1993

  • 11November

    Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) is established as a joint venture between Sony Corporation and Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc.

    Toshio Ozawa from Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc. appointed as the first President
    Shigeo Maruyama from Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc. appointed as Deputy President
    Teruhisa Tokunaka from Sony Corporation appointed as Deputy President

1994

  • 02February
    Moves from Aoyama Twin Tower, where PS Project Planning Office was located, to Akasaka Oji Bldg. (in Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo)
    Akasaka Oji Bldg
  • 05May Sony Computer Entertainment America is established (A division of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.)(CA, USA) Playstation® Official Global Website
  • 12December

    PlayStation® (SCPH-1000) launches in Japan
    [SRP: ¥39,800]

    The PlayStation® console predominates the video game market with its unprecedented power and stylish design. The console can process high resolution real-time 3DCG, equivalent to the graphic quality of arcade video games, delivering radically enhanced gameplay. PlayStation® heralds in a new era of video games with its revolutionizing console. The iconictriangle, circle, cross, squaresymbols of the unique hand-fitting controller, have since become trademarks of the PlayStation® family.
    PlayStation® (SCPH-1000)

1995

  • 01January Sony Computer Entertainment Europe is established (A division of Sony Electronic Publishing Ltd.) (London, UK)
    Official Website
  • 04April Deputy President Teruhisa Tokunaka appointed as President
  • 09September "PlayStation" launches in North America [SRP: $299]
    "PlayStation" launches in Europe [SRP: UK £299/ France ₣1,999/ Germany ℳ599]

1996

  • 12December 10 million "PlayStation" consoles shipped worldwide
  • 12December "PlayStation" launches in Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, and Malaysia

1997

  • 03March
    Headquarters move from Akasaka Oji Bldg. to Aoyama Yasuda Bldg. (in Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo.)
    Aoyama Yasuda Bldg
  • 03March "Dream Pictures Studio Inc., a computer graphics studio is established as a joint venture with Namco Ltd., and Polygon Pictures Inc.
  • 08August 20 million "PlayStation" consoles shipped worldwide
  • 09September Sony Computer Entertainment Hong Kong Ltd., a fully owned subsidiary of SCEI is established to launch PlayStation business in Hong Kong
  • 10October Deputy President Shigeo Maruyama appointed as Vice Chairman
  • 10October Ken Kutaragi appointed as Deputy President
  • 10October Akira Sato appointed as Deputy President
  • 10October Arc Entertainment Inc., Sugar & Rockets Inc., and Contrail Inc. are established to produce a wide range of digital entertainment software titles

1998

  • 02February 30 million "PlayStation" consoles shipped worldwide
  • 04April The "Gran Turismo" production team is split off to become Polyphony Digital Inc., a fully owned subsidiary of SCEI, to develop software titles (current President - Kazunori Yamauchi)
    Official Website
    Polyphony Digital Inc.,
  • 05May Deep Space Inc. is established as a joint venture with Whoopee Camp Co. Ltd. to produce software titles
  • 08August 40 million "PlayStation" consoles shipped worldwide
  • 12December 50 million "PlayStation" consoles shipped worldwide

1999

  • 01January
    "PocketStation" (SCPH-4000) launches in Japan [SRP: ¥3,000]
    PocketStation
  • 04April President Teruhisa Tokunaka retires (retires from the board in June 2004)
  • 04April Deputy President Ken Kutaragi appointed as President
  • 04April Sony Computer Entertainment Japan, responsible for business operation in Japan, is established as a division company of SCEI
    Official Website
  • 06June Oita TS Semiconductor Corporation is established as a joint venture with Toshiba Corporation to manufacture 'Emotion Engine', the CPU for the next generation PlayStation system
  • 07July SCE Nagasaki Semiconductor Inc. is established to manufacture 'Graphics Synthesizer', the graphics processor for the next generation PlayStation system
  • 12December 70 million "PlayStation" consoles shipped worldwide

2000

  • 02February PlayStation.com (Japan) Inc. is established to proactively develop e-Commerce business
  • 03March

    "PlayStation 2" (SCPH-10000) launches in Japan
    [SRP: ¥39,800]

