Former US Playstation CEO Jack Tretton has certainly had his share of ups and downs at Sony. While his tenure was filled with more ups than downs, PlayStation certainly had its rough moments between 1995 and 2014.
In a new interview with Axios, Tretton shared some of those moments and reminisced about some of his best and worst moments at E3. That includes the PlayStation 4 reveal, which managed to deal a devastating blow to Xbox One hopes before the generation even began.
The reveal included the “Official PlayStation Used Game Instructional Video,” which poked fun at Microsoft’s DRM policy to restrict used games (which the company eventually reversed). The PlayStation 4 also managed to undercut the Xbox One by around $100 due to the Xbox console including Kinect.
“I have many friends at Microsoft now and had many friends then, and I didn’t necessarily want to do it at their expense. I just felt really good about it,” Tretton said.