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Drama Is Jim Ryan the new Don Mattrick?

ElCasual

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Pre orders was a mess. ( I know maybe it was not him fault).
"Playstation believes in generatios" but Spider-Man MM y Horizon FW coming to PS4.
"The Xbox series S will be a failure".
"I dont care the olders games, they look outdated".
Premium games will be $70.
What a mess with Spider between PS4 and PS5.
More PS games coming to PC ( what is the point to buy a $500 dls console if they games are not console exclusive anymore?)
Its like a Microsoft insider in PlayStation.
He must GO ASAP.

**Edit**I know that PS cant leave all the millions of PS4 base with Spider-Man MM and Horizon FW, but if you KNOW that, you CANT say: "In Playstation belive in generations" you just keep your mouth shout and say another thing in the best polite way possible.
 
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Starfield

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Not comparable tbh. The Great Don Mattrick was an impostor.

Jim Ryan seems to do bad decisions. Idk what his endgoal will be but I think they got completely caught off guard by Microsoft
 
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People don't know what to think... there hasn't been a bombshell like this is in a very long time. MS actually kept a secret if you can believe it.

There was a rumor, it didn't turn out that way but there was one. rumors of Warner bros game studios, people knew microsoft was desperate and there was rumblings of a huge acquisition. nobody could of predicted it was gonna be Bethesda.
 

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I dunno if I agree with the info in the OP but i've never been a fan of Jim Ryan. I can't understand what the people at the top at Sony see in him other than a suit. He shouldn't have ever got that position over the other cats imo. Under his administration we've got things shoehorned in without notice and we just have to "accept" them. Weird info dump strategy that's seems smart on the surface but has been looking more like incompetence now that I look back on everything. I mean they'll announce something, then fans get confused about aspects of it, ask questions about it only for Playstation to take weeks/months to just clear it up when it could have easily been done in a hour. Just weird shit.
 
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Not comparable.



Don Mattrick looks like a copier repair man from a 1990s porno.



Jim Ryan looks like the dad from an Australian sitcom.

I spent a good 45 seconds thinking about a "beating around the bush" joke but I don't have the energy.
 

ElCasual

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I dunno if I agree with the info in the OP but i've never been a fan of Jim Ryan. I can't understand what the people at the top at Sony see in him other than a suit. He shouldn't have ever got that position over the other cats imo. Under his administration we've got things shoehorned in without notice and we just have to "accept" them. Weird info dump strategy that's seems smart on the surface but has been looking more like incompetence now that I look back on everything. I mean they'll announce something, then fans get confused about aspects of it, ask questions about it only for Playstation to take weeks/months to just clear it up when it could have easily been done in a hour. Just weird shit.
Yes, the PR of the PS5 was a mess, for example: If they dont have BC why dont say clear to the fans. Ubisoft delete the tweet about that but PS or Sony say ANYTHING. Was in an interview when say that PS5 dont have BC. Just say the things, stop that mistery crap and be direct.
 

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I don't like him, but many things you are talking about is the Sony route marked from several years, not from him. Besides, if EU market is currently a Sony market is part thanks to him
 

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Not comparable.



Don Mattrick looks like a copier repair man from a 1990s porno.



Jim Ryan looks like the dad from an Australian sitcom.

I spent a good 45 seconds thinking about a "beating around the bush" joke but I don't have the energy.
No jim ryan looks like a bloke who will fuck up your left hand with a hammer because you didn’t pay the loanshark.
 
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Stiflers Mom

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Like some wrote above, Mattrick sabotaged the whole Xbox brand that was built for ten years prior to his "reign".

Ryan is just obfuscating stuff and generally holding his cards very close to his chest, which is imo damaging the Playstation brand.
But according to the Sony fans on GAF it's all part of some genius strategy.
 
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LordCBH

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Like some wrote above, Mattrick sabotaged the whole Xbox brand that was built for ten years prior to his "reign".

Ryan is just obfuscating stuff and generally holding his cards very close to his chest, which is imo damaging the Playstation brand.
But according to the Sony fans on GAF it's all part of some genius strategy.

Like I said earlier, I just think Ryan’s a fuckin idiot. Both are damaging, but only one is (was) willfully damaging.
 