    PlayStation®2 has at its heart a 128 bit CPU, the 'Emotion Engine', with data processing capabilities far exceeding those of PCs at that time, and incorporates the 'Graphics Synthesizer', which delivers unparalleled graphic quality and detail. PlayStation®2 adopts DVD-ROMs as the new media for game distribution, and can also be used as a DVD player to enjoy visual contents, such as films. The console comes with DUALSHOCK®2 controller which is an enhanced version of the original DUALSHOCK® controller, newly incorporated with a vibration feature. The conceptually designed system comes in “Black” color, and can be placed either vertically or horizontally.
    PlayStation®2(SCPH-10000)
  • 05May 6 domestic group companies belonging to Sony Computer Entertainment achieves 'ISO14001' certification
  • 07July

    PS one® (SCPH-100) launches in Japan
    [SRP: ¥15,000]

    PS one® is the result of radical size-reduction of the original PlayStation, and has been condensed to approximately 1/3rd its size. The new design makes it easier for users to carry around the world of PlayStation entertainment anywhere they go. A specially designed PS one® LCD monitor is introduced in November 2001 as a peripheral, providing the system with additional portability. PS one® gains popularity not only as the home console but also as the portable PlayStation® system.
    PS one®(SCPH-100)
  • 08August Arc Entertainment Inc., Sugar & Rockets Inc., and Contrail Inc. are merged as part of a reorganization effort
  • 09September PS one® launches in the U.K. [SRP: £79]
  • 09September PS one® launches in North America [SRP: $99]
  • 10October "PlayStation 2" launches in North America [SRP: $299]
  • 11November PS one® launches in Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, and Taiwan
  • 11November "PlayStation 2" launches in Europe [SRP: UK £299/ France ₣2,990/ Germany ℳ869]

2001

  • 03March 10 million "PlayStation 2" systems shipped worldwide
  • 04April Vice Chairman Shigeo Maruyama appointed as Chairman
  • 04April President Ken Kutaragi appointed as President and CEO
  • 04April Deputy President Akira Sato appointed as Deputy President and COO
  • 10October 20 million "PlayStation 2" systems shipped worldwide
  • 12December "PlayStation 2" launches in Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, and Malaysia [SRP: Hong Kong HKD1,980/ Singapore SGD466/ Thailand ฿15,990/ Malaysia MYR1,180]
  • 12December Sony Computer Entertainment Korea Inc. is established.

2002

  • 01January "PlayStation 2" launches in Taiwan [SRP: TWD10,480]
  • 02February "PlayStation 2" launches in South Korea [SRP: ₩358,000]
  • 05May 30 million "PlayStation 2" systems shipped worldwide
  • 07July Chairman Shigeo Maruyama retires (retires from the board in June 2007)
  • 07July Masaru Kato appointed as Deputy President and CFO
  • 09September 40 million "PlayStation 2" systems shipped worldwide

2003

  • 01January 50 million "PlayStation 2" systems shipped worldwide
  • 03March PlayStation.com (Japan) Inc. integrated into SCEI
  • 07July
    Headquarters move from Aoyama Yasuda Bldg. to TK Minami Aoyama Bldg. (in Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo)
    TK Minami Aoyama Bldg

2004

  • 01January 70 million "PlayStation 2" systems shipped worldwide
  • 04April President and CEO Ken Kutaragi appointed as President and Group CEO
  • 04April Deputy President and CFO Masaru Kato appointed as Deputy President and Group CFO
  • 05May 100 million "PlayStation" consoles (original PS® and PS one®) shipped worldwide, the first 100 million-selling gaming system
  • 07July SCE's holdings of Oita TS Semiconductor Corporation and SCE Fab within Sony Nagasaki Corporation are merged into Sony Semiconductor Kyushu Corporation
  • 11November "PlayStation 2" (SCPH-70000 series) launches in North America and Europe [SRP: North America $149/Europe €149]
  • 11November

    "PlayStation 2" (SCPH-70000 series) launches in Japan
    [open price]

    Compared to the previous model, internal volume is reduced by 75%, overall weight is halved, and thickness is trimmed down to 2.8cm, resulting in a slimmer and lighter-weight design. Equipped with an integrated Ethernet port for network gaming, the new PlayStation®2 further expands the universe of online gaming. The system comes in “Charcoal Black”, a color derived from the original PlayStation®2 system. Other classic colors such as “Ceramic White” and “Satin Silver” are later introduced, as well as limited-edition colors.
    PlayStation 2 (SCPH-70000 series)
  • 11November "PlayStation 2" (SCPH-70000 series) launches in Hong Kong and Taiwan [SRP: Hong Kong HKD1,180/ Taiwan TWD5,800]
  • 12December

