Jim Ryan to Be Appointed President and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment

Oct 25, 2017
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Going by his comments he's definitely a guy who is customer focused and wants to push gaming forward into new territories that will benefit us all.......

/s
 
Oct 28, 2017
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Interesting...I think the portable must have gotten greenlit and since that's Kodera's bag I suspect he wants' to focus on that. I also think Kodera may not have wanted to be out front at various events and giving interviews. Along with Kodera possibly not wanting to be out front it makes sense if PS5 is to be released this year, which is what I suspect, Sony would want to make a change at the top ASAP.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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GOOD.

I've nothing against Kodera, but there are too much things that are not going right at SIE for a while now and I hope for some change in the right direction. Show them Jim !

The fact that Kodera was kicked out so quickly shows something was wrong.
 
Oct 29, 2017
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Interesting...I think the portable must have gotten greenlit and since that's Kodera's bag I suspect he wants' to focus on that. I also think Kodera may not have wanted to be out front at various events and giving interviews. Along with Kodera possibly not wanting to be out front it makes sense if PS5 is to be released this year, which is what I suspect, Sony would want to make a change at the top ASAP.
Portable? As in a successor to the Vita or something like those tablet designs we keep seeing in patents? Any links to info on Kodera's desire for a portable?
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Interesting...I think the portable must have gotten greenlit and since that's Kodera's bag I suspect he wants' to focus on that. I also think Kodera may not have wanted to be out front at various events and giving interviews. Along with Kodera possibly not wanting to be out front it makes sense if PS5 is to be released this year, which is what I suspect, Sony would want to make a change at the top ASAP.
Cannot see PS5 being revealed let alone released this year, but that’s just me.
 
Oct 28, 2017
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They were always going to do worse, unless MS hobbles itself again, only question is how much worse.
Ya, I’m not really feeling too confident for them at the moment. Most of the old crew who made PS4 so good like tretton, house, boyes, kaz, are all gone now.

Hopefully Ryan doesn’t fuck up too bad. He deserves a chance at least.
 
Mar 4, 2018
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The PS classic is actually a good indicator that people will drop sony without second thought if they don't deliver.




they never left. They got lucky this gen with Microsoft crapping themselves when the starting pistol fired. A lot of the good will sony got was due to using Microsofts mistakes against them and supporting old ways that consumers felt safe with. Things have changed a ton since then and now sony is way behind the curve looking less consumer friendly than ever. Whether or not Jim Ryan ends up being sonys Don Mattrick time will tell. But with them fighting against cross platform, saying services like origin are of no value, announcing they want to focus more on media and now putting the guy that thinks backwards compatibility is dumb at the top its understandable people are wary.
This has to be a joke post.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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After reading some posts here it seems like it doesn't matter if a person was doing a good job, but if he was a good PR speaker.
 

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Oct 25, 2017
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This guy is the worst. I understand the appointment though, he was high in the hierarchy. I am not too worried about his policies because this is the age of social media. A little anger here and there and they will give us BC.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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Guy doesn't fill me with confidence but let's see. Everybody was skeptical of Andy House when he took over from Kaz but he turned out to be probably the most effective leader PlayStation has had.
 
Dec 22, 2018
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It wasn't just Ryan who had a hand in Sony doing well in Europe.

It was the entire team, and a lot of that team have gone now
 
Oct 26, 2017
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I don't really have a dog in this fight as I personally don't play a lot of BC/old games but I am amused at the fact that for every 50 posts of people asking for BC or expressing their love of BC there's always 1 or 2 people chiming in to tell them their desire to play BC puts them in the minority lol. I mean come on. There's a reason why classic consoles (that aren't heaping piles of shit) sell well, as well as why it's a successful selling point for MS and Nintendo services.
 
Mar 14, 2018
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Great choice, that's the man who is in charge for PS Europe Domination, destroying the competitors, so he knows what he is doing.
ps: he needs to cancel a bunch of games and say it's better for gamers if he wants to earn some era's respect, lol.
 
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Oct 27, 2017
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I'm asking why people in this thread are jumping to defend how incredible he is. I'd be excited for someone who has done things I admire to take the job, as opposed to someone who has made public statements dismissing features I care about.
Maybe if people tried to learn what Jim Ryan has done in Europe then they might resist the urge to shit post.

It's amazing the amount of people I've seen crying because their favourites are getting shit posted shit posting in here.

How about your all do better and try setting a better tone? This thread is pretty disgusting.

Well done Era. Even saw an admin at it, so I guess we all reap what we sow
 
Oct 26, 2017
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It wasn't just Ryan who had a hand in Sony doing well in Europe.

It was the entire team, and a lot of that team have gone now
He literally had a hand in it, he's been a part of SIE Europe for pretty much it's history.
I get it, he sad something that people didn't want to hear, but he has played a big role in PlayStation, you don't last that long and get all the way up to the top otherwise.
 
