PlayStation's Jack Tretton on the PS4 Reviews

The President and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment America reacts to the first wave of PS4 reviews and talks about what Remote Play means for Vita.

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-Foxtrot1655d ago (Edited 1655d ago )

He's so humble and soft spoken

I don't really see him as a suit, it's nice that he's been in this industry for a long time, enough to know what he's talking about and how things work.

I'm not saying he's perfect, he's most likely said the odd thing here and there in the past but I don't think it's been anything which has caused an uproar. Again no one is perfect in this industry

cleft51655d ago

Indeed, he carries himself very well. A lot of people in general could take a lesson or two from him. I know I try to maintain myself with the same level of class, even on the internet.

johndoe112111655d ago

There's such a massive difference between the sony and microsoft execs. If the microsoft execs had been as charismatic as the sony execs the xbox one would not have received such world wide hate.

A little humility goes a long way with consumers.

abzdine1654d ago

he's a great guy!
PS4 is a best

Gaming1011654d ago (Edited 1654d ago )

Really, if you're basing your console buying decisions based on reviews, you're a schmuck. Especially launch title reviews, then you're a super schmuck.
If you read all the negative reviews, you will never see a bigger group of bitter, hating, trolling, jaded pile of man-children.

FamilyGuy1654d ago

His last comment comparing him and Shu was hilarious.

Shu can say something and people say "Ah, that's cute", I can say something and the stock changes. LOL

Makes more sense why we're seeing Shu so much more than Tretton when you look at it that way.

TheGreatAndPowerful1654d ago

Mother F*****g Jack Tretton, is one cool dude.

nosferatuzodd1654d ago

Gaming101 said, Really, if you're basing your console buying decisions based on reviews, you're a schmuck. Especially launch title reviews, then you're a super schmuck.
If you read all the negative reviews, you will never see a bigger group of bitter, hating, trolling, jaded pile of man-children.

here a bubble man well fucking said even the xbox game

UncleGermrod1654d ago

i see a fat, rich, white dude...thats it

SonyWarrior1654d ago

he handled the vita question like a boss

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360ICE1655d ago

Sony gets the better of all of us these days. Imagine Microsoft making the same excuses about MP3 and reviews. We'd make fun of them! Then again, I'm not saying we wouldn't have reason to.

Anyway, love Jack.

Bathyj1654d ago

Sony execs: Genuine, warm, even cuddly in Shu's case.

MS execs: Oily persona's, untrustworthy.

I'm just saying, if Sony gets cut a bit of slack where Microsoft doesnt, theres a reason. Francis has a wife. Clearly personality goes a long way.

360ICE1654d ago


Phil Harrison is great though. We should see more of him and less of Major Nelson.

Bathyj1654d ago

Yes,I still like Phil. (Harrison, not Spencer). I was sad he left Sony. I don't get why he would leave them for Atari and then for MS.aMS would definitely do well to use him more. Shut that dam Albert up. That guy needs a zip on his mouth.

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GarrusVakarian1655d ago (Edited 1655d ago )

I know what you mean....he wears a suit....but i just don't see him as a sly, cold, greedy, transparent suit like i do with alot of others. Good guy Jack.

"By gamers, for gamers, for the development community". That's what i want to hear when talking about a games console. I predict many great exclusives over the upcoming years if PS3 is anything to go by.

Thehyph1655d ago

"unfortunately, we are in the business to try and make money"

Another good quote from Jack

KetchupBlood1654d ago

try to manage a company that could mean a loss of money... even Microsoft is in it for the money, but don't have the courtesy to say that. at least they are honest with the gamers, and Microsoft need to learn from them.

insomnium21654d ago (Edited 1654d ago )


Exactly! I just love how straight up honest Sony's execs are. No hiding, no BS. This is the thing we need to accomplish and this is the way we are going about it. I can't find a way to understand if someone says he doesn't like JT or shu. Best suits EVER.

Watch the interview people. It's only 7 minutes long.

cyclindk1655d ago

You should sooooo ask him out, :)

-Foxtrot1655d ago

I already have...he said he would think about it because of his kids it's difficult for him at the minute.

Thatguy-3101655d ago

He is just classy! Very professional. I can just watch him talk without getting annoyed. Good spoke person.

