Sony Computer Entertainment are not saying why they have failed to file their 2010/2011 financials with the Australian Securities and Investment Commission nor are they saying whether the local operation is facing a shakeup management similar to what has happened in Europe.In 2010 the financials were filed on the 26 of July and in 2009 on the 20th of July.
The Company which has been suffering from falling sales due in part to the recent hack attack on the Playstation Network and increased competition from Microsoft’s Xbox 360 offering are refusing to say why their financial returns are two months late.
Speculation is mounting that SCE Australia could be facing a shakeup following the appointment of new management to run the Company’s European operations which the Australian operation is closely aligned to.
Earlier this month the European arm of PlayStation parent company Sony Computer Entertainment announced that Fergal Gara has been appointed the VP and managing director of the company’s UK and Ireland business.
Gara came to Sony from the UK supermarket chain ASDA, where he grew the company’s entertainment sales (including music, movies and games, which have a larger supermarket presence in the UK than they do in the US).
Additionally, Phillipe Cardon was named the new VP and managing director of Sony Computer Entertainment France and Switzerland. Cardon claims over twenty years of experience in the entertainment industry, and was most recently in charge of international markets for Warner Bros Home Video, where he helped launch its WB Games division.