Kotaku - When new PlayStation hardware is revealed to the world, it is revealed in the hands of Kaz Hirai.
The former head of Sony's U.S. PlayStation division was promoted to oversee all PlayStation business in Japan a few years ago and, in early 2011, got a promotion from that. He's now seen as the heir apparent to run all of Sony. That may remove him from most of the day-to-day operations of the PlayStation business, but he's still the main man when it comes to showing what's next for the console and handheld gaming giant. Under Hirai is one of the most successful brands in gaming history.