The PSP Go was released on October 1, 2009, for North America and Europe, and on November 1, 2009, for Japan.
On April 1, 2010, SCEI was restructured to bring together Sony's mobile electronics and personal computers divisions.
As part of a worldwide restructuring at the beginning of 1997, SCEA (currently Sony Interactive Entertainment America) and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe were both re-established as wholly owned subsidiaries of SCEI.
The Play Station Portable (PSP) was SCEI's first foray into the small handheld console market.
Sony Interactive Entertainment (abbreviated as SIE and formerly known as Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) and Sony Network Entertainment International) is a multinational video game and digital entertainment company and is a wholly owned subsidiary and part of the Consumer Products and Services Group of Sony Corporation.
The company was founded in Tokyo, Japan, and established on November 16, 1993, as Sony Computer Entertainment, to handle Sony's venture into video game development with its Play Station brand.
On April 2, 2015, it was announced that Sony Computer Entertainment had acquired the intellectual property of the cloud gaming service On Live, and that its services would cease by the end of the month. It was only offered on an invite-only basis for PS3 and PS4 users, prior to its official launch in early 2015.
The beta version of Sony's first-ever cloud-based television service, Play Station Vue (PSVue), was launched in the U. Sony signed deals with major networks, including CBS, Discovery, Fox, and Viacom, so that users can view live streaming video, as well as catch up and on-demand content, from more than 75 channels, such as Comedy Central and Nickelodeon.
The network service business of SCEI was absorbed into Sony Corp's Network Products & Service Group (NPSG), which had already been headed by Hirai since April 2009.
Since the successful launch of the original Play Station console in 1994, the company has since been developing the Play Station lineup of home video game consoles and accessories.
Expanding upon North America and other countries, the company soon became Sony's main resource for research and development in video games and interactive entertainment.
The original SCEI was then dissolved after the restructuring.
On April 20, 2011, SCEI was the victim of an attack on its Play Station Network system, which also affected its online division, Sony Online Entertainment.