Sony Computer Entertainment Inc (SCEI) has today announced David Reeves has quit as president and will be replaced by Andrew House. Reeves worked at Sony for 14 years, he officially leaves the company on April 30th.
Andrew House, currently the chief marketing officer will assume the role of chief executive officer and co-chief operating office as of May 1st.
Along with the press release, Reeves had this to say:
"It has been a wonderful ride with PlayStation, I never got to visit all 106 countries but managed 66. I have just two things to say on leaving: I want to thank all of those people who have supported SCEE and me personally in the past 14 years; you have been magnificent!It was only last year when British corporate executive of SCEI, Phil Harrison, left the company to become Directeur GÃ©nÃ©ral DÃ©lÃ©guÃ© at Infogrames Entertainment. Both were key spokesmen for the fans of Sony, however there was often a huge dislike towards the two due to their outspoken view and sometimes obnoxious comments towards others in the industry. Undeniably the two achieved a lot during their time at SCEE and helped shape Playstation into the brand it is in Europe today.
Secondly, I am going to spend my time now trying to repay society for all I have taken from it. If your children are having physics lessons at the local school or wondering why their ski instructor is very elderly, your car mechanic has a bad back, or the social worker keeps bringing you PSP games, then it could just be me! Good luck to everybody at SCEE and everybody who continues to support us."