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Submitted by Agriel 297d ago | news

Departing SCEA President and CEO, Jack Tretton, issues message to PlayStation fans

PSU: SCEA President and CEO, Jack Tretton, has issued a direct message to the PlayStation family following the news that he is to step down from his roles at the heart of Sony Computer Entertainment America. (Industry, Sony Computer Entertainment)

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TripC50  +   297d ago
Why jump off a perfectly good sailing ship?
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UbiquitousClam  +   297d ago | Funny
Maybe he knows something... something we don't... something about the future... sshhhhhh.... *retreats back into the shadows*
daggertoes83  +   297d ago | Funny
I still see you!!
PoSTedUP  +   297d ago
likewise, Jack Trentton. the past 19 years of my life were the best, thanks to you... :')

if Jack were to become CEO of OUYA, id buy an OUYA and support it from day one. gahh im so sad.
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zodiac909  +   297d ago
LOOOL
maddskull  +   297d ago
since this is effective 1st of April. what if it is an april's fool day joke.

It would be a good one
blackbeld  +   297d ago
@maddskull

I hope it's a joke but my feelings says its for real. So sad he leaves. I almost got an heard attack but I managed to control myself after 1min.
Saigon  +   297d ago
Don't think this is a big deal. this happens, people move on. He was great in his position and maybe he decided to do something different. I am in the same boat with my current position, so I can't wait to find the next job of my dream.

Either way I wish Jack luck and thank him for the last great 19 years.
Peppino7  +   297d ago
Such a heartbreaker. Hopefully he retired for bigger and better things or just to enjoy retirement and play ps4 games!
darthv72  +   297d ago
Okay this is just for fun but if the rumors of Sega getting back into the console market were to be true, they could sure use a guy like jack. he has good charisma and presence on stage that he would be way better than Peter Moore ever was.
Team_Litt  +   297d ago
"I still see you!"
I dunno why, but that comment cracked me up. I literally laughed out loud.
Give that man a bubble!
Dee_91  +   297d ago
im 12 and what is this?
scott182  +   297d ago
It's good for his future jobs, they will see how well he did with PlayStation in the US and they will pay him the big bucks. Sad to see him go, he was awesome.
imt558  +   297d ago
Love you, Jack! Take care!

Best moments @E3 2013 :

http://www.youtube.com/watc...
the worst  +   297d ago
Please dont pull a Phil Harrison move and sign over to Microsoft
ObiWanaTokie  +   297d ago
that is the scary part
Omegasyde  +   297d ago
Nah.

He's been there a while and probably wants a bigger check.

Either that or personal reasons (like wanting to move to another state or parents are ill).

Great guy and 95% of the time he didn't BS like his counterparts for Nintendo and Microsoft.
mrpsychoticstalker  +   297d ago
Shhhhh, watch out dont fall.
ThaBx  +   297d ago
Yeah u right UbiquitousClam, I'm getting deja vu..... This reminds me of the Sega Dreamcast day's, that's weird there is something going on behind the scenes... Don't believe the hype... Greatness is the Means to an end.......
k3rn3ll  +   297d ago
I don't think he would have said w/ mixed feelings if it was just "these things happen , people move on. Especially for what he's done for the ps enterprise. It is quite weird considering how well things are going for ps. I say ps not Sony. Sucks we don't ever get context for stuff like this
PaperClichePixel  +   297d ago
@Dagger

No you don't!!
air1  +   297d ago
No you don't!!!
TheLyonKing  +   297d ago
Or he might just want new challenges and new ventures he has helped create something amazing and now he wants to move on.

In any case I wish him all the best in life and what he does, truly a great businessman and fan favourite.
miDnIghtEr20C_SfF  +   297d ago
All the people saying they love him, will be the first to say they've always hated him when he gets a job at MS.
Kidmyst  +   296d ago
Hopefully whoever replaces Jack is a Gamer who plays and loves games like Jack.
Xx-ADITYA-xX  +   296d ago
Alright calm down people it's not THAT funny...
Dlacy13g  +   297d ago
@TripC50 I am guessing with all the re-organization Sony is going through Jack may have been faced with some choices/options that he felt he was better off just taking his leave vs continuing forward.
morganfell  +   297d ago
I think you are correct. Jack was great but Laydon is a good guy, very personable and actually understands the vision more initimately than Jack.

