One-Fifth of PS3 Owners Are Eyeing the Exit

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poor poor sony, you have my pity.

Ah hell, I bought a PS3 back when I didn't even have online capabilities (such a hipster phrase)
So not switching...

So glad I don't own an PS3.

I don't care about online...so this isn't an issue for me beyond the possible fear of fraud against my information.

It would very much surprise me if 1/5th of the console owners shelled out hundreds of dollars to go to xbox and buy the new games on there. This stat may be real in theory...but in reality it'll be different...I doubt 1/5th PS3 owners have the $300+ dollars lying around to buy an XBOX, extra controllers/accessories and games. Unless the statistic assumes new purchases of the system.

TheComfyChair:
If anyone is jumping ship from the ps3 why would they buy an xbox? Just buy a PC and at least get a better experience as a result of the upgrade. This console generation is pretty much dead anyway.

Because pcs are more expensive and dont plug in easily to TVs? Probably that.

The "master race" is always open for converters. :)
Believe it or not, but we can be humble when we need to.

2 of my friends are already planning to switch if osn stays down for a while

" the survey encompassed 2132 people across the U.S.

so about 400 people said they want to switch to xbox.
that's not a groundbreaking figure right there.

True Nero:

alrekr:

ZeroMachine:

You're thinking of the 3DS.

So the 3DS has gotten thousands (millions?) of people's information stolen and has knocked people out of possibly multiple services that they may or may not have payed for? For over a week?

This is news to me.

Yeah, looking for a serious answer here, not a "I hate Nintendo lawls" answer. The 3DS is making them money. Your argument is invalid.[/]

PSN makes sony money... OH YOUR ARGUMENT IS INVALID.

See it works both ways ;)

PSN is free to use (not that many people use plus) and so whats a week out of our time. Its only been shut down for so long so that they can have redesign of their defence system. Heck its your own problem if you use the same password for everything.

*disclaimer* I am not a ps3 fanboy I prefer my pc but I do own a ps3 (can't be bothered to pay for live) and this is a opinnion!

HA! i have to agree with that. the 3DS is making money (even after a pretty lackluster launch, none the less) and i don't think that nintendo has done anything that horrible. well, ASIDE from license Zelda and Mario games to the Phillips CD-i, but thats a whole other story in general.

but there will always be trolls, there will always be fan boys, there will always be war amongst the console gamers. hell, when you think about it, this has been going on ever since Nintendo and Sega. then Sega was replaced by Sony. then Xbox took Nintendo's place because Nintendo appealed to the casual crowd and made a BUTT-TON of cash. i honestly think the only reason that we are still arguing which system is better is because we've always been doing it. there really isn't much of a difference between the two systems. OK hardware is different but GAMING-wise it's pretty much the same, it just depends on what you want in a system

I wonder how many people like me have gotten wise to nintendo handhelds and will wait till V2? GBA sp, DS lite? definatly waiting for 3DS lite.

GonzoGamer:
I was eyeing the exit before this fiasco.
I loved the ps2, but the ps3 has just been going downhill for a while now.
I can see this being the last straw for a lot of people.

I doubt I'll get a 360 instead. I probably will be building a new pc pretty soon though.

Ah-yep. I liked the PS2, but Sony just didn't catch up to it's rivals in the online-community race.

health-bar:

" the survey encompassed 2132 people across the U.S.

so about 400 people said they want to switch to xbox.
that's not a groundbreaking figure right there.

Actually it is. You don't understand statistics and that IS a signigicant number. The real reason its no fuss is that people are "considering" switch, and people be lazy. Very few will actually switch. But the 1/5 stat is accurate.

I'd recommend those that are thinking about switching DO NOT sell your PS3 yet unless it's the only way you'll get cash for the 360. Wait a few months and then sell, the market is currently flooded with second hand PS3s and you'll get bugger all for it, a two month wait and you'll recoup a lot more of your hard earned cash.