    PSP®"PlayStation Portable" (PSP-1000 series) launches in Japan
    [SRP: ¥19,800[tax included ¥20,790]]

    The first handheld entertainment system of the PlayStation® family. PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) adopts optical medium UMD®, and a high-resolution widescreen display, in order to realize visual and audio quality equivalent to PlayStation®2. In addition to superb gameplay, the PSP® system is recognized as a high-quality media player for both videos and music. PSP® also comes equipped with wireless LAN, providing connectivity to the internet, and enables users to connect multiple PSP® systems via ad-hoc mode for enjoying multi-player and collaborative game play.
    PSP®「プレイステーション・ポータブル」(PSP-1000)
  • 12December "PlayStation 2" (SCPH-70000 series) launches in Singapore [SRP: SGD285]

2005

  • 03March PSP®"PlayStation Portable" value pack launches in North America [SRP: $249]
  • 04April Deputy President and COO Akira Sato appointed as Deputy President and Group COO
  • 05May PSP®"PlayStation Portable" value pack launches in South Korea [SRP: ₩328,000]
  • 05May PSP®"PlayStation Portable" value pack launches in Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan [SRP: Hong Kong HKD1,980/ Singapore SGD455/ Taiwan TWD8,800]
  • 07July Sony Computer Entertainment Asia, responsible for business operations in Asia, is established as a division company of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
    Official Website
  • 07July Deputy President and CFO Masaru Kato appointed as Deputy President and Group CFO
  • 09September PSP®"PlayStation Portable" value pack launches in Europe [SRP: €249]
  • 09September Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios is established to combine game development studios in Japan, North America and Europe
    Official Website
  • 09September Acquisition of U.K. based SN Systems Ltd.
  • 09September "PlayStation" receives an Emmy Award from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
  • 10October 10 million PSP®"PlayStation Portable" systems sold worldwide
  • 11November 100 million "PlayStation 2" systems sold worldwide
  • 12December Acquisition of Guerrilla B.V., a game developing company known for its blockbuster titles

2006

  • 01January Acquisition of Zipper Interactive, an online game developer known for its blockbuster titles
  • 01January Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios' "PlayStation 2" exclusive software "SIREN" is licensed to US GHOST HOUSE PICTURES for use in film production
  • 05May PSP®"PlayStation Portable" launches in South Korea [SRP: ₩248,000]
  • 11November

    "PLAYSTATION 3" launches in Japan HDD 60GB
    [open price] / HDD 20GB [SRP: ¥49,980(tax included)]

    PlayStation®3 adopts a high-capacity BD medium, and comes equipped with a pre-installed HDD. A unique network service becomes available in addition to online games and digital content downloads. PlayStation®3 realizes entirely new visual experiences through combination of Cell Broadband Engine™ with super computer like performance, and high-spec RSX® graphic processors. The new controller for PlayStation®3 employs a high-precision, highly sensitive six-axis sensing system.
    PLAYSTATION 3
  • 11November
    PLAYSTATION®Network service launches for "PLAYSTATION 3"
    PLAYSTATION®Network
  • 11November "PLAYSTATION 3" launches in North America HDD 60GB [SRP: $599] / HDD 20GB [SRP: $499]
    "PLAYSTATION 3" launches in Hong Kong and Taiwan HDD 60GB [SRP: Hong Kong HKD3,780/ Taiwan New TWD17,980] / HDD 20GB [SRP: Hong Kong HKD3,180/ Taiwan New TWD14,980]
  • 12December President and CEO Ken Kutaragi appointed as Chairman and Group CEO
  • 12December Deputy President and Group COO Akira Sato appointed as Vice Chairman
  • 12December President and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment America, Kazuo Hirai appointed as President and Group COO

2007

  • 03March "PLAYSTATION 3" launches in Singapore HDD 60GB [SRP: SGD799]
  • 03March "PLAYSTATION 3" joins Stanford University's "Folding@home™"
  • 03March "PLAYSTATION 3" launches in Europe HDD 60GB [SRP: €599]
  • 03March CELLIUS, Inc. is established as a joint venture with NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.
  • 06June Chairman and Group CEO Ken Kutaragi appointed as Honorary Chairman
  • 06June President and Group COO Kazuo Hirai appointed as President and Group CEO
  • 06June "PLAYSTATION 3" launches in South Korea HDD 80GB [SRP: ₩518,000]
  • 09September PSP®"PlayStation Portable" (PSP-2000 series) launches in Europe [SRP: €169]
  • 09September Acquisition of Evolution Studios and Bigbig Studios in the U.K, to further expand the game development on PlayStation® platform
  • 09September

