Tretton “couldn’t be happier” with recent PS3 sales figures

Monday, 5th October 2009 13:23 GMT By Johnny Cullen


SCEA president Jack Tretton has revealed he “couldn’t be happier” with the recent sales figures the PlayStation 3 has recieved since introducing the price-cut and the PS3 Slim at GamesCom over a month ago.

“Skyrocketing sales, couldn’t be happier with the numbers that we’re seeing, and I think proof that there was tremendous consumer demand, they were just waiting for the price-point to come down.”

Tretton also talks about Micrsoft and Nintendo in the interview. On Microsoft?

“I love their money. I think they can afford to be more patient, we’re very profit driven, we’re interested in return on investment in a fairly short period of time. I think Microsoft is prepared to go at it from a very steep curve in terms of profitability.”

And on Nintendo:

“Nintendo is almost the polar opposite. They know what they do well and they stick to it. They deliver a casual, youth-oriented entertainment experience that’s very enjoyable after 20 years. And they make money, they print money. Their profitability is their key focus and features are nice but profitability is king and I think that is enviable.”

Find more of the interview over at Forbes.

From PS3Center.



  1. Hunam

    I like Tretton, he seems like an OK sort of guy rather than a PR mud slinger. Sony’s E3 event was only good because of his frankness next to Kaz’s bullshit.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Blerk

    He’s showing off the new ‘invisible PS3′ in the picture. :-)

    #2 5 years ago
  3. JonFE

    Do you reckon it’s gonna be *that* big Blerk?


    #3 5 years ago
  4. Blerk

    It’s purposely bigger so that you don’t lose it.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. ybfelix

    I love their money too :)

    #5 5 years ago
  6. No_PUDding

    HAHAH Forbes!

    Apparently the PS3 Slim has 50% more memory! And it plays Socom: Fireteam Bravo!

    #6 5 years ago
  7. No_PUDding

    Jack Tretton is VERY blinky.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. k1ng617

    @blerk lol, and yea I like Tretton too seems more like a straight shooter

    #8 5 years ago
  9. blackdreamhunk

    yea I hear console failure rates for consoles are sooooooo goood, millking people for their monney seams like the norm.

    big companies that like control and rip people off with their hard own money is more like it.

    #9 5 years ago

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