While he was a huge part of their success, the new CEO also helped:Bryson wrote: ↑Feb 3rd, 2018 2:36 pmLMAO I'm not fear mongering man, I own PS4 Pro and love pretty much all of my exclusives. I'm just sharing information for the sake of discussion. From the very thread you posted:
"Wall Street observers say the stock movement is a sign of investor speculation that this changing of the guard might open the door to a sale of Sony’s entertainment assets. "
So yea as an outsider all you can do is "speculate." The rest of the thread is just pretty much people claiming how Jumanji saved Sony LOL. I think the take away here is even if the Movie division made money, I believe that investors feel that it's not making enough.
As for Kaz, I never said he was leaving the company, re-read my post my exact words were he was stepping down as CEO of Sony which is the truth. That also means that even if he is still there he will have less pull and influence than before and we know that Playstation was his baby. It's how he came up through the company. Playstation did very well even before he was CEO. All I'm saying is that a new CEO might bring in new ideas and direction for the company. Obviously if the investors were happy with Kaz's results then he wouldn't be stepping down aka demoted. We saw it with EA when Andrew Wilson was named CEO and we know the end result for gamers when they started chasing the money.
Yoshida is credited with helping turn around Sony’s finances throughout much of Hirai’s tenure, which began with a much-vaunted “One Sony” streamlining initiative.
Hirai hired Yoshida as Sony’s strategy chief early on, and the pair worked together to restructure the fractured corporation, steering it into the black after several years of losses. The company has cut back or sold off businesses like the VAIO PC division, focusing on areas of strength like PlayStation and components.
https://www.theverge.com/2018/2/2/16962 ... -kaz-hirai
Speculation is fine but it has to have merit.
We know the bread and butter for Sony is gaming and that is not going anywhere anytime soon, especially with how dominant ps4 is and how PSN plus has immensely grown:
https://www.resetera.com/threads/growth ... ent.20670/
The movie division was to fail years ago and they are somewhat turning it around. I wouldn't be surprised if they sold that part of the company like the thread I posted says however.
My issue with your post was the negative spin, i.e. you claiming this could be bad news. I just don't see this because Kaz will still have some sort of influence and no one individual is going to lead to Sony going backwards when it comes to gaming at least, especially if he was hand picked by Kaz. Like that one poster said in the thread, Kaz is now confident enough to step away from the CEO position and see the company grow even more going forward.