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News: Andrew House Is Quickly Becoming One of the Most Important People in Sony

Andrew House Is Quickly Becoming One of the Most Important People in Sony

New roles

Andrew House has continued his rapid ascension through Sony's corporate hierarchy by being named as the new president of Sony Network Entertainment. The affable executive will replace Tim Schaaff, who is set to retire on 31st December. The former SCEE boss will juggle the role alongside his current commitments as the CEO of Sony Computer...

News: Andrew House Reflects On PlayStation's Tough 2011

Andrew House Reflects On PlayStation's Tough 2011

Andrew House, Sony Computer Entertainment's new gaffer, has admitted that 2011 was a rough year for the electronics manufacturer

In an interview with The Guardian, House admitted that the hacking incident and Japanese earthquake took its toll on the company — but also resulted in a strong sense of unity between employees. "Yes, it has been a pretty tough year, no question," House..

News: Kaz Hirai Promoted To Chairman Of SCEI, Andrew House Becomes CEO

Kaz Hirai Promoted To Chairman Of SCEI, Andrew House Becomes CEO

What a difference a week makes -- or something

We've only been away six days or so, but the entire hierarchy of SCE has changed. Sort of, anyway. Kaz Hirai has been promoted to Chairman of SCEI, active as of September 1st. Presumably that means he will sit at the head of a big table wearing an expensive suit like in the Yakuza games. More surprising is that Andrew House — former SCEE gaffer —..

News: Sony Wants To Sell PlayStation Network Content In Retail Stores

Sony Wants To Sell PlayStation Network Content In Retail Stores

SCEE's gaffer, Andrew House, has told trade-magazine MCV that the company is looking for a way to sell PlayStation Network titles in retail stores

American readers will already be aware of a similar program in the US, where digital content can be bought from GameStop shops, but there's currently no such initiative in Europe. Not yet, anyway. “We actually already have the same programme in place..

News: NGP Wi-Fi vs 3G: Costs and Capabilities

NGP Wi-Fi vs 3G: Costs and Capabilities

Feature face-off

When it was first announced, the NGP touted a built-in 3G connection as one of its most drool-worthy features, enabling the device to connect to the Internet anytime, anywhere for web browsing, downloading titles from the PS Store or getting in some online gaming on the go, leaving gamers worldwide dreaming of Killzone-ing their...

News: Two Different NGP Models Releasing

Two Different NGP Models Releasing

Regular and Deluxe

The EEDAR has weighed in a prediction price for the NGP launch price. All versions of the NGP released in Japan will have Wi-Fi capabilities as well as 3G connectivity built-in, but SCEE boss Andrew House says that a cheaper, Wi-Fi only version will be available for consumers outside Japan: The first thing to clarify, which I’m...

News: Sony Decided Against 3D Technology For NGP, "Shared Experience" Not Suitable For Handhelds

Sony Decided Against 3D Technology For NGP, "Shared Experience" Not Suitable For Handhelds

For a company pushing 3D so hard, many people are bemused at the NGP's lack of three-dimensional technology, particularly with Nintendo pushing the feature so hard on 3DS

Sony's admitted that they dabbled with 3D technology for NGP, but SCEE president Andrew House has concluded that the "shared experience" didn't translate to portable devices. "We view 3D as having the greatest..

News: Sony NGP Will Be Available In Multiple SKUs: With Or Without 3G Connectivity

Sony NGP Will Be Available In Multiple SKUs: With Or Without 3G Connectivity

Sony announced this morning that their new handheld, the NGP, would feature 3G connectivity

That functionality, according to SCEE boss Andrew House , will be entirely optional however. "The first thing to clarify, which I'm not sure the presentation did a perfect job of doing today, is that all of the devices will have Wi-Fi capability; a separate SKU will have 3G," House said. "So..

News: PlayStation 3 To "Exceed Sales Estimates", PlayStation Move Shifts 1.5 Million Units

PlayStation 3 To "Exceed Sales Estimates", PlayStation Move Shifts 1.5 Million Units

Not quite the bomba folks were expecting, SCEE's top body Andrew House has revealed Sony's expecting "very, very strong" holiday sales in Europe this season, with the PlayStation Move getting off to a roaring start

House told Bloomberg that Sony expects to “exceed its current sales estimate of 15 million PS3 consoles moved this fiscal year” party due to strong demand in Europe. “Sales have been..

News: Sony's Still Got Plenty More To Announce

Sony's Still Got Plenty More To Announce

You'd be forgiven for thinking that last week's GamesCom event might mark the end of a three-four month long announcement bombardment from Sony -- but while you'd be forgiven, you'd also be wrong

Sony Europe's Andrew House has revealed that there "more we've yet to share"; they're probably due at next month's Tokyo Game Show event. Above all we want an updated glimpse at The Last..

News: Sony Admit That The PSPgo Was A Bit Of An Experiment

Sony Admit That The PSPgo Was A Bit Of An Experiment

Before the PSPgo everyone hated physical media and, in particularly, the UMD

"Why can't we have a download-only system?" they asked, "Why do we have to have this UMD format?" We were with those people, we wanted a smaller more portable disc-less system and we bought one. Sadly, ever since the PSPgo's come out the consumers moaned, "Why would I buy half a system without the..

News: Sony: "Games Are A Perfect Fit" For 3D Technology

Sony: "Games Are A Perfect Fit" For 3D Technology

Speaking on the Playstation website, SCEE's president Andrew House has claimed that "games are a perfect fit with 3D" and expects them to "lead the way in consumer understanding of how 3D enhances the entertainment experience"

This follows the announcement of Killzone 3 earlier in the week which is set to implement stunning 3D visuals. "Games can be adapted into 3D relatively easily and with..

News: House: The Wii Is Experiencing Significant Downturn

House: The Wii Is Experiencing Significant Downturn

The Playstation brand is kicking again

We've seen rather steady dominance for the Sony platforms over the past 3 or 4 months in the Playstation's homeland, and even a hint of celebration in the US; the Sony swagger is back. And that means Andrew House, Sony Europes head-honcho, can start talking about the competition again."I think at a time when we're seeing one of the major competitors..

News: GamesCom 09: SCEE Would Push The PS3 At 199 If It Were A Sensible Option

GamesCom 09: SCEE Would Push The PS3 At 199 If It Were A Sensible Option

Sony's Andrew House has confirmed that Sony Europe would "absolutely" slap a £199

99 price-tag on the Playstation 3 Slim if made for "sensible business". Speaking with VG247 during GamesCom, House commented, “If we could get to a more aggressive price point within the boundaries of sensible business, absolutely would we wish to do that?  Yes, we would.”“We have to deal with an..

News: New SCEE Boss Reckons The Wii Will Be A Gateway Platform To The PS3

New SCEE Boss Reckons The Wii Will Be A Gateway Platform To The PS3

Speaking with EDGE Online, the new SCEE president Andrew House - who replaced David Reeves earlier this month - has said he expects Wii owners will eventually "upgrade" to the PS3

House explains that he sees the Nintendo console as the "entry level device" which will see gamers move onto Playstation hardware in the long-term. Honestly, we're not sure he's right at all. And we find that..