    PSP®"PlayStation Portable" PSP-2000 series) launches in Japan
    [SRP: ¥19,800(tax included)]

    Enjoying games anytime, anywhere, is made even easier with the new slimmer and lighter PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system. Newly added video-out port enables users to experience PSP® contents on their TVs at home. A “1 Seg” tuner also becomes available as a peripheral specifically for the new PSP® system. The new model comes in 6 different colors; three basic colors of “Piano Black”, “Ceramic White”, “Ice Silver” as well as three pearlized light colors under “Blume series”, of “Rose Pink”, “Lavender Purple”, and “Felicia Blue”.
    PlayStation Portable PSP-2000 series)
  • 09September PSP®"PlayStation Portable" (PSP-2000 series) launches in North America [SRP: $169]
  • 09September PSP®"PlayStation Portable" (PSP-2000 series) launches in Hong Kong, Taiwan and South Korea [SRP: Hong Kong HKD1,280/ Taiwan New TWD5,780/ Korea ₩178,000]
  • 10October PSP®"PlayStation Portable" (PSP-2000 series) launches in Singapore [SRP: SGD280]

2008

  • 02February Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios President Phil Harrison retires
  • 03March President and Group CEO Kazuo Hirai appointed as Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios President
  • 04April "Gran Turismo"(GT) series shipment reaches 50 million units worldwide
  • 05May Senior Vice President of Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios US Studio, Shuhei Yoshida, appointed as President of Worldwide Studios
  • 10October

    PSP®"PlayStation Portable" (PSP-3000 series) launches in Japan
    [SRP: ¥19,800(tax included)]

    While inheriting the basic design and functionality of the "slim and light" PSP®, the new model features a new and dramatically enhanced LCD screen, offering one of the best display quality out of all handheld gaming devices. The beautiful screen also offers better gaming experience to PSP® users. The system newly incorporates a built-in microphone, allowing users to easily enjoy games that utilize a microphone, as well as Skype™ and other communication tools. Furthermore, the video-out port is also expanded to output video contents of PSP-3000 series on a wider range of TVs.
    PSP® PlayStation Portable (PSP-3000 series)
  • 10October PSP®"PlayStation Portable" (PSP-3000 series) launches in Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan and South Korea [SRP: Hong Kong HKD1,380/ Singapore SGD290/ Taiwan New TWD5,980/ Korea ₩228,000]
  • 12December PSP®"PlayStation Portable" (PSP-3000 series) launches in North America [SRP: $169]
  • 12December
    PlayStation®Home service launches
    PlayStation®Home

2009

  • 01January PSP® "PlayStation Portable" (PSP-3000 series) launches in Europe [SRP: €169]
  • 02February PSP® "PlayStation Portable" sell-in reaches 50 million units worldwide
  • 02February Registered accounts on PLAYSTATION®Network exceeds 20 million worldwide
  • 04April President, CEO and Co-COO of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, and Deputy President of Sony Computer Entertainment, David Reeves retires
  • 05May CMO (Chief Marketing Officer) and Group Executive Officer of Sony Corporation, Andrew House appointed as President, CEO and Co-COO of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe
  • 06June Deputy President and Group CFO Masaru Kato retires (currently Member of the Board)
  • 07July Vice Chairman Akira Sato appointed as Chairman
  • 07July Kunimasa Suzuki appointed as Deputy President (also concurrently serves as SVP and Corporate Executive Officer of Sony Corporation)
  • 09September "PlayStation 3"* (CECH-2000 series) launches in North America and Europe HDD 120GB [SRP: North America $299/ Europe €299]〕
    *Modification of the PS3 brand name from "PLAYSTATION 3" to "PlayStation 3"
  • 09September

    "PlayStation 3" (CECH-2000 series) launches in Japan HDD 120GB
    [SRP: ¥29,980(tax included)]

