Sony has made a fairly big change to the way it handles its PlayStation business this week. For years, Sony's first party games and the PlayStation division have come under the name ‘Sony Computer Entertainment' but now, Sony is merging its Computer Entertainment and its Network Entertainment businesses to form Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC.
This move combines both the online and offline parts of the PlayStation business into one larger firm under the sony umbrella. Sony Interactive Entertainment is now based in California and the studios that Sony Computer Entertainment did have in Europe also fall under the Sony Interactive name going forward.
The idea behind this seems to be to “create an even stronger PlayStation”. This will mean a bigger emphasis on developing new platforms as well as games with hardware like the PlayStation VR and services like PlayStation Vue or PS Now.
Sony Computer Entertainment has been around since 1993 and has been carried through the PS1, PS2, PSP, PS Vita, PS3 and the PS4 eras.
KitGuru Says: The important thing here is that this is more of an internal/business change, something that Sony has been going through for a year or so now in an effort to return to profitability.