Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) and PlayStation’s CEO, Jim Ryan, has announced his retirement, which will take effect in March 2024. Ryan has been with Sony for nearly 30 years and became CEO of SIE in 2019. During his tenure, he oversaw the successful launch of the PlayStation 5, which has sold over 40 million units. Ryan did not reveal his future plans in the gaming industry.
Ryan joined Sony in 1994, initially working for Sony Computer Entertainment Europe. Throughout his career, he held various positions within the company, including President of Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe and head of global sales and marketing. He took on the role of SIE President in 2019, switching positions with former CEO John Kodera.
Hiroki Totoki, Sony’s President, COO, and CFO, will assume the role of Chairman of SIE in October 2023 and interim CEO on April 1, 2024. Totoki will work closely with Sony CEO Kenichiro Yoshida and SIE’s management to shape PlayStation’s future, including the selection of the next SIE CEO. Ryan expressed gratitude for his time at Sony, stating his optimism for SIE’s future and thanking Yoshida-san for his support and trust.
In summary, Jim Ryan, CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment and PlayStation, will retire in March 2024 after nearly 30 years with the company. He led the successful launch of the PlayStation 5 and oversaw its sales of over 40 million units. Hiroki Totoki will assume the role of Chairman of SIE and interim CEO after Ryan’s departure. Ryan expressed appreciation for his time at Sony and his excitement for the future of PlayStation.