Mar 4, 2018
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It wasn't just Ryan who had a hand in Sony doing well in Europe.

It was the entire team, and a lot of that team have gone now
What is it with Sony executives that get people all riled up? EVERYTIME a person at Sony changes position or leaves people act like it’s the end of the world. Guess what? It wasn’t just one team that helped in Europe, it was constantly changing and evolving into different teams. A few people stayed for the long haul but for the most part people come and go and it has been happening since they formed SCEE.
 
Oct 31, 2017
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The PS classic is actually a good indicator that people will drop sony without second thought if they don't deliver.




they never left. They got lucky this gen with Microsoft crapping themselves when the starting pistol fired. A lot of the good will sony got was due to using Microsofts mistakes against them and supporting old ways that consumers felt safe with. Things have changed a ton since then and now sony is way behind the curve looking less consumer friendly than ever. Whether or not Jim Ryan ends up being sonys Don Mattrick time will tell. But with them fighting against cross platform, saying services like origin are of no value, announcing they want to focus more on media and now putting the guy that thinks backwards compatibility is dumb at the top its understandable people are wary.
I can't tell anymore what is real and what is sarcasm in the gaming forum.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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they never left. They got lucky this gen with Microsoft crapping themselves when the starting pistol fired. A lot of the good will sony got was due to using Microsofts mistakes against them and supporting old ways that consumers felt safe with. Things have changed a ton since then and now sony is way behind the curve looking less consumer friendly than ever. Whether or not Jim Ryan ends up being sonys Don Mattrick time will tell. But with them fighting against cross platform, saying services like origin are of no value, announcing they want to focus more on media and now putting the guy that thinks backwards compatibility is dumb at the top its understandable people are wary.
How does this theory continue to pop up? Sony's come out on top 3 our of the 4 generations they've been involved in. Not only that, in the generation that they "failed" they still sold 85m+ consoles. Compare that to what happens when other manufacturers release a console that fails. You could combine Nintendo's three failure consoles, the N64, GC and Wii U, and they wouldn't even equal up to how much Sony's lone failure sold. But somehow Sony just lucks out?
 
Oct 27, 2017
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How does this theory continue to pop up? Sony's come out on top 3 our of the 4 generations they've been involved in. Not only that, in the generation that they "failed" they still sold 85m+ consoles. Compare that to what happens when other manufacturers release a console that fails. You could combine Nintendo's three failure consoles, the N64, GC and Wii U, and they wouldn't even equal up to how much Sony's lone failure sold. But somehow Sony just lucks out?
I am so sick of that nonsense too its always just luck. Same stories every single gen.
 
Jan 27, 2018
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How does this theory continue to pop up? Sony's come out on top 3 our of the 4 generations they've been involved in. Not only that, in the generation that they "failed" they still sold 85m+ consoles. Compare that to what happens when other manufacturers release a console that fails. You could combine Nintendo's three failure consoles, the N64, GC and Wii U, and they wouldn't even equal up to how much Sony's lone failure sold. But somehow Sony just lucks out?
Nintendo's failure played a part in PSX's success & Sony getting the 3rd party support, Sony's first party in that era was a bit weak, Rare alone was stronger than Sony's entire first party imo.
 
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Dec 22, 2018
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How does this theory continue to pop up? Sony's come out on top 3 our of the 4 generations they've been involved in. Not only that, in the generation that they "failed" they still sold 85m+ consoles. Compare that to what happens when other manufacturers release a console that fails. You could combine Nintendo's three failure consoles, the N64, GC and Wii U, and they wouldn't even equal up to how much Sony's lone failure sold. But somehow Sony just lucks out?
That failure of a console lost Sony billions, and almost sank the company

Nintendo with thier poorly selling consoles were making more money then Sony due to thier handhelds.
 
Feb 26, 2018
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This thread once again confirms that some people here care more about some suits and their PR than actual content

About Ryan. I don't know how you can say that's a good or a bad thing. We know nothing about his future strategy. But I don't believe it's matters anyway. Sony got plans for next gen already and probably no one can drastically change them.
Time will tell
 
Aug 20, 2018
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Nintendo's failure played a part in PSX's success & Sony getting the 3rd party support, Sony's first party in that era was a bit weak, Rare alone was stronger than Sony's entire first party imo.
welp...it seems that sony can never take credit for their own playstation success...be it nintendo's failure or Microsoft's fuck-ups....all playstation did was make use of other people's screw-ups...playstation did nothing and don't deserve this level of success!

/S
 
Oct 26, 2017
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Nintendo's failure played a part in PSX's success & Sony getting the 3rd party support, Sony's first party in that era was a bit weak, Rare alone was stronger than Sony's entire first party imo.
That was also Sony's success as much as it was Nintendo's failure. Sony also absolutely murdered SEGA.