Kaz Hirai To Be Named Sony President

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    Current Sony Computer Entertainment head Kaz Hirai may be assuming the role of Sony president following Howard Stringer.

    In a report by Nikkei, Howard Stringer, current President of Sony, will be stepping down as president and becoming CEO and chairman of the electronics manufacturer. Hirai, who was promoted to Sony Computer Entertainment head last year, will be assuming the role of president as early as April. Sony has not yet confirmed this rumor, but Hirai will apparently receive the role whenever Stringer ends his presidency of the company.

    Hirai began working for Sony in 1984 as part of its music division (Sony Music Entertainment Japan) before heading their game division in North America (Sony Computer Entertainment America) in 1995. He is most well known for orchestrating Sony's E3 conferences and being a prominent figurehead during them.

    How will Kaz Hirai's leadership change the company (if at all)? What does this mean for the future of Sony? Add your input and discuss!



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    I was actually trying to fit a good Ridge Racer pun in the write up for that.
     
  7. Ron

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    I doubt that much change will happen, really.
     
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    That man is funny, he will do his job right like all funny people! :)
     
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    ??? maybe a hard crackdown on the ps3 scene
     
  10. jarejare3

    jarejare3 PROFILE CHANGE!

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    Woah :blink:, what happen to the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th post?

    Back to the topic: Cool, Hope he will bring Sony back to where it is before when he becomes president
     
  11. ferofax

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    April will be too far off before he can do something about the Vita situation (let's not kid ourselves, its trendline is like a trench now, so it is a situation).
     
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    jarejare3 PROFILE CHANGE!

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    A man can't Hope?, besides the Vita is not that bad in a situation IMO
     
  13. ShadowSoldier

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    He deserves it. As far as I see, he's the only reason why Sony started making a profit with the PS3 after Kutaragi somewhat dug a grave.
     
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    (this will not change a thing)
     
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    Yeah, take that, people! That's what you get for... being.

    On Topic, congrats to him. He's certainly come a long way from E3 2006. For his first act as President, can he officially make Kevin Butler the VP of everything?
     
  17. ShawnTRods

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    Does Kaz Hirai speak english? Thats all I need to know lol.
     
  18. opengts

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    I'd be surprised if he doesn't.
     
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    Good! We dont need a translator for him lol.
     
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  21. Foxi4

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    He's definatelly a good P.R guy - it's all in the voice and in the face expressions. He has to work a little bit on his hand gestures ("interlinking fingers" suggest dishonesty, that there's something hidden that he doesn't want to talk about), but in general, I'd say he'll be a well-recieved President.
     
  22. chris888222

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    I really like Hirai quite a lot. He well deserves this role.

    and yeah, his English is fantastic for a Japanese (perhaps comparable to western standards!)
     
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    His English is actually pretty good!