Here is a brief interview with him: http://www.digitaltrends.co...
sonic989  +   297d ago
well that shawn guy sounds a lot like a robot with no expressions .
well jack said there was an agreement between him and sony about the issue .
so i think he knew that he is departing before that happened with at least 5 months i know that its not a big discovery but the guy will be missed he seemed humble he sounded honest too i just hope that Mr.laydon is a good replacement but i doubt it not in terms of how he will manage the SCEA team but about how he will handle the press conferences like E3
Team_Litt  +   297d ago
Ah jeez! The guy hasn't left yet and we are already claiming the next guy was a better fit all along? I mean come on, you'd NEVER admit this prior to this announcement.

PS fans have a history of shaming pretty much anyone who dares leave Sony or becomes multiplat. However, dare say anything bad about them 2 days before they announce they are leaving and you will be lynched!

That said, I never liked Tretton. Douchebag in a suit. Those lollipop/3DS is a babysitting tool/no self respecting 20 year old comments he made were in bad taste.
Omegasyde  +   297d ago
@morgan

But Jack has been with SCEA/Sony CE for nearly the whole time. I don't think he was forced out as generally is seen as a good PR guy.

I am sure Kaz liked him as well. Now the Sony boardmembers? No clue.
Elzer  +   297d ago
Titanfall, Direct x12, titled resources, ray-tracing, cloud computation, stacked gpu accessible with upcoming updates! to much for JACK to handle! Shets getting real for the xbox one. Xbox one was suppose to be released in 2014. Now we are here and this is what will come of it!!! "FACT"
irepbtown  +   296d ago
Maybe he feels everything is going in the right direction, that he can now step away from a perfectly sailing ship and it wouldn't sink, it will continue to ride through every storm.

He has been awesome, especially when it comes to conferences.
fermcr  +   297d ago
Jack Tretton is leaving Sony, and joining Microsoft.
Just kidding !!!
He's joining Nintendo.
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gamertk421  +   297d ago
Wrong, Microsoft is buying Sony and they have to make room for J Allard to return!
cell989  +   297d ago
yeah J Allard and his Zune will make the xbone unstoppable right?
Studio-YaMi  +   297d ago
If that's a shot at being funny,you're far from it,sadly...
Boody-Bandit  +   297d ago
What if all the rumors Amazon is getting into the gaming industry are true and that's where he is going? I don't know. I don't see Jack leaving for money. He didn't come off as that kind of a person.

I just hope it's not a health issue with him or his family.
MrKrispy  +   297d ago
Damn just imagine what this place would be like if it turned out he was going to work for microsoft it would not be a nice place
ger2396  +   297d ago
Maybe after 19 yrs, he decide to retire on a high note. Tbh, we might never know why.
TripC50  +   297d ago
Yeah, I think that may be the case. Like retiring after a Super Bowl win. I agree

PS: I'm also getting kinda railed with disagrees above...
Mr Pumblechook  +   297d ago
He says he leaving by 'mutual agreement' with Sony. There is more to this...
k3rn3ll  +   297d ago
Yea but why say mixed feelings. Wouldn't he just say he's retiring ? He was only CEO for 8 years or something right? Maybe he was asked to take a pay cut with all the restructuring they are doing. Idk... sucks either way
-Foxtrot  +   297d ago
Could be anything

Maybe it was stressfull, maybe he was getting too old for it, maybe it's health issues, maybe he wants to spend more time with his family.

Anyway I can't believe he's left, I wish he would of left after E3 and made an announcement at E3 that he was leaving.

No one will ever be as good as him at conferences and even in PR stuff, he was my most liked "suit" in the game industry...because with where he was when he first started he's a gamer at heart, he's been in the gaming industry since he started out.
nukeitall  +   297d ago
Jack would have said for family if that was the case. He doesn't have another job unlike Don Mattrick either, so this doesn't sound planned at all. More like he was pushed out.

Oh well, it isn't like Jack will suffer financially or anything.

I liked Jack the least from the Sony crew, and Kaz Hirai was way better. At least it ain't Ken Kutaragi!!! ah!
NarooN  +   297d ago
@nuke

That has to be the absolute most ridiculous comment I've seen in a while. From Polygon's (yeah) article about him, Jack's departure was a completely mutual agreement between him and SCEA/Sony. There is absolutely no evidence whatsoever about him being "pushed out".

