SCEA President & CEO Jack Tretton Resigns, “Drops the Mic” Jokes on the Way

President and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment of America Tretton introduces Sony's line-up during news conference in Los Angeles

Sony’s Playstation 4 is currently the #1 current-gen console on the market, and SCEA’s President & CEO Jack Tretton couldn’t be in a better position, right? Turns out he’s actually resigning from SCEA at the end of March 2014. Check out his latest blog post below.

PlayStation Nation,

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.

Thank you,

Jack Tretton

Jack Tretton, as you may recall, was the guy up on stage for Sony during E3 2013. You know, the one who walked out after Microsoft basically stabbed themselves onstage and said “Hey, here is some stuff you guys apparently like and our price is cheaper. Good game.”

What this means for Sony is unclear, as they already have a decent lead in the console race. Jack Tretton has been working with the Playstation brand for 19 years, so having someone of that caliber stepping down is going to leave some Shaq-sized shoes to fill.

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