One-Fifth of PS3 Owners Are Eyeing the Exit

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I'm not switching, don't have the money. I do have a couple alternatives, Wii and PC, but I'll keep my PS3. More space for me.

Isn't it obvious that said hackers would just follow the crowd and break the Live network next? I mean, its like hunters following the migrations of a herd.

One fifth? That's it? Well maybe they'll take some of the squeaky voiced people with them. My poor bleeding ears don't need high-pitched swears.
I think the only thing that'd make me move to the X-Box would be a free gaming service.
Seriously, I got laid off and I pay $47 a month for net; there's no way I'm gonna shell out more for online service.

Veloxe:
I wonder what fraction of that 1/5th is actually seriously going to stop using PSN entirely and go over to 360 and how many are just stomping their feet until the PSN comes back up and they go back to it like nothing ever happened.

I suspect a portion of that 1/5 will move back to PSN once it comes back online.

Kajt:
Eh, I'm staying with my PS3. 360 lacks games I want.

Can't say I blame them though.

Same here.

But I find it really stupid just how many PSN users who were craving for online went out and bought a 360 before the breach was revealed during PSN downtime because they couldn't go without multiplayer.

Frank_Sinatra_:

I suspect a portion of that 1/5 will move back to PSN once it comes back online.

Many(not all, obviously) of those claims are rather empty, when you read the forums and comments, just something said in a hissy fit(sometimes over retarded reasons) about the PSN downtime.

I doubt they'll lose that many customers, doesn't change the damage done to their reputation though-unless their security measures are deemed as 'appropriate' by investigating authorities. Guess we'll just have to wait for the dust to settle down a little before knowing how much damage and reports are actually genuine.

AstylahAthrys:
I, for one, will welcome any converters. I also don't blame them.

To be honest, I would jump ship now to. No blame from me either.

AC10:

edit: but yeah, if you want your fix of JRPGs then the PC isn't really the best place to be.

Hell, you want your fix of ANYTHING Japanese, PC really isn't the best place to be.

Shame, really. Japan just really hates the PC, it seems.

HankMan:

Master Chief

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WANTS YOU

To buy an Xbox 360

No thank you.

OT: I will be sticking with mine. Why should i punish Sony for something that some asshole hackers did?

I, in my incredibly uneducated opinion, am starting to suspect that I'm watching the fall of the once glorious Playstation. If the bad news continues to come along, then the next generation of consoles I will be the proud owner of a Microsoft thingy and not a Sony one.

Or maybe I'll just stick to PC gaming.

As I've stated many times before, I don't OWN a PS3. Never considered purchasing one. I have a PSP with 5-6 UMD games and an Xbox 360 (which, to be honest, I haven't been using that much)

The ONLY game that would make me consider getting a PS3 is Uncharted 3 (never cared for the first two, but better late than never?) and Final Fantasy Versus XIII. If Versus XIII gets a 360 release, then I won't have to get a PS3!

Honestly though.. I'm cautious of the PS3 BECAUSE OF THE HACKERS. Microsoft has a set Code of Conduct in place against hackers and cheaters. Games are much more enjoyable because people don't have that freedom to do WHATEVER THEY WANT.

Sony's buckled under peer pressure by the hacker community because Other OS/Linux was removed and they were striking back against hackers abusing the console. Hell, the PSP has also had vicious exploits causing CFW, etc.. Let's hope the NGP/PSP2 has STRICT settings in place so hackers don't fuck with it..

Only 1/5?
Considering how much it'll cost Sony to do anything more than scratch their balls, I wouldn't be surprised if 1/2 of the people who mistakenly bought a PS3 were eyeing the xbox or PC options.
On second thought, scratching their balls will probably cause another serious system error and bump 1/5 up to 2/5 lol

Wargamer:
I for one cannot afford to buy a new console, and that's not even factoring in PS3 exclusives, buying new games and the fees XBL charges.

In short, unless Microsoft is going to hand over 500 worth of equipment and games pro gratis, I'm not siding with them.

Pretty much this as well. I just don't have the money to get a whole new console, games and other things for getting a 360. The hardware problems with that system have always kept me away from it. I know every system can suffer from problems but jeez...

As for Sony? Get your shit together guys or else this could be the end....

Sorry to sound all drama queen but that's just how I feel about this whole mess.

Tiswas:
Just because you pay for X-Box Live doesn't mean you are safe. Nuff said.

I wonder what Nintendo will do. They're launching their shop on the 3DS soon aren't they?

Yes. But just like the Wii...they never store your credit card info. You have re enter it everytime you want to add points

EDIT: Did the math, 184 people said they were considering buying a 360. Sad news for Sony indeed.

1/5th of 41% of 2100 people. That is like 250 people. Big freakin' deal.

/sarcasm

Like everything else on the internet, it's all talk. People like to exaggerate everything on the internet. Company sent you a defective product? Worst company ever. Xbox RROD'd? Worst console ever, gonna go get a PS3. PSN down? Sony sucks the big one and is, of course, PS3 is the worst console ever.

Well, now I can welcome you guys to my planet, come in, take your shoes off and take a seat! No, not the big chair, that's where I'm going to sit and gloat from!

Yahtzee quote FTW

Are some people REALLY so naive that they would think because of some screw up, which will ultimately affect no one who actually cares enough to take precautionary measures after this breach, that we will simply give up on the franchises that most of us have been following for 3 generations of consoles, from PS1 to 3?

I buy Sony because they have the games I care about. I don't give a hoot about Mario or Halo or Metroid or Zelda or Gears of War or any of that stuff. I care about franchises like Metal Gear Solid, Uncharted, Killzone, and so on.

