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News: PS4 Exclusive inFAMOUS: Second Son Will 'Blow You Away', Says Tretton

PS4 Exclusive inFAMOUS: Second Son Will 'Blow You Away', Says Tretton

Fire fighter

It’s probably fair to say that inFAMOUS: Second Son is the most anticipated PlayStation 4 title at the moment. Sucker Punch’s smoky superhero excursion not only looks the part, but it appears to maintain the slick traversal and varied combat of its predecessors. And according to SCEA boss Jack Tretton, the upcoming next generation...

News: Sony: PS4 Launch Will Be "The Biggest In History"

Sony: PS4 Launch Will Be "The Biggest In History"

SCEA president Jack Tretton talks big

There are always shortages when new hardware is released, but if the words of SCEA president Jack Tretton are anything to go by, the launch of the PS4 should see more happy customers than ever before. Speaking to Fox, Tretton revealed that production yields for the new console have been "phenomenal": We want...

News: Tretton: PlayStation Vita's Got a Dedicated Fanbase, It's Just Not Big Enough

Tretton: PlayStation Vita's Got a Dedicated Fanbase, It's Just Not Big Enough

Growing pains

While it’s now host to a pretty strong selection of games, the PlayStation Vita is still struggling to garner the commercial success that it probably deserves. Hardware numbers are catastrophically low, and it’s failing to secure big third-party brands as a result. Despite this, SCEA president Jack Tretton believes that there’s...

News: PlayStation Mobile Is Providing Publishers with New Avenues to Release Their Content

PlayStation Mobile Is Providing Publishers with New Avenues to Release Their Content

Covering all bases

PlayStation Mobile may be seen as Sony’s foray into the cheap and cheerful world of smartphone gaming, but it’s also allowing the platform holder to enter new discussions with traditional console publishers as well. Speaking on the latest episode of the PlayStation Blogcast, SCEA president Jack Tretton revealed that through...

News: Jack Tretton Believes Vita Sales Are "Acceptable"

Jack Tretton Believes Vita Sales Are "Acceptable"

Not sweating yet

Sony Computer Entertainment America president Jack Tretton has stated that the PlayStation Vita’s sales are “acceptable”. Chatting with GamesIndustry.biz, the jovial executive admitted that he feels more comfortable about the console now than he did four months ago. “In this industry, you can't get too high or too low,...

News: Jack Tretton Against Anti-Used Games Technology

Jack Tretton Against Anti-Used Games Technology

Not a fan

According to rumours, the PlayStation 4 (also known internally as Orbis) will supposedly block the sale of used games. But speaking as part of this week's Bonus Round, industry analyst Michael Pachter has revealed that SCEA executive Jack Tretton is firmly against the technology. Pachter claims that when quizzed on the rumour, Tretton...

News: Sony: Early Vita Sales Data is "Very Positive"

Sony: Early Vita Sales Data is "Very Positive"

Flying off the shelves

Internal estimates suggest the PlayStation Vita is selling “very, very positively” according to SCEA big-cheese Jack Tretton. In a chat with IGN, the executive revealed that both software and hardware is tracking well. He said: Memory is going out the door very aggressively despite the fact that memory is in a lot of the...

News: Tretton: "I'd be Very Distracted by PS4 Announcement"

Tretton: "I'd be Very Distracted by PS4 Announcement"

SCEA boss not thinking ahead

Jack Tretton’s clearly been reading our Talking Point features. The SCEA boss recently made a comment to IGN regarding his stance on the PlayStation 4. Unsurprisingly, the executive's not looking to make any new hardware announcements this year, and is instead hoping to stay focused on Sony's current crop of consoles...

E3 2011: Tretton Unclear About Agent's Exclusivity

Tretton Unclear About Agent's Exclusivity

Remember Agent? The Rockstar Games developed project was announced at Sony's 2009 E3 briefing as a PlayStation 3 exclusive

During a live interview on GameTrailers this afternoon, GTTV host Geoff Keighley asked SCEA president Jack Tretton about the title, to which the PlayStation gaffer responded it was "more a question for Rockstar". Pushed on the exclusivity status of the game, Tretton..

E3 2011: Jack Tretton Plays Down Global 2011 Launch For PlayStation Vita

Jack Tretton Plays Down Global 2011 Launch For PlayStation Vita

During yesterday's press conference, Sony seemed pretty clear that its upcoming PlayStation Vita would be launching worldwide this calendar year

At least, it seemed pretty clear to us — and virtually every other publication online. But in a live interview on GameTrailers this afternoon, SCEA president Jack Tretton dismissed a global launch this "calendar" year, stating that the device..

News: Jack Tretton Says Words, Sets The Internet On Fire

Jack Tretton Says Words, Sets The Internet On Fire

Oh, Jack Tretton

If the Internet goes down today, we're holding you personally responsible. There's fury across the video game webosphere over remarks the SCEA executive made about PlayStation's primary competitors. In an interview with Fortune, Tretton described the Nintendo's portable platforms as "babysitting devices" and Microsoft's XBOX 360 as "out of steam". Naturally the..

News: Sony: Japanese Disaster Will Not Delay NGP

Sony: Japanese Disaster Will Not Delay NGP

Responding to comments made by SCEA gaffer Jack Tretton earlier in the week, a Sony Japan representative has told the Wall Street Journal that reports suggesting the NGP could be delayed due to the recent string of Japanese disasters are "wrong"

Tretton had previously said that the events in Japan "may be the straw that says ‘maybe we get to just one market by the end of the year,’"..

News: Jack Tretton Says Sony's In 'Growth Mode, Not Cruise Control'

Jack Tretton Says Sony's In 'Growth Mode, Not Cruise Control'

SCEA's gaffer Jack Tretton has said that the platform holder has not peaked yet with PlayStation 3, and that it is still in "growth mode"

The exec told Fast Company that the platform was just getting going with regards to line-up, accessories and new features such as 3D. When you look at all the games Sony still has left to release this year, it's hard to argue. “We’re really just hitting our..

News: Tretton: Japan Disaster Could Limit NGP Release To Just One Region

Tretton: Japan Disaster Could Limit NGP Release To Just One Region

SCEA gaffer, Jack Tretton, has said that the recent disaster in Japan may limit the NGP's release to just one region this year

You may remember Tretton making a similar comment around the same time as the device's announcement. Back then Tretton suggested a worldwide launch would be unlikely. Now the exec seems to think that the device would be hard-pressed to get out of a single region. "It..

Rumour: NGP to Hit Europe by November

NGP to Hit Europe by November

Cross your fingers

According to sources leaked to online game site MCV, Sony is pushing for a European NGP release by November 2011, following an earlier promise by Sony boss Kazuo Hirai that the NGP would hit shelves somewhere in the world by the year's end. MCV says that third-party licensees claim that Sony has set “development deadlines” for...