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Oct 19

Oct 19

Welcome to the PlayStation Nation

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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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bbd23 said:

October 19th, 5:24 pm

Will read again.

eaferrari24 said:

October 19th, 5:25 pm

Can I have my ingame chat now?

malomeat said:

October 19th, 5:25 pm

Jack is a cool guy. He’s the kind of guy who you hand your controller to, even when he’s just finished eating Cheetos and licking his fingers.

cb_32 said:

October 19th, 5:26 pm


now how about some cross voice chat? :)

psyXcho said:

October 19th, 5:26 pm

Did God Of War Collection get delayed? I received an email from Amazon stating that it had been pushed back. Any info?

mister1337 said:

October 19th, 5:26 pm

Welcome to Playstation Nation. But, Dissidia is not on PSN, so it isn’t as cool!

DrZeiss said:

October 19th, 5:26 pm

Playstation Nation sounds a lot like PSNation the podcast…

tiger7758 said:

October 19th, 5:26 pm

I love Playstation…

WestSiide said:

October 19th, 5:26 pm

Jack Tretton! I love that guy!

megamixer said:

October 19th, 5:27 pm

Of all the games mentioned up above, there isn’t a single one I will buy. :( Last year was a much better time to be apart of the PS family. :(

evildude683 said:

October 19th, 5:27 pm


Sir, you are doing a helluva job with Sony keep up the good work and again congrats to you and All the team that works with you behind the scenes.


Ejsponge61 said:

October 19th, 5:27 pm

Glad to see that everyone at Playstation is happy along with me.

Kchow23 said:

October 19th, 5:28 pm

WOO Jack Tretton! I just got Uncharted 2 on the mail and it is LEGEN….wait for it……. DARY X2

NelsonXVCT said:

October 19th, 5:28 pm

Jack Tretton is a awesome person.
Jack, do you have a PS3?
If so, whats your ID?

Uncharted 2 is a amazing game, and I recommend it to any PS3 owner and it is a must-have.

PSP Go is really tiny.
Its the size of a iPhone.

KILLZONE79 said:

October 19th, 5:28 pm

WOW! What a honor for jack tretton to apppear for the first time on Playstation.Blog

Jack tretton you are cool!

Francision69 said:

October 19th, 5:28 pm

I love Playstation 3!!

darthlego said:

October 19th, 5:28 pm

One thing I would like to be able to do on the PS3 is to change my PSN ID. I would love to have this feature on the PS3.

dragonleader33 said:

October 19th, 5:28 pm

Any news on the Uncharted 2 winners?

Bug42 said:

October 19th, 5:28 pm

I think we all want to know about the in-game voice chat.

Can you give us a status update?

T-e-X said:

October 19th, 5:28 pm

awesomeness so over 1mill ps3 were sold in all regions… Jack Tretton your my hero :P :D whats your PSN name !? feel free to add me T-e-X

Patriotbball5460 said:

October 19th, 5:29 pm

Congrats Sony! Love you Jack!

UNCyrus said:

October 19th, 5:29 pm

Thanks Jack

EvoAnubis said:

October 19th, 5:29 pm

Go Sony Go!

ppbobby said:

October 19th, 5:30 pm

I will join in,

Jack, where is cross game voice chat? Honestly, is it too much to ask to talk to a friend while playing a different game than he is?

Please, can we get an update on cross game chat? What is the deal with you guys keeping us in the dark for so long about such a requested feature? And what about avatars?


KALEL114 said:

October 19th, 5:30 pm

You da man Jack!

Patriotbball5460 said:

October 19th, 5:31 pm

Almost 1 year to the day since your last post!

Its crazy to see how far you guys have come in that little time span!

Phantommizzi said:

October 19th, 5:31 pm

Congratulations to everybody at Sony, and SCE. You guys (and girls!) really earned this. I have had the PS3 since 07, and I’m still in love with it. It is by far the best system on the market. There’s no comparison.