    While retaining the basic functionality, the internal design architecture of the new PlayStation®3 system has been completely redesigned, achieving a much slimmer and lighter body. Compared to the very first PlayStation®3 model, the internal volume as well as its thickness and weight are substantially trimmed down. While inheriting the sleek curved body design of the original model, the form factor of the new system features a new meticulous design with textured surface finish, giving an all new impression and casual look.
    PlayStation 3 (CECH-2000 series)
  • 09September "PlayStation 3" (CECH-2000 series) launches in Hong Kong, Taiwan and South Korea HDD 120GB [SRP: Hong Kong HKD2,399/ Taiwan New TWD10,490/ Korea ₩428,000]
  • 10October PSP®"PlayStation Portable"go launches in North America and Europe [SRP: North America $249/ Europe €249]
  • 10October PSP®"PlayStation Portable"go launches in Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea and Malaysia [SRP: Hong Kong HKD1,899/ Singapore SGD412/ Taiwan New TWD8,480/ South Korea ₩328,000/ Malaysia MYR1,099]
  • 11November

    PSP®"PlayStation Portable"go (PSP-N1000) launches in Japan
    [SRP: ¥26,800(tax included)]

    PSP®go, a new model line-up of PSP®, is smaller and lighter than ever with a sophisticated design featuring an easy sliding display panel. PSP®go replaces the UMD® drive with 16GB of flash memory, further accelerating the PSP® concept, offering users unlimited possibilities of games and portable digital entertainment delivered over the network. PSP®go also supports Bluetooth® function for improved user convenience.
    PSP® PlayStation Portable go (PSP-N1000)

2010

  • 03March Acquisition of Media Molecule, the creator of "LittleBigPlanet"
  • 03March
  • 04April Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. is newly established by company split
  • 06June Registered accounts on PlayStation®Network exceeds 50 million worldwide
  • 06June
    PlayStation®Plus, a membership service for PlayStation®Network PlayStation®Plus launches
    PlayStation®Plus
  • 08August
    Headquarters move from TK Minami Aoyama Bldg. to Sony City (in Konan, Minato-ku, Tokyo)
    Sony City
  • 09September PlayStation®Move motion controller launches in Asia and Europe [SRP: €39.99]
  • 09September PlayStation®Move motion controller launches in North America [SRP: $49.99]
  • 10October

    PlayStation®Move motion controller launches in Japan
    [SRP: ¥3,980]

    PlayStation®Move
  • 12December "Gran Turismo"(GT) series reach 60 million sales worldwide

2011

  • 01January 150 million "PlayStation 2" systems sold worldwide
  • 03March 50 million "PlayStation 3" systems sold worldwide
  • 04April 70 million PSP®"PlayStation Portable" systems sold worldwide
  • 06June Honorary Chairman Ken Kutaragi retires
  • 08August Acquisition of Sucker Punch production, to further expand the game development on PlayStation® platform
  • 08August Chairman Akira Sato retires
  • 09September President and Group CEO Kazuo Hirai appointed as Chairman
  • 09September
    President, CEO and Co-COO of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, Andrew House, appointed as President and Group CEO
    Andrew House
  • 11November

    "3D Display" launches in Japan
    [SRP: ¥44,980(tax included)]
    "3D Glasses" launches
    [SRP: ¥5,980(tax included)]

    3D Display
  • 11November PSP®"PlayStation Portable" (PSP-E1000) launches in Europe [SRP: €99]
  • 12December

    "PlayStation Vita" (PCH-1000) launches in Japan 3G/Wi-Fi model
    [SRP: ¥29,980(tax included)]/ Wi-Fi model [SRP: ¥24,980(tax included)]

    A high-performance CPU/GPU combined with a 5-inch multi-touch OLED front display, enable rich and visually striking graphics never seen before on a portable entertainment system. Together with the front touch screen and rear touch pad, PlayStation®Vita allows users to interact directly with games in three dimension-like motion, through "touch, grab, trace, push and pull" finger motions. Furthermore, PlayStation®Vita has 3G network connectivity, a first for a portable entertainment system (3G/Wi-Fi model only).
    PlayStation Vita (PCH-1000)
  • 12December "PlayStation Vita" (PCH-1000) 3G/Wi-Fi model launches in Hong Kong [SRP: HKD2,780]
    "PlayStation Vita" (PCH-1000) Wi-Fi model launches in Hong Kong and Taiwan [SRP: HKD2,280/ Taiwan New TWD8,980]

