Sony Interactive Entertainment Appoints CEOs Hermen Hulst & Hideaki Nishino

    Succeeding former CEO Jim Ryan.

    Sony Interactive Entertainment announced that PlayStation Studios head Hermen Hulst and SVP of Platform Experiences Hideaki Nishino will succeed Jim Ryan as CEOs of the company, as reported by

    Jim Ryan retired from his Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO role in March 2024, three and a half years after the launch of PS5. Sony Interactive Entertainment chairman Hiroki Totoki acted as interim CEO after Ryan’s departure. On June 1, Hulst and Nishino will take up their roles as company CEOs. 

    New Sony Interactive Entertainment CEOs: Hermen Hulst and Hideaki Nishino

    Hermen Hulst is the newly named Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO of the Studio Business Group, which includes all PlayStation first-party teams and development of IP into other media, including TV and movies. Hideaki Nishino will be the CEO of the Platform Business Group, including console hardware, technology, accessories, PlayStation Network, and third-party relations. 

    “I am thrilled to lead the studio business group and continue to build on our success with PlayStation 5, while preparing for the future,” said Hermen Hulst said in a statement. “The video game industry is one of the largest entertainment industries in the world and has been built on the marriage of content and technology, and I look forward to continuing to push the boundaries of play and entertainment.”

    “We will continue to connect players and creators through world-class products, services, and technology,” Hideaki Nishino added. “We always strive to grow our community even bigger with innovation in every area at Sony Interactive Entertainment.”

    “Sony Interactive Entertainment is a dynamic and growing business that delivers incredible entertainment experiences through the connection of content and technology,” Hiroki Totoki said. “These two leaders will have clear responsibilities and will manage strategic direction to ensure the focus remains on deepening engagement with existing PlayStation users and expanding experiences to new audiences.”

    Soul Kiwami
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    Raul Ochoa, a.k.a. Soul Kiwami, is the Managing Editor of Final Weapon and a Games Writer at Game Rant with four years of writing and editing experience. Raul is passionate about the Japanese gaming industry, and he's a huge fan of Nintendo Switch, PC hardware, JRPGs, and fighting games. business email: [email protected] | Muck Rack:

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