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Thank You for a Great 2009

Jack Tretton's Avatar + Posted by Jack Tretton on Feb 11, 2010 // President & CEO

Happy new year PlayStation Nation,

2009 was a great success for the PlayStation brand in a market that continues to be impacted by a down economy. I wanted to thank you for making this past year the best yet for the PS3.

According to NPD’s recent Top Global Markets report, PlayStation was the only company to see consumers in three territories (UK, US and Japan) spending 15% more on PS3 software in 2009 than they did in 2008 – this is while the category as a whole experienced a 9% decline in software sales. The PS3 was also the only console in the U.S. to see double-digit growth in sales this past quarter. December also marked the best sales month in the platform’s history, breaking one million hardware units and 7.3 million software units. We’re nowhere near slowing down in the new year as today’s NPD numbers show a 36% sales increase on PS3 hardware when compared to last January. This is truly remarkable given the tight inventory we’ve been experiencing as a result of high consumer demand since last Fall.

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Games like UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves are surpassing our lofty expectations as it outsold the franchise’s first PS3 game and is now closing in on three million copies sold worldwide. Over half a million of you have already chosen your allegiance in MAG, and have played over 270,000 games in the Shadow War.

We’ve also successfully established that we’re not just a disc-based powerhouse, but we’re also a digital powerhouse. PlayStation Network experienced huge growth last year, marking its best revenue month in December – a 155% increase in sales from the previous year. More than 40 million of you all over the world are coming to PlayStation Network to access multimedia content and to enhance your social gaming experiences.

It truly is a great time to be a PS3 owner as we have so much more in store this year. We’ve already come out of the gates with MAG, White Knight Chronicles, BioShock 2 and we have an onslaught of new IP and blockbuster games just around the corner with Heavy Rain, God of War III, and Final Fantasy XIII… not to mention the many other games we’re keeping up our sleeves. We’re also bringing groundbreaking technology to the masses with the launches of 3D gaming and the new motion controller later this year. We know both will open entirely new doors for you to enhance your gaming experiences and will provide new ways for you to think about interactive entertainment.

Thank you again for making PS3 your entertainment device of choice. We look forward to your continued excitement for the brand.

//Add Your Own

209 Comments

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+ pgsdi on February 11th, 2010 at 7:57 pm said:

Unless SONY and the upper shirts need to get start locking down more exclusives!!! The titles like la norie was supposed to be ps3 exclusive. a little better but GOWIII is not going to be the ps3’s savior

WAKE UP JACK


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+ Velzorn on February 11th, 2010 at 7:58 pm said:

You can thank us the customers and bring in many more by sticking to these three elements:

-Continue to develop outstanding exclusive titles such as Uncharted, Killzone, Infamous ect. and supporting them with updates and worthwhile DLC.
-Keep online play absolutely free.
-Continually make updates and listen to users suggestions to make the PS3 more customizable (such as more avatars and dynamic themes)and add more applications to make the PS3 more of an all-in-one entertainment device. (Such as making the comic reader application available to the PS3)


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+ BiezulbubBill69 on February 11th, 2010 at 8:12 pm said:

Sony always wins baby!!!!!!!!!!!


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+ Angelus_55 on February 11th, 2010 at 8:21 pm said:

Jack, you’re my boy! Always happy to support your company. Looking forward to the announcement of Resistance 3.


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+ jds07 on February 11th, 2010 at 8:40 pm said:

No, thank you for providing use with this amazing product.


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+ etropal on February 11th, 2010 at 8:45 pm said:

WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Sony, Playstation, ive been a customer since day 1, I was 5, all thx to my brother, i still have My First Sony from 1999.


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+ jimmy903 on February 11th, 2010 at 8:45 pm said:

Jack,

Is it possible to have a 3D image respond to Arc?


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+ kentfallskiller on February 11th, 2010 at 8:47 pm said:

always got love for Jack <3!!


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+ ShotgunSean on February 11th, 2010 at 9:00 pm said:

your welcome now give us Gran Turismo 5 plz :) hurry now lol cuz im drooling and foaming at the mouth lol btw i want to say thank you for white knight chronicles i am enjoying every moment of it the reviews may not been good but the gameplay to me is incredable i dont care about reviews i think they are full of it when they dont give a game enough credit


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+ Zilas on February 11th, 2010 at 9:08 pm said:

Ummm…So where is that Final Fantasy XIII Q&A that was supposed to be posted?


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+ somethingatt on February 11th, 2010 at 9:09 pm said:

Keep the goods coming Sony and we’ll be more than happy to keep the money coming.

Simple customer satisfaction.


