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Oct 19

Welcome to the PlayStation Nation

Jack Tretton's Avatar Posted by 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

Add Your Own

Armstrong said:

October 19th, 6:43 pm

Good work, Jack.

Order up an Uncharted 3 pronto and keep on delivering, bro!

BlingOnMyWrist said:

October 19th, 6:45 pm

I read that just like Jack would have said it himself. He has a very definitive and unique way of depicting things. I like it.

jadjohnny said:

October 19th, 6:48 pm

almost a half million of new member of this community… that’s great to heard :)

Bravo, Jack and Sony team :)

Xshadovar said:

October 19th, 6:51 pm

not related but Jack Tretton you are one handsome man. or maybe your make-up people are really good.

Jimal23 said:

October 19th, 6:56 pm

This is, as was promised, the year of the playstation.

MrOrphanmaker said:

October 19th, 6:57 pm

It’s time to put retro in PS3.. I pray all day for my PS2 game system still works, so I can keep playing my PS2 games… and when it will stop work? I need to buy a new PS2 system? :/

LRGKING said:

October 19th, 6:59 pm

Can we please play against Jack Tretton on Uncharted2 multiplayer sometime???

And also time for another ps3 for my room =]
Im waiting for that 250gb one!!!

PSWii2008 said:

October 19th, 6:59 pm

@18:

In the rules, it says a list of the winners will be posted here, and on Naughty Dog’s website, between this Friday and Oct. 30th. And you’ll also get an email from the sponsor if you win, in that same time frame. Only thing I don’t like about this is where it says, “Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery of the prize.”

I guess there’s a lot of stuff included in this, but still! Does it really take that long? Heck, I’m still waiting on my Club Nintendo calendar I earned 3 or 4 months ago for being a Gold member! Well, if it does take that long, it will make a great holiday gift!

BlindMango said:

October 19th, 7:01 pm

What’s up Jack! I think this is great news for the PS3, people can now buy it since it’s now at an affordable price,

anyway, I am enjoying Uncharted 2 and can’t wait for R&C future: A Crack in Time next week.

Erniejpan said:

October 19th, 7:02 pm

got to the forums if you want advice.

afdgsfdgnb said:

October 19th, 7:05 pm

Now, if we got some games that

1) Weren’t re-releases of PS2 games!

2) Were actually complete, instead of selling us 3/4 of the game on disc and the last 1/4 as DLC

3) Put out some collections of PSN games on Blu-Ray

The PS3 would be worth owning.

My 60gb is a very expensive PS2.

SSMG said:

October 19th, 7:06 pm

Nice to see PS3 sales going up, hopefully with the recent release of Uncharted 2:Among Thieves(Which is an amazing game,definetly worth every penny) we can see more PS3 owners

aztec23 said:

October 19th, 7:07 pm

Great job Sony. My family has been a royal consumer of your products for many years. BTW May I receive a Uncharted 2 Among Thieves Fortune Hunter Edition :)

tsukasa1288 said:

October 19th, 7:10 pm

You should post on the blog more Jack, nice to hear from the man at the top sometimes.

spacesuit501 said:

October 19th, 7:11 pm

HECK YA! We should make our nation “closer together” by having better online features!
Not saying what have now isn’t as pleasing!
When I SAY PLAYSTATION YOU SAY ROCKS!
PLAYSTATION ROCKS!,GO MEAT!

DLawlet said:

October 19th, 7:18 pm

I heard voice cross game chat is coming. besides why does everyone want this feature, barely anyone uses or haves the headset. I only use it for Uncharted 2 co-op modes. ( which is a great game) Sony should bundle the headset so more people can chat.

DZORMAGEN said:

October 19th, 7:19 pm

I <3 SONY!!

mikemustillo said:

October 19th, 7:24 pm

Love Jack ! I doubt Robbie Bach would ever address his supporters so candidly, this is what makes the PlayStation Nation so cool !

