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  • Tretton: It’s “absolutely conceivable” motion controller will work with current games

    Sony bossman Jack Tretton says that it’s “absolutely conceivable” that company’s new motion controller will be compatible with the present library of games on PS3. “I think our [motion] controller can be used with every game that’s on the system now,” he told CNBC, “and every game we’re working on.” He also says that the […]

  • Tretton: “People don’t respect confidentiality in this industry”

    Sony boss Jack Tretton’s had a bit of a boohoo to CNBC about the fact his E3 press conference got spunked all over the internet before he got anywhere near the LA stage. “People don’t respect confidentiality in this industry,” says Jack Tretton, president and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment of America. “It’s tough enough […]

  • Tretton says Sony has a “formidable arsenal” of upcoming titles

    SCEA president Jack Tretton has said that the company has a nice line-up of titles coming to PS3 and finds it hard to believe that “gamers wouldn’t choose a PS3″ because of it. He believes exclusives like God of War III, MAG, ModNation Racers and Uncharted 2 will boost sales of the console. “I feel […]

  • Tretton confirms Metal Gear Rising as multiplat to Keighley

    Geoff Keighley has twittered that SCEA boss Jack Tretton has confirmed to him that Metal Gear Solid: Rising will indeed come to PlayStation 3. “Spoke to Tretton – he confirmed Metal Gear Rising is absolutely coming to PS3 alongside Xbox 360,” tweeted Geoff. This one looks like it’ll run and run.

  • Big three puff chests for E3, MS to “completely transform how people think about home entertainment”

    It’s so on. Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo have all said in this ESA press release that this year’s E3 is going to be a whopper, with Microsoft’s Don Mattrick saying the company’s showing this year is going to change the way people think of home entertainment. Forever. “Microsoft is gearing up for a big presence […]

  • September NPD – Sony talks “solid footing,” PS3 sales up 95% YoY

    Sony issued a serious business press release for a serious business situation in the wake of last night’s September NPD figures, using words like “solid,” “footing” and “confident” to describe PS3′s performance and position as it moves into the Christmas period. “We remain confident that our footing is solid as we enter the holiday season […]

  • August NPD: Sony points to “strong month” in statement

    Sony stuck to numbers in its post-NPD press release last night, saying it had shown “strong” sales in the US in August and keeping the trash talk very light. “We had yet another strong month for PlayStation in August, which validates that consumers are indeed recognizing the long-term value that PS3 offers as both a […]

  • NPD to date for 2008: Wii whitewashes while 360 and PS3 thrash it out

    In the wake of July’s NPD figures, we thought we’d look at just how well the ‘big three’ have fared over the last seven months by tallying all hardware data for 2008. We all know Nintendo is having a fantastic year, but just how well is Wii doing? Microsoft and Sony are fighting their own […]

  • Sony on PS3 price: You’re “paying for potential”

    Speaking with Gama, Sony’s Scott Steinberg has addressed the fact the the PS3 is the most expensive console on the market by saying its best is yet to come. “The price of the PS3 is high but you’re paying for potential,” he said. “The ten-year strategy is ingrained in all of us. Jack [Tretton] has […]

  • June NPD: Sony leads with victory over 360 in post-figures statement

    Sony had an easy month when it came to its post-NPD press release this time, being able to confirm a huge sales victory over 360 in the US in June thanks to the release of both MGS4 and an exclusive Metal Gear bundle. “PS3, led by the launch of the highly anticipated Metal Gear Solid […]

  • Tretton “disappointed” by FFXIII on 360

    Speaking to journalists in LA today, SCEA boss Jack Tretton said he was disappointed by Square’s decision to bring FFXIII to 360. “Am I disappointed by it? Yes,” he said. “Am I surprised? No.” He probably looked over the top of his glasses as he said that. Naughty Square. Thanks, Kotaku.

