Video game brain drain: Top execs leave industry

As CNBC-ps4the video game industry says goodbye to one generation of hardware, it’s also saying goodbye to a number of high-profile names.

In the past several weeks, well-known, high-ranking executives at Microsoft’s Xbox division and Sony’s PlayStation unit—as well as other less familiar names—have announced their departure, and some analysts say these could reflect broader shifts in the industry.

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Sony Interview: Jack Tretton Defends Vita, Dedicated Consoles

The SCEA boss remains optimistic about consoles, says social and free-to-play are just “an additive diversion”

There are a lot of people looking to bury the PS Vita these days. Sales haven’t exactly been blockbuster and the software lineup to date has been so-so, at best.

Even Sony itself has sent some mixed signals. At its pre-E3 press conference in June, the company promised 60 new Vita games this year – then only showcased three over the next hour-and-a-half. Despite that, Sony is telling investors it expects to sell 10 million units this fiscal year (which ends March 31, 2013), largely on the strength of its holiday lineup (which includes PlayStation All Stars: Battle Royale, Assassin’s Creed 3: Liberation and Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified).

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