Kaz Hirai becomes Sony president

Guess who’s going to become Sony president? It’s Kaz Hirai! Kaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaz Hirai!

The PlayStation figurehead will take up his new position this April, taking over from Howard Stringer, who goes on to become chairman and CEO. According to Japanese paper Nikkei (via), the change will be finalized at a February board meeting.

Hirai is currently Representative Corporate Executive Officer and Executive Deputy President, a position he’s gained from years of service on team PlayStation and beyond. Sony fans will remember last seeing him announce the price of the PS Vita at E3 2011.

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