"It’s going to keep everyone on their toes"
Remember Jack Tretton? The video game industry veteran was a big player at Sony for years, taking on the role of president and CEO of then-called Sony Computer Entertainment America from 2006 to 2014. You may recall he helped launch the PlayStation 4 with that fateful E3 2013 Sony press conference. He's...
"The most difficult launch you could imagine"
Briefly thinking back to past Sony press conferences, it's hard not to miss Jack Tretton and his cheeky little smile. The former president and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment America, Tretton left the company in 2014, but that hasn't stopped him from talking about the PlayStation 3 and its troubled...
Appearing as press conference pundit
If you’re suffering from Jack Tretton withdrawal symptoms, worry not – the former PlayStation president will put in an appearance at E3, after all. After a slew of memorable interviews with GameTrailers TV host Geoff Keighley, the duo will be teaming up one more time for this year’s Spike TV coverage of the...
Goodbye old friend
Sony may have hit a homerun with the PlayStation 4 over the past few months, but it's undergoing a bit of an employment overhaul at the minute. Hot on the heels of layoffs at Sony Santa Monica and the departure of Uncharted creator
Jack Tretton doesn't even have a console yet
Sony has broken virtually every system sales record in history with the PlayStation 4, but that’s not stopped some people from pondering whether it’s attempting to increase demand by holding back stock. Unsurprisingly, SCEA president Jack Tretton has rubbished such claims, stating that the...
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...
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...
Company is confident coming out of E3
Sony’s been eager to iterate in recent weeks that it’s still got its work cut out with the PlayStation 4, but in the wake of sell outs at North American retailer GameStop, the company is understandably feeling pretty bullish about its next generation console. Speaking candidly with
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...
How low can you go?
Microsoft may have reversed some of its policies over the past couple of weeks, but it’s still hard to forget the series of sucker punches that Sony landed on its competitor during E3. It got consumers on its side by announcing that the PlayStation 4 will support used games, and then landed a killer blow by
Next generation's not going to break the bank
Sony Computer Entertainment America president Jack Tretton doesn’t believe that next generation games will cost more than $60. Speaking as part of an interview with CNBC, the likeable executive explained that software for the impending PlayStation 4 will cover a wide range of price-points, including...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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..
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..
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..
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,"..
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. Were really just hitting our..
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..
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...
We've gotten so used to getting games at the same time as our brothers in North America, that we hadn't even considered the NGP not launching in Europe this year
While a "Holiday 2011" release date was paraded around the system's reveal yesterday, SCEA gaffer Jack Tretton admits a worlwide launch will be "difficult". "I know that's rather ambiguous, and that's for a..
Jack Tretton -- SCEA's top gaffer -- states that the "industry was forver changed by the" PlayStation 2 in a rousing blog designed to celebrate the system's tenth birthday in North America
Tretton cites the system's introduction of the DVD format, internet connectivity and motion technology from the EyeToy as reasons for why the device was so revolutionary. He also notes that the best part of the..
Note: "shipped", not "sold"
A few weeks ago, Sony revealed it has sold over 1.5 million Move controllers across Europe, a considerable achievement that led the company to claim it had to increase production to keep up. The North American arm of Sony Computer Entertainment has been much more cagey when it comes to revealing sales figures, but now CEO...
Following the excellent sales numbers for PlayStation Move provided by SCEE earlier this month, many folks in the industry have been looking towards SCEA to comment on the device's launch window sales data
The subsequent silence has led to plenty of scare-mongering from the media; but Sony's finally silenced their critics by stating the motion controller's already sold a million units in North..
Sony's stated that the Playstation 3 is the only piece of hardware to see "double digit growth", following last night's NPD report for April
The PS3's seen year-over-year growth of 42.6 per cent, and 37.2 per cent growth for the months leading into April. Basically, the system's on the up. Having just surpassed nine consecutive months of year-over-year growth for PS3 hardware and a revenue..
It's getting closer
Scarily. It feels like it was only just Christmas. Whatever. June's coming. That means E3 is coming. And that means Sony are preparing for what might be one of the most important E3 conferences in the last four or five years. We've just got word of the date too - June 15th. The event's set to kick off at the Shrine Auditorium...
In an episode of GameTrailers TV last night, Sony's Jack Tretton was on-board to talk about the looming E3 2010 Sony conference and what fans can expect
Being pressed on Killzone 3 by host Geoff Keighley, Tretton responded:Well we own Guerrilla studios and they did a great job on Killzone 1 and 2, I dont know whether youll see announcements about it [at E3 2010], but I can promise you..
SCEA's head Jack Tretton has written a buoying rally on the US Playstation Blog, declaring '09 a great year for Playstation, thanking fans especially for all their support
The post came hours after the NPD report, which saw solid figures for Playstation 3, but the XBOX 360 and Wii still some way in front. Despite that, Tretton was quick to point out the positives: PS3 saw a 33% growth year on year..
Fox just put up an interview with SCEA's big-wig Jack Tretton
He doesn't really talk about anything we don't really know, but touches on the Playstation Motion Controller and the growth of the PS3 since the price-cut. If, like us, you can't wait until E3 to catch another glimpse of Jack Tretton, then, you should probably watch this interview. Tretton rules.
With successful sales reports out of the way, Sony's Jack Tretton obviously felt bullish enough to write a rallying note to the users of the Playstation Blog, describing the coming holiday season as "one the most exciting times for Playstation"
Tretton described the new $299.99 pricetag of the Playstation 3 as a "game changer", and...
Newsflash: Jack Tretton in "Sony are best for the industry" shocker
In an interview with Forbes, Sony of America's top-dog Jack Tretton described Sony's position in the console war. When talking of Playstation's closest competitors Tretton said:"We see ourselves somewhere in the middle, we don't have unlimited money [like Microsoft], we cater to a more mass market audience [like Nintendo], and..
Jack Tretton looks like a man who likes to get things done
And get things done his company have; with a fresh image, massively improved marketing, and the biggest holiday line-up in the console war this holiday, Playstation 3 is enjoying somewhat of a renaissance. Sales are up by enormous numbers globally and Jack Tretton is pretty damn pleased with himself.Skyrocketing sales, couldnt be..
Remember the words "price-cut"? How could you forget
You read them everyday because we type them everyday. It's everyone's favourite topic. Never mind the games. Let's talk price cuts! Speaking with the Fast Company, Sony's Jack Tretton wanted to address price cut discussion, namely the fact that the PS3 is designed with a 10 year life span in mind."People are having short-term thinking the..
Jack Tretton has confirmed that there are 15 first-party Playstation 3 exclusive titles in development
Ahem, 15. Speaking about the strength of the PS3's lineup Tretton commended the exclusive third party titles such as Rockstar's Agent and Square-Enix's Final Fantasy XIV alongside the 15 in-house titles being developed exclusively for PS3. These don't even include second-party releases such as..
Reaffirming Sony's desire to bring motion controls to the hardcore gamer, Tretton has confirmed that the Playstation Motion Controller could work with any of today's games
Speaking with CNBC, the Sony head said: "Personally, it's very difficult for me to perceive God of War 3 being played with the Wii controller," he said. "It's a different experience that doesn't lend itself to..
Sony's E3 conference was really good
But you know how it could have been better? If we didn't know about half of it already. Having had time to digest a good portion of Sony's E3 conference, the announcements had much less of an effect. And that's made SCEA boss Jack Tretton a bit annoyed."People don't respect confidentiality in this industry," Tretton told CNBC. "It's tough enough..