Shawn Layden Reminds Us that PlayStation 4 Turns One Today with Infographic


In case you were unaware, Shawn Layden is the President and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment America.  Earlier this year it was announced he would be replacing Jack Tretton after previously being responsible for Sony Network Entertainment.  Today Shawn decided to surprise everyone with an awesome Thank You letter as well as infographic about the 1st anniversary of PlayStation 4.  Can you believe it’s been a year already?

You can read his full letter and see the infographic after the jump:

It’s hard to believe that 12 short months ago, the PlayStation Nation finally got their hands on the most powerful and socially connected gaming platform ever created. With blockbuster games from our Worldwide Studios like inFAMOUS Second Son, MLB 14 The Show, Killzone Shadow Fall, The Last of Us Remastered and new innovative features like Share Play and SHAREfactory, PS4 has had an unprecedented first year!

I should also mention that we’re not only celebrating PS4’s first birthday, but also a significant milestone for our brand as we near the 20th anniversary of the original PlayStation on December 3rd. In the weeks leading up to this special day, I’m happy to announce that we have a series of blog posts planned to take a look back at twenty years of PlayStation. Those of you who have been with us from the beginning, along with those who are new to PlayStation family, are in for a special treat so please stay tuned.

In addition, on December 6th-7th, the PlayStation Experience takes over Las Vegas for a massive two-day community event dedicated to our fans. At PlayStation Experience you will also have access to the best PlayStation games coming in 2015, first hands-on with new content, developer interviews and panels lead by the industry’s most regarded development teams, and much more. This event is going to be amazing, so be sure to reserve your tickets now.

Thanks again for your incredible support over the years and please know that you, the PlayStation Nation, are in our hearts and minds every day reminding us to continue delivering the best gaming experiences possible and always ensure that PlayStation is truly the best place to play.

Playstation Turns One

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  1. Gee Shawn, that’s really neat. You say PS+ subscriptions went up after you made them mandatory for multiplayer? Who’d a thunk? Can’t help but notice a distinct lack of stats regarding the system’s library of exclusive games, though. So far it’s just the best system you can re-buy The Last of Us for.

    1. At the same time it has third party games perfoming better on it, Which kind of give them the edge versus M$.

      We all know who has the most exclusives, although it’s an island devoid of anything else.

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