Long Q&A with Jack Tretton (SCEA) Mercury News

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  1. Shifty Geezer

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    9 million by year's end seems very unlikely, and yet that would still need 2 million to sell in much quieter months. Although if they get one of those upcoming major 3rd parties out, that could well do it for them.
     
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    Super interesting interview with Jack Tretton, former Sony Computer of America CEO, who left the company after PS4's launch.

    Some highlights:

    - He talks about Nintendo and the unexpected Wii's success that caught everyone by surprise. He also says that the videogaming industry wouldn't be what it is without Nintendo.

    - He also mentions when Microsoft entered the industry and that it'd be ignorant not to respect them.

    - He talks about the change of philosophy in Sony.

    - Additionally, he would love to see the Vita succeeding because it's a great machine, but he admits they launched it late.

    - His most difficult moments at Sony where the beginning of PS3 era and the hackers attack.

    - He liked how Sony was much like Apple, they created a product they liked and tried to sell that product to people. But that changed with the PS4, where they made a machine based on feedback, and he preferred the old way.

    - He doesn't like the PS4 (maybe he is not at Sony because of that)

    - To him the winners of the previous generation were the Wii and X360.

    - He is not much into the future The Last Guardian that got delayed.

    - He talks very high of Ken Kutaragi. When it comes to Sony Japan though, he says that the communication with them was very slow.

    - When PS3 came out he wanted a PS 2.5. A console with LOTS of games and easy to program for. But they had to launch the PS3, difficult to program for and they were losing money with each unit.

    - He also says it is very difficult for a single platform to carry a generation, you need competition, healthy business, ultimately it's good for the industry and the consumer, he doesn't like the domination of a single machine.

    - When he started more games were based on movies than viceversa, now it's the other way around. He is so happy that games got so far and are so important now.

     
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    Very interesting.
    I found it weird that he wanted ps3 to be an easy to program for machine with lots of games and yet he doesn't like the direction of ps4 too much...
     
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    Awesome necro-bump.
     
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    I did not get the same impression when I watched/heard the interview.
     
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    Where do your impressions on the interview differ?
     
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    In the quoted parts.
     
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    all the quoted parts? Or just a few?
     
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    If he says "some of them" I'll lose it.
     
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    All the quoted parts.

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