Shuhei Yoshida will become the president of SCE WWS beginning today, marking what may be the beginning of a new era for PlayStation’s software division. Yoshida is currently SVP of U.S. Studios at SCE WW. When he assumes his new position, he’ll be filling shoes left by the highly visible Harrison, who departed Sony in February this year, and took a job with French game publisher Infogrames.
Yoshida has been with SCEI since 1993, and was an initial member of the PlayStation business, according to a Sony statement. In 1996, he became producer of the product development department, and in 2000, joined SCEA as VP of product development.