Feeds

Sony US PlayStation supremo Jack Tretton ejects after 19 years

SCEA CEO GTG, GLHF LOL

5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup

Sony Computer Entertainment of America (SCEA) is parting ways with its longtime chief executive Jack Tretton: he will step down from his post and leave the company at the end of the month.

The company said Tretton has been with Sony since the launch of SCEA nearly two decades ago, and added that the departure was by "mutual agreement."

Sony Network Entertainment International executive vice-president and chief operating officer Shawn Layden will take over as CEO.

"Although I will deeply miss the talented team at SCEA and the passion demonstrated every day by our fans, I'm very excited about starting the next chapter of my career," Tretton said in announcing his exit.

"I want to thank the employees, partners and customers for their tireless commitment to the PlayStation brand and, of course, to our fans who have pushed us to new heights of innovation and entertainment over the past two decades."

Joining SCEA in a sales role in 1995, Tretton became CEO in 2006. The company noted that Tretton has played a role in every major console launch since Sony first released the original PlayStation.

"I leave knowing that the PlayStation brand has never been stronger, PlayStation 4 momentum continues to accelerate, and the future will only get brighter for our gamers," Tretton said in an open letter to PlayStation fans.

"Serving PlayStation fans for the past 19 years has been one of the most rewarding experiences in my career."

While Sony has had to make cuts in the US of late, including the closing of 20 retail stores worldwide, the gaming unit has performed well. According to Sony Corporation's latest quarterly [PDF] finance report, for the three-month period to December 31, the games wing recorded a 64.6 per cent jump in revenues, year on year, to $4.2bn, and a $172m operating income, up 292 per cent, largely due to the PS4 launch. ®

5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup

More from The Register

next story
BBC: We're going to slip CODING into kids' TV
Pureed-carrot-in-ice cream C++ surprise
6 Obvious Reasons Why Facebook Will Ban This Article (Thank God)
Clampdown on clickbait ... and El Reg is OK with this
Twitter: La la la, we have not heard of any NUDE JLaw, Upton SELFIES
If there are any on our site it is not our fault as we are not a PUBLISHER
Facebook, Google and Instagram 'worse than drugs' says Miley Cyrus
Italian boffins agree with popette's theory that haters are the real wrecking balls
Sit tight, fanbois. Apple's '$400' wearable release slips into early 2015
Sources: time to put in plenty of clock-watching for' iWatch
Facebook to let stalkers unearth buried posts with mobe search
Prepare to HAUNT your pal's back catalogue
Ex-IBM CEO John Akers dies at 79
An era disrupted by the advent of the PC
prev story

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Endpoint data privacy in the cloud is easier than you think
Innovations in encryption and storage resolve issues of data privacy and key requirements for companies to look for in a solution.
Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?