Our Company

About Us

Sony Interactive Entertainment pushes the boundaries of entertainment and innovation, starting from the launch of the original PlayStation in Japan in 1994. Today, we continue to deliver innovative and thrilling experiences to a global audience through our PlayStation line of products and services that include generation-defining hardware, pioneering network services, and award-winning games. Headquartered in San Mateo, California, with global functions in California, London, and Tokyo, and game development studios around the world as part of PlayStation Studios, we believe that the power of play is borderless. Sony Interactive Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Group Corporation.

For more information about PlayStation products, please visit PlayStation.com.

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Products

At Sony Interactive Entertainment, we create the PlayStation family of products and services that drive your imagination and ignite your sense of adventure.

Leadership

Meet our leaders who are united in their passion to create, deliver, improve, and support the world of PlayStation.

Hiroki Totoki

Chairman

Jim Ryan

President & CEO

Stephanie Burns

SVP, General Counsel
Headshot of Stephanie Burns who is SVP General Counsel at SIE and ABLE@PS Executive Co-Sponsor.

Jennifer Clark

SVP, Communications

Hermen Hulst

SVP, Head of PlayStation Studios

Eric Lempel

SVP Global Marketing, Sales and Business Operations

Toby Morrish

SVP, Business Operations

Hideaki Nishino

SVP, Platform Experience

Phil Rosenberg

SVP, Head of Global Partner Development and Relations

Lin Tao

SVP, Finance, Corporate Development and Strategy

Orit Ziv

SVP, Global Head of Human Resources

Company History

1994

December – PlayStation® launches in Japan

1995

September – PlayStation launches in North America and Europe

1996

December – PlayStation launches in Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, and Malaysia

2000

March – PlayStation®2 launches in Japan

July – PS one® launches in Japan

September – PS one launches in the U.K. and North America

2000

October – PlayStation 2 launches in North America

November – PS one launches in Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, and Taiwan. PlayStation 2 launches in Europe

2001

December – PlayStation 2 launches in Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, and Malaysia

2002

January – PlayStation 2 launches in Taiwan

February – PlayStation 2 launches in South Korea

2004

November – PlayStation 2 (redesign) launches in North America, Europe, Japan, Hong Kong, and Taiwan

December – PlayStation 2 launches in Singapore

2006

November – PlayStation®Network launches for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation®3 launches in Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and North America

2007

March – PlayStation 3 launches in Singapore and Europe

June – PlayStation 3 launches in South Korea

2009

October – PlayStation®Portable go (PSP®go) launches in North America, Europe, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea, and Malaysia

2010

June – PlayStation®Plus launches

September – PlayStation®Move Asia, Europe, and North America

October – PlayStation Move motion controller launches in Japan

2011

January – 150 million PlayStation 2 systems sold worldwide

March – 50 million PlayStation 3 systems sold worldwide

April – 70 million PlayStation Portable systems sold worldwide

December – PlayStation®Vita launches in Japan, Hong Kong, and Taiwan

2013

November – PlayStation®4 launches in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Latin America

December – PlayStation 4 launches in Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea, and Malaysia

2014

February – PlayStation 4 launches in Japan

2016

September – PlayStation®4 Slim launches in Japan, North America, and Europe

October – PlayStation®VR launches in Japan, North America, and Europe

November – PlayStation®4 Pro launches in Japan, North America, and Europe

2020

November – PlayStation®5 launches in North America, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and South Korea

May – PlayStation Plus launches in Asia (excluding Japan)

June – PlayStation Plus launches in Japan, North America, South America, Australia, New Zealand, and Europe

2023

February – PlayStation® VR2 launches Globally

Recognition

As a brand, we are very fortunate that people love PlayStation and have a great passion for our products and services. We also love when the industry pays attention too!