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Submitted by gaffyh 1137d ago | news

Kaz Hirai in Position to Lead Sony

Sony is promoting Kazuo Hirai to head of its consumer products unit, the company's biggest division, and CEO Howard Stringer said Hirai was in the lead to be his successor. (Kaz Hirai, PS Vita, PS2, PS3, PSP, Sony)

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dude_meister  +   1137d ago
Go Kaz!
aCasualGamer  +   1137d ago
Man i miss Ken Kutaragi. Even though i feel Kaz Hirai will do a great job of taking after his place.
rockleex  +   1136d ago
Ken was the only reason Playstation even happened in the first place.

Without him, we won't be seeing the unique hardware architectures and technology. We also won't be seeing the pushing of newest media at the time such as CDs, DVDs, and Bluray.

But I still have full faith in Sony to deliver on NGP and PS4, especially with how great they've been doing the past couple of years.
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hay  +   1136d ago
You're forgetting they're Japanese(with ninjas and stuff ;]) so they'll try to continue his legacy and follow his path.
This isn't Square.
aCasualGamer  +   1136d ago
@rockleex

I'm still hoping for a Ken Kutaragi comeback sometime in the future, perhaps when PS4 gets announced. The press would go apeshit if he came back as the father of Playstation!
sikbeta  +   1137d ago
He got this in his pocket already :P many were predicting this long ago, Go KAZ!!! XD
INehalemEXI  +   1137d ago
WTG KAZ
OllieBoy  +   1137d ago
Kaz is one position away from running the whole show. Pretty crazy.
gaffyh  +   1137d ago
I wonder what this would mean for PlayStation though. He's been heading up PS for a long time, if it means PS get's more resources, the Kaz would be the best choice imo.
mindedone  +   1137d ago
I doubt it does. He has no reason to have any loyalty to PS over the rest of the Sony brand.
diehardgamer1000  +   1137d ago
this cld be great,cz this guy cld bring in more financial resources to the lacking marketing side for the ps3 games.
DragonKnight  +   1137d ago
cld? cz? these words are underlined by the browser dictionary as being spelling mistakes. clarify if you please.
RyuCloudStrife  +   1137d ago
cld=could and cz=because...

if you have any sense of reading you can figure it out
DragonKnight  +   1137d ago
@ Bill Nye: *sigh* Clearly my comment went over your head. I know what they meant. I specifically mentioned that they were spelling mistakes for a reason you know. Geez. You've lost your touch since you lost your show.

EDIT: Obviously went over a few heads. Guess I need to be completely literal when posting because people can't comprehend meaning in between the lines.
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RyuCloudStrife  +   1137d ago
this guy seems pretty likeable
Convas  +   1137d ago
Like him more that Kutaragi, that's fer sure. He just looks classier. Congrats!
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Raendom  +   1137d ago
Kaz is cool.
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TheGuardianFID  +   1137d ago
Congrats Kaz!!! 8) Now get me a burger, come on, on the double soldier!!! >8( 8P 8)
Mr Tretton  +   1136d ago
At least I'm always the star of E3!
sp1deynut  +   1136d ago
...
RRRRIIIIIIIIIDGE RRRRAAAACEEEEERRRRR!!!

It had to be done. :o

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