After more than 20 years with Sony, Jim Ryan is now the Deputy President of Sony Interactive Entertainment.
The man that lead Playstation on Europe all this time, curious Europe is the best continent ever for Playstation. Well deserved.
USA will be PlayStation nation again
Haha good one. I like him he seems down to earth(as apposed to some sleazy executives)
Funny as hell seeing this idiot get promoted after the crap he pulled last year right before E3 but in plenty of places you fail upward
Sure, he isn’t perfect but he isn’t annoying like Greenberg and Larry Fish. He does push European gaming markets a lot.
Isn't perfect ? He told a blatant lie just because the competition does something better than Sony does. Than fan boy sites claimed they used new & update to date data spreading mroe lies (probably was asked by someone at Sony like Jim to do it to back up claims only for said sites to admit AFTER E3 that they used old & incomplete data to spread a certain narrative. Hes stupid he knew exactly what he was doing. Anyone thats gotta spread lies just because the competition has them beat in one area are idiots
That's a pretty low bar. Greenberg? I'm not a fan of Ryan, personally.
What lie? That sony cant moderate other networks so theyre not doing cross play with Xbox? Sure his method of delivery left a lot to be desired, but it wasn't a blatant lie. If Spencer can be promoted to what he was promoted to despite years of misdirection and running the Xbox software brand into next to nothing, then I don't see why Ryan shouldn't be promoted considering his work actually seems to bring results
Well, that’s how every companies always do when they are number 1. I can say same thing to MS. Let me tell you this, MS was arrogant back in Xbox 360 era. Today, MS just completely ignore the competition. Even Jim Ryan word can be hypocrites and stupid, but he know how to push PS marketing in European. He isn’t talkative like Greenberg and Larry.
Please he can be very talkative when he wants to be & I love how people keep bringing up the past with Microsoft. We can do the same with Sony & how cocky & anti consumer they were with the PS3 launch & going from free online play to paid. Neither company is better than the other in my book
If you are gonna criticize one company's past you can't act like the other was always perfect when they were not
Jim Ryan was wrong to do what he did & has nothing to do with what Microsoft did in the past. is that really peoples best excuse ? "Well this company & or this person did that" That works both ways
I know it’s the past. But these companies and PR executives will do same thing again and again. Even Nintendo is following the suit about playing online by paying it just like MS and Sony. Yes, I aware that Jim Ryan against the cross play and BC which is stupid from him. But again, the guy have been pushing the PS European marketing pretty well for Sony.
What crap did he pull exactly? I know he said some odd things about indies being less relevant and people not wanting BC. Comments that aren't as bad as people make them out to be. Did he do something else?
If I remember correctly, he made a statement and some guys went batshit crazy trying to twist what he said into the 'worst thing ever' boo fing who. I hope it made you cry. I don't even remember what it was. You seem very hurt. You want to talk about it? Where did Sony touch you?
hein, did he say single player games don't sell? Did he promise 4k/60 uncompromised and it never happened?
Does this mean he'll be doing fewer direct press interviews? Because good lord does he trip on his own words in those.
I thought Shawn Layden had been more influencial these last few years.
Well, Shawn Layden still is. And Jim Ryan ? I’m not fan a fan of him, but he does push EU marketing pretty well for Sony.
Sure. That's just the feeling I had and a bit surprised. Not judging.
So he's the #2 in the Playstation division, right after John Kodera? Congrats, but I honestly thought Shuhei Yoshida or at least Shawn Layden would get that title. Haven't those two been around longer? They also carry more influence with the community, too... but well, it is what it is.
Shawn Layden is only for America.
Yes, but he could have been elevated to oversee all of Playstation. Deputy/President ranks take candidates from all regions of PS division.
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