2012

  • 02February "PlayStation Vita" (PCH-1000) launches in South Korea Wi-Fi model [SRP: ₩368,000]
  • 02February "PlayStation Vita" (PCH-1000) launches in North America and Europe 3G/Wi-Fi model [SRP: North America $299/ Europe €299]/ Wi-Fi model [SRP: North America $249/ Europe €249]
  • 02February 1.2 million "PlayStation Vita" systems sold worldwide
  • 04April Sony Computer Entertainment Asia officially opens Chinese Localization Center in Taipei
  • 06June "God of War" series reach 210 million sales worldwide
  • 06June Acquisition of Gaikai Inc., a US based interactive cloud-based gaming company
  • 06June Chairman, Kazuo Hirai (currently Member of the Board) and Deputy President, Kunimasa Suzuki retires
  • 07July
    "Music Unlimited", a cloud-based music subscription service, launches in Japan on "PlayStation Vita" and "PlayStation 3"
    Music Unlimited
  • 08August
    Network recorder & media storage device "nasne™" launches in Japan [SRP: ¥16,980(tax included)]
    Network recorder & media storage device 'nasne™'
  • 09September "PlayStation 3" (CECH-4000 series) launches in North America HDD 250GB [SRP: $269]
  • 09September "PlayStation 3" (CECH-4000 series) launches in Europe HDD 500GB [SRP: €299]
  • 10October
    PlayStation®Store begins distribution of PlayStation®Mobile contents
    PlayStation®Mobile
  • 10October

    "PlayStation 3" (CECH-4000 series) launches in Japan HDD 500GB
    [SRP: ¥29,980(tax included)] / HDD 250GB [SRP: ¥24,980(tax included)]

    While retaining the basic functionality, the volume and weight of the new PlayStation®3 system has been reduced by more than half compared to the very first model with a 60GB HDD, and by 25% and 20% respectively compared to the previous PlayStation®3 (CECH-3000 series). Adopting a sliding disk cover, the new PlayStation®3 continues with the characteristic sleek curved body design, which fits perfectly in various places at home.
    PlayStation 3(CECH-4000 series)
  • 11November 70 million "PlayStation 3" systems sold worldwide
  • 11November "Wonderbook™", exclusive peripheral for the "PlayStation 3" system, and its supporting title "Wonderbook™: Book of Spells" launches in North America and Europe

2013

  • 04April Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia is established
  • 05May "Gran Turismo"(GT) series reach 70 million sales worldwide
  • 10October

    "PlayStation Vita" Wi-Fi model (PCH-2000 series) launches in Japan
    [SRP: ¥19,929(tax included)/ ¥18,980(tax excluded)]

    The new PS Vita system inherits the overall features of the PS Vita PCH-1000 series, while featuring a more streamlined form factor that is 20-percent slimmer and 15-percent lighter than the original version. The system is available in six different colors, and newly adopts a high-definition liquid crystal display (LCD) for the 5-inch front display. It also newly incorporates a 1GB internal memory card, and the redesigned internal architecture of the new PS Vita system also contributes to stronger battery duration. With its enhanced, rounded shape, coupled with the trimmed down body, the new PS Vita allows users to enjoy game play more comfortably.
    PlayStation Vita Wi-Fi model(PCH-2000 series)
  • 11November 80 million "PlayStation 3" systems sold worldwide
  • 11November

    "PlayStation Vita TV" (VTE-1000 AB01) launches in Japan
    [SRP: ¥9,954(tax included)/ ¥9,480(tax excluded)]

    PS Vita TV adopts chip sets and system software of the PlayStation®Vita (PS Vita) portable entertainment system and its size is 6.5cm × 10.5cm, smallest of all PlayStation® platforms that connect to a TV. With PS Vita TV, users can comfortably enjoy various video services in high quality and have access to a variety of network services for PS Vita. PS Vita TV offers a vast lineup of games for PS Vita, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable), and PlayStation® games from PS one® classics, all which can be enjoyed by using the Wireless Controller (DUALSHOCK®3).
    PlayStation®Vita TV (VTE-1000 AB01)
  • 11November

    "PlayStation 4" launches in the United States, Canada, Europe and Latin America
    [SRP: US $399/ Canada $399/ Europe €399/ £349 ]

    Deeply integrates social capabilities and enhanced network services. PS4™ features a powerful AMD custom chip that contains the core CPU and GPU which exerts the high performance of the system, and the PC-like architecture of PS4™ also greatly eases game creation. PS4™ offers gamers a whole new way to play through various interactions possible via PlayStation®Vita and other mobile devices, and also by introducing features such as the “SHARE” button and touch pad incorporated in the Wireless Controller for PS4™ (DUALSHOCK®4). Also, the position of the DUALSHOCK®4 controller can be detected when used in combination with PlayStation®Camera.
    PlayStation 4
  • 12December "PlayStation 4" launches in Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea and Malaysia [SRP: Hong Kong HKD3,380/ Singapore SGD 639/ Taiwan New TWD12,980/ South Korea ₩498,000/ Malaysia MYR1,799]
  • PS logoAwards 2013

