Theories On Why Sony's Kutaragi Is Movin' On

Kenji Hall

Ken Kutaragi's move to hand over daily oversight of Sony's video games unit to Kaz Hirai has got the rumor mill working overtime. Given the timing of the announcement, I suggested in a story yesterday that Sony's top execs may have tired of Kutaragi's glitch-plagued PlayStation 3 launch. Howard Stringer & Co. may have wanted to crack down on the division and felt they could only accomplish that by forcing Kutaragi, known as a maverick and a brusque leader, to let a team player take over.

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