Jack Tretton out at Sony Computer Entertainment

Jack Tretton, president and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment America, is leaving his post at the end of the month. Sony Computer Entertainment said Thursday that the split was by mutual agreement.

Tretton has been with SCEA for 19 years, since it was created in 1995. Most recently, he oversaw he launch of the PlayStation 4, which sold more than 1 million units in North America in 24 hours and went on to be the number 1 gaming console worldwide, according to Sony.

“Working at SCEA for the past 19 years has been the most rewarding experience of my career,” Tretton said. “Although I will deeply miss the talented team at SCEA and the passion demonstrated every day by our fans, I’m very excited about starting the next chapter of my career.”

Shawn Layden, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Sony Network Entertainment International, takes over April 1.

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