GiantEnemyCrab1655d ago

I agree with u that Jack is one of my favorites when it comes to these big wig corporate guys. He is a great presenter for them at E3 as well. Comes off genuine and humble.

MasterChief36241655d ago

He comes off as kind, but those comments he made a while back about Nintendo and handheld systems really rubbed me the wrong way.

NewAgeisHere1654d ago

Well he used to be pretty arrogant himself but he learned a few harsh lessons.

Misaka_x_Touma1654d ago

So humble you say. If I can recall he bash the Wii, DS and 360 while Yoshida like competition.

Dead_Cell1654d ago

Do you really think he likes competition? He's a businessman, he fucking hates competition.

Misaka_x_Touma1653d ago

you must haven't heard that he has two wii u one usa and japanese.

Plays it with his daughter.

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badkolo1655d ago (Edited 1655d ago )

i like jack so ill leave this one alone , 360ice i agree but jack is cool and no reason to poor more salt on the wound

GarrusVakarian1655d ago (Edited 1655d ago )

"i like jack so ill leave this one alone"

So that basically means you were GOING to troll but decided not to? Nice /s.

I see no wounds btw.......Most powerful machine, cheaper, best devs in the business, best attitude in the business, best relationship with gamers in the business, highest pre orders.....are those wounds?

walkincarpet1654d ago

As far as I can tell the Sony execs have taken unprofessional shots at MS while the MS execs have been gracious in their comments toward Sony so I'm not sure why Sony fan boys dislike the MS execs so much.

As far as the two systems go it looks like nothing is changing next Gen - PS4 will have better graphical capability and X1 will have better everything else.

As far as exclusives go it looks like we have to wait a year before system sellers arrive - 1884 and deep down. Funny thing is most Sony fan boys have been heralding KZSF as something special when the first three were average on the PS3. I wonder if the reviews that are starting to pour in will be enough to wake them up.

For X1 we get immediate access to Ryse, DR3, Forza 5. I'm not terribly excited about these games - more excited about them than KZSF and Infamous. But, for me next gen starts when Titanfall releases on X1 and 1884 releases on PS4.

Keep it real...

badkolo1654d ago (Edited 1654d ago )

no i was going to say what else is he suppose to say, he doesnt need to address the high or low scores since its mixed and the console is getting good reviews. lucas you can belive the hype, thats your choice, nothing as of yet is screaming 50 % more powerful, everything else is a waiting game. launch games are lackluster but ill enjoy killzone. not many features and i dont like ui personaly. so you see it one way and i see it another

Dee_911654d ago

awww look at that
jack making trolls second guess their purpose.

starchild1654d ago (Edited 1654d ago )


Much of that is simply your opinion and perspective. But I love how you present it as if all of those things are facts.


That's how it goes. It's an interesting look into the psychology of fanboys. Basically people start to identify themselves with the product that they are fanatical about. Therefor things that are associated with that product are also, in a sense, extensions of themselves.

Normal behavior among people associated with the "enemy" product is seen in a very negative light, whereas that very same behavior among those associated with the object of their obsession is seen very positively. It's entirely colored by their perception of which "team" they belong to and has very little to do with objective reality.

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syne491655d ago

I dunno maybe I am crazy but I feel just a few days isn't enough to review hardware. The system should be put through its paces thoroughly. I don't feel that can be done to the best extent over just 2-3 days.

MasterChief36241655d ago

I think a lot of reviewers got the units a while ago... couple weeks ago, at least. There was an embargo on reviews of all PS4-exclusive titles and PS4 hardware until this morning, I believe.

frostypants1654d ago (Edited 1654d ago )

The hardware reviews I've read have said it's awesome. A couple of launch titles are getting meh reviews, but they're just launch titles. People don't buy a new console for the launch titles, they buy it for the potential titles it will have through its life span. We're buying hardware...we know the software support is there.

Hicken1654d ago

Apparently, MS fans do. Nevermind how little is coming down the pipe; they'll spend the whole generation playing the launch games(and with the way the 360 got support, that may not be a stretch).

As for me, there are some games at launch I'd like to play. There's also stuff coming later, like inFamous, and Gran Turismo, and whatever Naughty Dog's working on, and whatever Quantic Dream has in the works, and whatever JPRGS ATLUS brings over and... well, you get the picture.


saw this ign interviewer talk to yoshida yesterday. good guy for sure.