My question to any Sony representative, how can you assure your customers get and retain what they purchase today, after what happened on April 1st, 2010.
If what was done by Sony is right, does that allow all other companies like Microsoft, Apple, HTC, Samsung, etc. to practice same behaviour, instead of working to add security and improve their product to meet demand.
Let's say possible exploit from streaming media from server, Sony not motivated to resolve cause it's just a game console and come up with update to remove it.
Another exploit booting from USB, again Sony says 'let's not fix it, it's just a game console, we can disable it.'
Sad that the PS3 very well be last Sony item I'd pay for, along with products, music labels and movies.
Yeah, but the disc read failure was a hardware defect that Sony didn't see coming and that usually didn't manifest itself until a few years into the system's life. Meaning it was something they didn't/couldn't (probably) know about. Linux removal was a deliberate 'F' you to anybody who cared about having linux on their ps3's. Yes, I realize that Sony didn't say to themselves, "How can we piss off our consumer?" but even though there were people who use the ps3 both for linux and for gaming; even though they themselves had assured us that it wouldn't come to this, they decided that what we want (we meaning anybody who liked/used/intended to use other os support) wasn't important. It's a betrayal and a slap in the face, and it's the kind of thing that should not be tolerated by any business. Those of you making excuses for them are even worse than they are: the only reason they can pull stunts like this is because of you.
By the way, mods, I made a post earlier in this thread that you failed to delete. I just thought I'd point that out since you seem to be deleting everything else that I say.
I plan on riding this gen out however when the PS4 releases, I will not be buying one. It is crazy how much has been stripped from this console since it released. What is in store next? Taking away backwards compatibility from 20 and 60 GB models? It seems to me that as a Japanese console maker, they have very little understanding of the American gaming market. At least this gen they do.
I am very happy I picked my Panasonic LCD over a Sony last month due to a sale on it. I am still in the market for A Surround Sound system and was looking at Sony models just last week. I was also looking to buy a second HDTV later this summer for my new living room when I buy my house this summer and sticking my 32 inch in the bedroom. These new products will not carry the Sony name when I buy them. Last but not least, All of my future games will be bought preowned.
This will most likely be my last console. Still have my PS1, PS2, my now PS3 and many other consoles from my past. ( I never get rid of anything).
All except a certain console made by you know who. I will prob go back into PC or just keep playing my old games and ones I have and get for PS3. The industry is to much of a hassle now days and the consumer pays. Won't say for certain I won't get the PS4 but it won't be the first year buy like usual. If the industry stops being so money hungry and goes back into loving the games and consoles then sure but I don't see it happening.
I had bought a Onkyo reciever real cheap but that was when Circuit City was liquidating, before that I had took my dad to Best Buy where he picked up a Kenwood with THX cheap. I still have my other/older systems to play with that still work as it is, guess I will have to look into fixing my PS2's dvd drive and my PS3's BD drive myself. Tired of Sony's crap and aparrently crap parts/updates.
I'll never buy anything Sony again.
I made that decision a few weeks after my PS3 was rendered unusable by the 3.15 update. Dodgy firmware update or not, when such an expensive console dies after just 2 years of really moderate and careful use, it demonstrates poor design choices, weak components and awful reliability.
Sony's customer department (which basically consists of robots repeating "dish out € 150 and we'll repair it"), and the company's policy of ignoring users and taking features that they paid for awayfrom them just reinforce my decision.
I was a big supporter of Sony, owning all their consoles plus a bunch of other stuff, but it's over now. I'm just too gutted by the disdain and bad faith shown by this company.
There won't be any PS4 in my home no matter what.
It is funny how before you actually update it says "Impact of using an "Other OS" without performing this update" and then right after it says you can't sign into PSN. How **bleep**ing stupid to even have the nerve to write that there. **bleep** you SONY.
EDIT: Read some of the posts and I have to agree, I am not going to buy anymore SONY products at all and will encourage everyone in my family to do the same and they will listen to me. All my new games will not be so new anymore as they will be pre owned. Good job SONY look at all your satisfied customers.
EDIT AGAIN: Just before I learned about what this POS update does I was looking at the PS3 hompage and I saw the ad for the PS3 move. I really thought it was cool even though a certain other console whos company isn't a a bunch of two faced **bleep**s had that feature for a while now. I was willing to buy it and the eye cam what ever just to support SONY but now lol guess what changed my mind. You know what you rats can do to make up for this whole thing. Considering how the orginal PS3 was 600 dollars and one of your selling points was the "Other OS" FEATURE that you took away that means that this feature was worth atleast some fraction of that orginal 600 dollars I paid SO...how about you give everyone 50 dollars credit on PSN. That would be 1/12th of the orginal 600. Think you money grubbing **bleep** can give up a petty 12th?
EDIT X3: A great new slogan for your console would be "It only does nothing **bleep**ing special". It fits perfectly after the update.