Sony Appoints Hermen Hulst and Hideaki Nishino as New PlayStation CEOs

By Trisha Andrada

May 14, 2024 01:36 AM EDT

An attendee walks past the PlayStation logo in the Sony Interactive Entertainment booth during the Tokyo Game Show 2018 on September 20, 2018 in Chiba, Japan.
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Sony announced that Hermen Hulst and Hideaki Nishino will be taking over as CEOs of the PlayStation division starting June 1.

Just months after disclosing that Jim Ryan would retire as head of PlayStation, this unprecedented appointment of co-CEOs has taken place.

Sony Interactive Entertainment Appoints New Leaders

The studio business segment of Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) will be headed by Hulst, who is presently the chief of PlayStation studios. The platform business group of SIE will be headed by Nishino. Both will also report to Hiroki Totoki, Sony's chief financial officer and chairman of SIE.

Totoki said in a news statement that Hulst and Nishino would be responsible for managing strategic direction and ensuring that the emphasis stays on engaging current PlayStation players and reaching new audiences.

Meanwhile, Nishino has promised that their first-rate goods, services, and technology will keep bringing creators and gamers together. Hulst also expressed excitement about the prospect of further expanding the world of play and entertainment in video games.

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Sony's Financial Report

Sony announced the new PlayStation executives hours before the company was scheduled to release its most recent financial report.

Following a quarterly reduction in PS5 sales projections, the focus has shifted to the quantity of PS5 units sold by Sony throughout its fiscal year ending March 31, 2023.

According to The Verge, Sony may potentially provide more details about their plans for PlayStation on personal computers (PC).

In an earlier earnings call, Totoki brought up the possibility of expanding PlayStation games on PC and other platforms.

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