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PlayStation UK chief Gara joins Amazon

Fergal Gara has joined Amazon UK as director of PC. He joins the company after four years in charge of PlayStation’s UK and Ireland business. During his tenure, he helped turn around the firm’s fortunes in the UK. PlayStation was ranked No.3 in terms of console market share when he …

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SCE UK boss Fergal Gara has resigned

Fergal Gara, the VP and MD of Sony Computer Entertainment UK, has resigned. Sony says he has left to pursue a new professional venture”. SCEE’s GM of Nordics, East & South East Europe Warwick Light will replace him, with his tenure to start on August 10th. Gara will remain at …

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Was Black Friday a good thing?

PlayStation UK and Ireland boss Fergal Gara discusses the recent pre-Christmas sales bonanza and the 20th anniversary of PlayStation… Well what an amazing couple of weeks for the games industry. It’s almost exactly one year since the launch of two new consoles and perhaps, all across the industry, we were …

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PS4 must broaden to capture casual audience

PlayStation’s UK boss Fergal Gara has said that the next stage in PS4’s development should see the hardware broaden its audience to attract amore casual crowd. We want to see in the next year or two is a bigger mass market play, shall we say,” Gara told Redbull.com. So in …

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How PlayStation recaptured the UK

As the last generation drew to a close, PlayStation limped over the line in third place, soundly beaten by Nintendo and Xbox.Now it is king of the consoles again with 1m PS4s sold in 42 weeks. MCV discusses the comeback with UK MD Fergal Gara There was a moment last …

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How come PS4 has sold so well?

Last month, Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida told Eurogamer he did not ‘completely understand’ why PS4 has been such a big seller. The console has shifted 10m units worldwide faster than any other console, and today has sold 1m machines in the UK – making it the second fastest selling home games …

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Countdown to PS4 – PlayStation UK talks stock, the failure of PS3 and indie retailers

After a generation stuck in last place, PlayStation UK has never been in a better place to reclaim the No.1 spot from rival Xbox. MCV speaks to sales director Alex Coultate, marketing boss Murray Pannell and managing director Fergal Gara on the launch of PlayStation 4 Eight years ago, PlayStation …

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THE BIG INTERVIEW: Sony UK; Gara, Pannell and Coultate talk PlayStation

PS4 may be grabbing the headlines, but Sony still has big plans for PSN, PS Vita and PS3. UK MD Fergal Gara, marketing director Murray Pannell and commercial director Alex Coultate discuss retail, the next generation, PS3’s line-up and what’s next for Vita… So how would you evaluate 2012 for …

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Sony: ‘Vita’s killer games are still to come’

SCE UK chief Fergal Gara admits he’d love to see Vita selling better, but believes its best months are still to come. The MD told MCV that with Call of Duty, FIFA, Assassin’s Creed and LittleBigPlanet on the way this Christmas, there’s every reason to believe the machine’s performance will …

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