Am I miffed that this happened? Heck yes. Do I think Sony could have done better? Certainly. But ultimately, this is all happening because Sony decided to stick up for me, the legit user who actually pays for his games instead of cracking his system to pirate, and also plays fair and doesn't crack his system to run modified software to cheat, while sticking it to the homebrewers, who, argue as you will for what they might have in mind, are ultimately the ones who make everything that the pirates and cheaters do possible in the first place. PSP being the shining example of what the homebrewers who supposedly look out for the end users interests can do to a platform. IF you've ever tried to play a PSP game online, you'll know what I'm talking about.

So if Sony pisses off the hackers, I support them. I believe as gamers we have a right to be free from exposure to cheaters and pirates. And developers have a right to profit from their products and protect them from those who would destroy the security protecting their intellectual property.

I have two playstation systems, original and PSOne, a fat playstation 2, and an original fat 60 gig launch model PS3. I own a PSP-2000 slim and light. I fully intend to purchase an NGP when it's available. I have about 1000$ worth of purchased software for the systems. I am a loyal customer, and if these hacker pricks think that this little stunt is gonna let them win and get me to change sides, then they are sadly mistaken.

I would laugh a lot if these people switched, just to have the Xbox bombarded with the same treatment.

Well I have both :D

And I never used my PS3 for much besides films and offline games anyway...

oh well... time to go play on my perfectly functional Xbox 360.

Onyx Oblivion:

AC10:

edit: but yeah, if you want your fix of JRPGs then the PC isn't really the best place to be.

Hell, you want your fix of ANYTHING Japanese, PC really isn't the best place to be.

Shame, really. Japan just really hates the PC, it seems.

Well, we'll always have Touhou and Recettear.
Oh and the Raiden games came out in Japan on PC; Those are always fun!

I'm sticking to the PSN. I know it's a bad fuck-up, but it's not like it's their fault.

And Sony had just past MS in worldwide console sales.

The weakness of all surveys is that it's easier to state an idea than to carry it out. It's why Lib Dems always poll better than they perform. I doubt many people will spend the money and most people will just get over it

Vault boy Eddie:
Like everything else on the internet, it's all talk. People like to exaggerate everything on the internet. Company sent you a defective product? Worst company ever. Xbox RROD'd? Worst console ever, gonna go get a PS3. PSN down? Sony sucks the big one and is, of course, PS3 is the worst console ever.

IKR, like the Wii's lack of third party games or decent hardcore first party games makes it a big pile of shit compared to the 360!
What, did you expect a "[/sarcasm]"? Nope, that was my opinion!

WTB cheap PS3... Anyone? :P

A friend of mine just had his PayPal messed with. Someone added an email address to his account and authorized a $75 payment. Not sure if it's because if this breach, but he does have a PSN account tied to the same e-mail. This is bad. I don't want to see PlayStations go under just because of tragic mistake (oh and HACKERS), but I can't blame folks for wanting to switch. Sony's going to have a long, hard battle winning back people's confidence.

thebobmaster:

Awexsome:

GeneticallyModifiedDucks:

You do realise he only messed with the hardware right? I'm no expert with these things, but I'm pretty sure he didn't anything that could help people hack PSN.

He messed with the hardware and released the code to give people full access on how to mod their PS3s. From an old news report people could mod their consoles into giving them priveledges they shouldn't have that would only be reserved for developers and Sony themselves.

His fault.

So, information on how to mod a console=ability to hack into PSN and steal identities? Shit...better stop playing KOTOR over Steam. After all, that game has been modded, so a hacker could use the game to access my account information on Steam!

Yes, the ability to mod the console into faking a high level of authority equals that. Simple. The thing that's up for debate is how secure that data was after the code was made available. But after running the PSN with little to no issues for years it seems Sony wasn't fast enough to adapt to it.

All stemming from Geo releasing the code in the first place.

PSNers should be sueing him not Sony.

I traded my PS3 in four hours before PSN went down. DUN DUN DUUUUUUN!!

I have all consoles. So yeah.

Although of my consoles, 360 is the least played. Because the console itself is just a piece of shit.

NeedAUserName:
Its hardly surprising, the PS3 was never looked upon as the superior console in comparison to the 360 (either equal or weaker),

I'd be very interested in seeing your reasoning for that.

PS3 had a blueray drive, a greater hard drive capacity built in, Recharable controllers and wireless connectivity all as standard. When the 360 was released it didn't have any of that. While I'll accept the programming language is meant to be easier for programmers to use, I think the other aspects more that make up for programming u=issues which don't really affect the end user. I know you can get wireless/recharable now for the xbox, but when it came out you couldn't and the hard drive was an external attachment.

Xzi:
This was the end result. This was the people who already allowed themselves to be corralled into a concentration camp being slaughtered.

Did you just compare a network-outage and possible stolen information to a god damn concentration camp?!

As in there people are treated like shit, killed, tortured, starved, etc during a time of war?

Seriously?

Cipher1:
Sorry Sony I still don't feel sorry for you.

Feel sorry for their unsuspecting stock holders, their stock is plummeting.

http://www.google.com/finance?client=ob&q=NYSE:SNE

24.5 billion in loses, damn.

How about we skip the whole console nonsense and just go to PC gaming guys?
Guys?
Ah well, I tried.
*Anti-flame shields ENGAGED*

Ultratwinkie:

Cipher1:
Sorry Sony I still don't feel sorry for you.

Feel sorry for their unsuspecting stock holders, their stock is plummeting.

http://www.google.com/finance?client=ob&q=NYSE:SNE

Anyone smart enough would have sold all stock when this was announced (because you KNOW it's gonna fucking plummet) then wait and just as they announce a fix, you buy all in again.

PROFIT

A good stock holder reacts to the situations in the company, and is NEVER unsuspecting

now people are going to say that microsoft did this to get people to switch

come to think of it, now would be a great time to get ps3's cheaply

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