2014

  • 02February “PlayStation 4” launches in Japan [SRP: \41,979 (tax included)/\39, 980 (tax excluded)]
  • 04April
    Kazuo Miura appointed as Deputy President.
    Kazuo Miura
  • 07July
    The Open Beta of “PlayStation Now,” a streaming game service that leverages cloud-based technology, launches in North America on “PlayStation 4”
    PlayStation®Now
  • 08August 10 million “PlayStation 4” systems sold worldwide
  • 10October “PlayStation TV” launches in North America [SRP: US$99]
  • 11November “PlayStation TV” launches in Europe [SRP: €99]
  • 12December
    December 3, the 20th anniversary of the release of the original “PlayStation”
    20th anniversary
  • PS logoAwards 2014

2015

  • 01January
    SCE announces that “PlayStation Network” will be positioned as the premium entertainment service brand that encompasses the company’s network service offerings
    PlayStation®Network
  • 03March 20.2 million “PlayStation 4” systems sold worldwide
  • 03March
    “PlayStation Vue,” a pioneering cloud-based TV service, launches in three North American cities on “PlayStation 4” and “PlayStation 3”
    PlayStation®Vue
  • 03March “PlayStation 4” [SRP: 2,899 RMB] and “PlayStation Vita” [SRP: 1,299 RMB] launches in the People’s Republic of China
  • 03March
    “PlayStation Music,” a new destination that delivers an exclusive music experience, launches in 41 countries and regions on “PlayStation 4” and “PlayStation 3”
    PlayStation®Music
  • 06June

    New “PlayStation 4” launches worldwide, first in Japan, followed by North America, Europe, Asian countries and regions.
    [SRP: \39,980 (tax excluded)/US $399/Europe €399]〕

    * From October 2015, the SRP of “PlayStation 4” (500GB) has been reduced to \34,980 (tax excluded)/US $349/Europe €349.

    The weight of the new PlayStation®4 system has been reduced by 10% and the power consumption by 8%, compared to the prior PlayStation®4 model (CUH-1100 series). In addition, the surface of the new PlayStation®4 system’s HDD bay cover comes in a matte finish, giving the system a more casual look.
    PlayStation 4(CUH-1200 series)
  • 11November 30.2 million “PlayStation 4” systems sold worldwide.
  • PS logoAwards 2015

2016

  • 01January 35.9 million “PlayStation 4” systems sold worldwide.
  • 04April

    Formation of Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC (SIE), a new company that joins the forces of all business units belonging to Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. and Sony Network Entertainment International LLC, including hardware, software, content and network services operations.

    SIE President and Global CEO: Andrew House
    SIE Deputy President: Kazuo Miura
    SIE Deputy President: John (Tsuyoshi) Kodera
    SIE Worldwide Studios Chairman: Shawn Layden
    SIE Worldwide Studios President: Shuhei Yoshida
    Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC (SIE)
  • 04April Formation of ForwardWorks Corporation (ForwardWorks), a new company that aims to deploy new services toward the smart device market.
  • 05May 40 million "PlayStation 4" systems sold worldwide.
  • 09September

    "PlayStation 4" (CUH-2000 series) launches in Japan, North America and Europe
    [SRP: \29,980 (excluding tax)/ US $299/ €299/ £259]

    PlayStation®4 (CUH-2000 series) is slimmer, lighter and has greatly reduced power consumption compared to the previous model. The corners are trimmed and curved, giving a softer impression to its simple look.
    PlayStation 4(CUH-2000 series)
  • 10October

    "PlayStation VR" (CUH-ZVR1 series) launches in Japan, North America and Europe
    [SRP: \44,980 (excluding tax)/ US $399/ €399/ £349]

    PlayStation®VR is a virtual reality system that takes the PlayStation®4 system to the next level of immersion and further enriches gaming experience. The VR headset delivers a virtual 3D environment in 360° and combined with the unique 3D audio technology, PlayStation VR brings a "sense of presence" experience - where players feel as though they are physically inside the virtual world of a game.
    PlayStation VR(CUH-ZVR1 series)
  • 11November

    "PlayStation 4 Pro" (CUH-7000 series) launches in Japan, North America and Europe
    [SRP: \44,980 (excluding tax)/ US $399/ €399/ £349]

