Jack Tretton

Separate leaks out of Sony and Microsoft indicated both companies were looking to implement anti-used game software in their next gaming consoles. Sources speaking to Kotaku said the next PlayStation console, which is supposedly codenamed Orbis, will  lock out some aspects of used games until players spend money to access the rest. It all sounds very evil to the consumer, but apparently Sony Computer Entertainment America president Jack Tretton feels the same way.

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The wait is finally over. SCEA president and CEO Jack Tretton revealed during the Web 2.0 Summit the official release date for the PlayStation Vita. On February 22, 2012, residents of the United States, Europe, Latin America, Canada, Africa, the Middle East and Australasia will be able to walk into stores and walk out with Sony’s fancy new handheld.

Sony has announced the release date for its PlayStation Vita handheld gaming device. It will be launched throughout Europe and in the US on 22 February. Jack Tretton, chief executive of Sony Computer Entertainment of America, revealed the launch date during a speech at the Web 2.0 conference on Tuesday.

The device will be available in two configurations: a Wi-Fi only model and a combined 3G and Wi-Fi edition. They are priced at £229.99 (€249) and £279.99 (€299) respectively.

PlayStation Vita is the follow-up to Sony's PSP console which has sold almost 70m units worldwide since its launch in 2004.

During Sony’s E3 2011 press conference, SCEA president Jack Tretton said the PS3 accounted for 30% of Netflix streaming. A new report from Nielson begs to differ. According to the report, the PS3 is not the dominant Netflix streaming console. However, the PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii combined bring in half of Netflix’s streaming audience. The Wii leads all consoles in Netflix streaming by drawing in 25% of the audience. The PS3 and Xbox 360 account for 13% and 12% each.

I sat down with Jack Tretton, president and chief executive of Sony Computer Entertainment America, to discuss the company's focus on gaming consoles, as well as mobile gaming and the barrage of hacking attacks on Sony in recent months. The following is an edited version of our conversation:

Sony has been hacked repeatedly over the past two months. What are you doing to prevent more data breaches? Did you permanently lose any customers from the attack?

We have over 90 percent of our customers back right now

Jack Tretton on why Nintendo and Microsoft's most recent gaming efforts are already irrelevant, and the real future of 3-D gaming.

No product better exemplifies Sony Computer Entertainment's "everything and the kitchen sink" design mentality better than the company's Playstation 3 home console, originally a hulk of shiny black plastics and chrome accents that seemed huge -- larger still than most DVD players today -- but used some advanced parts for 2006: a 3.2 GHz proprietary multi-core computer processor unit

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