Jack Tretton claims to have passed on a PS4 so that someone else could buy it, saying "Yeah, well, to that point, I don't have one yet because I'm like 'No, sell it."
Dang if this is true... Someone out there has Jack Tretton's PS4.... Lucky bas**** lol.
I hope it has a sticker inside of it saying "how dare you open Jack Tretton's PS4" (just on the off chance someone opens it)
If this is true, it should have his name engraved, as that's what they were doing at launch.
on the off chance...with only a 500 GB hdd and huge mandatory installs I know i'll be opening mine soon. it's all good though I love it, really it's just an excuse to get up in there and put a little custom in it, lol. thank you Mr. Tretton for freeing up some inventory so that I and other very lucky PS4 owners could stay up nites, get very little sleep and go to work tired everyday, oh yeah my wife too is very thankful.
Nah, Jack just isn't as into gaming as the rest of us. Haha, no really come on. The guy has all consoles. For 'research' purposes/
These are lame excuses on his and n4gs sides. The head of SCEA should have a ps4.
WOW. A multi-millionaire gives away a $399 merchandise and gets positive publicity. WOW I say. WOW. This is like the posters here at N4G giving away a bag of marbles and fanboys kneeling in praise.
@fendernow I think you're missing the point, whether it was worth $4 or $40,000,000 isn't the point. It's the fact that it is a SOLD OUT device and, despite it being a blatant PR thing, is a nice thing to allow one more gamer to enjoy his companies product. What is it with people on the internet? If you're nice, you're a douche and if you're a douche, you're a douche. You don't always have to be negative you know!
only on n4g do people actually believe this sh!t
Totally cool if he did it... Totally not cool telling the press about his good deed.
i guess what he's trying to say is he let the console go that was reserved for him. just a PR stunt coz there are a lotttt of ps4 consoles out there that arent in the hands of gamers like demo units or research purposes or game developers. lol 'if' you dont have one u shd get it mr Tretton ;)
He probably hasn't taken one home that is truly his but I am sure he has access to PS4's because it pertains to his job. There is no need for a tabloid article about this just to rile the fanboys and to just get hits. Go to Kotaku for rumors and tabloid bull [email protected]#, too many gaming sites like Kotaku.
His job isn't play videogames and i'm sure he doesn't have time to go around the company looking for a PS4 to play.
I agree. While I do believe him, I have trouble believing it was an act of piety over PR. Still like the guy though.
Sure someone in his household has one.... This is a lil bit of ego tripping really. I probably upset all those who have a poster of him... Sorry...
@Ps4beaver trying to convince yourself or something?
@Th4Freak I am sure he has one readily available without having to search the company for one to access. I personally think he is interested in gaming on PS4 and would like to know first hand what the games play like, after all he was the CEO of SCEA for many years and in charge of making decisions for that division. No one said his job was to play games but it is his job to have first hand knowledge of Sony products. He has to learn about the products either by demonstration or hand on.
If he doesn't have one is because he doesn't want it, and as to the availability if the console Sony always do that, they don't ship enough not to flood the market and keep the demand high. It's topical Sony , Nintendo gimmick . Remember the ps3? Nobody wanted to pay $800 for that system but they kept the demand high by keeping it " sold out" by not shipping enough. And we always fall for it.
Give that man a cookie!
BS ...he just had a moment of clarity and decided to go X1 @launch strictly because of the line-up and will get a PS4 at some point ....he isnt fooling anyone.
Ye he was feeling charitable, so he bought an Xbox since nobody else would....what a great guy:):)
I'm too busy playing all the games I got on Steam sale.
With your name you could have said something really cool, but no. You decided to spout some PC rubbish.
Its called PR people. An pretty effective I've noticed from most of the comments here. Its gives the perception that PS4 is scarce and in high demand. True on not, its better if your product is viewed as hard to get, rather than a dust collector. People want more of what they can't have. It also makes Jack and the Sony crew look like champs.
PS4 is indeed scarce and in high demand
listen to the blog (from the original interview at the ps blog) and you'll feel stupid for saying that.