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+ XenoNative on February 11th, 2010 at 9:23 pm said:

i was checking out the blog( as i do religiously every night)to get my dose of news and there it is . . . a blog from Jack Tretton. *first thing that comes to mind* Oh my god thats Jack Tretton. so Mr. CEO your welcome and im really looking foward to 2010.


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+ Yakrius on February 11th, 2010 at 9:27 pm said:

Wow, it’s a great time to be a PS3 owner :))


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+ siegeh on February 11th, 2010 at 9:35 pm said:

i <3 ps3


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+ remanutd5 on February 11th, 2010 at 10:00 pm said:

thanks Mr Tretton, can i make a suggestion ? can we have Heavenly Sword 2 : Nariko’s Resurrection ?


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+ PantherX on February 11th, 2010 at 10:02 pm said:

How about thanking us with Heavenly Sword 2? And and get on EA about refusing to publish a couple titles on this platform that will remain nameless.


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+ remanutd5 on February 11th, 2010 at 10:03 pm said:

holy crap I have just seen the new God of War 3 video … speechless


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+ spideyal on February 11th, 2010 at 10:27 pm said:

Wow… That God of War 3 Trailer was AMAZING!
I really can’t expect anything less that pure amazement when I stick with the Playstation Brand.

I love you, Sony.


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+ PurplePigs on February 11th, 2010 at 10:31 pm said:

“not to mention the many other games we’re keeping up our sleeves.”

What games are you keeping from us? :)


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+ Reaver01 on February 11th, 2010 at 10:51 pm said:

I Wont be happy until I see a SOCOM 4 developed by Zipper. Since the flop of Confrontation every other game I have tried seems to be stale to me in a way. The only games I look forward to are BFBC2, Heavy Rain, L.A. Noire and Agent.


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+ Cyris on February 11th, 2010 at 11:07 pm said:

2010 is going to be a million times better.

Bring on God of War III!


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+ wocyob on February 11th, 2010 at 11:14 pm said:

No MR. Tretton thank you and thank you all at sony and the ps blog for all the hard work you guys do

im pretty broke now because of last years awesome line up of killer titles

and this year is looking at grabing ALOT of my hard earned cash too…. but im not crying about it

thanks again sony for making such an awesome system im already looking forward to the ps4


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+ DiscoJer on February 11th, 2010 at 11:17 pm said:

Try to remember you have this other gaming device called the PSP. Not owning a PS3, 2009 wasn’t so great, and while 2010 seems a bit better, you wouldn’t know it from the way the PSN store has started the year.


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+ nico2409 on February 11th, 2010 at 11:28 pm said:

Sony has the best franchises! Thats the reason why I’ve got a Playstation (1,2,3).


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+ Edd on February 11th, 2010 at 11:37 pm said:

No Jack, thank you. Thank you and all the other hard working folks at sony. Seriously you guys put out quality titles faster than I can beat them. I’ve owned every playstation since ps1, so I speak from experience when I say that this is without a doubt the best playstation yet. You guys truly understand the importance of pushing the industry forward and creating new and more exciting experiences for gamers, you’re a company that’s not afraid to take a risk for the sake of innovation, for the sake of pushing the standard. And, as a gamer, I thank you for that. You guys could have easily came out with ps2.5 and just raked in the cash, but instead you decided to be bold and take a chance and we gamers are the ones who benefit most from that courage. Show me a game on any platform that’s pushed the standard as much as MAG, Heavy Rain, God of War 3, Little Big Planet, etc. etc. As they say, tproof is in the pudding. So again, thank you Sony, you don’t disappoint.


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+ UnholierThanThou on February 12th, 2010 at 12:25 am said:

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *takes a deep breath* Man, look at this! All of the SAME people that spend all of their time on this blog doing nothing but complaining are suddenly full of nothing but praise the MOMENT Tretton pops up! Wow, you guys are real specimens! Yeah, it’s totally a great time for Sony, but how about raising the same concerns you do on EVERY OTHER THREAD HERE before you start sucking up to the man like a bunch of Hoovers!


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+ borje2 on February 12th, 2010 at 12:53 am said:

PS3 i a great mutimedia machine. To make this fine Blu-ray player even better we need to be able to move the subtitles of the movie into the 2.35:1 area exactly as Philips and Oppo is able to do in their Blu-ray playes. This is a easy software fix for Sony and a way to appeal to a segment of users that is not take care of by Sony so far.
/Borje


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+ ZackBRRJ on February 12th, 2010 at 1:05 am said:

Thank You Mr. Jack,
And congratulations, people like you makes playstation even better.

