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Jack Tretton's Avatar + Posted by Jack Tretton on Oct 19, 2009 // President & CEO

Nearly half a million of you purchased a PS3 in September. Amazing. Welcome to the PlayStation Nation and to what will be one of our best holidays yet.

We are in the midst of one of the most exciting times for PlayStation as we continue to redefine entertainment experiences for consumers, both at home and on the go. Over the past few weeks we’ve launched several game-changers such as the sleek 120GB PS3 at a new price point of $299. We’ve also introduced more storage capacity with the 250GB PS3, debuting November 3 at $349. We’ve made unprecedented strides in digital and mobile entertainment with the availability of PSPgo. Last week we launched the critically acclaimed UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves which is receiving rave reviews. The best part is that we’ve only just begun an onslaught of relentless, rich content hitting throughout the fiscal year, including Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack in Time, God of War III, MAG, and ModNation Racers.

We’re also seeing tremendous response to the great value of the newer, slimmer, lighter 120GB PS3 system, which surpassed its one million unit mark worldwide just after three weeks on shelves. In NPD Group‘s September 2009 video game sales data, released today, the PS3 ranked as the top console sold for the month, beating out all our competitors. It was also the only hardware platform to realize an increase of 112% when compared to the same period last year.

PS3G box left angle

The PSPgo is driving additional momentum for the entire PSP platform. In its first three days on store shelves, top retail partners experienced a 300 percent lift in overall PSP hardware sales compared to the previous week. During this time, the PlayStation Network also experienced the largest number of downloads ever for a single week period. In addition, the new 250GB PS3 will provide the ample storage needed for what is expected to be a big Blu-ray holiday with blockbuster releases like Transformers 2, Star Trek and Hangover. And we’re continuing to stack the chips this holiday with great game content including God of War Collection, LittleBigPlanet – Game of the Year Edition as well as popular third party titles like Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Assassin’s Creed 2.

If you haven’t already experienced UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves for yourself, this is a must-have this season. The Naughty Dog team has delivered a truly visually stunning and immersive game that is clearly only possible on the PS3. It has garnered an average review score of 96 with over 64 perfect scores by game reviewers. This game promises to be a system seller for PlayStation and we couldn’t be more pleased.

There simply has never been a better time to be part of the PlayStation family and we look forward to providing you with the best entertainment content and experience for many, many years to come.

Jack Tretton

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+ JaredTequila on October 19th, 2009 at 5:44 pm said:

W00T W00t! Good to see the king finally post on the blog after a year hiatus.


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+ MrOrphanmaker on October 19th, 2009 at 5:44 pm said:

And nothing for Brazil… just great Sony, just great…


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+ Destiny89 on October 19th, 2009 at 5:45 pm said:

Congratulations to you sony and to everyone in sony and also Congratulations to all the new owners :).. you guys keep up the good work and all the great games. uncharted 2 is an amazing game.. its great to be part of the PlayStation family :)


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+ TerryVSL on October 19th, 2009 at 5:46 pm said:

Haukke “i guess when hardware sales are really low the only place to go is up”

LOL! LOL! LOL! LOL! LOL! LOL! LOL! LOL! LOL! LOL! LOL! LOL! LOL! LOL! LOL! LOL! LOL! LOL! LOL! LOL! LOL! LOL! LOL! LOL! LOL! LOL! LOL! LOL! LOL! LOL! LOL! LOL! LOL!

The PS3 is the THIRD FASTEST SELLING CONSOLE IN HISTORY you idiot.

And that was BEFORE the 299 Slim.

Haukke, get lost. No one wants retards like you on this board.


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+ HatmanTc on October 19th, 2009 at 5:46 pm said:

Congrats for the same sales. A little price drop can go along way. Glad to see the ps3 getting it’s due.

Is it strange when I read this, I could here Mr Trentons voice in my head?


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+ pelagato24 on October 19th, 2009 at 5:47 pm said:

Woooow… Hi Jack T. !! =D


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+ thegriefer on October 19th, 2009 at 5:49 pm said:

buy uncharted 2!!!


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+ HatmanTc on October 19th, 2009 at 5:51 pm said:

Hiopefuly this trend will continue into the holiday season

Orlandos fox station had a small feature on the Playstation family of consoles the other day. I guess you guys had a media day in Orlando a day or so ago. Wish I couldve been there. Wouldve like to get my hands on Eyepet & GT5-psp. FYI your public relations lady made it seemtgat Eyepet was stilll coming out this holiday season in NA


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+ DonnyG on October 19th, 2009 at 5:51 pm said:

Derrrrr deep Dee deep


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+ Insane_Gamer on October 19th, 2009 at 5:52 pm said:

Nice to see you posting Jack! :)


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+ slyjak on October 19th, 2009 at 5:54 pm said:

The PS3 certainly has come a long way. I got the 80 GB when it first came out with Motorstorm and I still love it. I haven’t experienced Uncharted 2 yet but it’s been number 1 on my most wanted list for quite a while now.