Jeez Sony, you certainly have become a train wreck in the console market haven't you. =/

Revelo:
Jeez Sony, you certainly have become a train wreck in the console market haven't you. =/

Why do people keep saying this? Am I forgetting something else that happened?

im preety sure tht the ps3 is not the only console to have a major fuck up
xbox live went down for nearly 2 weeks about a year or two ago and besides a week off form online gaming is not a bad thing!
but i somehow feel tht if this were to happen to the xbox, sites like this would be more simperthetic to M$ instead of casting blame like they are doing here IMO :l

I only used the pre-paid PSN cards. My account has never had a credit card number or any billing information. Guess that was the smart thing to do. I hope others are more careful with their information in the future.

Luckily for me i only had PSN Cards on my account seeing i still don't have a CC, for the same reasons Xbox live could have been a target probably still is.

But Microsoft has more experience in this then Sony so yeah of course Sony is a easier target.( If you look up how many times Windows is and has been breached etc etc. throughout the history of Microsoft .)

Perhaps not as big as Sony has now but the Internet Populations has grown massively since then. Because of all of this the scale got bigger and the negative consequence has been increased AL-long side off it and sadly Sony has been the first big victim.

Nintendo will probably be just as sensitive with their next console. Unless they learn from what has happened to Sony now.

Yet Sony did drop the ball for informing us this late, which is not done. All though i won't switch to the Xbox360 because it lacks a good Crimson Skies game. I'm sticking with Sony because they have Uncharted, Little Big Planet, Valkyria Chronicles, Wipeout HD/Fury and in the future more of the same and ofcourse ICO/SOTC Collection and the Last Guardian and the upcoming game from Ghibli studios.

I hope all and all that Sony has learned much from all this and will be forever the better of it. May they Improve themselves up on or burn.............

ThatDaveDude1:

ZeroMachine:
So, correct me if I'm wrong, but is this the biggest video-game related fuck-up catastrophe ever?

You're thinking of the 3DS.

No, no. The 3DS will not cost Nintendo $24.5 billion to clean up. And it isn't hacked so badly that they get your credit card info.
It just gives you headaches.

Hmmm...maybe I'll take advantage and buy a cheep PS3.

Awexsome:

GeneticallyModifiedDucks:

Awexsome:
Well good job Geohotz.

By giving others the capability to break the law you've succeeded in hurting a major corporation. Go burn in hell.

Perhaps Sony could've done better but that doesn't exempt him of what he did. He let this happen with his innocent little, "Oh I can't control what people do with it." Fuck you. Fuck you Geo and die.

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.

Actually I would say the blame lay with three parties Sony first and foremost as it is their duty and obligation to protect their customers information,the hacker who actually compromised PSN for obvious reason and then GeoHot but really if the hacker was smart enough to cause this much damage then I doubt they needed GeoHot to release the rootkey first they could have got it themselves.

I'm not. PSN getting hacked still doesn't give the 360 any decent games (my opinion, back off 360 fanboys). I mostly just play single player anyway, and only buy stuff on PSN with point cards from Walmart.

ZeroMachine:
So, correct me if I'm wrong, but is this the biggest video-game related fuck-up catastrophe ever?

I kind of pity Sony. I feel like this might severely damages their chances at doing any good in future console races.

They haven't so much as rolled downhill as falled off a bloody cliff. At 100 mph. Onto a pit of spikes daubed in shit.

Seriously, 24 or so billion? If they are forced to pay that the company will be not even skin and bones.

Im sorry 360 but I have invested way too much in my ps3. In my eyes it has the exclusives and the hardware that appeal to me. I use a fake email address to sign in anyway and I cancelled my debit card so I should be fine. Plus where else can I get my yearly dose of Metal Gear?!

I am in no way jumping the XBox bandwagon over this. I've been debating for a while now of getting an XBox anyway, for the very few games I'd get for it, but this whole thing isn't pushing me any faster. My PS3 will always be my primary system. I can honestly live without the online overall. I only ever really played Uncharted 2 online anyway. I do, however, hope this gets resolved quickly and that no one truly got hurt in the fallout of it in case I *DO* want to play something online. It'd be nice so I could access any DLC that comes out, or when Beyond Good and Evil is out too.

Snotnarok:

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 think it's less about it being down and more about Sony losing info to hackers and then not making a real effort to tell it's users. They posted on their blog instead of their newsletter which probably has 20x the subscribers. I didn't even know they had a blog.

Wait.. You didn't know they had an official website? That's what their blog is. THE PlayStation site. EVERYTHING goes there before any of the automatic newsletters which only promote new games and PSN deals.

