Sony’s UK Head Of Sales Quits

MCV have reported that Sony’s UK head of sales Kevin Jowett has quit – the resignation comes just five weeks ahead of the Euro launch of PlayStation 3. Jowett has been with the company for almost 10 years – after he took over the position from Doug Goodwin back in 1998. MCV report that Jowett stepped down as he wanted to pursue new opportunities outside of the games industry and has left the company with immediate effect.

A few quotes have came in from senior execs on the UK High Street, with a big name games buyer telling MCV: “The timing is absolutely incredible… Kevin is going just as Sony is talking to everyone about terms and arranging pre-orders and in-store marketing campaigns. Obviously, Sony is a big organisation and there will be people there who can fill Kevin’s position. But this can’t be helpful to them.

A final word came from SCE UK MD Ray Maguire by saying “We wish Kevin all the best in his future endeavours,” and in turn confirmed Jowett’s resignation.