It seems that despite the usually well-informed and trustworthy reporting of Nikkei, Kazuo Hirai has not taken a step up the Sony ladder to becoming the new president of the company. At least not yet anyways. Sony has issued a brief and to the point statement saying that currently “nothing has been determined.”
Now while this may seem like a downright refusal, the fact that Sony’s own statement fully says that they have “made no announcement in this regard and nothing has been determined at this time” makes it seem like there could possibly be something moving behind the scenes at Sony, but the company may not want it revealed just yet. Or Nikkei’s report could simply have been false. Time will tell.