Entries in 'kaz hirai' (29)

Sony bosses take pay cut

Sony bosses take pay cut

Sony execs have taken pay cuts and returned their annual bonuses following four years of losses.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jun 13th 2012 at 9:52AM in News
Kaz Hirai officially becomes Sony president and CEO on April 1st

Kaz Hirai officially becomes Sony president and CEO on April 1st

Sony has at long last confirmed the rumours of Kaz Hirai’s appointment as president and CEO of the company.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 1st 2012 at 8:54AM in News
PSN recovery begins

PSN recovery begins

Platform holder Sony has begun switching back on the PlayStation Network almost one month after it was hacked.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on May 15th 2011 at 4:20PM in News
Hirai heads up Sony consumer business

Hirai heads up Sony consumer business

Sony’s networked products and services boss Kaz Hirai has been promoted to head up the consumer products unit.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Mar 10th 2011 at 9:37AM in News

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PlayStation chief to become Sony CEO?

PlayStation chief to become Sony CEO?

Sony Computer Entertainment CEO Kazuo Hirai could be in line to become Sony President, according to Bloomberg.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Nov 25th 2010 at 9:58AM in News
INTERVIEW: Kaz Hirai

INTERVIEW: Kaz Hirai

The mood at camp PlayStation has changed.

It’s subtle, almost imperceptible, but speak to any of its execs now and they are confident and assured. They are no longer facing ...

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Oct 8th 2010 at 2:38PM in News
Hirai: ‘If it’s right for Japan it’s probably not right for the rest of the world’

Hirai: ‘If it’s right for Japan it’s probably not right for the rest of the world’

Though a big part in the resurgence of PS3 has been the launch of the Slim and the drop in price, SCE president and CEO Kaz Hirai has told MCV ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 8th 2010 at 2:50PM in News
Hirai: PS4 not download-only

Hirai: PS4 not download-only

SCE CEO Kaz Hirai has ruled out future digital-only PlayStation consoles – despite being the first platform holder to launch one with PSPgo.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 26th 2010 at 10:00AM in News

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Hirai: PS3 can beat PS2

Hirai: PS3 can beat PS2

The man standing at the top of Sony’s games business believes PS3 has shrugged off its stuttering start and is on course to become the firm’s most successful console to ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 26th 2010 at 9:00AM in News
Hirai rules out download-only PSP2

Hirai rules out download-only PSP2

PlayStation CEO and Chairman Kazuo Hirai says future PlayStation consoles will not be download-only.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 19th 2010 at 4:13PM in News
Sony adopts 'PlayStation thinking'

Sony adopts 'PlayStation thinking'

SCE global boss Kaz Hirai has revealed that part of his job description is to promote ‘PlayStation thinking’ throughout other Sony divisions.

by Tim Ingham
on Aug 24th 2009 at 7:43PM in News
PS3 Motion Control coming next spring

PS3 Motion Control coming next spring

SCE worldwide president Kaz Hirai has confirmed that the PS3’s motion control system – dubbed ‘the magic wand’ – is set for launch in spring next year.

by Tim Ingham
on Aug 24th 2009 at 7:32PM in News

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Hirai: ‘We can’t allow Nintendo to run away with it’

Hirai: ‘We can’t allow Nintendo to run away with it’

Global Sony Computer Entertainment boss Kaz Hirai has reiterated that the focus of PS3 is games – and demanded that PlayStation “can’t allow Nintendo to run off alone”.

by Tim Ingham
on Oct 15th 2008 at 3:57PM in News
PS3 to become family console

PS3 to become family console

PlayStation 3 is set to take up the mainstream appeal of its predecessor – with its ‘positioning’ and marketing changing to appeal to a broader audience.

by Tim Ingham
on Jul 28th 2008 at 8:48PM in News
Hirai: Rivals can’t compete with PS3’s exclusives

Hirai: Rivals can’t compete with PS3’s exclusives

Sony Computer Entertainment president Kaz Hirai believes that PS3’s “unrivalled” first-party product and Blu-Ray capabilities mean the console enjoys better exclusive content than either of its competitors' machines.

by Tim Ingham
on Jul 28th 2008 at 8:30PM in News
Sony: PS3 Home launch date 'doesn’t matter'

Sony: PS3 Home launch date 'doesn’t matter'

Sony has told MCV that the launch date of PS3 Home ultimately “doesn’t matter” – but predicted that the full service will be available in a “reasonable timeframe”.

by Tim Ingham
on Jul 24th 2008 at 12:15PM in News

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Hirai: Microsoft boasts don’t add up

Hirai: Microsoft boasts don’t add up

Sony Computer Entertainment president Kaz Hirai has called into question Don Mattrick’s claim that Xbox 360 will sell more than PS3 in this generation – predicting that Microsoft’s console will ...
by Tim Ingham
on Jul 24th 2008 at 11:49AM in News
Hirai reassures 40GB PS3 owners

Hirai reassures 40GB PS3 owners

Sony boss Kaz Hirai has moved to reassure European consumers who recently purchased a 40GB PS3 – telling them they still have a “very powerful”, high capacity machine.

by Tim Ingham
on Jul 21st 2008 at 7:18PM in News
Hirai: ‘True’ next-gen titles are only on PS3

Hirai: ‘True’ next-gen titles are only on PS3

Kotaku reports that SCE president Kaz Hirai has stated that that PS3’s titles boast superior quality to its rivals.

by Neil Long
on Jun 27th 2008 at 3:57PM in News
Hirai: High Street retail still vital for Sony

Hirai: High Street retail still vital for Sony

President of Sony Computer Entertainment Kaz Hirai has told MCV that the platform holder believes High Street games retail will still have a major role to play in the future. ...
by Tim Ingham
on May 16th 2008 at 12:25PM in News
‘PS3 confused third parties’, says Hirai

‘PS3 confused third parties’, says Hirai

After admitting to a packed PlayStation Day audience that PS3’s first year was difficult, Hirai later told MCV that part of the problem was a lack of understanding from ...
by Neil Long
on May 12th 2008 at 11:14AM in News
Hirai: 'We’re not competing with Microsoft or Nintendo'

Hirai: 'We’re not competing with Microsoft or Nintendo'

Forget Microsoft and Nintendo – PS3’s content can take on movies, TV and the web in the battle for the wider entertainment space.

by Neil Long
on May 9th 2008 at 3:57PM in News
PLAYSTATION DAY '08: Gamers were underwhelmed by PS3, says Hirai

PLAYSTATION DAY '08: Gamers were underwhelmed by PS3, says Hirai

Kaz Hirai told a throng of media at today's PlayStation Day '08 that the PS3's launch was 'difficult' - but 2008 will be the year that PS3 kicks into top ...
by Neil Long
on May 6th 2008 at 11:55PM in News
PS3 MMO could rival Warcraft, says Sony

PS3 MMO could rival Warcraft, says Sony

President of Sony Online Entertainment John Smedley has suggested that the PS3 can one day host an MMO game to rival the popularity of World Of Warcraft.

by Tim Ingham
on Mar 17th 2008 at 10:15AM in News
Sony restructures to target MMO market

Sony restructures to target MMO market

President of Sony Computer Entertainment Kaz Hirai has taken charge of the company's online business – separate to its PlayStation division – as part of a company restructuring that will ...
by Tim Ingham
on Mar 13th 2008 at 5:56PM in News