Jack Tretton has announced to the world that he will no longer be President and CEO of SCEA (Sony Computer Entertainment America in full) from the end of this month onward – which would be March 31, 2014, and this particular parting happens to be a mutual one with SCEA. You can read all about Jack’s address in full right after the jump.
It is with mixed feelings that I inform you that I will be stepping down as President and CEO of SCEA effective March 31, 2014. This is a result of a mutual agreement with SCEA, and 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.
Serving PlayStation fans for the past 19 years has been one of the most rewarding experiences in my career. Your passion for gaming inspired me every day.
I want to thank you for constantly pushing PlayStation to deliver breakthrough gaming and entertainment experiences, and to never settle for “good enough.” The embodiment of this commitment can be found in the PS4, which has quickly become the #1 next-gen console worldwide…thanks to you.
We’ve shared many memories over the past two decades and I’ll always be grateful for your support.
What do you think would be the highlight of Jack’s leadership stint at SCEA over the years? More interestingly, we are curious to see just how his replacement, Shawn Layden, current EVP and COO of Sony Network Entertainment International, would perform as he steps into Jack’s shoes. Hopefully it will not be a case of David Moyes taking over Sir Alex Ferguson! [Press Release]
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