Also I dunno what you mean by 'at least it ain't Ken Kutaragi', as he was "pushed out" ages ago. Notice how you literally never hear anything about him anymore? He got "promoted" to Honorary Chairman or something, which really meant he got put in a worthless position which was more polite than outright firing him. The statements he was making at the time (he was openly shit-talking other management) and the fact that he was an insane visionary were the main causes of his being ousted in a coup.
IanVanCheese  +   297d ago
Maybe he didn't jump. The wording of it sounds to me like it wasn't entirely his choice.
DaGR8JIBRALTAR  +   297d ago
Don't do it Jack...don't do it!!!
assdan  +   297d ago
Knew this was going to be the first comment...
The bigger question. Why did Ballner leave MS???
Pogmathoin  +   297d ago
He is going to MS.... Remember that big story rumour from MS?
Ginesis  +   297d ago
It may at first seem far fetched but when you add in Phil at MS, it seems like this could be a possibility.
3-4-5  +   297d ago
I would guess that he's had an opportunity in the works somewhere else for a while now.

They kept him on to make sure the PS4 launch went smoothly, and it did.

They had already groomed or found his replacement and didn't want to have that guys first task be the success or failure of the PS4....that is a bit much for your first year.

* Things went smoothly and thus he was able to go on to his next venture, while still leaving Sony in capable hands.
MAULxx  +   296d ago
Dude, your making a lot of sense.
I agree.
ITPython  +   297d ago
Makes you wonder what the real reason behind this is. From the PS blog it doesn't sound like this was something he planned on, but possibly had to do it because of some kind of incident.

Could be anything really, perhaps he got frisky with a teenage intern and got caught. Either way it seems like it is about something that he did that the company wants to keep under wraps. A lot of the time it is sex-related when you see somebody standing down with absolutely no warning.
Veneno  +   297d ago
I was thinking the same thing. It's all too suspicious when someone as high up just suddenly leaves with no reason given or where they're headed to next. Usually there is scandal or wrong-doing involved.

I hope it isn't because I love Jack and if he pulled a Michael Jackson that would break my heart.
Baccra17  +   297d ago
He couldn't take it anymore, all that blood on his hands and all...

http://img.gawkerassets.com...
Veneno  +   297d ago
lololololololololololololololo l
gamer2013  +   296d ago
There always has to be one troll.
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UnholyLight  +   297d ago
I feel like since he's been there from the beginning pretty much..he's done his duty. He's set a course for Sony where they really are in a good position as of late...and he really was pivotal in getting to this point.

Like he said it's time for the next chapter in his career, something new after all those years of working for Sony and it's fans!
Dannycr  +   297d ago
Perhaps this is something similar as to what the Nintendo guys did by cutting their salaries in half.
gameon1985  +   297d ago
The titanic was also a perfectly sailing ship. I'm telling you people this is the beginning of the end for PlayStation. people are losing jobs left and right at Sony. Yet, people are insist on saying Microsoft will sell their games division. I think people will be surprised at how low sony will be in a year or so.
incredibleMULK  +   297d ago
london bridge is falling down, falling down, falling down, my fair lady!

bye bye playstation and bye by xbox....a suicide love triangle.
incredibleMULK  +   297d ago
Good one! I'm sad to see him go now we gotta listen to that squirrely little english guy at e3. I would much rather watch Jack Denton do the hemorhoid walk.

I suppose he got fired for that horrible game MAG or the psn outage during the socom 4 release. Or that Starhawk crap.

Or they are just getting rid of big salaries and bringing in newer cheaper people to make up for all the sony d'ohs like the bravias, laptops, experias, toasters and other overpriced junk they sell.

I gotta tell ya though ps3 and ps4 are solid though. Ps2 not so much...i had a bunch of screen tears on that and the control plug was faulty.
busytoad  +   297d ago
well at his age and so many years with the company id retire too, specially if i wanna hang out with my kids more.
showtimefolks  +   297d ago
people will create a story where there is none, sometimes people leave and that's the end of it. Jack has worked hard for a long time so maybe now he wants to enjoy the time with his family

Best of luck to you, we as PlayStation family grew together. You were one of my Favorite Executives because you were actually on the level of consumers and what we want. MS sure could use some people like you(please don't go there lol)

Best of luck in whatever you do, here is hoping you stay connected to sony in some way and close to PlayStation brand
llMurcielagoll  +   297d ago
From context, contract expiring, Sony would not renew in order to have a new CEO take over and that's normal... I think.
Ulf  +   297d ago
He didn't jump off, he was pushed off.

