main focal point.
Vita launches in the US and Europe on February 22.
Wed, Jan 11, 2012 | 10:33 GMT
Sony Computer Entertainment chairman Kazuo Hirai has flatly denied whispers of an imminent PlayStation 4 reveal at E3 in June.
Tue, Jan 10, 2012 | 11:55 GMT
During its Consumer Electronics Show press conference in Las Vegas this evening, Sony revealed the Vita has passed half a million sales in Japan.
Sat, Jan 07, 2012 | 20:19 GMT
Sony has dismissed a recent report which claimed the company was planning to replace current president Howard Stringer with Kazuo Hirai.
Fri, Oct 21, 2011 | 05:38 BST
Sony is actively exploring bringing its PlayStation Suite environment to other hardware manufacturer’s products.