VenomXv said:

October 19th, 7:26 pm

Cool. Wasn’t in-game voice chat confirmed by Naughty Dog? I don’t think it’ll be much longer at this point.

jazzyrider said:

October 19th, 7:27 pm

Can you autograph my PSPgo and PS3 please? :-) Thanks Jack!!

tagheuer87 said:

October 19th, 7:27 pm

We are not worthy.

So happy for Sony and SCEA and SCEE that the PS3 is now showing people that it’s the best and cannot be matched.

Uncharted 2 is godlike. It’s everywhere across forums and gaming websites. Everyone is talking about how good it is. Naughty Dog owns all devs. Looking forward to the third. God of war 3 and GT5 need to drop jaws and they will.

savageajames said:

October 19th, 7:27 pm

wow i have never seen Jack put up a post but jack you guys are doing such a great job. Keep up the good work guys

LONG LIVE PS

NeoGuardian86 said:

October 19th, 7:27 pm

cool. Jack Tretton.

Xixiz said:

October 19th, 7:30 pm

I really love what you guys are doing with the ps3. I must say I am a proud playstation loyalist, and it makes me feel good to see playstation rise to the top again. Just like the good old days.

saik said:

October 19th, 7:32 pm

Thank you Mr. Tretton. Uncharted 2 truly is one of the best games ever created. In the PS1 days I remembered Metal Gear Solid. PS2 days I remembered Shadow of the Colossus. But for the PS3 days I’m always going to remember Uncharted 2.

That’s why I bought a PS3. Because every generation there’s always that one game that comes from the PS that completely blows me away leaving an imprint on my memory.

And yes I contributed to one of the PS3 Slim sales here in the U.S. haha

savageajames said:

October 19th, 7:32 pm

i am soooooooooo proud of being a PART or the PS NATION

Gamer_Matt27 said:

October 19th, 7:34 pm

The man himself, Jack Tretton, posting on the Playstation Blog. Man I sure love this guy!

Deeloc26 said:

October 19th, 7:35 pm

WHERE ARE THE NEW PLAYSTATION AVATAR…..

R3DD_666 said:

October 19th, 7:37 pm

Congratz to Jack Tretton and Sony. This is why Im still a PS3 owner. Hope there are more great surprises to come!

zero2kz said:

October 19th, 7:38 pm

Do you guys ever plan on putting up sales figures of PSP games over the PSN network?

According the latest NPD, apparently GT PSP Sold 18,000 copies at retail. That is ridiculously low, so I am wondering how many copies of it were downloaded.

Motorstorm PSP apparently did 2,600.

perrandy said:

October 19th, 7:45 pm

this year has been a good year for gaming and for fans of every genre except of my fav which is the jrpg genre…we have had a couple of gems here and there like atlus’s demon’s souls but i am really excited about next year because we are gonna have heavy hitters like ff13,ff13 vs,ff14,the last rebelion, atelier rorona,star ocean international version,ar tonelico 3 and resonance of fate among others…this is really the time to have a ps3!

CHUY30168 said:

October 19th, 7:47 pm

Mr. Tretton, president and CEO
how the as man gain this pasition i wonder
how those a man work for sony period
i would love a job
anyways…PS3 is killing it, and its only just begun

odin_final said:

October 19th, 7:48 pm

“tiger7758 | October 19th, 2009 at 5:26 pm

I love Playstation ”

You know what
I have the same Problem^_^I just love Playstation And Sony

ADR143 said:

October 19th, 7:58 pm

wooooo hoo!

can we get news on new firmware update

GordyNYC said:

October 19th, 8:08 pm

Congrats on Uncharted 2 and the Slim. I’ll chime in on a PS3 feature I’d like to see

podcast support so we can automatically download shows like PS NATION and COOP and maybe even PULSE

Improved profile page with FACEBOOK-like features (photos, better trophy display, game stats)

Better HOME integration w XMB — at least the abilty to use a pic of ur HOME avatar as ur PSN avatar.

NewYork214 said:

October 19th, 8:14 pm

get my ps3 back from repair on thursday WOOOO!!! cant wait. havent played it since june 30.

