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PlayStation to undergo worldwide organisational reshuffle this April

New CEO John Kodera takes responsibility for Americas, Japan and Asia, while deputy president Jim Ryan handles Europe

Sony has announced plans to reshape the global structure for its PlayStation business next month.

As of April 1st, all sales and marketing divisions within the three branches of Sony Interactive Entertainment - America, Europe and Japan Asia - will report to Jim Ryan, who was promoted earlier this year to deputy president for SIE and head of global sales and marketing.

Ryan will work with new president and CEO John Kodera to ensure co-ordination between all three divisions, each becoming executives in charge for their respective regions.

Kodera will oversee efforts in the Americas and Japan Asia, with current SIEJA president Atsushi Morita supporting activities in the latter. Ryan will oversee Europe.

There will also be changes on the development side of PlayStation's business. From April 1st, SIEA president and Worldwide Studios chairman Shawn Layden will focus on WWS projects.

The platform holder has also announced Phil Rosenberg - previously SVP for business development and publisher and developer relations at SIEA - was appointed head of global publisher and developer relations in January 2018.

Finally, as of April 1st, Hideaki Nishino will step up from SVP of product strategy and management and corporate strategy at SIE to head of platform planning and management.

Sony claims the reshuffle has been designed to "further reinforce its business and operational strength to continue to spearhead and remain the leader in the constantly evolving business environment."

This is the latest management change since Kodera took over back in October, following the departure of long-running CEO Andrew House.