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

Jun 21, 2018
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We'll see how this shakes out. Also he wasn't right about old games with the PS classic. PS classic was a crap product. We already know that a classic system with effort can do well.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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If you compare the success of PS4 in EU to its success in Japan.......Ryan seems to be the stronger of the 2 for the job.
That being said, Ryan can go fff....
 
Oct 27, 2017
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He basically already is Sony's Don Mattrick.
What is up with the amount of shit posting in here? Don Mattrick doomed the Xbox One for this entire generation. Jim Ryan has made a couple dumb comments but otherwise has made PlayStation into the powerhouse that they are in Europe. Anyone making these comparisons doesn't know what they are talking about.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Reading the PR it seems this will allow Kodera to focus more on the Network side of things, which will be the key to Sony’s growth. Good call overall, though not a fan of Jim Ryan much.
 
Nov 17, 2017
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The entire first page is confusing to me.

I don't usually follow what happens to Sony, but I'm curious. What is wrong, and what was it supposed to happen? Backwards compatibility is bye-bye, so long?
 
Nov 8, 2017
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What specifically are all these amazing things Jim Ryan did, and why should "PlayStation dominates Europe" make me excited for future hardware and network features?
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Sony's doing that thing where the face of the company comes out on the presentation stage and I go "oh no I don't like this at all." Like, Wii Music era Nintendo and Mattrick era Xbox, lol.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Oh and for people concerned about cross-play, Layden just said this about it in an interview released today.
But I think we learned, from the feedback from our fans, that it was important. And it wasn’t just important to a vocal minority. Though, if you look at any of the numbers of the actual cross-play population? That Venn diagram isn’t too big. Even the fans who weren’t personally going to participate in a cross-play activity across different hardware pieces, just felt that it was kind of tone-deaf of PlayStation. We’ve tried to be so good certainly over the last four or five years to be in tune with our fans and to listen to what they want and try to be a friends of the gamer. We looked at that approach. This… this is just not friendly.
https://www.gameinformer.com/interview/2019/02/11/shawn-layden-on-playstation-and-the-future
 
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Oct 25, 2017
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The entire first page is confusing to me.

I don't usually follow what happens to Sony, but I'm curious. What is wrong, and what was it supposed to happen? Backwards compatibility is bye-bye, so long?
This guy has made some tremendously boneheaded public statements in the recent past regarding crossplay & BC. Actually extrapolating that to the PS5 is some serious armchair analyst bullshit - but that's why we're on a gaming forum.
 
Nov 2, 2017
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What specifically are all these amazing things Jim Ryan did, and why should "PlayStation dominates Europe" make me excited for future hardware and network features?
Why would any other person taking the place excite you? He has been very successful with his last position and Sony trusts him, there isn’t much more to take from this.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Wait, Jim Ryan is head of Playstation global marketing.

Was he responsible for Kevin Butler? and the creepy early PS3 adds? Woah.
No, as he only took over that position in 2016. In other words, he's basically been responsible for the marketing and launch of stuff like Uncharted 4, GoW, and Spider-Man.
 
Nov 23, 2017
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In this thread people will freak out because of an off-the-cuff comment he made about Gran Turismo once, but in reality this makes sense as Ryan is one of the main reasons behind PlayStation being a dominating force in Europe.
This, in his full context he was talking about GT1/2 versus GT Sport which was literally being shown immediately nearby.
 
Oct 28, 2017
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WOW indeed! This is shocking news.What the hell is going on there?!?
Kodera wanted to buy studios and sell PS5 for free but Ryan hated the idea and he will close Bend MM and sell ND to MS. On top of that PS5 will be 599 without BC and BD player.
 
Nov 8, 2017
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Why would any other person taking the place excite you? He has been very successful with his last position and Sony trusts him, there isn’t much more to take from this.
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.