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Sony's Kazuo Hirai will replace Stringer as CEO

By Jos · 8 replies
Feb 1, 2012
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  1. Sony has confirmed that PlayStation veteran Kazuo Hirai will be promoted to chief executive, replacing current CEO Sir Howard Stringer effective April 1. Stringer will become chairman of the company's…

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  2. Adhmuz

    Adhmuz TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,888   +683

    Who buys Sony LCD tvs anyways? With competition as tough as it is who wants to pay an extra couple hundred bucks because it says Sony. Their only hope is to get the PS4 right and not end up in the same situation as the current console, granted it did do alright around the middle of its life span up until their online service got hacked. I for one am going to wait till the next gen consoles drop below the $300 mark, I see no reason to buy a gaming platform which wont be able to outperform my PC now or whenever it is released. Maybe a change in management is what is needed.
  3. Mudvayne819

    Mudvayne819 TS Enthusiast Posts: 42

    If i was sony, i would stop making new playstation and instead invest in the tablet market, just like razer did. or ditch that and invest in new technology like transparent lcd panel, keyless keyboard and stuff or green computers, solar computer w/e, because to me PS isnt appealing. console gaming is dead, by the time they have all he problems and bug fixed, the hardware thye used for that console is already obsolete... whats the point of selling obsolete gaming console...

    or id just invest in a playstation software so every PC in the world can play their game, that would be profit, they would sell more games and wouldnt have to sell console. less development, more profit.

    why develop something to play games, when there's already something called a PC.
  4. @mudvayne819 So Sony should drop ps4 and either focus on an already extremely saturated market or dump all their money into the market of mystical technology in which they could only be at a disadvantage, all because you have this asinine idea that console gaming is dead.

  5. Raswan

    Raswan TS Enthusiast Posts: 279

  6. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,270   +91

    No. Just, no.
  7. The thing Sony needs to do to return to profitability is to fire all the managers responsible for:

    Handling user financial details in the clear on a network based on old and unpatched software.
    Using the courts in bad faith to put firms selling legal backup products out of business.
    Audio CDs with rootkit malware, built with stolen software, that infect customer PCs.
    Camera sensors prone to failing, without a worldwide recall or compensation.
    Removing (stealing) functionality users paid for, in software updates.
    Being a member of the RIAA and sanctioning predatory litigation.
    Artificially restricting resale and competition through DRM.
    A long history of awful media formats that deservedly fail.
    Artificially keeping prices high through region-locking.
    Consumer electronics hobbled by brand price premiums.
    Litigation and smear campaign against GeoHot.
    Being responsible for DRM SecuRom malware.
    Shipping a poorly-designed PS3 at $599.
    Blaming everyone else but themselves.
    Treating their customers like ******.

    I think that will end up being most of them.
  8. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,371   +1,141

    Meh, Back in the old days of PS2 I had quite a bit of respect for Sony, they made good TV's, good sound systems, a good console and even their camera's were very good and worth the price premium, but these days competition have catched on and simply out-do Sony massively. Also Sony seem to be releasing software hell bent on installing rootkits on your PC or bricking the console you just purchased.

    If they can sort their act out, get some good designers in and make some good products, lower the prices to actually compete with the rest of the world and stop with all this piracy bullsh*t then Sony may return to make a decent profit, MAY return that is...
  9. tonylukac

    tonylukac TS Evangelist Posts: 1,376   +72

    Sony still installs rootkits. Heard of secure-rom?

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