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I think after the we believe in generations lie, Jim Ryan will never be taken seriously.

but no, hes not as bad as don matrick. yes, he produced a weaker console but it's not 50% weaker. its also $100 cheaper than the microsoft console. despite the focus on cross gen, there are still a bunch of games coming out on the ps5. their first year is stacked unlike anything else. so things could be worse.

i would say he's the new Phil Spencer. for every good thing he does, there is something equally shitty. but they are both salesmen and you arent getting people like Jack Tretton, Shu Yoshida and Andrew House anymore. those guys truly cared about the playstation.
 

LordCBH

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I think after the we believe in generations lie, Jim Ryan will never be taken seriously.

but no, hes not as bad as don matrick. yes, he produced a weaker console but it's not 50% weaker. its also $100 cheaper than the microsoft console. despite the focus on cross gen, there are still a bunch of games coming out on the ps5. their first year is stacked unlike anything else. so things could be worse.

i would say he's the new Phil Spencer. for every good thing he does, there is something equally shitty. but they are both salesmen and you arent getting people like Jack Tretton, Shu Yoshida and Andrew House anymore. those guys truly cared about the playstation.

I fucking miss Andrew House and Jack Trenton.
 

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Mattrick never really did something that affected me in a great way.

On the other hand jimbo fucked in the ass the sequel of my gotg with this crossgen bullshit, so personally speaking, the drunk dutchie looking guy is worse.
 

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**Edit**I know that PS cant leave all the millions of PS4 base with Spider-Man MM and Horizon FW, but if you KNOW that, you CANT say: "In Playstation belive in generations" you just keep your mouth shout and say another thing in the best polite way possible.

You can when you know that you are also launching with A huge, First Party AAA game that looks stunning and have more coming within a year.

They very much show they "believe in generations" when compared to Xbox saying they want all their first party games for the next year or two to be Crossgen.
 
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They messed things a little, I understand it.
1)old games - he said, that he cant imagine playing games from ps2 and ps1 - I can imagine playing some 2d games, but playing gran turismo 1 on 65" tv would be really ugly - I partly agree with him
2)cross gen games - I too dont understand why they didnt say from start, that HFW, Spidey and Sackboy are coming also on PS4 - of course Sony ps5 presentation would have lost some momentum then, but it would be clear to fans
3)preorders - mess - I accidentaly discovered they are open and secured ps5
4)more xpensive games - this was expected - he talked several times about unsustainable costs of game development - but now its even more in contrast with ms gamepass (which I dont believe is profitable now) after zenimax aquisition

From my point of view Sony could do much better job in hyping ps5. But still, PS will be my go to place for gaming (excluding fps and rts ;-) - PC).
 

anothertech

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Nah. Not even close.

Will take some real power of the cloud bullshit to get there. And a forced Kinect.
 

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Jim Ryan lacks personality, but comparing him to Don Matrick is too much.
Don Matrick took horrible decisions for the xbox brand. The compulasory kinect s***, always online, no used games etc was horrible.
Jim Ryan did nothing like that. PS5 is a wonderful hardware which is also future proof. The quality of PS5 exclusives will probably be the best in the industry.
Maybe his faults are the preorder chaos (for which i dont care) and the 10$ increase in prices (i never buy day1, so i care, but not too much).
Jim hasnt won me over, but he hasnt lost me either. Time will tell.

If i had to choose a playstation face myself i would choose Andrew House.
I love that guy
 
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ANIMAL1975

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I think after the we believe in generations lie, Jim Ryan will never be taken seriously.

but no, hes not as bad as don matrick. yes, he produced a weaker console but it's not 50% weaker. its also $100 cheaper than the microsoft console. despite the focus on cross gen, there are still a bunch of games coming out on the ps5. their first year is stacked unlike anything else. so things could be worse.

i would say he's the new Phil Spencer. for every good thing he does, there is something equally shitty. but they are both salesmen and you arent getting people like Jack Tretton, Shu Yoshida and Andrew House anymore. those guys truly cared about the playstation.
I was also giving him the salesman pass until now (after the 'for the children' cross-platform, and the why ps4 doesn't need BC, poor excuses), but now this is just turning in to a shit show of straight misinformation and lying to your face for whatever reason they have. And i blame this up to the higher heads in Sony not just Ryan. I miss Kaz days, it's his work of turnaround things they're fucking.
 
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