Jack Tretton to step down as President of SCEA


Sony has issued a press release stating that Jack Tretton, as of March 31st, 2014, will step down as Sony Computer Entertainment America‘s President and CEO.

Further, on April 1st, 2014 Shawn Layden, now Executive Vice President and COO of Sony Network Entertainment International, will become the new President and CEO of SCEA.

Mr Tretton has been with Sony since the beginning of SCEA in 1995 and has played a major role in all the launches of the PlayStation consoles in North America.

Jack Tretton made this statement about the announcement; “Working at SCEA for the past 19 years has been the most rewarding experience of my career. 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.”

Mr. Layden has been with Sony and the PlayStation brand for over 15 years and was one of the founding members of the SNEI in 2010, joining directly from SCE where he was the President of Sony Computer Entertainment Japan.

“I’ve worked with Jack for nearly two decades and I want to personally thank him for his leadership and the considerable contributions he’s made to the SCEA business and PlayStation brand over the years. I wish him nothing but the best in his future endeavors,” said Andrew House, President and Group CEO, Sony Computer Entertainment. “I also want to welcome Shawn to the Sony Computer Entertainment America team. I have the utmost confidence in Shawn’s leadership capabilities, and his deep knowledge of the gaming industry and commitment to gamers, will help keep PlayStation at the forefront of entertainment and innovative gameplay.”

Take care Jack. Thank you for everything you have done for the PlayStation world.

Written by Kyle Jessee

Kyle Jessee

Your lone Kentucky writer on staff. Loves the Big Blue Nation, rock music, and Resistance 2 (the best in the series).

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