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+ gor1llap1mp on October 19th, 2009 at 5:55 pm said:

Hello Sir Jack Tretton,

I usually comment on things I wish Sony would finally do like getting certain games onto PS3, but since you are the man I will bite my tongue for a change a commend you and everyone at Sony for an amazing year! All I can say is WOW (not World of Warcraft)! Thank you for keeping it real. If there was one thing to be said about Sony and PlayStation that no website or article has talked about is how they have really paid close attention to the PlayStation Nation, the fans! You guys should feel like rock stars! Hope to see you again soon, here on the Blog. Thank You.


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+ Azure-Edge on October 19th, 2009 at 5:57 pm said:

Very cool to see that people are finally seeing what they have been missing out on.


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+ emjayx on October 19th, 2009 at 5:58 pm said:

Jack TRETTON! Lovin that confidence and not bashing the competitors :) Can’t wait what’s in store for Playstation in the future.


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+ DigitalHero on October 19th, 2009 at 5:58 pm said:

Hey Jack!

Congrats, Kaz and you are turning the PlayStation business around. The price point was truly a barrier for the PS3. No one was interested in high priced consoles. (Look at 3DO, Jaguar, Sega Saturn (launch). Now that it has been cracked, the future cannot look brighter. I am a proud PlayStation supporter since I was a teenager in 1995. Keep the good times rolling and never lose touch!


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+ sNsKid on October 19th, 2009 at 5:59 pm said:

This actually sounds like something Jack would say.


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+ DaWolf619 on October 19th, 2009 at 5:59 pm said:

AGREED!! Uncharted 2 is amazing!!


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+ Xoombie503 on October 19th, 2009 at 6:00 pm said:

wow this came outta nowhere…random post lol


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+ Pirate43 on October 19th, 2009 at 6:01 pm said:

may i have actually decent games for my psp go now?


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+ remanutd5 on October 19th, 2009 at 6:02 pm said:

congratulation sony , how you doing MR. President??? i just wanted to say congrats on all the latest success of the playstation as a brand , everything is coming together i know it hasnt been easy for you guys but you know we the fans expect the best and only the best from sony , well at least me that i have been a playstation gamer for almost 15 years already , im really glad that you guys are really delivering what you said in the beginning of this new HD era , i know it takes a while to build true success but its all coming along now and yes Uncharted 2 is my new favorite action/adventure game from all time and i cant wait to play the EPIC Finale of the Ghost of Sparta story , i know its gonna be EPIC and im most likely getting Ratchet , MAG and ModNation too but Mr President you forgot to mention Demons Souls , its really a great game ( at least 1 that all rpg fans have been waiting ) once AGAIN CONGRATS and ICO/Shadow of the colossus blu ray on ps3 MUST HAPPEN


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+ Thrasher20 on October 19th, 2009 at 6:04 pm said:

I read this article in my head hearing Jack Tretton’s voice hahaha. Great news guys!


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+ jimfear on October 19th, 2009 at 6:04 pm said:

lol @NelsonXVCT i wish it was a joke hahaha


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+ BrutusTV on October 19th, 2009 at 6:05 pm said:

I’ll try to join the Nation this Christmas. Unemployment sucks, and I can’t exactly foot the bill for a certain other console anymore.

I have a PS2 and PSP. It’s about time I fill in the missing space.


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+ TheInfectedBy590 on October 19th, 2009 at 6:07 pm said:

PS3 FTW! :D


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+ wolvyfactor on October 19th, 2009 at 6:07 pm said:

Why do people want cross game chat? It’s by far one of the worst features of XBLA. It creates a lifeless on-line environment where everyone will be too busy chatting w/ friends instead of enjoying the game they are playing.


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+ Jakintosh on October 19th, 2009 at 6:09 pm said:

Jack Tretton!

My name is also Jack T. :D
Just wanted to say that I always look for your name in playstation exclusives, ever since crash bandicoot 3 :)

Keep up the good work sony! Keep me proud to be a PlayStation gamer!

~Jakintosh


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+ DrHorrible256 on October 19th, 2009 at 6:11 pm said:

I’m glad you guys are seeing more success for your platforms. I love my PS3 and PSP 3000 and I’m glad you are on a role. I’m a little suspicious at how every time you mention PSP sales you talk about a boost to the whole platform. Whether it is true or not, it makes it sound like you the PSPgo is selling more PSP 3000s than it is selling itself. Oh well. Keep up the good work.


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+ DrHorrible256 on October 19th, 2009 at 6:11 pm said:

I’m glad you guys are seeing more success for your platforms. I love my PS3 and PSP 3000 and I’m glad you are on a role. I’m a little suspicious at how every time you mention PSP sales you talk about a boost to the whole platform. Whether it is true or not, it makes it sound like you the PSPgo is selling more PSP 3000s than it is selling itself. Oh well. Keep up the good work.


