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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RE: Please explain
by Nicholas Blachford on Tue 30th Mar 2010 00:05 UTC in reply to "Please explain"
Nicholas Blachford
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2005-07-06

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?


Yes. If they lost money from the small number of machines that went into clusters, it's because they actively supported that market with both hardware and software - who do you think produced PS3 Linux? where do you think Yellow dog's PS3 cluster came from?

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