John Kodera steps up
Surprise! Andrew House has stepped down from his position as PlayStation president, with his deputy John Kodera taking the reins. The sudden change brings an end to a 25-plus year career at Sony, though the bearded businessman will hang around as director and chairman for a few more months before finally setting off into the...
The manufacturer won't rush its community with PS4K
Iterative hardware represents a tightrope that Sony's just starting to navigate with PlayStation 4K. Inevitably, some are outraged by the idea, while others are on board. But the platform holder has said that it will not rush fans with its high-end hardware revision – it's simply planning a new...
Games will play an awful lot prettier than ever before
While Microsoft doesn't appear to have its record straight about whether its mysterious Project Scorpio will receive exclusive games or not, Sony is being very clear: PlayStation 4K is a complement to the existing PS4 hardware slate – it's not a replacement. Andrew House, group president of...
Say what, mate?
Bloody hell, who fed PlayStation president Andrew House a thesaurus? Speaking about the now-confirmed PlayStation 4K in an interview with the Financial Times, the Welsh executive has explained the motivations
"It's something I encourage," says House
We often get asked why we decided to make a PlayStation website, and as the founder of Push Square, your humble host often points to the breadth of unique and interesting ideas that are birthed on Sony's systems. Not every game that the platform holder publishes is a slam dunk, but for every Lair there's a...
Confidence among developers has returned
Watch out, arrogant Sony is about. At least, that's what the armchair analysts will type on message boards in response to this headline – but that would be missing the point. In an interview with The Guardian, PlayStation boss Andrew House has suggested that the PlayStation 4's runaway success is good for...
The reports were true: Hideo Kojima has formed a new studio and has partnered with PlayStation to deliver an "innovative gaming experience" as part of a new PlayStation 4 console exclusive. The Metal Gear Solid maker's new team is independent, but it looks like it will be working very closely with Sony during the creation of its first title. The...
PS4 the win
As we've known for quite a while now, the PlayStation 4 is seemingly unstoppable when it comes to sales. Sony's latest machine is officially the fastest-selling console of all time at this point, and if it keeps it up, it'll end up doing even better than the PlayStation 2, which just seems crazy. Speaking to the Financial Times,...
2015 will prove the strength of the system
Sony's selling the PlayStation 4 at a frightening pace, with the console's install base already sitting at a dizzying 18.5 million units. The crazy thing is that the system's showing no signs of slowing down, with this year's software lineup looking infinitely stronger than 2014. And in an interview with
There may be trouble ahead
While the PlayStation 4 continues to dominate in virtually every European territory apart from the UK, Sony suddenly finds itself in a precarious position in the United States. Following ten straight NPD victories, the Japanese giant lost to the Xbox One in November, after a “temporary” price cut put
Watch this space
Ever since the announcement of the PlayStation 4, few could deny that Sony’s been incredibly smart. The platform holder cunningly sold its next-gen system on the strength of its games, but, like Microsoft, the company still wants to rule your living room with more general entertainment applications as well. It’s no real...
No tribal tattoos, ok?
Sony seems ready to restart the Crash Bandicoot cycle all over again, as group president Andrew House has admitted in an interview with British newspaper The Telegraph that the platform holder’s open to bringing back old mascots such as the Naughty Dog spinster. There were
Device won't be dead forever
While the PlayStation 4 has ripped up the sales record books in Western regions since its release last November, the system’s struggling a little in its native Japan. Sony originally said that it intended to delay the console’s launch in its home nation in order to secure a better lineup
Sony wanted to take a leadership position
Those of you with strong memories may recall Sony overlord Kaz Hirai insinuating in a newspaper interview that it would allow Microsoft to announce its next-gen console first – only to tease its PlayStation Meeting press conference a few d
The rest is history
Remember when Jack Tretton laid the figurative smackdown during Sony’s E3 press conference a couple of years ago? That wasn’t originally planned. Despite speculation at the time, Sony never intended to mirror Microsoft’s abhorrent Xbox One digital-rights management policies – but seeing
PlayStation president spills the beans on Sony gaffer
Andrew House’s tenure as PlayStation president couldn’t have gone smoother so far. The British businessman’s first major task was to announce and release the PlayStation 4, which has already gone on to surpass the organisation’s lofty expectations. However, as part of a candid interview...
Who can blame him?
While he certainly doesn't have the relatable charm of Shuhei Yoshida or the brazen showmanship of Jack Tretton, Andrew House is slowly joining the newly evolved breed of recognizable and lovable Sony figureheads. Perhaps indulging in a few more blatant jabs at the opposition – like this
It only does a bit of everything
Despite an overwhelmingly positive reaction to the diminutive device, Sony’s brand new PS Vita TV hasn’t exactly enjoyed a rip-roaring start in its native Japan. The microscopic machine – which launched last month in the region – started out strong with sales of 40k units during its first week available,...
We suppose that it wouldn’t be a PlayStation press conference without a subtle dig at the competition. Sony’s been mocking Microsoft ever since SCEA president Jack Tretton raised the roof at E3 2013 with the PlayStation 4’s used game policies, so it was no real surprise to see group gaffer Andrew House take a shot at its
Platform holder's not breaking the bank
Let’s not beat around the bush, the PlayStation 4’s price point was a bit of shock. While we’d heard inklings that the company was going to price its next generation system much lower than previous efforts, very few imagined that it would hit $399.99. And that’s prompted some pundits to question...
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...
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..
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 —..
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...
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...
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...
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..
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..
Reiterates strong demand for Move
Head of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Andrew House is an old hand at Sony by now, having joined the company way back in 1990, meaning he's seen pretty much everything games-related the company has done. In a recent interview with MCV he spoke of the key to Move's success: games, not marketing. We know a...
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..
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..
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...
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..
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..
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..
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..