PlayStation CEO Jim Ryan Comments On His Retirement

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After news broke that PlayStation boss Jim Ryan was set to retire in March 2024, the soon-to-be-former Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) CEO has released a message on his retirement decision.

The statement, which you can read below, comes directly from the SIE website.

As you will have seen today in the news, I have announced my retirement after nearly 30 years at Sony Interactive Entertainment. I did not take this decision lightly and I absolutely love SIE and our community, but of late I’ve been finding it increasingly difficult to strike the right balance between having my home in the UK and my job in the United States. As mentioned in the press release, I will continue my role as President and CEO until March 2024. Effective April 1, 2024, Hiroki Totoki will be appointed Interim CEO of SIE while he continues his current role at Sony Group Corporation.

I feel humbled at having the opportunity to lead a company delivering products that touch millions of lives. From award-winning games to the incredibly immersive technical achievements delivered with PlayStation 5, I’m immensely proud of what we have achieved and very optimistic for the future of Sony Interactive Entertainment.

From my beginning in Europe, it was clear that Sony had built something truly special. Generations later I am still amazed by the excitement and passion of the PlayStation community. It is thanks to you that we have been able to keep innovating and delivering even greater experiences. Since 1994, generations of gamers have inspired us to be better, to push the boundaries, and the results have been incredible. 

Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

What do you think of Jim Ryan’s retirement? Let us know in the comments.

  1. He was awful from a PR sense and then the FTC thing made it worse with all of Sony’s info being put out and then losing not to mention how he handled himself in court outright lying about statements he made. Ponies in denial defending him now saying this is normal which it isn’t why hire him if you know he’ll retire he was older than his predecessor Andrew House who was the GOAT! Ryan is the reason House and Layden were fired because he wanted power and destroyed PlayStation

    1. He can say whatever he wants he was only head for 4 years and he was older than Andrew House who actually knew what he was doing as CEO. Ryan wanted PlayStation to go in a live service direction so the damage is 9done no turning back now. I have to wonder if Sony considers selling Bungie like Embracer is with Gearbox. It’s clear he handling of the FTC case and behavior embarrassed Sony so since it went through they asked him to leave. It’s shocking most are ignoring that. Andrew House was Ryan’s predecessor not Layden who was Hulst’s predecessor. Ryan also helped sour Japan on PlayStation so that played a small part as well. The CFO taking over isn’t a good look the studios at Sony could really face some problems with a money first guy in charge who’s probably ruthless. All their benefits and opportunities to complain are gone now.

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