Tag Archives: ken Kutaragi
Thu, May 09, 2013 | 20:52 BST
Ken Kutaragi has been named Marvelous AQL’s external director, and will assume his new position at the end of June. According to a a Nikkei report, the former chairman, CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment and “The Father of the PlayStation”, will help the firm develop its business further in Japan and in western markets. Marvelous AQL announced earlier this week its subsidiary, XSEED had been absorbed into the firm, and will serve as the Japanese company’s US arm. Thanks,
Thu, Feb 23, 2012 | 06:50 GMT
Vita has the power to disrupt video games wholesale, and marks the realisation of Ken Kutaragi’s vision for the PlayStation handheld. With the console launching in the west today, Patrick Garratt is weak at the knees.
Tue, Feb 21, 2012 | 00:50 GMT
New-school Sony is much easier to work with than the old guard under former chairman Ken Kutaragi, according to A-Men developer Bloober.
Thu, Dec 01, 2011 | 22:11 GMT
In the latest issue of Bloomberg, as reported by Gamersthirst, Ken Kutaragi is quoted as saying his latest project is “totally cool”. The Sony Computer Entertainment President and engineer was an integral part of every PlayStation console’s development, but retired to the role of honorary chairman in 2007 before stepping down to senior technology advisor this year. The engineer refused to be drawn on details of the new project, and suggested other members of Sony’s old guard might have something to tell.
Wed, Jun 29, 2011 | 20:29 BST
Sony’s just announced the appointment of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe boss Andrew House as the president and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment International.
Sat, Jul 26, 2008 | 10:14 BST
In an interview with TechRadar, SCE UK boss Ray Maguire has said that Ken Kutaragi’s scheme of introducing PS3 as a high tech machine at a high price was a “gamble.”
“The gamble that Ken Kutaragi took with the PlayStation 3 was to put in a high level of technology, so it has been a bit slow to market in some respects, but we’re now seeing how people are starting to understand how the technology works,” he said.
“Historically, the installed base of any hardware platform has been proportional to its great gameplay, but also very attached to the RRP. That was the second part of Kutaragi-san’s gamble, as that hardware made the machine more expensive. But now we’re in the second part of the PS3′s cycle, and since the price came down, there has clearly been an uplift.
“We’ll go through the next part of the year without a price-reduction, but we’re committed to introducing the 80Gb PS3 here on August 29, and the £299 price-point remains. That’s why we’re short of stock at the moment – production of the 40Gb PS3 has stopped.”
Much more through the link.