Jack Tretton

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Jack Tretton

Name: Jack Tretton

Born: 1961 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Computer-related contributions

  • President and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment of America (SCEA), subsidiary of Sony Corporation.
  • Member of the team that founded PlayStation in 1995.
  • Former vice president of sales at Activision (1986 to 1991).
  • Past general manager of JVC Musical Industries' game division (1991 to 1995).

Honors and awards

  • Awarded Sega's CD Game of the Year Award two years in a row while at JVC.


"Our view of the 'Game Boy experience' is that it's a great babysitting tool, something young kids do on airplanes, but no self-respecting twenty-something is going to be sitting on an airplane with one of those. He's too old for that."