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Mar 06

A Message From Jack Tretton

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PlayStation Nation,

It is with mixed feelings that I inform you that I will be stepping down as President and CEO of SCEA effective March 31, 2014. This is a result of a mutual agreement with SCEA, and I leave knowing that the PlayStation brand has never been stronger, PlayStation 4 momentum continues to accelerate, and the future will only get brighter for our gamers.
Serving PlayStation fans for the past 19 years has been one of the most rewarding experiences in my career. Your passion for gaming inspired me every day.

I want to thank you for constantly pushing PlayStation to deliver breakthrough gaming and entertainment experiences, and to never settle for “good enough.” The embodiment of this commitment can be found in the PS4, which has quickly become the #1 next-gen console worldwide…thanks to you.

We’ve shared many memories over the past two decades and I’ll always be grateful for your support.

Thank you,

Jack Tretton

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BJtheLegend said:

March 6th, 1:01 pm

damn, sad to see you go!

FrankenCelery said:

March 6th, 1:02 pm

Sad to see you go Mr. Tretton. I wish you well in the next part of your journey.

Sum-Mischief said:

March 6th, 1:02 pm

Jack , you will be missed …! Thanks for all the E3 memories … Be well!

Kedaro said:

March 6th, 1:03 pm

don’t forget about us.

minameissteve said:

March 6th, 1:04 pm

Thank you for your years of service, Jack. There’ve been a few stumblings in the past, but it seems like you guys always find a way to get back on top, and focus on the experiences and the gamers. Its sad to see you go, but I have faith the PlayStation brand will continue to grow and excel over the coming years.

nhfe47q1sxz said:

March 6th, 1:04 pm

Sad news for us, but huge thanks and good luck in the future Jack

DrApollo said:

March 6th, 1:05 pm

Bummer. Really liked Jack T:(

reson8er said:

March 6th, 1:05 pm

Jack you are and always will be a classy individual. As a PS fan from 9/9/95 to present, its been fantastic having you represent the brand and the PS perspective. May your days outside of Sony be as rewarding and fulfilling.

My sincere best wishes to you and your family. You will be missed.

Wtfman90 said:

March 6th, 1:07 pm

Well this sucks!! You can’t leave yet! Ps4 has only been out for like 3 months! We’ll miss you jack!!

Lodi16B said:

March 6th, 1:07 pm

Sorry to see you go, Jack. Good luck to you…

XxMike466xX said:

March 6th, 1:07 pm

Thank you for everything you’ve done for the Playstation Nation.

I wish you the best of lucks Jack.

Hycotuss said:

March 6th, 1:07 pm

Thank you Mr. Tretton for all your hard work over the last two decades. I have been a playstation fan since PS1 and have always loved seeing you host the E3 Press Conferences, I am sad that you won’t be there this year. Last year was amazing and I know this year won’t be nearly as exciting without you.

Best wishes to you and your’s.

Manifest37 said:

March 6th, 1:07 pm

Please tell us you’re moving up in the ranks, Jack!?!?!?

CloudStrife768 said:

March 6th, 1:08 pm

Idiots on the internet will have their little field day, but you’ve done so much for the Playstation brand that I, as a longtime Playstation fan, want to thank you for all your hard work and true dedication for the brand. Also, your moment at the end of the Sony conference at E3 2013 might go down as the single greatest moment of come out of all E3s. Thank you for that

HaKkErO said:

March 6th, 1:08 pm

Love you Jack! Best of luck to you.

EJ25VF34GD7 said:

March 6th, 1:09 pm



Best of luck to you Jackie T. We’ll miss you.

Parapraxis said:

March 6th, 1:10 pm

You will be missed Jack!
You have made the last few E3’s an amazing experience, and you always did the PS fans proud!
You are THE man.
Best of luck in your future endeavours.

naruto9876__ said:

March 6th, 1:11 pm

Best of luck Jack Tretton hopefully your still come to E3 this year so everybody can see you on stage again you will be missed T_T

TomatoDragon said:

March 6th, 1:11 pm

Take care, Jack. It’s like saying goodbye to a long time friend.

maxcoronel2014 said:

March 6th, 1:11 pm

Sad news. But I really hope it is for the best. The best for you and your family in the first place, and then anything else. Thank you for bringing so much to the gaming industry.
Let us hope SCE keep giving latin americans the respect an care this man gave to us.

Axecution said:

March 6th, 1:11 pm

amy hennig now this? :o

Monterossa said:

March 6th, 1:12 pm

In my opinion, the PlayStation brand is weaker than ever since Sony westernized their consoles and a lot of good Japanese games were left behind, unlocalized. Your golden era was the PS2 & PSP era, both systems had tons of good games and also had Japanese games localized especially the PSP. you know why the Vita is such a flop in the western market while it’s doing fine in Japan? because it doesn’t have enough games since western developers don’t care about handheld devices and you don’t localize Japanese games.

