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Sony Appoints Kodera as New Head of PlayStation Division

  • Andrew House to step down after six years as head of division
  • Kodera worked on bringing non-gaming content to online service
The buttons of a Sony PlayStation 4 controller.
Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Sony Corp. promoted John Kodera as the new head of PlayStation, the electronic giant’s most important division and largest growth driver.

Kodera, who has primarily worked on online service PlayStation Network, will take over as chief executive officer at subsidiary Sony Interactive Entertainment, replacing Andrew "Andy" House who ran the unit since 2011. House will remain as chairman through the end of the year and then pursue what he called "new challenges" outside of Sony without elaborating in detail.