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A Quick Look Back, A Strong Push Forward

Jack Trenton, President and CEO of SCEA, have made his first post in the official SCEA blog.

"I hope you're enjoying our official SCEA blog. Personally speaking, it's great to finally have a place where we can talk candidly about the things we (and you) care about. While it's no substitute for a one-on-one conversation, I'm excited to have a chance to listen and talk with you here. With that said, everything communicated in any form these days has to be considered an "on-the-record statement" so as much as I'd like to, I can't completely throw my corporate hat out the window.

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DrPirate3607d ago (Edited 3607d ago )

I usually hate this guy when he speaks to the media.(that crap with 1000 dollars to the person who finds a PS3 in stores)

However this time, I like what he had to say and it was very humbling. Small steps in the right direction Sony, small steps. I like that he mentions, he knows his systems need games, and they seem to intend on providing.

Odion3607d ago

Except that the PSone wasn't the system that championed 3d graphics and CD's. The Sega Saturn and PC were doing it before

SimmoUK3607d ago (Edited 3607d ago )

you might learn something...

The history of playstation program on youtube that was on tv:

Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watc...

To below:
Yes of course I do and yes they did do all that you go on to talk about...

devi8i3607d ago

Do you even understand what the word "championed" means???? To uphold, ADVOCATE, stand up for, support.

Jack Tretton said "We here at Sony championed 3D graphics, CD based technology and a more mature diverse library of games." He is saying that Sony was an advocate of, and supported 3D graphics, CD based technology.......

Kyur4ThePain3607d ago

"We could have easily produced PlayStation 2.5 at a slightly increased price over the older model, and driven some nice profits and marginal innovation for a few years but that’s not how we got where we are today. You have to gamble and make major investments in the present that will pay dividends in the future."

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"We’re working hard to put the best tools in the hands of the development community so they can take you places you never imagined possible. We have more than 15 games coming from our own internal studios alone this year for PS3. Our third party partners will weigh in with a host of great games giving us more than 100 titles by year end on that system alone."

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"We are heading into one of the biggest shows of the year for the videogame industry. E3 is only a month away. Everyone here at SCEA is working very hard and is dedicated to pushing the development envelope to show you not only new stuff for games like Heavenly Sword, Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune and Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction, but also a few surprises we have up our sleeves that no one has seen."

Vojkan3607d ago

Yes, last part about E3 is music for my ears! Can't waith!

TruthHurts3607d ago (Edited 3607d ago )

"In 1995, when we launched the PlayStation, the majority of the gamers were twelve to seventeen year old boys. 2D platform, fighting, racing, and sports games were the norm. Platforms were born and died within five years maximum. There was minimal difference between hardware platforms. We here at Sony championed 3D graphics, CD based technology and a more mature diverse library of games. We believed that our platform had a lifecycle that should survive well beyond the traditional five years. Some of the initial criticism we received was that the hardware was a bit pricey, the system was hard to develop for and the early software line-up needed some work. When we introduced PlayStation 2 in 2000 we received much of the same criticism. When we introduced DVD based storage we were told that CD had more than enough capacity to store game data. In a few short years DVD had all but replaced CD and that storage capacity was being squeezed by the development community. In 2006 the song remained much the same. Most of you know what transpired: 100 million PlayStations and thousands of great games later, the PlayStation had a ten year run and could still be selling today. PlayStation 2 left our original success in the dust and shows no signs of stopping anytime soon.

We fully realize that past success is no guarantee of future success, but it does give you some perspective. We have to bring the games to market that will showcase what the PS3 can do and ultimately entertain you like no other games have. We need to provide proof of what the PS3 can do for you and work tirelessly to improve the value and justify your investment. At the end of the day, it’s always been about the games. To push the boundaries of gaming beyond where they currently lie takes a great deal of risk. I think all the hardware manufacturers are doing that in some way. We could have easily produced PlayStation 2.5 at a slightly increased price over the older model, and driven some nice profits and marginal innovation for a few years but that’s not how we got where we are today. You have to gamble and make major investments in the present that will pay dividends in the future".

This is why I trust the ps3, regardless of what its doing currently.

Nice find Virtual Gamer.

THAMMER13606d ago

I would like to see if this new stuff is big enough to pull them out of 3rd.

TruthHurts3606d ago

yes it is.

all great things take time.

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