Axecution said:

October 19th, 5:32 pm


Now that that is out of my system, i’d just like to say congratulations. :D
Seriously, this past while has been amazing for the PS3. There is really no reason to get any other console anymore besides, em, you know.. in-game chat.
But we wont go there. lol. Anyways, hope you chill out in the comments and reply to people and whatnot. Nice to know that you’re actually hanging out with your fans and communicating with them. Please, please, please stop by as often as you can. >.>

Morphine16 said:

October 19th, 5:33 pm

Congrats Sony, I hope you continue to invest on awesome exclusives and provides us with great support


bball230 said:

October 19th, 5:33 pm

good job, guys, it sounds like your doing well in number.. now only if you could step up the software (PS3 OS software). I now own both an xbox and ps3 so i no longer need to complain but, it would be nice to see you guys still step this up.

But overall good job.

Zesbeer said:

October 19th, 5:33 pm

if you guys want to sell even more ps3’s you should put the software emulation for ps2’s back on and discontinue ps2’s its what xbox did and what nintendo did.

lukeike said:

October 19th, 5:33 pm

HI! JACK!! Can you please bring Final Fantasy Dissdia to the PSN so pspgo owner can enjoy it? Thank you! Also, please bring cross game chat, and skype!

datmaddendude said:

October 19th, 5:33 pm

well i hope it can continue to sell well..this is amazing news…and i love my uncharted 2…its so amazing, but you already know that

xI-Red-Ix said:

October 19th, 5:34 pm

hell yes!!

love live playstation

give me SOCOM 4!!!

Darnell0216 said:

October 19th, 5:34 pm

Congrats and if you guys keep up the good work, we’ll continue to be a thriving ‘nation’.

heatseeker said:

October 19th, 5:34 pm

Mr.Tretton, you are my hero!!


October 19th, 5:34 pm

Cool Power ! to the PS3. Hope u guys do something cool for the users who already have a ps3.. JK Owning a ps3 is reward enough..

benslancer said:

October 19th, 5:34 pm

I can’t wait til the 3rd! I’m getting mine from Gamestop cause Best Buy couldn’t even tell me how much the 250G model would be and I had told them that it was 349 n I just needed to know how long their extended warranty was and how long it would be.

mixedkidbx said:

October 19th, 5:36 pm

Welcome to all the new PS3 gamers out there. :D

Kgummy said:

October 19th, 5:36 pm

I would be more tempted to buy a PS3 slim, and upgrade from my old 60 gig model, if I could have PS2 support on it. But hey, as long as my current PS3 still works.

Jim777 said:

October 19th, 5:36 pm

Cool post Jack, its so great to see the Playstaton brand doing so well, if you guys keep this up by the end of the 10 year cycle we will be playing 3D games in space :P

Ftwrthtx said:

October 19th, 5:36 pm

Welcome to the blog Mr. President.

‘ve had my PS3 sonce Nov. ’06, but I’m glad there are even more owners now.

BigBoss712 said:

October 19th, 5:38 pm

Definitely no better time to own a PS3, some of my friends finally bought one. Is also great to see how much games have improved, looking forward to more quality games like uncharted.

Haukke said:

October 19th, 5:39 pm

i guess when hardware sales are really low the only place to go is up… that i have the hardware lets see some really good software.

StuntF50 said:

October 19th, 5:39 pm

Hats off to ya, Tretton. You always were a great face to represent PlayStation.

Love that guy, Jack.

Zezzler said:

October 19th, 5:40 pm

PSN NEEDS TO EXPAND WITH THE FRANCHISE EVER FURTHER! Its doing fantastically amazing though :P

EyeAmmMcLovin said:

October 19th, 5:40 pm

Jack Trenton is a cool dude! Love my PS3 slim! Currently out of town for a work trip, so I haven’t had the chance to play Uncharted 2. (NOOOOO!!!!) When I get back on the 28th, I’m going straight from the airport to Wal Mart to get U2 & the new Ratchet & Clank. Will also be pre-ordering MW2, AC2, & the GOW collection. Good times ahead!!!

Pesico said:

October 19th, 5:41 pm

It’s great to be part of the PlayStation family!

niall077 said:

October 19th, 5:41 pm

we need to get the president of Rumor conformation to post about the cross game voice chat rumors coming in 3:10 ASAP!

pelagato24 said:

October 19th, 5:41 pm

Woooow… Hi Jack T.!

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