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    Elcura is offline Senior Member Always Around
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    Default New hope for the PS3?

    http://www.scei.co.jp/corporate/release/pdf/070426e.pdf

    SCEI and Sony announce Executive Management Transition
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    TOKYO, JAPAN, April 26, 2007 – Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) and Sony Corporation (Sony) have jointly announced today that Ken Kutaragi, Representative Director, Chairman and Group CEO, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc., will retire from his executive position at SCEI effective June 19, 2007, when SCEI’s annual shareholders’ meeting will take place. Mr. Kutaragi will pass on the torch to the next generation, stepping back from his executive management responsibility of the company to serve as Honorary Chairman of SCEI. With his deep and instinctive insight into future technology, Mr. Kutaragi will also continue to support Sir Howard Stringer, Chairman and CEO, Sony Corporation, as senior technology advisor.

    Concurrently, Kazuo Hirai, currently President and Group COO, SCEI, will be promoted to President and Group CEO, continuing his responsibility as the leader of the PlayStation® business worldwide.

    Mr. Kutaragi, well known as the “Father of PlayStation”, invented and launched the original PlayStation in 1994 and its successor, PlayStation 2, in 2000. Since the introduction of PlayStation and subsequently PlayStation 2, these platforms opened up a vast market of computer entertainment. The two platforms combined now have an installed base of more than 200 million units in homes around the world, with more than 2 billion units of PlayStation and PlayStation 2 software titles shipped worldwide. The third generation of the company’s home computer entertainment system, PLAYSTATION®3, launched in November 2006 in Japan and North America and in March 2007 in Europe, will continue to revolutionize the computer entertainment experience with its immense computational power connected to the network.

    After completing the launch of PLAYSTATION 3 worldwide, Mr. Kutaragi has decided to pursue his dreams beyond PlayStation and to accelerate his network vision.

    “I am happy to graduate from Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. after introducing four platforms to the PlayStation family,” said Ken Kutaragi, Chairman and Group CEO, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. “It has been an exciting experience to change the world of computer entertainment by marrying cutting edge technologies with creative minds from all over the world. I’m looking forward to building on this vision in my next endeavors.”

    “Ken Kutaragi is a rare combination of a powerful visionary and entrepreneur in one figure,” said Howard Stringer, Chairman and CEO, Sony Corporation. “Not only has he created a multi-billion dollar business for the Sony Group, he has brought the industry into a new dimension. Sony has benefited tremendously from his vision, his 2/2
    creative genius, and from the very strong team he assembled and nurtured. As Ken moves forward to pursue new opportunities, we will encourage and support him. My support also goes to Kazuo Hirai, who is a terrific executive with a proven track record with PlayStation business in the US. I am confident that he will inspire and lead SCEI to new heights.”
    His ass so got fired. Kazuo Hirai can't possibly fuck up the PS3 more then Ken did...

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    There is only one question to be answered whether or not the PS3 will be saved:

    Do they have enough moneyhats to buy off exclusives?

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    Ken wasn't in charge for some time. He was what made the ps3 what the ps3 is but most of the delayed games, pricing, and so fourth was from sony not Ken.

    He gets a bad rap but he is the father of playstation and should be remembered so.

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    hmmm... mixed emotions, id really need to see a pro and con list of what hes done because from the last time i spoke about him it seemed as if he was just straight fucking sony in the ass with an over confident and narcissistic attitude.


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    Quote Originally Posted by neekz0009 View Post
    Ken wasn't in charge for some time. He was what made the ps3 what the ps3 is but most of the delayed games, pricing, and so fourth was from sony not Ken.

    He gets a bad rap but he is the father of playstation and should be remembered so.
    You are never remembered for what u did but for what u did last. what do you think Bill Clinton is most remembered for?? Monica Lewinsky. What do you think Bush will be remembered for??Iraq and 911.
    As for Ken Kutaragi, he'll always be remembered for for the PS3: when all the developpers were trying to get exclusives from Sony, he never finalized the business terms for independent publishers on the PS3 and without Kutaragi's signoff, the normally independent American and European branches had no authority to reach agreements on the exclusives they believed could be valuable to the PS3 cause. And while Sony played the waiting game, Microsoft contacted both Take-Two and Ubisoft and offered them very generous terms to bring Assassin's Creed and Grand Theft Auto IV to the Xbox 360.
    http://www.gamepro.com/microsoft/xbo...es/55309.shtml

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    Quote Originally Posted by xxDoLLarBiLLxx View Post
    You are never remembered for what u did but for what u did last. what do you think Bill Clinton is most remembered for?? Monica Lewinsky. What do you think Bush will be remembered for??Iraq and 911.
    As for Ken Kutaragi, he'll always be remembered for for the PS3: when all the developpers were trying to get exclusives from Sony, he never finalized the business terms for independent publishers on the PS3 and without Kutaragi's signoff, the normally independent American and European branches had no authority to reach agreements on the exclusives they believed could be valuable to the PS3 cause. And while Sony played the waiting game, Microsoft contacted both Take-Two and Ubisoft and offered them very generous terms to bring Assassin's Creed and Grand Theft Auto IV to the Xbox 360.
    http://www.gamepro.com/microsoft/xbo...es/55309.shtml

    Very true, he had a very stand off ish attitude with in the company and allowed exclusives to slip through his fingers even though sony is not known for paying for exclusives like Msoft those titles could of been.

    He has a bad rap sure he was arrogant but he was a creator first then a public speaker.

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    Anyone got any good things to say about him???

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    I'd like to die with the songs I love stuck in my head. I hope to make the most of these hollow bones we become.
    I raise a toast to the the souls that sang all along. I've been gathering friends to just to make some sounds,
    before the ship goes down, I've been making amends by making the rounds before the whole world ends


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    Quote Originally Posted by StealDragon View Post
    Anyone got any good things to say about him???

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    RIIIIIIIDGE RAAAAAACER

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dascu View Post
    RIIIIIIIDGE RAAAAAACER

    Wrong guy.

    I would say alot of good things to him because if it wasn't for him I would of never enjoyed ps1,ps2,and ps3.

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    So, I won't be hearing any more of his idiotic comments about PS3 or other other consoles. Good riddance...

 

 
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