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Hiroki Totoki becomes interim head of Sony Interactive Entertainment

Hiroki Totoki becomes interim head of Sony Interactive Entertainment

Are you looking to showcase your brand in front of the gaming industry’s top leaders? Learn more about GamesBeat Summit sponsorship opportunities here.  Hiroki Totoki is taking over today as interim chairman of Sony Interactive Entertainment, filling a role left open by the retirement of Jim Ryan. Ryan decided in September to retire after 30 years at Sony, and Sony Group announced that Totoki would fill the role at that time. His titles include COO and president of Sony Group, the second highest-ranking executive role at Sony. His responsibilities span strategic decision-making, financial oversight, and operational excellence. The role at SIE is a critical position for guiding the future of Sony’s game business, which along with the entire game industry has hit tough times lately with the decline of game play time in the wake of the pandemic. Sony Interactive Entertainment announced on February 27 it would lay off 900 people. Totoki has navigated Sony through complex financial landscapes, with the goal of having stability and growth. Totoki will report to Sony Group’s Chairman and …