Phil Harrison leaves Sony

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Well this came out of the blue.

Sony have announced today that Phil Harrison, the president of SCE Worldwide, will step down on Friday.

Sony have not given a reason for this departure and is currently refusing comment.

The current rumour is that he is moving to Atari.

When Sony release more information I will be posting it.

Last Updated: February 25, 2008

Gavin Mannion

I for one welcome our future robotic overlords

  • intriguing…

  • but why…

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  • Banana hammock

    Why is it intriguing, or why is he leaving?

    He was unhappy with the way Sony Japan responded to his calls to promote casual gaming, before the Wii came out even. Now in hindsight that was a huge mistake by Sony.

    At Atari i imagine he will have much more say in what goes on there, plus they are in seriously deep poo there and need his services badly, so the money must be amazingly good.

  • Fox1

    Leave while the shares are valued high? Does he know something we don’t know?

  • abe

    Fox you make me giggle like a schoolgirl πŸ˜‰

  • @ fox, what is your live gamertag?

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  • Fox1

    @Abe- LOL

    @evilredzombie- Why?

  • SlippyMadFrog

    Bill Gates, Peter Moore, Phil Harison, Crazy Ken. It’s seems like Nintendo is the only company thats holding on to execs.

  • doobiwan

    OMG Sony a re falling apart! The company is in dissarray, the Captains are bailing from a sinking ship!!!

    No, not really, but does that sound familiar? :p

    He been with them for something like 15 years, he’s probably just bored.

  • abe

    More likely about money, me thinks!

  • ewie

    The real reason is he couldn’t face it
    that Sony is giving scholarships to girl gamers.

    for him it is a man’s world so he left.

  • @ fox wana see your game score… you have allot to say so wana see how good you are at games and how much merit you have. surly you are on live …

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  • ManesanZA

    “wana see how good you are at games and how much merit you have” Are you serious?

  • Fox1

    @Evilredzombie- Not on Live as yet. The budget of a student…

  • Fox1

    @Evilredzombie- Don’t I justify my comments with enough proof and stability? What does gamescore points have to do with it? It doesn’t make a person with a high gamescore any smarter than someone with a low gamescore.

  • no it doesn’t … it just shows what games you have played and what not… And as a 360 gamer.. live is a big part.
    that wasn’t a attack buy the way… I just wanted to know what exposerure you have gotten on the 360 ..and want to know how just your view is compared to PS3..

    you guys are realy too touchy… its games..supose to be FUN !

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  • abe

    “DonÒ€ℒt I justify my comments with enough proof and stability?”

    Most certainly not πŸ˜‰

  • doobiwan

    Oh so kind of like a PS3 fanboy then? :p

    (Lazy you need a raspberry emoticon already darn it! :p )

  • Fox1

    I have played about 11 games on the 360. From sim to rpg, from FPS to 3rd person. I know my software from open source(big up from the students!) to ubuntu. I know my hardware from a single core to quad core and even V8(Intel). Anybody excited about AMD’s spider platform as I am? πŸ˜€

  • PillsburyDeeBoy

    @ Slippy – Nintendo lost three key execs when they moved offices. This is sad. I liked Phil. Oh well.

  • sorry @ fox but 11 games… and you have so much to say?

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  • LazySAGamer

    @Evilredzombie, I do have to say that I don’t think it matters how many games a person has played. We can all read the same information and gain informed opinions without playing everything…

    Science and religion are both perfect examples of this being the case.

  • Fox1

    @Evilredzombie- Yes that 11 normal games(different genre’s) and 16 Arcade games.

    I still don’t see what games has do with experience?

  • @lazy i sorta disagree ….if your read about a game and play a game there is a difference… 10000 screenshots and the same amount of gameplay footage cant compare to actualy playing the game…

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  • Fox1

    So you believe that people who dont own more than a certain number of games don’t make valid comments here? Does somebody have to own 350 LCD tv’s to make a comment about an LCD tv? And you tell me not to get touchy. Well, I’m not. R599ea game does not come easily over 16 months. What’s that R6000 I have spent on games! To me thats alot of money. Go debate with some rich kid that owns 250 games but doesn’t even know what HDR is. Peace out!

  • @ FOX
    no, um well yes.. U have to have played a game to make a valid comment. u can make a assumption…Can you say that Resistance is a crap game or that heavenly sword is bad or that the sixaxes is wrthless? if you havnt used it and know the feel u cant.
    Look dude im not a kid anymore and have been working for a while however 600 is stil allot to spend. I buy most my games pre played or trade my finished games for others. I dont play PC games and my opinion is that pc gaming suck, if played a few…

    We are both quite sure of our choices and opinions..
    Liek DR evil said ” We are not so diffrent you and I ”

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  • abe

    Shock of all shocks, but I gotta go with fox on this one.
    And I have never agreed/liked anything fox has ever said.
    But you digging ourself a hole today mr zombie.

    disclaimer: this comment in no way means I agree with any point made by fox, rather that I disagree with rzombie. Fox I still think you are high on crack πŸ˜‰

  • Fox1

    Do you know one of the rules of making a deduction is through an assumption? I have done Logic and Language so it’s a method used to reasoning. It’s used in artificial intelligence.

  • doh!

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  • LazySAGamer

    This is fun πŸ™‚

    While we are talking about the cost of games make sure you visit one of our sponsors over at http://www.tgx.co.za

    Keeping the sponsors happy πŸ˜‰

  • abe

    I think I need some sponsors!

  • Fox1

    @Lazy- This must be good for your ratings? lol

    Lawyers, philosophers and psychologists have been using Language, Proof and Logic through assumptions to prove many theorems that where brought forward. That’s how come stuff like cross questioning is allowed and is effective. Just some more info on that subject πŸ˜€

  • doobiwan

    As a question: according to ERZ, if someone has only played, say 3 games, say Gears, CoD4, and Halo, are you saying they’re not allowed to have an opinion on whether footage of an upcoming shooter looks cool or not?

  • no im saying that cant say ps3 sux. they can have any opinion they want. I owned a 360 and a lot of 360 games. I have a opionion that the ps3 is better. See what i mean?
    Im saying that how can fox that doesnt or hasnt owned a ps3 and only played 11 games badmouth the ps3. @ fox I chalange you to go play 11 games on ps3 and then think about your stance again… when you have done taht we can re open the debate …

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  • Fox1

    I have played 7 games on the PS3. Friends have it and there are demos at the malls. Go back to the article on SIXAXIS and read my comment. I clearly remember stating that I have used the PS3 controller.

    The reason why I chose the 360 is because at the time I was looking to buy a console, the PS3 was retailing at R6799. One shop had it for R7899.

  • doobiwan

    While I agree with you z, the power of the internet is that, without access to a PS3, Fox can hop over to Eurogamer, Metacritic or any other respected site, and see the comparative reviews of those games in order to form his opinion as well.

    Admittedly those things get blown massively out of proportion,and don’t even bring dubious sites into it like SDF or SPG into the discussion (All 360 sites are TOTALLY unbiased πŸ˜‰ )

    Basically you often have to have an opinion based on reliable sources, I mean imagine what would happen if government never listened to those in the know?

    … oh wait, uh yeah, enough said … πŸ˜‰

  • Fox1

    @doobiwan- Thanks for summing that up πŸ˜€

  • Ok… so if you had a choice now? whould you stil go for the 360?

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  • doobiwan

    For me without a doubt, I think that’s obvious πŸ˜‰ Although I’d probably wait a month or two for a price cut.

  • Fox1

    Yes I would but competition from Sony is a good thing. Please note that I am not against Sony. I own Sony products and I am quite happy with the quality.

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