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March 7
5:28 AM 2014

Jack Tretton is quitting as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) PlayStation division. It is unclear if a fallout occured between Tretton and Sony, according to TechCrunch.

Time cited Tretton stating: "Working at SCEA for the past 19 years has been the most rewarding experience of my career. Although I will deeply miss the talented team at SCEA and the passion demonstrated every day by our fans, I'm very excited about starting the next chapter of my career. I want to thank the employees, partners and customers for their tireless commitment to the PlayStation brand and, of course, to our fans who have pushed us to new heights of innovation and entertainment over the past two decades. I leave PlayStation in a position of considerable strength and the future will only get brighter for PlayStation Nation."

Tretton's departure was announced through a press release. The report, however, only said that Tretton and Sony mutually agreed not to renew his contract with the company, the report added.

Meanwhile, incumbent Sony Network Entertainment Chief Operating Officer (COO) Shawn Layden will take Tretton's place at the board, TechCrunch said. According to Time, Layden has been with Sony for 14 years already.

Tretton's resignation will take effect on March 31, Time reported.

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