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Updated Story: Sony has issued a statement denying the report from last week: "Certain media reports were published on January 7th, 2012 regarding
Sony Corporation's executive officers' appointments. Sony Corporation
has made no announcement in this regard and nothing has been determined
at this time."
Original Story: According to a report from Japanese newspaper Nikkei, Kaz Hirai will take over as president of Sony this April.
Hirai will replace current president Howard Stringer, though Stringer will remain on board as chairman and chief executive officer. Hirai was promoted to deputy president of the company last March and was in charge of Sony's consumer products and services division, which included PlayStation.
When asked for confirmation, a Sony representative told Game Informer the company does not comment on rumor or speculation.
hey, Kaz, how much are you getting paid now, now that you're president?
Kaz: "699 US Dollars. 699 US Dollars. 699 US Dollars. 699 US Dollars. 699 US Dollars. 699 US Dollars. 699 US Dollars. 699 US Dollars. 699 US Dollars. 699 US Dollars. 699 US Dollars. 699 US Dollars."
Howard Stringer did nothing to help Sony over the past few years. And quite frankly has hurt the company as a whole. Making Kaz president is not the right choice either. His horrible marketing and leadership with the Playstation 3 has put their once firm hold on the gaming market in the backseat.
Is it bad that whenever I read the name "Kaz Hirai" I just think that it sounds like a name that would have originated in Overblood?
Sony sure loves secrets.
I mean is it really big that he could be?
Well by now, since it was confirmed that nothing's happening, it doesn't really matter but I think that even if the rumours were true, Sony would be in good hands.
So, are they denying it because it isn't true or because their big reveal was ruined and they want a do-over?
"the company does not comment on rumors or speculation."?
Eh, whatever. Sony knows what they're doing (looks at all the exclusive games).