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Kazuo Hirai mandates executives give up bonuses

Sony‘s Kazuo Hirai reportedly mandated executives to return their bonuses in order to further cut costs.

It seems as though video game industry giants just can’t catch a break these days. As discussed last month, Kaz Hirai has had challenges to face these past few years. In an attempt to steer Sony’s ship around, he’s made changes to the company’s policies that former CEO Howard Stringer applied in the past. Kaz has decided to mandate several executives to give up their bonuses as a way cutting costs and staving off losses that the electronics and entertainment giant experienced over the past decade or so. Though despite these troubles, it’s not stopping the juggernaut that is the PS4; it continues to sell well, making investors quite pleased at least on the console front of their video game division.

This is apparently not the first time they’ve had to cut executive pay, as digitalspy has stated that this is the third year in a row for Sony. If they can continually cut the fat, spinning off unprofitable divisions like they have been doing lately, they may be able to finally recover from what has been a rather harsh couple of years. This all depends on whether or not they’re willing to continually take the necessary measures which benefit them. It’s not easy to make decisions like spinning off Vaio, but if it can benefit them in the long run, it will be worth it.

Source: DigitalSpy

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Well, my name's Christopher Deleanides as you all know and I'm the Nintendo Editor here at BG. I've been playing video games since 1992, and I've been a Nintendo fan the entirety of those years. My love for video games as well as Nintendo hasn't changed, and probably never will. The only thing that comes close is politics, as I'm very deeply involved in both local and international issues.

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2 comments

  1. I actually thought that was a good move; give up the bonuses and some pay and maybe it’ll assist the overall health of the entire company. I don’t know how much money that actually comes too, but it must be a good deal if they even think it’ll make a dent.

  2. Christopher Deleanides

    According to DigitalSpy, it’ll save em 10 million, that’s no small change there. It’s definitely better than laying off more people. That’s more something western conglomerates usually do, and more often than not it’s a short term solution. It’s better to cut unnecessary fat like executive bonuses; they’ll live, I’m sure having tens of millions instead of hundreds of millions won’t put them in the poor house.

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