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+ gold5225 on October 19th, 2009 at 6:12 pm said:

Thank you for reaching out to the community to deliver to your faithful PlayStation Fans I will continue to support you guys as you constantly deliver quality games and hardware. And you are absolutely correct now is the best time to be a PlayStation fan. I am enjoying every bit of my PS3 and PSPgo

What with UNCHARTED 2 AMONG THIEVES, inFAMOUS and KILLZONE 2, and Demon Souls all being rock solid exclusives this year and the upcoming God Of War collection i can not be more pleased.

And then next year with Gran Turismo 5, God Of War 3, Mod Nation Racers, EYE Pet, MAG, Heavy Rain, and Final Fantasy 14 and White Knight Chronicles all being released in the beginning of the year I can not be more excited.

I am absolutely pumped.

Thanks, Sony.


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+ Kchow23 on October 19th, 2009 at 6:12 pm said:

Hmm Video Store for Canada any time soon, Jack?


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+ Kchow23 on October 19th, 2009 at 6:12 pm said:

P.S I just got upgraded to a PS3 Slim and got Uncharted 2, AWESOME!


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+ swissmr on October 19th, 2009 at 6:13 pm said:

oh JACK :) now you can put back a cold one not out of depression but out of celebration….you lush you.
the price of the 250gb isnt bad considering that its about $50 to buy that size hardrive…for now.


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+ piro_z on October 19th, 2009 at 6:13 pm said:

if we get cross game chat then it will a great step into doing EVERYTHING


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+ Seph_luis_br on October 19th, 2009 at 6:13 pm said:

So why don’t enjoy the momentum and update the system for cross game chat and Ad-Hoc party ?

Also, I would recommend to see some of the interfaces in the PS foruns. Some users created great interfaces for the console, that are beatiful.

And if you want to enjoy even more the momentum, confirm those rumors about the PS2 and Dreamcast games on the PSN. Even better, the Import Section that is planned (Yes, I want it. I want to play Yakuza Kenzan!)

Also, Sony could help bring some japanese games to the US. Yakuza 3 and Yakuza 4, two exclusives to the PS3, are great examples. Others are 3D Dot Game Heroes, Atelier Roronoa III, Yakuza Kenzan! and others.

So, the PS3 is a great system and I’m looking foward to see it becoming even better.


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+ Neil on October 19th, 2009 at 6:14 pm said:

I’m going to change my name to Playstation!


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+ SyphonFilter- on October 19th, 2009 at 6:18 pm said:

Playstation rocks! I have been with Sony since PS1!


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+ Jeigh on October 19th, 2009 at 6:20 pm said:

Word, Mr. Tretton.

Word.


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+ LDiablo84 on October 19th, 2009 at 6:23 pm said:

then how bout some download code give aways or something?

wheres resident evil 2 ps1 classics?

Warhawk?


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+ inuyasha5400 on October 19th, 2009 at 6:25 pm said:

jack whats your PSN id?


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+ tpulu on October 19th, 2009 at 6:25 pm said:

He said something about the new 250GB Hard drive having ample storage space for what is shaping up to be a big holiday season for Blu-ray… what does this mean


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+ jack__burt0n on October 19th, 2009 at 6:26 pm said:

Jack I hope you realise you are the DUDE now that mr kuturagi has retired, all playstation fans know ur the guy that keeps things rolling in the playstation universe.

And dont be afraid to bring the daddy of playstation back when some new hardware needs planning.

Good job JT!


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+ element12436 on October 19th, 2009 at 6:26 pm said:

Jack, I must say, you are the man! Sony has gone through so much good and so much bad, and a company that can handle so much through this economy, I must say, I am happy to be a PS3 owner and a fan. I am planning on getting a 250GB soon once I get going on my new job. again, Thank you Jack and Sony! :D


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+ Torgo on October 19th, 2009 at 6:27 pm said:

I’d like to thank Mr. Tretton for the PS Nation shout out.

That’s teh PS Nation Podcast, you can find us on iTunes or in Media Go :-)


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+ Senju_Karim on October 19th, 2009 at 6:28 pm said:

Nice, keep up the good work and looking forward to the onslaught of RPGs next year. I enjoy the press conferences and Sony is the company that has my trust from the PS1 days. To date I own every PS Console and look forward to the expected innovation and excellence coming next year.

Playstation Nation sounds cool!


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+ Hideo2007 on October 19th, 2009 at 6:28 pm said:

Count me in Jack to the Playstation Nation! B-)


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+ almcchesney on October 19th, 2009 at 6:32 pm said:

hells yea Playstation for life!


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+ guyverunit122 on October 19th, 2009 at 6:32 pm said:

Im here to say that I have been supporting sony from the time Playstation was born. Jack Im very happy with the work you and Sony have done. Job well done and thanks


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+ kandal978 on October 19th, 2009 at 6:36 pm said:

WOOOT JACK TRET!! YOU THE MAN!!! Playstation FOR LIFE!!


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+ Bris_Blade on October 19th, 2009 at 6:39 pm said:

Take that 360!!


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