Sony PS4/PS5 head Masayasu Ito to retire at the end of the month

According to Bloomberg, Sony Interactive Entertainment SIE will lose its long-time PlayStation hardware architect Ito Masayasu, who will retire at the end of this month. Sony told Bloomberg on Tuesday that Masayasu Ito, the 60-year-old executive vice president of Sony Interactive Entertainment, which oversees PlayStation and Sony's other game initiatives, will leave the company on Oct. 1 . In addition, Sony's personnel change announcement also confirmed the news.

Public information shows that Ito Yakang joined Sony in 1986, first developing car audio equipment, and transferring to the game console department in 2000. During his tenure at the PlayStation division, he oversaw the development of the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 consoles, which also spawned the PlayStation 4 Pro.

According to the last data released by Sony, the total sales of Sony PS4 have exceeded  117.2 million units, and the total sales of PS5 have reached 21.7 million units. Sony has set a goal of selling 18 million units this fiscal year and plans to sell by Christmas. Previously, the PS5 supply chain was strengthened to enhance the supply capacity.

In addition, at the investor meeting in May this year, Sony said that it will no longer make first-party games for PS4 in 2025, which means that the company's energy will be fully shifted to the PS5 platform.

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