Tretton: PS4 “Interest Will Exceed Supply”
Ever since “The Red E3”, Sony Computer Entertainment America’s CEO Jack Tretton has become somewhat of a hero, and a loved figure in the industry. If you’re unsure why or missed E3, this article should clarify it for you. But that’s not the story here today.
Tretton has become the second PlayStation executive to suggest that Sony will fight a hard battle to make enough PS4 units to satisfy consumer demand and interest.
- You’ll Be Able To Play (Expensive) PS2 Games On Your PS4 Now | 2 months ago
- Jessica Jones Disempowers Its Male Characters And The Effect Is Refreshing | 2 months ago
- Hell Is 30 000 Deathclaws Tearing Through Boston And It’s Glorious | 2 months ago
- Sony Santa Monica Is Teasing Something Truly Strange | 2 months ago
The first was Sony Computer Entertainment CEO Andrew House, who said last week that PS4 demand “may well outstrip supply”.
If you get confused with the CEO’s, keep in mind that Tretton is Sony America.
In a recent chat, Tretton told Forbes:
“I certainly think, given the technology that we’re offering, given the software lineup, given the price point we have, that we’ll have consumers interested in excess of what we’re able to manufacture.”
Tretton also stated last week that GameStop executives had informed him that the retailer would buy “every single [PS4] unit” Sony can manufacture, further saying: “We’re excited about the momentum.”
Sony showed off the console at E3 for the first time, and confirmed a release this year in Europe and the US, with a price point that is $100 cheaper than Microsoft’s Xbox One.
While the PS4 will largely operate the same as the current PS3, the major difference is that you now need to pay to access online multiplayer, and by pay I mean you need a PlayStation Plus subscription. Sony has spoken about it on numerous occasions, appearing apologetic for it and also explaining why the change was happening and what the benefits are.