Former Sony CEO and PlayStation boss Kaz Hirai has retired. He will remain a senior adviser for the company following 35 years of service.
Also hands down the best fake twitter account of all time.
But for real tho😂😂😂
He was an amazing exec.. His English was perfect, he excels at communicating.
He actually was... I no longer own playstation since start ps4 as retired back to PC but dam there was something about kaz I loved...
The same with me. I owned the PS3 and retired back to PC during the start of the PS4. Too me it felt like the end of an era for console gaming as a whole after the PS3 generation.
In short it depends on how kaz made gaming more attractive to you. speaking purely from my perspective - I considered Ken kutaragi as part of my A-team, next to Hayao Nakayama, Shigeru Miyamoto, followed by peter moore in the US. I particularly viewed Kaz Hirai as part of the catalyst for pushing games to be closer to movies in oder to be considered AAA. a good thing you ask? yes and no, leading all the way to the future. instead of games being designed to be entertaining games are being pushed to meet hardware expectations. it sounded great at first but now it's buckling the industry unfortunately. which is why sony was a no show this E3. with more games needing to meet hardware expectations fewer games will be produced in a much longer development cycle. it all depends though on how their gaming devision made games more attractive to you. we have moved in the direction of graphics mattering to not mattering back to mattering. and all of this is at the cost of games needing to be longer in development. my two cents.
I don't know why you have so many disagrees. From many perspectives serious or funny or even with memes and parody, hes become a legend I would say.
This is N4G mate, the community is a Sh*t show above all else...I got my account suspended for a month for saying Days Gone did not look too good in terms of graphics. This site is a joke, especially in terms of rules.
Enjoy, you've earned it. https://giphy.com/gifs/1460...
Wow, is Kaz's retirement is really worth botting votes? Dangerously high levels of salt from this one.
Botting votes? Lol. You’re probably right. Either that or 50 voters and counting really hate Hirai.
Right? 50 down votes for each comment but no replies. Has N4G finally reached the level of both votes? Watch out world, here we come!
Was thinking the same thing. Generally, no matter what I think of someone, if they made a career out of growing the industry, and bringing something to it, they've earned my respect.
It's kind of a troll site so why not add bot votes?
It looks like there IS botting! The first comment has (at the time of typing) 66 upvotes and 121 downvotes. I've been visiting N4G for over a decade so this is unusual because it is a positive story where there isn't a 'bad' party or two sides, there is just one side so you would expect the comments to be overwhelmingly positive. People tend to respond most to stories that they feel positive about or negative about. The average loyal Xbox-only or Nintendo-only fan is NOT likely to come into this story as it won't inspire negativity. So the person behind these downvotes is likely very sore, about Kaz Hirai for some reason. He always comes across a good natured so I guess they are unhappy about the Kaz Hirai memes from 2013!
OMG that killed me! 😂😂😂
It's N4G mate, nothing but salty pussy cats up in this cesspit.
Brilliant, it made me laugh! I remember after the PS4 reveal event all those Kaz memes came out. And the Antonio Banderas ones, fun times.
Kaz is the man. Thank you for all you have done for Sony and gaming.
I'll never forget watching....RiiiiiIIIIIIDDDDGE EE RACCCERRRRRR
he deserves to just kick back on a beach somewhere earning 20%.. Thank you for all you have done Kaz.
Thank you for that reference. That's a nice suit too. John Phillips. London. I have 2 myself.
But unlike Hans... Kaz may actually get to earn that 20%.
I don't understand why you got so many disagrees.
lol.. clearly we don't have as many Die Hard fans as I thought. I am glad to see some people got it though
Enjoy your retirement. You've earned it.
Ridge racer! But yeah great guy,did a lot for sony and help build the PlayStation brand. Legend in video games. We need our own hall of fame for people in the gaming industry. Jeff's game awards is on the right track. Sake on the beach relaxing 😎
it's Ridge racer :D
These disagrees tho
We know where the disagrees come from. Not from playstation fans, that's for sure. 😉😉
It's a super primitive bot you can always tell because it;s just the parent threads and the votes only continue to the posts before you have to extent the view. It's obvious who is doing it, the mods know who it is yet they do nothing but time the person out over and over. Not that it matters if they have 50 accounts to bot votes of course, but a nice name and shame would work wonders.
@tekiz It's just sad really. Seems like a lot of effort to just vote on something meaningless anyhow.:)
Did you wasted your time by making 30+ account? what a sad life.
Thank you Kaz
no kaz, don't go, your substitute is an idiot :( oh well... enjoy your retirement!
Really, how so?
kenichiro wants to push cloud streaming and GaaS BS because he's stupidly afraid of microsoft and google, however his vision about the gaming branch is discutible
Oh God, I hope this guy doesn't ruin Sony.
I hope they know what they're doing moving forward. He is such a skilled businessman. Like Lisa Su, except without the titties. At least they have found a very strong and capable successor in Kenichiro Yoshida
A brilliant CEO, turned Sony around into a strong, profitable business, enjoy retirement, well deserved.
Happy retirement thanks for the memories
Thank you for everything Hirai San
Ridgeeee racerrrrr. Legend lol
wtf with these downbots lol this site is in dire need of a remake.
And now PlayStation is going to tank HARD
Playstation was supposed to have tanked and died off a million times already.
Before it had Kaz, now it doesn't. It's like he always says "Why are we still here, just to suffer?"
What is with the mass downvotes?
Xbox fans cannot stand a true legend who really did something good for a company.
Really? Cause xbox fans are like outnumbered 2.5 to 1 Ill go with the fake account explanation
I'm confused about it too, lol
kaz did it right - worked his way up to the top.
Retire with pride Kaz. Rookie monster, you need to quit with those duplicate accounts.
You know rookie is and always has been gansta_red right?
I hope he received a retirement package of five hundred and ninety-nine US dollars. it's ridge racer
You led the best console ever made, that's more than enough for me ,can't thank you enough and I hope the ps5 holds the spirit of the ps2.
Which do you feel is the best console ever made?
Congrats to Mr. Hirai. May his successor be every bit the boss he was. o7
This deserves another watch in celebration https://www.youtube.com/wat...
Kaz is a legend! He and his team resurrected Playstation from the red numbers to the greens not by talking and taking (like Phil Spencer does) but by actually doing a great work. Congratulations 🎊. What an achievement. The Playstation nation salute you with honor.
Definitely going to miss this guy! 😥
Congrats Kaz! Enjoy it! Many fond memories...that "Ridge Racer" moment will last forever!
Kaz is undeniably one of the greatest the gaming industry has ever seen. Enjoy your retirement.
Salute. Enjoy your retirement. Well earned, well earned.
*sniff* the man the myth the legend, we will all miss you dearly Mr Hirai.
Giant enemy crab...
again with the ps3 launch? move on already... with all the awesome games ps3 had and the price cut, i think he made ammend about it