If Japanese publishers have no money to localize their games then Sony should have pay them and help them. see your competitors, they paid developers to localize and even pay them to make games exclusively to their systems.

Good luck for you, Mr.CEO and I hope the new CEO will do something to fix the dark age of Japanese games lovers.

oh… and please release the Vita TV in the west.

ps. not sure why my comment got deleted. I don’t think it’s offensive but I’ve fixed something up and hope it’s not going to be removed again.

Dante3Rebellion said:

March 6th, 1:13 pm

We’ll never forget you Jacky T.
We love you, thanks for everything you do for us.

honkayjeezus said:

March 6th, 1:13 pm

That is sad news. Loved watching you at E3 every year, this is a big loss for Playstation.

FredNation said:

March 6th, 1:14 pm

I’m puzzled and shocked to read this news. I can hear the song playing in the background already… “Every time I think of you, I always catch my breath; and I’m still standing here and you’re miles away, and I’m wondering why you left… misssing you”.

Have fun Mr. Tretton. Enjoy your next adventure.

IINathan_DrakeII said:

March 6th, 1:15 pm

Mr Tretton

Thank you for being awesome and listening to the gamers, you will be missed hopefully we will see you at E3 with Geoff Keighley as a special guest as Sony’s E3 wont be the same with you!

Manetheren17 said:

March 6th, 1:16 pm

I salute you, good sir.

mikemill said:

March 6th, 1:17 pm

NNNOOOOOOOO!!!! Say it ain’t so Jack!! I’ve always been a big fan of Jack Tretton, he always seemed very genuine to me and understood us, the core gamer audience. Best of luck and well wishes on his next endeavor, he will be missed!!!

presidentevil40 said:

March 6th, 1:18 pm

Thank You for everything Jack!We will miss you!!!!

FearMonkey said:

March 6th, 1:20 pm


Gonna miss you, Jack! You were great! Good luck in all your future endeavors. :(

BNast7 said:

March 6th, 1:22 pm

You rock Jack. Best of luck out there.

CaruthK said:

March 6th, 1:23 pm

WTF Sony 1st Phill Harrison now Jack… Don’t let Jack go….

skelekian said:

March 6th, 1:23 pm

We will miss you so much jack, i hope that you live a good life.

KidKadaj said:

March 6th, 1:23 pm

Ah, man! I hate to see you go, Jack. I always looked forward to E3 for your press conference speeches. You’re one cool dude and you’ll be missed by a hell of a lot of PlayStation gamers.

CaruthK said:

March 6th, 1:24 pm

Jack you are the man I hope to see you on PSBlog again…

Grey_Fox007 said:

March 6th, 1:24 pm

I’ll miss you man, good luck my brother!

NoGodsOnlyMan said:

March 6th, 1:24 pm

I admired and liked jack for years

Best of lucks on your next job

Un0-0n3unique said:

March 6th, 1:26 pm

This is bad :( we lost Christina Lee that hosted pulse now were losing a few president from Sony :( this is making me sad i can’t believe everyone is leaving this will make Sony weaker goodbye Jack

AwRy108 said:

March 6th, 1:28 pm

Thanks for all your contributions to making the last 19 years so great for the PlayStation family of products.

BlueBl1zzard said:

March 6th, 1:30 pm

Wow, I didn’t see this coming : \
It’ll be very sad to see you go Mr. Tretton. It was always very enjoyable watching your interviews and E3 presentations.
You will be sorely missed, and I wish you the best of luck in whatever lies ahead.

P.S. Is there any chance you’ll make just one more appearance on the PS Blogcast?

Deadpoolian said:

March 6th, 1:30 pm

Gonna miss you, Jack! You’re an awesome dude, and I’ll never forget that speech from last year’s E3. Good luck with whatever you choose to do next!

Aika_Algiz said:

March 6th, 1:30 pm

Jack plis don’t go!! :C Why T.T

ChuckNorris_69 said:

March 6th, 1:35 pm

You will be missed! Best of luck!

KidCommando said:

March 6th, 1:35 pm

What a bummer to hear this news.

You are such a stud Mr. Tretton and will be missed.


Xtream__Attitude said:

March 6th, 1:37 pm

Best of luck in whatever you do next. Live long and prosper.

andremal said:

March 6th, 1:37 pm

You’ve been a fixture in SCEA for as long as I’ve enjoyed PS Products. I’ve enjoyed watching your interviews and presentations at conferences. You’ve always exuded confidence and class. Best of luck to you in your next endeavor.

perrandy said:

March 6th, 1:38 pm

sorry to read that he is going but i wish him the best his your endeavors.

ThakidIg said:

March 6th, 1:38 pm

You’ll be missed by the Playstation Nation

Much success to you and whatever follows next.

Ubersnuber said:

March 6th, 1:39 pm

You did good, Jack.

Chaoz said:

March 6th, 1:40 pm

Good luck Jack in all your future endeavors!

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