In this exclusive, SCEA CEO Jack Tretton discusses PS3's (and his) first year, competing with Xbox Live, launching a video download service, PlayStation Home, and more.
Last month Jack Tretton celebrated his first year on the job as CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA), a position that had been left open by Kaz Hirai (who took over for former SCE head Ken Kutaragi). Tretton is certainly no stranger to the PlayStation business, however, having joined SCEA at its inception in 1995 and helping to launch both the PS One and PS2, and last year of course, the PS3.
It is perhaps fitting that his first year as CEO coincides almost perfectly with the PS3's first year on the market in North America. The PS3's slow start and price barrier have been well documented, but Sony is finally moving in the right direction this holiday season with the cheaper $399 model and a better selection of games that push the hardware.