SIE History(2013-)


  • April Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia is established
  • May "Gran Turismo"(GT) series reach 70 million sales worldwide
  • October 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.
  • November 80 million "PlayStation 3" systems sold worldwide
  • November 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).
  • November 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.
  • December "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]


  • February “PlayStation 4” launches in Japan [SRP: \41,979 (tax included)/\39, 980 (tax excluded)]
  • April Kazuo Miura Kazuo Miura appointed as Deputy President.
  • July


    The Open Beta of “PlayStation Now,” a streaming game service that leverages cloud-based technology, launches in North America on “PlayStation 4”
  • August 10 million “PlayStation 4” systems sold worldwide
  • October “PlayStation TV” launches in North America [SRP: US$99]
  • November “PlayStation TV” launches in Europe [SRP: €99]
  • December

    20th anniversary

    December 3, the 20th anniversary of the release of the original “PlayStation”



  • January 35.9 million “PlayStation 4” systems sold worldwide.
  • April Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC (SIE)

    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
  • April Formation of ForwardWorks Corporation (ForwardWorks), a new company that aims to deploy new services toward the smart device market.
  • May 40 million "PlayStation 4" systems sold worldwide.
  • September 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.
  • October 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.
  • November 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.
  • December 50 million "PlayStation 4" systems sold worldwide.


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


  • January Jim Ryan 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.
  • July Kazuhiko Takeda 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.
  • July 3 million "PlayStation VR" systems sold worldwide.
  • July 81.2 million "PlayStation 4" systems sold worldwide.
  • July 525.3 million “PlayStation” systems sold worldwide.
  • October Kazuo Miura Deputy President Kazuo Miura retires.
  • December 91.6 million "PlayStation 4" systems sold worldwide.


  • January Acquisition of Audiokinetic, Inc., a Canada based leading global provider of cross-platform audio solutions for the gaming and interactive media industries
  • April Jim Ryan 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.
  • September Shawn Layden SIE Worldwide Studios Chairman Shawn Layden retires.
  • November Acquisition of Insomniac Games, Inc., a developer of “Marvel’s Spider-Man” and “Ratchet & Clank” franchise.



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