As has been expected for a while now, Sir Howard Stringer's replacement as President and CEO of Sony Corporation when he steps down in June will be Kaz Hirai, a long-time champion of the company's PlayStation brand.
While it's important to remember Sony (and all PlayStation Network users) are the victims of a crime when we talk about the PSN attacks, it's also important to know why Sony has come in for criticism over the affair.
Howard Stringer, the man at the very top of Sony, has released an open letter to customers today, joining PlayStation boss Kaz Hirai in officially apologizing for the "inconvenience and concern" caused by an attack on the company's PlayStation Network.
2009 wasn't the best year for Sony, at least financially. So the Japanese company is looking to trim a little more of its overheads, specifically with the way PlayStation games are distributed.