The Man Who Put Sony Back on Top of Video Games

Shuhei Yoshida, president of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.'s Worldwide Studios.

Photographer: Akio Kon/Bloomberg

“How many people came for video games?” asks a keynote presenter at Sony Corp.’s PlayStation bash in Las Vegas last December. The crowd roars. “And how many came to give Shu Yoshida a hug?” The roar gets even louder.

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