PlayStation "defines gaming" says Sony

SCEA CEO Jack Tretton says Sony sees no reason why it won't continue to be a market leader with the PlayStation 4.

The PlayStation brand "defines gaming," according to SCEA CEO Jack Tretton. In a new Bloomberg TV interview, Tretton said Sony is putting its best foot forward with the PlayStation 4 and sees no reason why PlayStation's position as a market leader will change going forward.

"We've always been console leaders. We're at 80 million plus on the PlayStation 3, which is on par with our competition," Tretton said. "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 did not stop there in asserting Sony's favorable position in the next-generation market. He said the PS4 software and hardware is superior to what Microsoft is offering.

"Well, 399 dollars, a hundred dollars cheaper than the other new entrant on the market. Far and away the best lineup of games, 180 games in development, 23 available on day one," Tretton said about the PS4. "And far and away the most powerful console. Ten times more powerful than the state of the art Playstation 3."

For more on the PS4, check out GameSpot's video demonstration on how to install a new hard drive, an in-depth look at the new UI and dashboard, and a general hardware overview. In addition, check out GameSpot's review roundup for more on the games currently available for the next-generation system.

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1529 comments
moesuir
moesuir

Forza 5 = 9.0

Knack = 4.0

sony defines gaming ?

missjustt
missjustt

well yeah, playstation 1 was grate, i spend so many hours playing it, for me that was nr 1 for a long time, then i bought ps2, it was good but i didnt have much passion for gaming at that time, so it wasn't as much important for me, after that i switch to pc. well yeah in general sony provide a lot of joy for me with their products so keep doing your thing  

danabo
danabo

This even smells like an Eddie article.

sum_guy09
sum_guy09

It'll define gaming once it comes out with a Demon's Souls 2 exclusive.

PinchySkree
PinchySkree

The games define gaming, that's why the state of affairs from 2006 onwards has been shit.

Legendary franchises turned into shithouses by giving in to corporate greed and feeding the sheep with half arsed dumbed down xbox generation mediocrity.

They don't have to build quality games any more because this generation will lap that shit up.

Jokes on them though, more companies like Grinding Gear Games, Roberts Space Industries, Chucklefish, Valve and old greats from the past are coming back and producing quality that is putting them to shame.

The industry cannot get rid of the crutch that are big publishers soon enough.

Shielder7
Shielder7

Sony says Sony defines gaming.  Yep no ego problem there.........

Riverwolf007
Riverwolf007

tretton promises $1,200 if you can find anyone that still believes sony hype.

jakestar0306
jakestar0306

Gaming is defined by systems with almost no good exclusives and little to no innovation, made by a hypocritical company with no respect for anyone and the most detestable of fans? We're in trouble.

system3142
system3142

When is Square going to remake FFVII?

StokeMeAClipper
StokeMeAClipper

Ffs Sony! I was recently defending the fact that you don't make press statements bragging about yourselves (which is something that gets on my nerves about MS). Then less than a week later you say this.

Companies bragging about how great they are really gets on my nerves. It doesn't inspire confidence in them, it just makes them sound like arrogant ass-holes.

I'll still be getting a PS4 and might possibly buy an XB1 down the line.

blue_shift_91
blue_shift_91

i had no idea gaming was defined as "bricked console."

ranma1_2
ranma1_2

I can build a PC better than the ps4 with 200$

dark_rage864
dark_rage864

@ranma1_2 more than 6 people disagree with you, nice idiotic statement my friend :)

SoulReaper1337
SoulReaper1337

@ranma1_2 $140 cpu, $40 motherboard, $70 ram stick, $50 PSU, $150 graphics card, and lets go with a free case, mouse, and keyboard that adds up to about $450 plus tax.

