Menu
Sony is moving its PlayStation base to California

Sony is moving its PlayStation base to California

The move will also unify the PlayStation and PlayStation Network companies

Sony plans to shift its global headquarters for PlayStation from Tokyo to California this year, it said Tuesday.

Consumers outside Japan are becoming more important for Sony's PlayStation, network-based gaming and general entertainment businesses.

The new company, called Sony Interactive Entertainment, will be made up of Sony Computer Entertainment, the company that sells and develops PlayStation hardware, and Sony Network Entertainment International, the company that operates the PlayStation Network.

It will be based in San Mateo and will open for business on April 1, the first day of the Japanese financial year. The PlayStation division will keep its current CEO, Andrew House, and retain key business operations in London and Tokyo.

Japan was the first country where Sony put the PlayStation console on sale after its debut in December 1994. The console was a hit both at home and in overseas markets.

Its popularity overseas has grown substantially in recent years, and when the PlayStation 4 went on sale in late 2013, it became the first PlayStation console to debut in the U.S. and Europe before Japan. Total sales of the console reached 36 million units earlier this year.

Follow Us

Join the New Zealand Reseller News newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags sony

Slideshows

Top 50 defining moments of the New Zealand channel in 2016

Top 50 defining moments of the New Zealand channel in 2016

Reseller News looks back on a tumultuous 12 months for the New Zealand channel, assessing the fallout from a year of sizeable industry change. Whether it be local or global mergers and acquisitions, distribution deals or job changes, the channel that started the year differs somewhat to the one set to finish it - Reseller News assesses the key moments that made 2016.​

Top 50 defining moments of the New Zealand channel in 2016
​Hewlett Packard Enterprise honours high achieving NZ channel

​Hewlett Packard Enterprise honours high achieving NZ channel

Hewlett Packard Enterprise honoured its top performing Kiwi partners at the second running of its HPE Partner Awards in New Zealand, held at a glitzy ceremony in Auckland. Recognising excellence across eight categories - from distributors to resellers - the tech giant celebrated its first year as a standalone company, following its official split from HP in 2015.

​Hewlett Packard Enterprise honours high achieving NZ channel
Nutanix treats channel partners to Christmas cruise

Nutanix treats channel partners to Christmas cruise

Nutanix recently took to the seas for a Christmas Cruise around Sydney Harbour with its Australia and New Zealand staff, customers and partners to celebrate a stellar year for the vendor. With the sun out, they were all smiles and mingled over drinks and food.

Nutanix treats channel partners to Christmas cruise
Show Comments