KinjiroSSD said:

October 19th, 8:15 pm

We love you too…as long as you keep whipping your studios into making more amazing games :)

Rambo_Snake said:

October 19th, 8:17 pm

I must say, that I have been throughly enjoying Uncharted 2: Among Thieves so far. I cannot wait to see what Naughty Dog comes up next for the series.

Sekoku said:

October 19th, 8:26 pm

Jacko, Jacko, Jacko…

How about getting PSX/PSP games on the PSN store at least… three of them a week? Sound do-able?

RPGs on PSP/PSX/PS3 esp. would sell.

Get Capcom to bring the Europe version of Breath of Fire 3 (which is in English) over for the PSP on PSN or at least twist Capcom’s arm to put Breath of Fire 3/4 on the PSN store (speaking of which: Where is Biohazard 2/3: Last Escape? Those were supposed to be out this summer? It’s now Fall.)

Also get some minis on the store, pronto. I feel bad for PSP Go owners since the store is barely updating for digital content in the US for them to actually feel good dropping $200 on the system when they could’ve gotten a PSP a 4-8 gig stick and nearly had the same functionality as the Go (minus 8 gigs internal memory) for less.

AKA: Do more. Less bone-headed and Sony will do good. It seems you’re starting to realize this with the PS3 Slim rebranding, as it’s bringing in sales now.

(Oh, and LOL PS2 BACK COMP. GET ON IT. IT ONLY DOES EVERYTHING BUT THAT!)

kowhoho said:

October 19th, 8:29 pm

Jack Tretton is such a class act!

TheGuardianFID said:

October 19th, 8:31 pm

Jack you’ve done a fantastic job sir, keep it up, the Playstation Nation is behind you, as cheesy as that sounds lol!!! :D

QrafTee said:

October 19th, 8:33 pm

I just got Uncharted 2 in the mail today! Woo-hoo! Unfortunately that’s 3 days too late to enter into the last days of the Fortune Hunter giveaway… and I have to finish writing an essay.

Attila57 said:

October 19th, 8:39 pm

Awesome stuff, PlayStation for life!

nYcFrEeWiLL82 said:

October 19th, 8:54 pm

JaCK iS BaCk..to BraGG out OUR AWESOME sytem..( wish i had your job :p) but yeah Congrads on all the SUCSESS of the ps3..although the price drop really HURT us EARLY ps3 owners..and I for one didnt think it was FAIR but it was inevitable…and i dont have as much patients as my boxhead (aka xbox owner) does..so for that i guess i pay the REGUALR price..:p ANYWHO yeah SONY(my favorite name brand since the tape WALKMAN)is doing a FANTASTIC JOB. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK..

p.s. i tooo would love to see this “cross game chat feature everyone is so badly asking for..please let us ATLEAST know your UPDATE TEAM is working on it..THANKS

burnedearth said:

October 19th, 8:59 pm

What an honor to be able to post on a thread created by Jack Trenton. This is what Sony is all about, unlike those other video game companies. I feel like the company I’ve supported since 1998 actually cares about me. Here’s to nothing but success in the future for us the consumers, and hopefully Sony is just scratching the surface for things to come.

Welcome to all the newest Sony hardware owners, and if not yet, it will not take long to realize this is where the real gamers are.

dojikyo said:

October 19th, 9:03 pm

Congratulations. Off topic, I hope that when the Demon’s Souls server lease ends Sony rethinks distributing it.

FlyingBurrito76 said:

October 19th, 9:07 pm

Congrats Sony. It’s been a long hard road in this generation, but you’ve been deserving a big win for a long time.

Keep it up!

Destiny89 said:

October 19th, 9:25 pm

Love ya sony and please keep making great games adding more great things on ps3 :)

AXSLV said:

October 19th, 9:26 pm

Jack you are the Man!!

BusterKnight said:

October 19th, 9:34 pm

Hey Jack, how about some nice contests that Canadians can enter. Lawyers can do marvelous things!

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