Sony UK boss Ray Maguire has called on the government and the nation's educators to adopt games into the national curriculum "relatively quickly".
"The time is right now to do it," he told the audience at the Learning Without Frontiers conference in London today, which was attended by GamesIndustry.biz.
"We shouldn't wait too much longer. A collaborative effort is absolutely required, it needs endorsement at the highest level, it needs someone in government to say we will do this."
Maguire said games could contribute positively to technological progress in schools, and that Sony hopes to employ Move, PSP and LittleBigPlanet teacher packs in classrooms.
"We've already started courses for teachers, student side and school side," he said. "We want to hear from schools and local authorities interested in tackling the issues in front of them."