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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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JaredTequila said:

October 19th, 5:44 pm

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

MrOrphanmaker said:

October 19th, 5:44 pm

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

Destiny89 said:

October 19th, 5:45 pm

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 :)

TerryVSL said:

October 19th, 5:46 pm

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



And that was BEFORE the 299 Slim.

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

HatmanTc said:

October 19th, 5:46 pm

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?

pelagato24 said:

October 19th, 5:47 pm

Woooow… Hi Jack T. !! =D

thegriefer said:

October 19th, 5:49 pm

buy uncharted 2!!!

HatmanTc said:

October 19th, 5:51 pm

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

DonnyG said:

October 19th, 5:51 pm

Derrrrr deep Dee deep

Insane_Gamer said:

October 19th, 5:52 pm

Nice to see you posting Jack! :)

slyjak said:

October 19th, 5:54 pm

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.

gor1llap1mp said:

October 19th, 5:55 pm

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.

Azure-Edge said:

October 19th, 5:57 pm

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

emjayx said:

October 19th, 5:58 pm

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

DigitalHero said:

October 19th, 5:58 pm

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!

sNsKid said:

October 19th, 5:59 pm

This actually sounds like something Jack would say.

DaWolf619 said:

October 19th, 5:59 pm

AGREED!! Uncharted 2 is amazing!!

Xoombie503 said:

October 19th, 6:00 pm

wow this came outta nowhere…random post lol

Pirate43 said:

October 19th, 6:01 pm

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

remanutd5 said:

October 19th, 6:02 pm

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

Thrasher20 said:

October 19th, 6:04 pm

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

jimfear said:

October 19th, 6:04 pm

lol @NelsonXVCT i wish it was a joke hahaha

BrutusTV said:

October 19th, 6:05 pm

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.

TheInfectedBy590 said:

October 19th, 6:07 pm


wolvyfactor said:

October 19th, 6:07 pm

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.

Jakintosh said:

October 19th, 6:09 pm

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!


DrHorrible256 said:

October 19th, 6:11 pm

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.

DrHorrible256 said:

October 19th, 6:11 pm

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.

gold5225 said:

October 19th, 6:12 pm

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.

Kchow23 said:

October 19th, 6:12 pm

Hmm Video Store for Canada any time soon, Jack?

Kchow23 said:

October 19th, 6:12 pm

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

swissmr said:

October 19th, 6:13 pm

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.

piro_z said:

October 19th, 6:13 pm

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

Seph_luis_br said:

October 19th, 6:13 pm

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.

Neil said:

October 19th, 6:14 pm

I’m going to change my name to Playstation!

SyphonFilter- said:

October 19th, 6:18 pm

Playstation rocks! I have been with Sony since PS1!

Jeigh said:

October 19th, 6:20 pm

Word, Mr. Tretton.


LDiablo84 said:

October 19th, 6:23 pm

then how bout some download code give aways or something?

wheres resident evil 2 ps1 classics?


inuyasha5400 said:

October 19th, 6:25 pm

jack whats your PSN id?

tpulu said:

October 19th, 6:25 pm

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

jack__burt0n said:

October 19th, 6:26 pm

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!

element12436 said:

October 19th, 6:26 pm

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

Torgo said:

October 19th, 6:27 pm

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 :-)

Senju_Karim said:

October 19th, 6:28 pm

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!

Hideo2007 said:

October 19th, 6:28 pm

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

almcchesney said:

October 19th, 6:32 pm

hells yea Playstation for life!

guyverunit122 said:

October 19th, 6:32 pm

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

kandal978 said:

October 19th, 6:36 pm


Bris_Blade said:

October 19th, 6:39 pm

Take that 360!!

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