  • Tretton would have liked backwards compatibility in PS3

    SCEA CEO Jack Tretton said in a roundtable with journalists at E3 today that he would have liked to have had backwards compatibility in PlayStation 3, but the company has made its decision and is sticking with it. He explained that Sony did “not take a greater hit on production cost without losing PlayStation’s heritage” […]

  • Tretton: Sony considering PSP with HDD

    SCEA boss Jack Tretton said this morning that the company is still mulling over whether to implement an internal storage device to PSP. “I think we definitely thought about it,” he said. “I think that’s the trend moving forward.” He went on to say that as the cost of memory continues to diminish, the chance […]

  • 130 PlayStation 2 titles due this year

    Sony has said that over 130 PlayStation 2 titles are to be released this year, which means that by the end of 2008 there will be over 10,000 games for Sony’s eight year-old system. “The biggest brands in the industry are still delivering games on PS2,” said big Jack Tretton, SCEA CEO at yesterday’s E3 […]

  • Four new E3 LittleBigPlanet videos published

    At IGN. However, if you’d rather stay here and watch them, hit the jump as we’ve embedded them all for your pleasure. See Sackboy help Sony CEO Jack Tretton display just how awesome PlayStation sales figures can look. Out October, by the way. By Mike Bowden

  • MGS4 “impossible” on 360, says Tretton

    Missed this in the rush last night. SCEA boss Jack Tretton said in the Sony E3 press conference that MGS4 would not be possible on any other machine than PS3, partly because of the console’s Blu-ray drive. His comment came after a source told VG247 yesterday that the game’s transition to the Microsoft hardware was […]

  • Tretton: Sony “on its way” to achieving PS3 sales target

    Reuters is reporting that Sony CEO E3 superstar, Jack Tretton, said that the company was “well on its way” to meeting its goal of selling 10 million PlayStation 3 units worldwide in its current fiscal year, ending March. Jack Tretton hosted Sony’s E3 keynote this evening, in case you’ve been sleeping under a rock. By […]

  • SCEA fails to provide date for Home beta

    SCEA, speaking in its ongoing E3 press conference, has refused to put a date on the Home beta. Company boss Jack Tretton confirmed that EA, Activision, LucasArts and Nike have all been active in the Home beta so far. A demo of the service was shown, with players accessing games such as Warhawk. More soon.

  • 5 million pieces of PlayStation hardware sold in the US so far this year

    Sony boss Jack Tretton just confirmed that 1.8 million PS3s have been sold this year in the US. The company has sold 1.6 million PSPs, Tretton said, and 1.5 million PS2s have gone through retail. More than 5 million units pieces of PlayStation family hardware have been sold in the US in first six months […]

  • Tretton: “PS3 drove the Blu-ray format to victory and now the Blu-ray format is poised to return the favour”

    Speaking at the ongoing Sony E3 conference at the Shrine Auditorium in LA, SCEA CEO Jack Tretton just said that, “PS3 drove the Blu-ray format to victory and now the Blu-ray format is poised to return the favour.” “The PS3 is the most complete Blu-ray player on the market,” he added. “We created a processor […]

  • May NPD: Sony statement focuses on beating 360

    Sony, unsurprisingly, focused on hardware sales in its post-NPD statement last night, after PS3 sales were shown to have moved past 360′s by an eyebrow-raising amount in May. In fact, the first line of the company’s press release stated: “PS3 Eclipses Xbox 360 Hardware Sales; PS3 Hardware Sales Growth Exceeds 155 Percent Year-Over-Year”. “PS3 continued […]

  • PS3 launch was “baptism of fire”, says Tretton

    Speaking to MCV, SCEA boss Jack Tretton has admitted that PS3′s launch was the easiest point in his career. “There was a lot of concern about the technology promise of the PS3 as well as the price point,” he said. “Consumers questioned whether Sony would be able to deliver on that promise. The first year […]

  • US PSN downloads near 8 million in January

    In a statement made following the release of NPD sales data yesterday, Sony has claimed that 7.9 million downloads were made from PlayStation Network in January, up from 6.6 million in December. There are now 2.9 million registered PSN users in North America, the company said, and more than 52 million downloads have been made […]