    PlayStation®4 Pro is a high-end model which allows games to deliver graphics with far more detail and unprecedented visual precision, by boosting the performance and capability of the system architecture including the CPU and GPU. Users with 4K TVs will be able to enjoy all PS4 titles in high quality, such as 4K quality resolution and faster or more stable frame rates. PS4 Pro also supports 4K video playback to deliver 4K streaming video services.
    PlayStation 4 Pro(CUH-7000 series)
  • 12December 50 million "PlayStation 4" systems sold worldwide.
  • PS logoAwards 2016

2017

  • 02February 915,000 "PlayStation VR" systems sold worldwide.
  • 06June 60.4 million "PlayStation 4" systems sold worldwide.
  • 10October
    President and Group CEO Andrew House appointed as Chairman.
    Andrew House
  • 10October
    Vice President John (Tsuyoshi) Kodera appointed as President and CEO
    John (Tsuyoshi) Kodera
  • 12December 70.6 million "PlayStation 4" systems sold worldwide.
  • 12December 2 million "PlayStation VR" systems sold worldwide.
  • 12December Chairman Andrew House retires.
  • 12December 73.6 million "PlayStation 4" systems sold worldwide.
  • PS logoAwards 2017

2018

  • 01January
    Jim Ryan, Head of Global Sales and Marketing of SIE LLC and President of Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe (SIEE), has been named, Deputy President and Head of Global Sales & Marketing of SIE LLC and President of SIEE.
    Jim Ryan
  • 07July
    Kazuhiko Takeda, Corporate Executive, in charge of Corporate Planning and Control and Accounting, and Chief Information Officer, of Sony Corporation, has been named, Deputy President and CFO of SIE LLC.
    Kazuhiko Takeda
  • 07July 3 million "PlayStation VR" systems sold worldwide.
  • 07July 81.2 million "PlayStation 4" systems sold worldwide.
  • 07July 525.3 million “PlayStation” systems sold worldwide.
  • 10October Deputy President Kazuo Miura retires.
  • 12December 91.6 million "PlayStation 4" systems sold worldwide.
  • PS logoAwards 2018

2019

  • 01January Acquisition of Audiokinetic, Inc., a Canada based leading global provider of cross-platform audio solutions for the gaming and interactive media industries
  • 04April
    Jim Ryan, Deputy President and Head of Global Sales & Marketing of SIE LLC and President of SIEE, has been named, President and CEO of SIE LLC.
    Jim Ryan
  • 09September
    SIE Worldwide Studios Chairman Shawn Layden retires.
    Shawn Layden
  • 11November Acquisition of Insomniac Games, Inc., a developer of “Marvel’s Spider-Man” and “Ratchet & Clank” franchise.
  • PS logoAwards 2019

2020

  • 11November

    PlayStation®5 launches in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and South Korea
    〔Recommended retail price : $499.99/\49,980/€499.99
    $399.99/\39,980/€399.99 (Digital Edition)〕

    PlayStation®5 (PS5™) with an Ultra HD Blu-ray™ disc drive, and PS5™ Digital Edition was launched along with the best games lineup in PlayStation® history. Both PS5™ models use the same custom processor with integrated CPU and GPU for high-fidelity graphics up to 4K, as well as the same ultra-high speed SSD with integrated I/O that will deliver lightning-fast loading. PS5 also offers a deepened sense of immersion through the DualSense™ wireless controller and 3D audio capabilities, allowing players to enjoy the same transformative gameplay experiences regardless of which PS5 they choose.
    PS5
  • 11November PlayStation®5 launches in Europe, Middle East, South America, Asia and South Africa.
  • PS logoPartner Awards 2020

2021

  • 03March Sony Interactive Entertainment and new esports venture, RTS, jointly acquire The Evolution Championship Series (Evo)
  • 03March
    Deputy President of SIE LLC and Deputy President of SIE Inc., John Kodera retires.
     John Kodera
  • 04April
    Tao Lin, Senior General Manager of Business Development Department of Sony Corporation, has been named, Deputy President of SIE inc.
    Tao Lin
  • 06June Sony Interactive Entertainment acquires Housemarque Oy, a developer of “Returnal”, “Nex Machina” and “Alienation”.
  • 06June Deputy President and CFO of SIE LLC, Kazuhiko Takeda retires.
  • 07July Sony Interactive Entertainment acquires Nixxes Software B.V., an industry-leading Dutch studio with more than 20 years of experience in game development and optimization.