PlayStation loses a piece: Kodera leaves SIE, but won't go far

PlayStation loses a piece: Kodera leaves SIE, but won't go far
Tsuyoshi Kodera, a Sony veteran who helped build PlayStation's online services, will leave the Interactive Entertainment division at the end of the fiscal year. From 1 April 2021, therefore, he will no longer be part of SIE, but he will not go very far. In fact, he will be given a new role within the Sony corporation.

Tsuyoshi Kodera has been part of Sony for 30 years. In 2010 he joined the Sony Interactive Entertainment network team as senior vice president and was promoted to president of the entire Sony Network Entertainment in 2013. In that position, Tsuyoshi Kodera was instrumental in the launch of PlayStation online services, including PS Store. , PS Plus and PS Now, as well as PlayStation Video and Music.

PS Plus was for sure one of Tsuyoshi Kodera's greatest hits: the service became one of the biggest sources of income while driving the manager. The service now has more than 45 million subscribers. In 2016, Sony merged the Computer Entertainment and Network Entertainment divisions to create modern Sony Interactive Entertainment. Kodera was named vice-president. In 2017, he became CEO and president of SIE, following the departure of Andrew House. In 2019 it gave way to Jim Ryan, current president and CEO.

PlayStation therefore loses a piece of its team, but at least Kodera will not leave the company. Recently there has been talk of Sony PlayStation and the farewell of various Japanese figures, such as producer Teruyuki Toriyama (Demon's Souls), and Keiichiro Toyama (Silent Hill, Gravity Rush). But Jim Ryan said Sony is not marginalizing Japan's soil within its business.

There is even talk of a PlayStation "decline" in Japan, which could be due to Sony censorship. br>