Sony, like most companies, is suffering a financial crisis which has lead to some restructuring and reevaluation of products and services. As a result, Howard Stringer has taken up the title of President and PlayStation boss Kazuo Hirai will become the Executive VP of the Networked Products and Services Group, but will also keep his position within the PlayStation Group. Hirai will be consolidating the PlayStation group, the VAIO group, Walkman products, and Sony Media Software and Services. The goal is to have all of these products gain common access to the Playstation Network.
What does this mean to the consumer? It means that the PlayStation Network will go beyond just delivering content for the PlayStation 3 and PSP. It might mean the PlayStation Network itself gets a transformation, and possibly a new name. Nothing regarding the PlayStation Network has been confirmed yet, so this is all just speculative.
[Via: Hardware News]