SIE Japan Asia's Atsushi Morita follows Shawn Layden's departure - Atsushi Morita

Following the exit of Worldwide Studios Chairman Shawn Layden earlier in the week, another senior PlayStation figure has left the company as well. According to, the president of Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan Asia, Atsushi Morita, has officially retired from the company.

No successor has been appointed just yet, and his other role as corporate director will be filled by Sony Interactive Entertainment deputy president and CFO, Kazuhiko Takeda.

Morita was first involved as the VP of administration and control at Sony, taking on other roles before landing the position as president and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan, and its subsequent rebranding. He was also the head of Sony’s mobile-focused subsidiary, ForwardWorks.

This news follows the sudden departure of Layden, which was announced via a tweet by the PlayStation account.

It is with great emotion that we announce that Worldwide Studios Chairman Shawn Layden will be departing SIE. His visionary leadership will be greatly missed,” the Twitter account writes. “We wish him success in future endeavors and are deeply grateful for his years of service. Thanks for everything, Shawn!

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