Jim Ryan is the current president and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment (SCEI).
Sony’s gaming business has a new leader stepping in to take the top job. Jim Ryan will take over as SIE president and CEO beginning April 1. He is swapping places with current president and CEO John Kodera, who will take over Ryan’s role as SIE deputy president.
Sony is noting that Kodera will continue his work toward building up the company’s gaming and content services. Ryan, meanwhile, will begin overseeing the entirety of the PlayStation business.
Ryan built a reputation after leading the the PlayStation brand to dominance in Europe. He oversaw Sony Computer Entertainment Europe for years. He continued as president of Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe before getting a promotion in 2018 to deputy president.
But PlayStation fans may know him for occasionally sticking his foot in his mouth. Like when he spoke about backward compatibility.
Sony Computer Entertainment, Inc. (SCEI) is a Japanese multinational video game company specializing in a variety of areas in the video game industry, and is a wholly owned subsidiary and part of the Consumer Products Services Group of Sony. The company was established on November 16, 1993 in Tokyo, Japan, prior to the launch of the original PlayStationvideo game system.
Sony Computer Entertainment handles the research development, production, and sales of both hardware and software for the PlayStation line of handheld and home console video game systems. It is also adeveloper and publisher of video game titles and is composed of several subsidiaries covering the company's biggest markets: North America, Europe and Asia. SCE's largest workforce is in the United States. The company has sold more than 400 million PlayStation consoles worldwide.