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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Please explain
by Bringbackanonposting on Mon 29th Mar 2010 23:36 UTC
Bringbackanonposting
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This concept of Sony losing money when a purchaser doesn't buy games really does my head in. They might be losing money on the sale of a console, yeah maybe.
- So does Sony prefer I don't by the console if I don't buy games?
- So all the consoles that didn't sell. Will Sony take them to the crusher when the PS4 comes out?
- Perhaps they should lock the firmware down to doing ABSOLUTELY NOTHING other than playing PS3 games and sell the console for $10. Will that make us buy one and buy 1000 games?
I would think that Sony wants to sell as much of anything with the brand Sony on it they can. Whatever the price.

I was waiting patiently to get a good deal on a PS3. Not anymore. Unless we get a russian hacker re-writing the firmware to let us do what we want with the PS3, I'll stick to saving money.

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