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Hiroki Totoki Has Officially Begun His Role As Interim CEO Of PlayStation

Hiroki Totoki has now strapped himself into the role of interim CEO of PlayStation following the departure of former CEO Jim Ryan on April 1, 2024.

While a permanent successor to Ryan has yet to be appointed, Totoki-san will be stepping in to head the PlayStation division while maintaining his current role as Sony president, COO and CFO.

Mr Totoki will work closely with Sony Group Corporation Chairman and CEO Kenichiro Yoshida and the management team of SIE to help define the next chapter of PlayStation’s future, including the succession of the SIE CEO role.

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Totoki previously commented that he feels there is ‘room for improvement‘ when it comes to business operations at Sony, specifically outlining ‘how to use money, the schedule of development and how to fulfil one’s accountability towards development.’

The executive also mentioned that first-party games on PS5, PC, and ‘other platforms’ will be key to improving the operating margins at the hardware manufacturer.

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