Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 29th Mar 2010 12:59 UTC, submitted by NiceGuyEddie
Games The PlayStation 3 Slim already had an ability penalty of -35 Geekiness because of its lack of the "Install Other OS" option, and now the regular PlayStation 3 will follow in its footsteps. A PS3 firmware update, scheduled to land April 1, will disable this option on regular PS3s as well. This, dear readers, is what we in the business call a "testicle move", especially since only a few weeks ago, Sony bold-facedly claimed the feature would not be removed.
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a knee-jurk reaction?
by Laurence on Mon 29th Mar 2010 13:55 UTC
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This is clearly a reactionary move against the PS3 "jailbreak".

Sony have realised that a cat-and-mouse game isn't worth the hassle and that they stand too lose money on consoles from people who will buy them not intending to use them for games.

Financially I sympathise with their decision. But this is not the way to go about it.
The unit was sold as a home computer and thus those that bought it to use in that way shouldn't have the paid-for extended functionality removed.

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