Do you all actually believe this? how old are you all, 10?
what a great boss, u dont see anyone else giving his system away. plus he can always get his own since he worked for PS. i would of ask for pic and autograph myself
That's nice of him since he knows he can probably get a PS4 at literally any time he wanted to if he so desired.
LOL yeah sure
Why not believe him? It makes sense because he is prob working hard with the launch and wouldn't have time to play at home. I'm sure there is one at the office that he can play if he wants on his account
What so hard to believe? The guy have more money than most of yall broke ass immature kids. He could even have a ps5 if he want to.
i was supposed to get mine last week ..... it still hasnt turned up. short supply . yea i think so. ive had mine paid of completely since august and its looking a lot like ill not get it before christmas now
IKR, what a joke. As if one person owning a PS4 makes any real difference in the world. So absurd. Jack is a stand up guy but this has got to be one of the stupidest thing he's said all year.
This is pretty ridiculous. If Jack were being a nice guy, he wouldn't tell them to "sell it", he'd have GIVEN it to someone. Probably via official Sony channels, with a big to-do. Some kind of "click here to win Jack Tretton's PS4" event.
He obviously have it up before he opened it and played it right?
Nope, he played Knack for a couple of hours before making this decision. I kid, I kid!
You people swallow every word from Sony don't you? You are truly foolish. At this point I just feel sorry for you and I mean that seriously. You are a little delusional.
Cry some more I don't believe him but he's still a cool guy respect him more than any microsoft phony.
why would he just say it, C'mon we know all know jack is a good humble man. I would've done the same in his situation
"Microsoft phoney"? Yet you proclaim to not believe Tretton's story. Well, if you think he's lying, what does that make him?
He sold it to the customer, not gave it away. You can put the shrine back in the closet now dude.
This is why Sony continues to succeed while Microsoft flounders. This sacrifice by Trentton shows that even the top brass are pushing to make PS4 a success and the customers happy. You don't hear stories like this coming from the Xbone camp because they only care about the $ .
You do realise this is just the normal hyperbole we get from executives. I like Tretton as he seems like a nice guy and fairly down to earth but this just seems like an exaggeration. Anyway, does he really need one? Especially right now
He probably has one laying around..... I doubt he doesn't have one. Naive to think he doesn't.
Hyperbole? It's just the way Sony executives are. Great people. http://m.ign.com/articles/2...
I wouldn't doubt for a second that he has one sitting in his office. This is what the guy does for a living, and of all the head executives out there, he seems like one of the few that actually knows and plays the games that he pushes. He's at no loss to play one when he wants I'm sure. It's nice that if he was offered one to take home he declined for the reasons he stated.
It's a freaking $399. He's loaded with cash. Basically donating this product to someone is NOT a huge deal. Last time I checked Bill Gates is donating ALL his money to charity when he dies. Microsoft also helps with charities and what not. Sorry but a millionaire handing off a Playstation 4 isn't so god like
wow, mentioning microsoft no matter how irrelevant they are to to article.
He didn't give it away. He prolly sold it for a good profit too. Let's not blow this act of "charity" to far out of proportion.
expect Major Nelson to have a similar story...(example) "Microsoft's Major Nelson gave up on DRM, for its XboxOne fans!!!" (its a poor example if him getting good PR)
Maybe you should check MS's bank account VS Sony's before you say such foolish comments...
you lost me at top brass...lol delusional
You guys actually believe this? LOL
What was that from?
when did this happen? lol....any other link?? :D
@lets_go_gunners @onyoursistersback it happened at E3 heres the full video: http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Oh such a heart warming story. He gave up his own product to someone blah blah blah. He probably has one in his office.
I'm pretty sure any executive would do the same. It's one more sale. Looks good to the public and the shareholders.
Don't you dare talk shit to Mr Jack Tretton!!
He got the Xbox One instead. Smart move.
He's the head of a division so he's a smart guy so no he would not go Xbox.
Slow news day huh...wow kotaku you really have nothing else to report on or have the creative integrity to produce something original You have to resort to a podcast that was published days ago. Good job and keep up the great work servicing all the gamers.
Yeah the one for his bathroom.
he kinda look like Michael from GTA V
Sony needs to keep up with the demand. Not enough PS4 for the masses.
Jack Tretton is the man