PS1-PS3 were Jack's legacy, and they were amazing.

PS4 is nice hardware. We'll see what the "new" SCE has in store for us. They're already charging us to play online, and are making controllers with low-grade rubber covers on the sticks, and tiny batteries, after all.
idontcare  +   297d ago
Because he finally played on Xbox One;)
gedden7  +   296d ago
That perfect ship, anit really "sailing" to good...
alb1899  +   297d ago
Something must be wrong in SONY, they close 20 stores this month and a lot of news of people living.
This is not good.
Sammy777  +   297d ago
Just a usual shakeup. They have console war firmly in their bag .

@alb

5/8 years? Console war is done in europe and asia if you look at the charts . Maybe MS could launch another xbox but that might never happen. 20 stores closure means nothing. MS are in talks to sell off Xbox Division and will downsize pc division due to the emergence of tablets, doesnt mean that MS are done .

Forbes talking about bankruptcy ? yes a 150 billion dollar company will go bankrupt just like that
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alb1899  +   297d ago
Just five months in a competition of 5 to 8 years......and you already have a winner!
People leave companies, 20 stores close, forbes is talking about bankruptcy......I know this is an everyday foR SONY
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malokevi  +   297d ago
MS has barely launched in Europe, we are four months deep, AND SONY TAKES THE GOLD!

PLAYSTATION 4 IS THE FUTURE AND THE FUTURE IS PLAYSTATION 4!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

*gets mauled to death by a drintling of wild turkeys*
MasterCornholio  +   297d ago
@malokevi

Just give it up. You make Xbox Fans look bad.
Sammy777  +   297d ago
@malokevi
MS launched in the euro markets where xbox 360 did well. By launching in regions where there is total sony domination wont spur xboxone sales. In Germany for instance xb1 has disappeared from the charts . Same goes to all other 7 regions it launched . Xbox One has a chance of doing well in USA but rest of the world is a lost cause . PS4 will reach ps2 numbers this gen

@Double M

Sony's MC is 18B

Sony's total assets are 150B
http://finance.yahoo.com/q/...

Playstation brand is on the verge of domination like it used to. No question of going anywhere . However,if MS leaves console biz it will be bad for the industry as innovation will die down
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DoubleM70  +   297d ago
Take it easy Sammy777 I'm pretty sure the Playstation brand is not going anywhere. Sony has their hands in alot of other bussiness also. They actually are one of the biggest insurance brokers in Japan. I don't know where you got that 150 billion dollar number from though?

http://www.celebritynetwort...
Ck1x  +   297d ago
They might have a 150 billion dollars in total assets, but they also have 127 billion dollars in liabilities. That's what you have to take into account here
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gamer2013  +   296d ago
All the bs about Micro selling off their Xbox division was debunked repeatedly! Why do you fanboys keep bringing it up? Must be insecurity due to Sony's financial problems so I guess you trolls need something to deflect with eh?
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mushroomwig  +   297d ago
Oh stop with the baseless assumptions, people leave companies all the time for one reason or another.
jukins  +   297d ago
Finally some logic. Why must people sensationalize everything. When you become CEO of any large company no matter how good/bad they're doing you usually have the luxury of options whether that be staying going or just plain old retiring if you want.
kenshiro100  +   297d ago
How dare you use logic here! I am shocked I say, shocked!

But seriously you're right. I liked Tretton, he was such a positive guy.
G20WLY  +   297d ago
Uncle Jack?! Say it ain't so!

NOOOOOooooooo! T_T
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Cryptcuzz  +   297d ago
Damn man, I am trying to stay positive about this, but I just can't!

I feel like in a way I've grown up with Jack. Got the original PSX when it was released and have been a fan since. The thing is Jack has always been the face of Playstation to me, living in N.A and all.

So this E3 without Jack is going to really weird for a lot of people like me, that is use to seeing Jack take the stage.