00LiteYear
00LiteYear

I'm kind of annoyed that they can't build the "best" version of their system. I bought the 120GB PS3 three years ago with Uncharted 2 for 350$, and now they are selling a 250GB ps3 with The Last of Us and Arkham Origins for $199. It makes me wonder what they will offer with the PS4 next year.

northArrow
northArrow

More corporate speak. This is about as absurd as Microsoft's claim that Kinect is a "magical" experience

dark_rage864
dark_rage864

@northArrow the magic that Wii brought out so Sony and Microsoft tried to try steal that magic lol

gottago42
gottago42

Well let's see there's 22,000 PS4 broken so far, an exclusive launch lineup with poor reviews

And a weak online service "PSN crashes on launch day"

ne0182
ne0182

@gottago42 you were pretty cryptic in your earlier post, so i just got it. 

Merseyak
Merseyak

@gottago42 well its a launch of new tech will always have alot of defects thats why i didnt buy expect the xbox faliure rate to be double that because as we all know history will always repeat itself 

gottago42
gottago42

Not my fault SONY f▼cked up the PS4's launch

thomasn7
thomasn7

@gottago42 Sony always had weak services but no one could predict the red and blue light of death today.

gottago42
gottago42

Mr Tretten must be smoking crack with the mayor of Toronto cause he's spewing nonsense with this statement

BravoOneActual
BravoOneActual

Playstation  defines gaming?

**cking-A right it does.

Signed,

-Official Fanboy Of Things That Work

Kiyosuyo
Kiyosuyo

Right now it doesn't define anything except an incredibly weak launch lineup. The lineup we were SUPPOSED to have originally would've defined next gen gaming. Right now we have Assassin's Creed and the waiting game until something that isn't shit comes out. i LOVE the system I just wish I could use it for something that ISN'T FUCKING FPS.

M3o5nster
M3o5nster

@Kiyosuyo It's not Sony's fault you don't like FPS games, or great games like Resogun. I like FPS games, as well as a lot of other genres, but to expect the best games of the system on day 1 is pretty foolish. Not having Drive Club and Watch Dogs on day one did hurt, but there was still AC IV and NFS to kinda make up for it.

Clemsonalum07
Clemsonalum07

Contacting support and having bricked consoles defines gaming?

troll_eat_troll
troll_eat_troll

@northArrow @Clemsonalum07 how stupid can you ponies get or just trying to get the attention away from the current problem?  360 is the past now, this is next gen we talking about here and ps4 defines gaming? you ponies love to smoke crack don't you?

noladem504
noladem504

I have to agree that Sony is definitely here to stay at least this generation. I have had all three generations and appreciate what they do for gaming. However...to say PS4 has better software than the MS (the biggest software company in the world) is a joke. Its not even DLNA capable.

cboye18
cboye18

How is the rumble of the new Dualshock anyway?

Lord_Python1049
Lord_Python1049

the only thing exciting about next gen consoles are the exclusive games, other than that, a decent PC looks as great at the moment.

grognard66
grognard66

PlayStation "defines gaming"?  Is the definition "broken"?

Diegoctba
Diegoctba

But the device looks so ugly...

DemocraticTroll
DemocraticTroll

I'm not disappointed, i wasn't looking forward to KZ or Knack, i knew launch titles wont be that great on BOTH consoles, i'm enjoying AC IV and i just want Infamous 2nd son and the order, now if these two turn out to be bad...then i'll be disappointed.

bunchanumbers
bunchanumbers

Just got done reading some of the reviews on Amazon. Just wow... I thought the 360 had hardware issues. 

McGregor
McGregor

@bunchanumbers haha, that is what I've been doing too. IGN has nearly 60k comments on their article as well. Not sure if they have more users or not, but it's crazy!

Kiyosuyo
Kiyosuyo

@bunchanumbers You guys are reading WAY too much into this. The only ones speaking up are literally 1% of the people that got the consoles. That's a common percent with ANY kind of gaming hardware. They're just the ones complaining because the rest of us are too busy playing to care.

SoulReaper1337
SoulReaper1337

@Kiyosuyo @bunchanumbers Not at the launch of a device, and with the internal power supply the percentage will only grow.  After watching someone gut a ps4 I think they packed too much into the case without considering heat, space, airflow, and longevity of the console.