In an interview this morning, Jack Tretton discussed Ken Kutagari's impact on the company.
Sony is outselling the xbox360 as we speak worldwide and it is closing the headstart that MS took.
Ken was great, yeah he was a bit eccentric, but he gave us the Playstation when Sony were completely against the idea. Thanks Ken, you are missed! sometimes :)
He dosen't compromise on his vision and what he wants for Gamers. He is an engineer by training and such he only wants the best and perhaps he understood that business will take care of itself if you innovate and deliver a state of the art machine which he did with PS1,PS2 and now PS3.
are lucky that they have Sir Howard Stringer now. The company has turned around and is making profits again in other divisions.
http://www.youtube.com/watc... ;) What a Lovely man;) That's all i'm saying;)
Look at the 'GAMER ZONE'??? All those 'Deleted by Mods'!!! ;-D Man! They FEAR Ninja KEN!!!(trained by you Juuken on this) ;-D
you are a legend. I bow to thee hehe.
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Ken was Sony! Ken was the Godfather of gaming, man. That guy says something, he gets it done. He was, is and will always be the man who put videogames in the mainstream market and made them a viable form of entertainment all consumers, not just kids. Ken is missed a great deal and Sony knows it and so do its consumers.
is a genius and a legend.
Yes he is. Sometimes, the creative minds/geniuses need to stay away from business positions. Let business minded people handle that. And they can check and balance each other.
what!! WHEN DID KEN LEAVE??!!
But it goes without question that his mouth got him and Sony in a lot of trouble, and after the "PlayStation 3 is not a game machine" comment, his days really were numbered.
Crazy Ken, what a guy he was...
he wasn't your normal boring business exec that thinks about profits first because he was an engineer by training. He was one lively character in the industry that kept delivering. Without him the gaming industry wouldn't where it is right now. All these excs right now would be luck if they can achieve and contribute half as much as Ken did.
“There was just no stopping him. When he wanted something to happen, it happened. It’s very exciting but it did leave us open and vulnerable to criticism.” I wonder if Ken ever wanted a FF7 remake to happen ;o if so get that man back here!
Sweet deletion of my comment, "Tretton for President, 'nuff said". You're really laying down there law there right? Not.
Jack trenttons presentation was so much better compared to the other two, he knew what he brought to the table was originality. Home and LBP are shaping up to be revolutionary games and features that will define sonys next gen era
i dont want to read the article is he gone ? :(
Ken was a great man who will forever be remembered for the stamp he left on the games industry but if i was sony i would have cut the cord too. He became i very vocal liability for sony by making promises he couldnt keep. It's sad to see people who are the fathers of modern gaming get the shaft after only make 1 or 2 mistakes in a sea of triumph but i guess thats business. Gunpei Yokoi and Ken Kutaragi, both self destroyed legends but also both deserving of the deepest respect from gamers(takes a bow). ON a side note Jack is 100 times more enjoyable to watch then Ken was.
Yeah such greatness such a genius, his E3 2005 Press Conference was amazing.
errr... i mean relocated to another department in Jan 2006, with less pay and less responsibility. http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/... so. uh.. yeah. sacked.
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