Please.. You have GOT to be kidding.

Man, gamers sure have gotten all drama queeny nowadays. Consoles aren't just a system for playing games on, they're a WAY OF LIFE! Something bad happens, you show how angry you are by CHANGING CONSOLES!!!!

Cause really, it'll totally make a difference and a statement and everyone will think you're amazing and that you took a stand.

Meanwhile, I'll be enjoying inFamous 2, Last Guardian, Resistance 3, Dark Souls and Uncharted 3, while not caring about any of this drama and just playing the games. You know, what gaming is meant to be about.

randomrob:
I'm sticking with my Ps3 because I still think its the superior console and that isn't changed because some douchebag hackers compromised PSN.

Disclaimer: The above is my OPINION so if you disagree, please feel free to not tell me all about it.

Totally agree. It's not like God of War, Uncharted or Twisted Metal games are going anywhere. Best games, best gamepad... Sure, PSN issue is annoying, but it's not so bad.
P.S. In my country ID theft is impossible. Sucks for UK though.

Straying Bullet:

Awexsome:
Well good job Geohotz.

By giving others the capability to break the law you've succeeded in hurting a major corporation. Go burn in hell.

Perhaps Sony could've done better but that doesn't exempt him of what he did. He let this happen with his innocent little, "Oh I can't control what people do with it." Fuck you. Fuck you Geo and die.

Your ignorance is astounding. Don't point fingers when you aren't aware of what you are talking about.

Geohotz simply hacked the PS3. He didn't hacked nor provided any access to the actual PSN/Sony servers. So far I know, you cannot hack Sony's servers through a PS3.

Professional and more dedicated hackers done it. In fact, I think black hat hackers took offense to Sony's arrogance and decided to pull this trick off.

But don't blame Hotz for this, he might be an asshole but in no way the instigator or someone who made this possible.

So far as you know you don't know shit. So I'd think twice before calling me out on my ignorance and pointing fingers when you have just a little clue yourself.

I won't personally. I already have a PC, and none of the 360's exclusives really interest me.

Many 360 exclusives get a PC port down the line anyway, so even if I was interested in them, I could get them eventually.

Nah, I still love Sony and would never dream of selling my shiny box ... till PS4.

I supported them against Geo and I don't think Sony could have stopped hackers, they stoked the flames by deciding to sue a hacker but I would rather not have to play a losing battle against hacked PS3's in online matches.

I can tell one thing is for sure, PS4 will have one hell ova system ... which will take a whole month to hack!

I'm not gonna jump ship, I love my PS3 beastie and it's not its fault for these shenanigans!

In all seriousness, no, why? Shit happens, and while I'm not happy with what's going on and I'm worried about my credit card, I'm not gonna leave just because this happened. Every console has its' issues and the PS3 happens to have this one, so I'm not gonna get all excited and bail.

xchurchx:
im preety sure tht the ps3 is not the only console to have a major fuck up
xbox live went down for nearly 2 weeks about a year or two ago and besides a week off form online gaming is not a bad thing!
but i somehow feel tht if this were to happen to the xbox, sites like this would be more simperthetic to M$ instead of casting blame like they are doing here IMO :l

I think a lot of people were also being sympathetic towards Sony... until they found out that their personal information had been released as well as bank details.

Well... I already have a 360, but it's in storage. As much as I probably SHOULD jump on the XBOX Bandwagon now, I'm probably gonna keep using it until the next console generation, simply because it's much more convenient for me to get games for around here.

Seriously, my local Gamestop's PS3 section is about 2-3 times bigger than the XBOX and Wii sections combined. As much as I liked the XBOX, I didn't like having to pay the $15 a month extra for online bullshit. (can you still access XBLA and such with the free subscription?)

That being said, again. I'm probably gonna stick with the PS3 for now, and just use the PS3 cards from the local wal-wart instead of using my credit card.

I'm a gamer. I follow the games I like. If developers jump ship I'll follow, but for now, Ill forgive a first offense. Probably be switching to PSN cards though.

I honestly couldn't give a damn. I only used my PS3 to watch blu ray and to play a handful of exclusive titles. I think the info I had on file was two residences and 1 credit card old.

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