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Sony CEO Kaz Hirai: PS4 'likely' to exceed PS2 profits

While Sony as a whole is predicting losses to the tune of almost half a billion this fiscal year, company CEO Kazuo Hirai is looking to the future - specifically, the PlayStation 4's future. During a corporate strategy meeting reported by Japanese website Impress Watch and translated by Eurogamer,...

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Hirai: Vita sales on 'low end' of expectations

The last couple of years have been interesting for handheld game consoles. The 3DS debuted to lower than expected sales in 2011, only to see Nintendo turn things around with a drastic price cut. Last year, the PlayStation Vita failed to match even the 3DS' pre-price-drop performance in its early...

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Sony CEO says Vita meeting targets, but 'trending behind' in some regions

Sony CEO and president Kaz Hirai says the PlayStation Vita is performing near expectations overall, but that it's "maybe trending behind in certain territories." Earlier this month, Sony revealed the Vita hit 2.2 million sales worldwide. Hirai, speaking to Reuters at Berlin's IFA conference,...

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Kaz Hirai given commemorative PS3

There's only one way to get this extremely limited-edition PlayStation 3 system, and that's to be Kaz Hirai. SCE Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida tweeted this scene of semi-outgoing Sony Computer Entertainment chairman Kaz Hirai being presented with the unique-looking commemorative item....

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Kaz Hirai drops some titles at Sony, still president

One morning, Sony president and CEO Kaz Hirai woke up and said, "I probably have too many titles." Beyond being the president and CEO of Sony Corporation (the umbrella parent company of PlayStation, Bravia, and many other Sony brands), Hirai is also "representative director" and "chairman" –...

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Understanding Sony's lessened focus on 3D at this year's E3

During last year's Sony E3 press conference, the company spent quite a bit of time talking 3D. Several titles were on the horizon with 3D support, including main entries in series like Uncharted and Killzone. Since then, the company toned down its approach to 3D integration. Sony Senior VP of...

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1.8 million Vitas getting covered in fingerprints worldwide

Sony has sold 1.8 million PlayStation Vitas, according to CEO Kaz Hirai. The executive announced the latest tally during the company's fiscal earnings call. Gamasutra reports Hirai thinks this is a "good start," but he did say, "We have to reinforce the software area in order to improve the...

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Sony expects biggest loss ever, 10K laid off; games a pillar for future

Sony announced today it would cut 10,000 jobs, approximately 6 percent of its global workforce, as it projects a loss of $6.4 billion for the fiscal year that ended in March. It will be the fourth straight year of losses for the company, which really needs to turn around its money pit TV business...

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Sony appoints Kaz Hirai to prez and CEO, replacing Sir Howard Stringer

After a bout of he said / she said earlier this year over the possibility of executive deputy prez Kazuo Hirai becoming president and CEO of Sony Corp., Sony has decided to make the news official this morning. As of April 1, 2012, Kaz will step up to the job of current CEO Sir Howard Stringer,...

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Too soon: No plans for next PlayStation at E3, Hirai says

Kaz Hirai, Sony's... um, let's just call him "Mega EXEC" for now, said the company will not announce the PlayStation 4 at this year's E3. The Wall Street Journal reports Hirai is sticking to the 10-year life cycle for the PlayStation 3 and currently sees no need to replace it. "Andy (House) is...

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