Sony Computer Entertainment, Inc. (SCEI) is a video game company specializing in a variety of areas in the video game industry, and is a full subsidiary of Sony. The company was established on November 16, 1993, in Tokyo, prior to the launch of the original PlayStation video game system. The logo has been used since 1994.
SCE handles the research & development, production, and sales of both hardware and software for the PlayStation line of handheld and home console video game systems. SCE is also a developer andpublisher of video game titles and is composed of several subsidiaries covering the company's biggest markets: North America, Europe, Oceania and Asia.
Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. was established on November 16, 1993 as a joint venture company of Sony Corporation and Sony Music Entertainment. This was after Ken Kutaragi's PlayStation project - although supported by Sony Corp. president Norio Ohga - met opposition from within Sony where upper management considered "toys" beneath them and feared damage to the Sony brand.Ken Kutaragi worked closely with Sony Music CEO Shigeo Maruyama and Akira Sato in the formation of SCEI.
- Date created: 09/19/2010