He will be missed for sure.
The_Infected  +   297d ago
Jack Tretton stepping down as Sony got the nice new much larger HQ in America and PS4 is doing amazing. I don't understand why he'd really want to step down and CEO?
DoubleM70  +   297d ago
The playstation division alone can not save Sony. They bleeding money.
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Sammy777  +   297d ago
save SONY? It is a 150 Billion dollar company . There is no saving needed . SONY lost money because of the exchange rate. Rather worry that Xbox Division doesn't disappear after Titanfall fiasco.

It is just a usual shakeup and playstation division alone would earn Sony billions in a year or 2. You worry about XBox division which might be closed or sold off soon
testerg35  +   297d ago
Sammy, really? They lost money because of the exchange rate??
LOL_WUT  +   297d ago
It'll be weird if he ended up at Microsoft... ;)
Dlacy13g  +   297d ago
LOL... indeed espeically given Phil Harrison is already there.
cell989  +   297d ago
are we looking at another secret agent here? is he going in for a top secret mission deep in the trenches of Microsoft HQ? is he going in as a rogue agent? will he succeed?
LeCreuset  +   297d ago
You think they'll fall for that trick twice?
jukins  +   297d ago
Is it that hard to understand? Bill gates did it because he wanted to do something else and had the luxury of be able to do exactly what he wanted. Is it that hard to think maybe he just wanted a new challenge.
HappyWithOneBubble  +   297d ago
It says that there was a mutual agreement with SCEA. Most of the time when a CEO steps down it's because the company is doing bad but SCEA is not. I don't think Jack wants to leave. Maybe Sony wants someone younger with fresh ideas to help SCEA grow.
kenshiro100  +   297d ago
Didn't take long before someone played analyst and bring up something that has NOTHING to do with the article.
busytoad  +   297d ago
when we get to a certin age we retire to spend more time with family,why cant kids understand that??
Ulf  +   297d ago
You're making the assumption that he stepped down, when the PS blog clearly states that he and Sony couldn't agree to "continue their relationship". That basically means they wanted somebody else running the show, and he was let go.
dboyc310  +   297d ago
Let the conspiracies begin.
bosoxs505  +   297d ago
Atleast he is not going to Zynga.
kewlkat007  +   297d ago
Yeah he is not going to be making 50 million..like that ex Microsoft guy...That Zynga
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MasterCornholio  +   297d ago
Bringing you Zyngas newest product.

DRM Poker 180 edition.
Relientk77  +   297d ago
Jack you are the man and I will miss you
Half-Mafia  +   297d ago
WTF is going on in this industry.
mushroomwig  +   297d ago
Um, business as usual. People come and go all the time, there's nothing unusual about that.
kewlkat007  +   297d ago
People come and go all the time it's just the timing of leaves that shocks most.
MaxwellBuddha  +   297d ago
Sony as a whole just posted a $1.1 BILLION dollar operating loss; that's going to have repercussions.

OR, it may be that Jackie Boy is getting an early jump off a sinking ship, same as Ballmer over at Microsoft.
PS3and4_HAS_GAMES  +   297d ago
Trust me that ship is far from sinking.
PrinceOfAllSaiyans  +   297d ago
I'm going to miss him. E3 won't ever be the same I guess huh ?
1nsomniac  +   297d ago
It certainly is a strange time to step down from an outsiders perspective. Raises more questions than it answers.

I actually quite liked Jack which is strange for me to like someone in this industry.
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kewlkat007  +   297d ago
Damn...This industry is no longer predictable..
Majin-vegeta  +   297d ago
Maybe he just wants to spend more time with family.

You will be missed you were a great father figure for the PS brand :(.

http://lowdownblog.files.wo...
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FITgamer  +   297d ago
I just think he needs some time to work through his PS backlog ;)
Orange Juice  +   297d ago
Sad time, im glad he took the time to thank the playstation fans. E3 will be a duller place without the fun personality of jack. I wouldve liked to hear his "victory" speech this year.
JohnathanACE  +   297d ago
Is it just me or does Jack Trenton look a lot like Cave Johnson in the thumbnail?
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Veneno  +   297d ago
He looks more like Robert Palmer.
Linchpin  +   297d ago
Hmmm was he pushed before he could jump?
ZodTheRipper  +   297d ago
You can be 110% sure that he was not "pushed" to do this.
Dudebro90  +   297d ago
His wording doesn't make me feel like he wanted to go.

