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Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Dissolved, New Company Formed

Yeah, silly date to pull this one out of the hat, Sony.

Sony Computer Entertainment Japan, Sony Computer Entertainment Asia, and Sony Computer Entertainment Pan-Asia are being dissolved as of today, according to an official statement [via] from Sony this morning. Asia and Pan-Asia are also being dissolved.

In their place is a new company, Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia, which will be headed up by President Hiroshi Kawano. We’re awaiting a proper English translation, but it seems the goal was to provide new management structure and support with a focus on publishing and development.

And no, it’s not an April Fools, even Shuhei Yoshida took to Twitter to confirm the news.

  1. Death_In_Flamez
    Since: Feb 2011

    Oh wait this isn’t actually an April Fools joke? ¬.¬

    Comment posted on 01/04/2013 at 11:12.
    Since: Feb 2013

    “We awaiting a proper English translation”, oh the irony *snigger*. May want to correct that.
    I hope this helps Sony get out of any difficulties, all companies are trying to plug holes where money is bled and Sony do need to trim the fat. Fingers crossed the PS4 and Vita bring great profits.

    Comment posted on 01/04/2013 at 11:36.
    • cam the man
      Since: May 2009

      Dissolving three companies into one will certainly help with the payroll.

      Comment posted on 01/04/2013 at 13:06.
  3. Starman
    Since: Jul 2011

    Now please dissolve SCEE.

    Comment posted on 01/04/2013 at 13:10.
  4. Wardy-77-
    Since: Mar 2013

    Do you just place them in water?

    Comment posted on 01/04/2013 at 14:05.
    • fattyuk
      Since: Apr 2010

      that was terrible


      Comment posted on 01/04/2013 at 16:34.
      • Wardy-77-
        Since: Mar 2013

        Sorry ;)

        Comment posted on 01/04/2013 at 18:23.
  5. The Lone Steven
    Never heard of him.
    Since: May 2010

    I wonder if Sony plan to have one gaming divison that handles everything to do with PSN and the Playstation brand instead of 3 divisions? As it would be more effective and could actually improve some parts of Sony in certain markets. Such as SCEE’s piss poor management. It could eliminate any delays or communication problems.

    Comment posted on 01/04/2013 at 17:24.

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