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E3 2011: It’s An Exciting Time to be a Member of the PlayStation Family

Jack Tretton's Avatar + Posted by Jack Tretton on Jun 06, 2011 // President & CEO

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Over the years on the E3 stage, we’ve talked about the “PlayStation family” – our enthusiastic fans and loyal supporters around the world. This year, “PlayStation family” has taken on an increasingly important meaning. I personally want to thank each and every one of you for your patience during the recent PlayStation Network outage. We are extremely grateful for your passion and loyalty. The PlayStation community is stronger and more vibrant than ever and, as detailed a few minutes ago during the E3 press conference, we’re going to thank you for your loyalty with new gaming and entertainment experiences on PlayStation and PSN that will continue to affirm our leadership.

When we raised the curtain on our next-generation portable device this past January, we felt the waves of excitement that rippled throughout the industry. As Kazuo Hirai just announced onstage at E3, the official name of this revolutionary portable entertainment system is PlayStation Vita. PlayStation Vita with Wi-Fi will be available starting at $249. AT&T will be the exclusive U.S. wireless provider for PlayStation Vita, ensuring that you remain connected to content and your friends on the go. We also revealed a plethora of exciting new software titles, including Hot Shots Golf, Hustle Kings, LittleBigPlanet, Little Deviants, ModNation Racers, Reality Fighter, Ruin (working title) Sound Shapes, Street Fighter X Tekken, Super Stardust Delta, UNCHARTED: Golden Abyss, and Wipeout 2048. It’s a fantastic lineup…and that’s just the beginning. Take a look at the new PlayStation Vita.

The era of 3D has officially arrived and there are over 50 million PS3 units around the world that deliver the true 3D experience across games, movies and TV. Our 3D gaming portfolio is rapidly expanding with nearly 40 titles worldwide, including the upcoming UNCHARTED 3: Drake’s Deception that promises to take 3D immersion to new heights. Today we also introduced a new PlayStation branded, high definition 24-inch 3D Display, which will be available later this year. The 3D Display comes with 3D glasses, an HDMI cable and the highly anticipated Resistance 3 game, to give you everything necessary to jump into the world of 3D, at a very affordable price. The monitor features advanced technology that allows two people playing a game to see individual, unique, full-screen images of gameplay rather than a split-screen image. We know PlayStation fans are always at the cutting-edge of innovation and we think you’ll love this immersive 3D experience that is optimized for gaming.

Last year, we introduced you to PlayStation Move and the reception was phenomenal. To date, we’ve sold 8.8 million units globally and there will be nearly 200 Move supported software titles available globally by the end of this year. And we keep adding to the experience. The Sharp Shooter attachment has been flying off of the shelves and has quickly become a must-have for anyone wanting to be placed into the thick of the battle playing one of our first-person shooters like Killzone 3, SOCOM 4 or, later this year, Resistance 3. PlayStation will also continue to expand our Move software line-up for the casual gaming enthusiast, including our latest title for your next party at home with friends – Everybody Dance.

Our publishing partners really help set the PlayStation experience apart with amazing exclusive content only on PS3. For the army of fans of the popular first-person shooter Bioshock franchise, Ken Levine was onstage to announce that Bioshock Infinite will support PlayStation Move and that they are working on a Bioshock title for PlayStation Vita. We also unveiled exclusive content on a number of new games on PS3, including Battlefield 3, Dust, Need for Speed: The Run, Saint’s Row: The Third, and SSX: Deadly Descents.

The PlayStation brand has become synonymous with interactive entertainment and today we’re delighting more consumers across more platforms than ever before. Across hardware, software and PlayStation Network, our platform is stronger and more relevant than ever, delivering breakthrough experiences that consumers crave. There’s a lot to be excited about in 2011 and we look forward to sharing more news with you in the months ahead as valued members of our PlayStation family.

For those of you who were not able to join us at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena this evening, you can download the full presentation. Once again, thank you for your support.

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+ Zorvan on June 7th, 2011 at 11:58 am said:

RIP Norio Ohga. Be happy you didn’t live to see what the company you built has become.


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+ Laviathan19 on June 7th, 2011 at 12:02 pm said:

Love to hear about upcoming PS Move compatible games releasing within the year. What I’d like to hear more on, though, is what titles will be able to use the SharpShooter? I’m debating on getting rid of mine, but want to see what’s coming in the near future before making any decisions. Hopefully E3 will shed some light on that.

No AT&T exclusivity for the PSV. To put it bluntly, the company sucks. Horrible customer service, and the service they offer may be fast, that’s when there’s actually a connection. I doubt people will get much fun out of an online multiplayer PSV experience when their connection disconnects to update the time with AT&T, or certain times of day when cell usage peaks and it’s hard to maintain constant connection. I understand that AT&Ts service shouldn’t effect the hardware of the PSV, but customers will no doubt attribute it to Sony in the end.


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+ TH3C00K13TH13F on June 7th, 2011 at 12:35 pm said:

Sly 4?
:D


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+ Youshless on June 8th, 2011 at 2:24 am said:

Jack (or any playstation employee),

The 3D TV bundle really caught my eye. I’ve been a skeptic of 3D but how can I possibly turn down this kind of deal?!?!!!

However, bad news :( I’m in the UK.

What news do we have for this bundle in the UK/EU? I want to avoid importing the bundle if possible, but I am in the market for a 24″ tv and SOON.

Thanks, congrats on a great E3 and all the best.


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+ Zorvan on June 8th, 2011 at 4:48 am said:

24″ T.V. LOL

My LED computer monitor is 34″and barely big enough. A T.V. under 46″ is a waste of money and space.


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+ PirateHarlock on June 8th, 2011 at 12:15 pm said:

With sony lurching from one total disaster to the next “exciting” is hardly the word that we your paying customers would use.

Jack, its time to start impressing us your customers more than the stockholders. Without us you’ll be stuck at the side of the road.


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+ RyanMcBainDOTcom on June 8th, 2011 at 7:59 pm said:

Maybe in Uncharted 4, Nathan Drake can discover Cross Game Voice Chat for the PS3.


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+ kison34 on June 9th, 2011 at 4:31 pm said:

wow i thought it was going to be called the psp2 or N.G.P but it being called playstation vita wow


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+ frozenfire285978 on June 11th, 2011 at 3:19 pm said:

i was completely happy until they said AT&T. WHY?


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+ DaFunkyShizz on June 13th, 2011 at 4:25 am said:

Is this a joke? What about Hong Kong and Korea? Are they just being forgotten? Pathetic Sony. It’s not very exciting when some people still can’t get on your weak network. Don’t worry though, most people have already switched to xbox so you may as well not bother.


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+ jaws717 on June 13th, 2011 at 4:27 pm said:

Man all I’m waiting for is uncharted 3 ,mwf3,resistance3 and the ps vita ……I CAN’T WAIT FOR IT!


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