Put your fanboy glasses down and see that something weird is going on behind closed doors at Sony.
kenshiro100  +   297d ago
People leave companies all the time. Stop speculating over things you don't know about.
4logpc  +   297d ago
Ive never seen someone word something like that after leaving willingly.
DC777  +   297d ago
Well they still had a billion dollar loss and the result of that is usually some reorganization and corrective actions to keep shareholders happy.

People assume selling 6 million PS4's should mean smashing company success when they only make a few dollars profit on each one and have probably blown that in advertising.

He's leaving on the last day of the first quarter. That's the common time in big companies for layoffs and forced retirement so they are off the books for the next quarter. Perhaps he wanted more money, perhaps they are going in a new direction that either he or they didn't agree on. Perhaps he is not so popular internally. Who knows.
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its_JEFF  +   297d ago
Sad to see him go. But I hope for his sake that he retires, all those years couldn't have been easy on him. Time to hang up the suits and loafers and put on the Hawaiian shirts, shorts, and flipflops.

I hope they at least keep him on as an outside adviser. Anybody know if Jack has an stake in Sony stocks?
No_Limit  +   297d ago
Could Jack pull a Phil Harrison and jump ship to MS? I kid, I kid.

I like Jack and his business like and to the point approach. Now the question is, who is going to replace him as the spoke person for Sony at E3?
BitbyDeath  +   297d ago
Agent Jack just doesn't have the same ring to it as Agent Phil.
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Majin-vegeta  +   297d ago
Really?? http://youtu.be/Q-rSSFFyiE8

OT:I hope we can find out why he left.You will be missed :(.
No_Limit  +   297d ago
"Agent Jack just doesn't have the same ring to it as Agent Phil. "

How about Trader Trent? Does that sound better?
BitbyDeath  +   297d ago
'Trader' or did you mean 'Traitor' :-p
No_Limit  +   297d ago
Opps, you got me there!! I was thinking of Trader Joe for some reason. :-D
PassiveAttack  +   297d ago
When you've been doing the same thing for 19 years, it usually means its time for a change.

He might just want to retire, he deserves it.
WeAreLegion  +   297d ago
Something is off.

Why didn't they say he's retiring?
Why didn't he say he just wants to spend time with family?
What possible reason could Sony have for letting Jack go, if that's the case?

It doesn't make sense.

Mark my words. If Jack joins Microsoft, I'm done with gaming.
blackbeld  +   297d ago
Ok I will marked it. :)

But be real will ya you just can't quit gaming. We are addicted gamers!

Don't worry he's not gonna join M$. I think its the workload and he deserves a long vacation.
TripC50  +   297d ago
why would you leave gaming because of that?
rainslacker  +   297d ago
That's a silly reason to quit gaming. While I doubt that's the case, as he likely wouldn't be sticking around till the end of the month. Honestly MS could use a good exec like Jack. he is certainly capable at his job.
killzone619  +   296d ago
give up gaming? ok, thats going a little too far dont you think?
andreasx  +   297d ago
Everybody, put on your tinfoil hats!

/s
IRapeLolis  +   297d ago
Wow,He was the face of Sonys E3 to me. I wish him well in his future though.
GreenRanger  +   297d ago
I'll miss his big Riverdance shirt.

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izumo_lee  +   297d ago
Sometimes we take for granted what we have and when it is gone it leaves an empty feeling.

Jack was one of a kind. One of the good people in this harsh industry we call business. He was basically 'us' in a business suit, a genuine, likable person who cared very much for the consumers. He has been with us Playstation nation since the very beginning from the many good times and stuck with it during the not so good times.

There is no replacing Jack and the new guy shouldn't even try. Jack will be forever missed and I wish him all the best in whatever the future may bring him.

Greatness Awaits Jack! Long Live Play!
SpiralTear  +   297d ago
Out of all of the gaming CEO's I've seen, Tretton is definitely one of the most likable to me. Even though he was a higher-up, he spoke very sincerely.

He never sounded like he was trying to sell you something. He was calm, collected and approachable, a real human being instead of a talking box in a suit.

