Piracy Scaring Sony?
so. a bit ago, there was a big hub-bub about sony’s fear of privacy holding up the show with the playstation 3. i’m beginning to think that’s a pretty legitimate fear.
many people assumed it was movie piracy that they were afraid of. blu-ray specifications afterall call for pretty draconian digital rights management.
what if that’s not it?
do you think they are looking at crazy xbox 360 mods like the memory unit hack or the xbox 360 “explorer” and seeing themselves in a mirror? here they are, on the verge of releasing a console that is costing them more money to produce than anything else in their history. they are sitting around in board rooms reassuring each other they can make up the difference in software sales — as long as we can keep the pirates at bay.
what if everyone buys a ps3, but no one buys any games?
$500 for a crazy super-computer, blu-ray player, media center magic thing sounds great to me. especially when sony is paying for half of it.
do you think they are shitting themselves looking at all the crazy xbox 360 hacks out? how are they going to be profitable on the hardware alone if the worst happens? is the hacking community drooling to get their hands on a live ps3? given the ease with which they own the psp, is the ps3 going to be any more protected?