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Published on April 26th, 2007 | by Daniel David

Ken Kutaragi to retire

All of your dreams have come true. Ken Kutaragi (Krazy Ken), chairman and group CEO for Sony Computer Entertainment, Inc. and father of the PlayStation brand shall be retiring from position effective June 19.

He was recently moved to a top position to removing him from daily operations for the PS3. Kaz Hirai who replaced Kutaragi will be promoted to CEO of SCE.

Here is a statement from SCEI:

“Kutaragi has said that he has been considering this decision for some time. He stated that, in the six months since the appointment of Kazuo Hirai as President in December, the new generation of management, led by Mr. Hirai, has continued to develop. With the March introduction of PS3 in Europe completing the successful launch of PS3 worldwide, Mr. Kutaragi has identified SCE’s Annual Shareholders’ meeting in June as the ideal timing to pass on the torch to the new generation of management. Mr. Kutaragi will now apply his extensive technological knowledge and leadership skills to take on new challenges beyond the world of PlayStation. Sony and SCE will continue to seek Mr. Kutaragi’s input and ideas from a broad perspective, while continuing to support him as much as possible in the realization of his dreams.”

I’m sure PS3 fans really won’t miss him to much but he did kick-start the Playstation so he deserves some credit where its do. He said some crazy things over the years and we’re going to miss that but really it about time he left since he causing more harm then good lately anyways. Honestly, I can’t wait to see what he makes up next outside of the Playstation brand.


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