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    Sony America CEO Jack Tretton Steps Down

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    Sony America boss Jack Tretton has stepped down, the company announced today. His last day will be on March 31.

    Shawn Layden, who is executive vice president and COO of Sony Network Entertainment International, will take Tretton's position as of April 1.

    "This is a result of a mutual agreement between Mr. Tretton and SCEA not to renew their contractual relationship," Sony said in a press release. Tretton had been with Sony since 1995, and he'd been president of Sony's American division since 2006.

    "Working at SCEA for the past 19 years has been the most rewarding experience of my career," Tretton said in the statement. "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. 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. I leave PlayStation in a position of considerable strength and the future will only get brighter for PlayStation Nation."

    Layden, Sony America's new boss, was a top executive in the company's International division. He has been at Sony since 1996, and speaks fluent Japanese.

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    Ma man, leaving on a high note. Exciting times

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    Wow. He was my favorite E3 speaker. That sucks.

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    I'm calling it now. He's going to MS.

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    Jack is a top bloke. PlayStation has truly been lucky with him.

    If he does go to MS/XBox, truly a good get and great asset.

    Regardless, all the best to ya Jack, and thanks for everything!
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    While this is a sad loss, I'm really happy for Jack. He was there from the beginning and saw it all come full circle. He has had an extremely successful and rewarding experience at PlayStation and those who have eyes to see can see that he was truly passionate about games. The PS4 is tearing $#@! up and his contract has ended, it's the perfect time for him to pass the baton and do something else with his life. 19 years of loyal service has earned him the right. Good on you Jack and thanks! You were an awesome figurehead, classy, friendly, sincere.


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    Lets not forget who is taking his place either.

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    You will be missed Jack. Thanks for everything and hope you have an exciting new endeavour around the corner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lefein View Post
    I'm calling it now. He's going to MS.
    Why do you think that?
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    Wow.. that's a big loss to Sony. I liked him.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Demi_God View Post
    Lets not forget who is taking his place either.
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    Between the recent layoffs with SM studio and cancelled project and now this I hope there isnt something more going on here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mistercrow View Post
    Between the recent layoffs with SM studio and cancelled project and now this I hope there isnt something more going on here.
    Kaz selling off PlayStation?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Admartian View Post
    Who?
    Oh my... this guy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSDDx1smfWg

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    Kaz has been selling buildings too. Lots of selling and layoffs. Either this is good and it is a sign for reconstruction or bad sign for whole Sony.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mael Duin View Post
    Kaz has been selling buildings too. Lots of selling and layoffs. Either this is good and it is a sign for reconstruction or bad sign for whole Sony.
    Yeah thats what I was thinking. Hopefully the former and not the latter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mael Duin View Post
    Kaz has been selling buildings too. Lots of selling and layoffs. Either this is good and it is a sign for reconstruction or bad sign for whole Sony.
    tbh it's likely it's just fat trimming. With the laptop vaio sale etc, they likely just want to be lean and agile rather than be clunky and bulky.

    I don't think they're selling PlayStation either, they're likely just streamlining things to focus on things that have a return.

    That's the logical thought to it.
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    I doubt there can be anyone that does what Jack does.




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    I'll truely miss hearing him at keynotes representing Sony and Playstation. Such a likable guy.
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    Kaz was just selling off divisions of Sony that were making a loss Laptops, Music and buildings that wasn't needed I think they need to sell or trim down there TV division too because there too pricey and not very good with some people


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