Brazil loves Playstation. Bring Playstation Store Services to Brazil, and you have even better sales. Most of us are waiting to Store to come. And we actually want to buy games and multimedia content from it. Brazil is actually a huge contry with continental size. We always import Playstation hardware/software from US, EUR and Japan.


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+ speedy463 on February 12th, 2010 at 1:10 am said:

Thank you for bringing us such great entertainment for so many years.


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+ saionji1229 on February 12th, 2010 at 2:03 am said:

No, thank YOU Jack! :)


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+ xiked on February 12th, 2010 at 3:23 am said:

Thanx allot for 2009! It has been amazing! keep up the hard work and produce allot of PS3 exclusive AAA games and I will be VERY happy. I have bought every PS3 exclusive that has come from uncharted until know. (except socom) Well done! Keep bring new IP and improve the Graphics so the POWER of PS3 will show it strength yet again!

And BUY Quantic DREAM!! They can be the new team Ico for Europe!


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+ SykoTech on February 12th, 2010 at 4:02 am said:

No, thank you Jack and everyone at Sony for bringing the PS3 to $299 with the Slim. It was by far the best purchase I made last year.


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+ afaqihi on February 12th, 2010 at 4:22 am said:

Thank you Jack, Playstation is great and Sony is great, keep up the good work.


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+ GibbShift on February 12th, 2010 at 4:22 am said:

No, thank YOU, Jacky T.


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+ Kuraudoffxi on February 12th, 2010 at 6:07 am said:

Mr. Tretton here, what an honor! Great year indeed and we hope for a better 2010!


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+ GK3033 on February 12th, 2010 at 6:15 am said:

Welcome Jack.
I always happy with the PlayStations and Sony. I hope to see many many new IPs that will convince other platform owners to the PlayStation community.

Love you, Sony.


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+ vin_one on February 12th, 2010 at 6:38 am said:

Yeah I sure wish I could update my PSN account from a sub-account now that I turned 18 in 2009 but whatever, it was a good year.


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+ KING_0F_NY_BX on February 12th, 2010 at 7:39 am said:

Thank you for 2009 Playstation…I’m enjoying 2010 and looking forward to the monster upcoming titles from you guys


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+ Eddieopus on February 12th, 2010 at 8:39 am said:

He sure loves to gloat but when there is problem he ignores emails. FIX CUSTOMER SERVICE!


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+ Mosh_Pit on February 12th, 2010 at 8:43 am said:

Thanks for the games. Don’t forget that it’s the games that make the console good or bad.


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+ HongoXIII on February 12th, 2010 at 8:49 am said:

The PS3 deserves awesome sales for it is an awesome system that is truly worth the money. Too bad your average consumer fails to see that.


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+ Joeyym on February 12th, 2010 at 9:07 am said:

I’m so in love with Playstation you cant even imagine.
But there’s one thing that has been buging me from some time now and is the fact that you are selling part of a game after selling the game. And with this i mean all of the games that are comming out have a thing to buy later on… the worst part is that most of the times those thing already were on the game. but u just had to make us pay 10$ more to unlock it… that is sure a very bad thing to do.

Anyway. I luv ps3.


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+ Dnangel14 on February 12th, 2010 at 9:29 am said:

Yes jack we had a good year for 2009 as you said the year of to playstation and i think we exceeded all other consules in the better games view anyhow lets hope for another good year ^-^


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+ berzirk on February 12th, 2010 at 9:54 am said:

#61, CitizenInsane27, you are trying to get free stuff from a sissy wrist tattoo? You should see my life-size Jack Tretton tat. That’s manly.


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+ kaelinronkus on February 12th, 2010 at 11:04 am said:

please give us in game chat!


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+ ff7d on February 12th, 2010 at 12:21 pm said:

dude i am a huge final fantasy and Legend of Dragoon fan and i know that sony made Legend of Dragoon so if they make a remake 5 people in my family will get a ps3 for Legend of Dragoon and ill preoder Legend of Dragoon since ive been waiting a long time for this


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+ ff7d on February 12th, 2010 at 12:22 pm said:

my bad i meant to say prorder lol


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+ AxionEon on February 12th, 2010 at 2:35 pm said:

You are welcome Jack.

Happy PS3 owner since december 09.

Happy playstation owner since February 06.

Keep them coming.


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+ AxionEon on February 12th, 2010 at 2:37 pm said:

Make that happy playstation owner since February -96.


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+ federico1987 on February 12th, 2010 at 3:39 pm said:

thanks a bunch, SCREW HALO. sony forever. how about a FF7 remake? maybe talk to square enix and make them an offer they can’t refuse….


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