It's sad to see him go, though like many, I'm curious to know the details behind his departure.
Bathyj  +   297d ago
Thats a damn shame. You will be missed Jack, one of the best personalities in gaming, one of the main reasons Sony is so likeable and trusted.
MorePowerOfGreen  +   297d ago
He's troll that almost destroyed gaming. That E3 stunt was pathetic. Sony never tells the truth, all they do is trick dumb fanboys into their products. Sony is in so much trouble the possible knowledge of a MSFT killer blow has them jumping ship.

I hope they didn't pay devs to make PS4 games higher resolutions, the Killzone lies was bad enough.
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TheFutureIsBlue  +   297d ago
MorePowerOfMakingMeLaughAtAtte mpsOfTrolling
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DoesUs  +   297d ago
"He's troll that almost destroyed gaming."

Geting confused with MS again?

"That E3 stunt was pathetic."
Again, getting mixed up with MS.

"Sony never tells the truth, all they do is trick dumb fanboys into their products."

Third time lucky, yep MS again.

"Sony is in so much trouble the possible knowledge of a MSFT killer blow has them jumping ship."

You mean like how Mattrick and Ballmer jumped ship? Roger that.

"I hope they didn't pay devs to make PS4 games higher resolutions, the Killzone lies was bad enough."

They don't need to pay devs, such a wonderful machine to work with unlike that god awful XB1 which devs have to work overtime to get ANY half decent results. Hows that secret sauce working out for you?
MAULxx  +   296d ago
Your name says it all.
Take off the green colored glasses and look with your own perspective. Just some friendly advice.
SynestheticRoar  +   297d ago
Jack your a mother F-ing pimp. Your be miss. Take care of yourself.
GenericNameHere  +   297d ago
Many people from SSM, Amy Hennig, now Jack Tretton. All lost from Playstation in only a month. I hope they find an equally great home as they have found previously, and that they are replaced by people with equal or greater talent.

All I can say for Jack, is that he's been awesome. I've watched E3 live since 2007 (or maybe it was 2008?), and every year during Sony's conference, Mr. Tretton has always been full of smiles. Chubby and jolly and giving us gamers presents, just like Santa haha

But if you watch try to watch the past E3 videos on Youtube, it looks like work he's been getting stressed and stressed. He's been getting gray hairs. He's the (now former) President and CEO of SCEA, so it's expected, but still. I think it's fine that he's now stepping down. He's been at Playstation for 19 years now, he managed to ride out the PS3 with us, and now he's leaving, but only now that he knows the PS4 is going to do extremely well.

I gotta say though, he always started and ended out Sony's E3 with a big smile, and that made me happy. I wonder who's gonna do it now? Same as Microsoft with Don Mattrick leaving. You gotta admit, they knew how to start their conferences and hyped us up.
kewlkat007  +   297d ago
Kaz is behind all this sh1t...He is desperately trying to restructure Sony, the company and he must be doing sh1t people are just not feeling...

No such things as stability these days in the gaming industry.

Bring back Ken..Bring back Ken..
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TristanPR77  +   297d ago
My respects to Jack, he is a real American PlayStation hero and the PlayStation army will remember you always like that.

2 console generations won. Best selling console in history. Fastest selling console in history. Biggest console launch in history and the PS4 is the #1 next gen console.

You must be proud Jack, it has been a beautiful journey.

There are companies with triple the money than Sony that never make it to won a single console generation (Microsoft). Is about the passion, not the money.
Spontogical  +   297d ago
Something is going on at SCE.. big time..

- SSM - New IP Cancelled
- Amy Henning Gone
- Jack Tretton Gone

days after eachother... this isn't normal >.>
XANDEO  +   297d ago
It's the end of the fiscal year come april 1st, so your more likley to see more changes at this time of the year compared to any other time.
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lifeisgamesok  +   297d ago
You forgot the layoffs, the shutdown of the Tokyo building, the Sony stores closing
Ulf  +   297d ago
I can't believe the number of disagrees you have. New Sony fans hating on the awesomeness of old Sony, and trying to pretend this is "normal". Disgraceful.

It is NOT normal to be letting go of such talent, when the PS4 is doing so well.
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Spontogical  +   296d ago
It kinda surprises me as well.. despite being pro-Sony on here, the members of this site take offense to any little thing that criticises or questions any decision Sony makes.

Even the N4G from 2007 wasn't this bad.
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