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Tretton On PlayStation: "We've Always Been Console Leaders"

For many a core gamer - like me - PlayStation has always defined gaming.

So, not many were surprised to hear SCEA CEO Jack Tretton tell Bloomberg that the brand "defines gaming," and the recently released PlayStation 4 console is the company's "best effort yet."

"We've always been console leaders. We're at 80 million plus on the PlayStation 3, which is on par with our competition. We're relevant on a worldwide basis and have been for three generations in a row. So we really think that PlayStation defines gaming and PlayStation 4 is our best effort yet. And the consumer reaction has been phenomenal, the development community is behind us, so we really have a lot of headwinds behind us."

Tretton argued that at $399 ($100 cheaper than the Xbox One), with 180 games in development, 23 available on day one, the PS4 is easily the better buy. He also said it's "by far and away the most powerful console" and it boasts "the best lineup of games." That last point is arguable on day one but we have no doubt that such a statement will prove true in the coming years. The exclusive software will see to that.

Tags: ps4, playstation 4, sony, next gen, next generation

11/15/2013 10:17:05 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (10 posts)

WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, November 15, 2013 @ 11:02:33 PM
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They need to stop saying PS3 is even with 360, it has outsold the sucker by all sane estimations.

I agree about Playstation, but when Microsoft gives up like they did with so many other markets they tried to buy I can't wait to see who steps into the vacuum and what they can do.

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___________
Saturday, November 16, 2013 @ 1:33:35 AM
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so faulty launch systems, a disappointingly under powered system, and TWO first party launch titles out of the company who has the biggest first party library in the world, and 2 games which struggled to average above 7, is the best effort yet?
oh dear............
as the saying goes you can put a tuxedo on a goat, but its still a goat.


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Kiryu
Saturday, November 16, 2013 @ 6:00:06 AM

one question did you buy a Playstation 4 yet?

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___________
Saturday, November 16, 2013 @ 8:23:57 AM

cant, as usual US is treated like royalty and EU has to wait 2 more weeks.
but no i wont be buying one.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, November 16, 2013 @ 11:56:21 AM

Glad to hear that.

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Axe99
Saturday, November 16, 2013 @ 4:08:14 PM

So not buying one, but you'll be complaining about it for the next five years or so? :P.

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___________
Sunday, November 17, 2013 @ 8:24:47 AM

when somethings not what it should be then of course im going to complain about it!
so no, not 5 years but till its replaced so probably 7 or so.

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Axe99
Saturday, November 16, 2013 @ 4:10:08 PM
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Jack's on message at the moment (it's his job, not criticising him here) but I think they've done a phenomenal job so far. While I wouldn't say the PS4 launch line-up is markedly better than the XB1s, I'd also argue it's no worse. Throw in the likes of Planetside 2, War Thunder, and inFamous all coming soon, plus all the multi-plats, and things are looking very good indeed :).

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PlatformGamerNZ
Saturday, November 16, 2013 @ 6:32:14 PM
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yea i think playstation has always been a gaming icon since it's inception in 1994/5 with the ps1 correct me if i'm wrong but yeah it looks to be a great machine that will play great games.

happy gaming =)

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wambo
Sunday, November 17, 2013 @ 11:37:19 AM
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i think jack tretton maybe right, with the awesome first day numbers for north america, Wonder what first day numbers will be when ps4 launches in europe,australia very good i should imagine

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