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Buy a PlayStation 3 and Sink Sony 441

sonnyweathers writes "There has never been a more perilous time for Sony than 2006. But if you think you can save the company by buying PlayStation 3 consoles, you're wrong. Analyst Evermore believes that selling 6 million PS3 consoles will make Sony a ripe target for takeover — perhaps even by Microsoft."
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Buy a PlayStation 3 and Sink Sony

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  • Re:"Save Sony?" (Score:5, Informative)

    by plover ( 150551 ) * on Monday September 25, 2006 @10:10AM (#16184657) Homepage Journal
    OK, so I misquoted. It was Sony Computer Entertainment president Ken Kutaragi that said this:

    "Our ideal," Kutaragi said, "is for consumers to think to themselves, 'OK, I'll work more hours and buy it.' We want people to feel that they want it, no matter what."

    It was the article's author that summed it up as "Want a PS3? Work a little harder!"

  • by russ1337 ( 938915 ) on Monday September 25, 2006 @10:18AM (#16184749)
    It appears they want to make the money back selling the games. Gizmodo [] are reporting a projected increase in game prices to as much as $100 a game - the reason: Increased Dev Costs. So yeah, buy a PS3, but mortgage your house to get some games.
  • Re:Strange (Score:3, Informative)

    by Aladrin ( 926209 ) on Monday September 25, 2006 @10:37AM (#16185051)
    Take it 1 step further, though. Sony produces and sells 6 million units. They only sell 1 million games.

    Q: What are game producers going to think?
    A: That either people don't -like- the games or that they are all being stolen. I seriously doubt they'll think the games aren't liked, when they are selling well on the other platforms.

    So Sony now has a huge loss on consoles, poor game sales, and game producers that don't want to produce for their console. This approach hurts them in the future as well as the present.

    Simply not buying the console only hurts them in the present.

    If Sony tries to get smart and stops selling the console, they've added a third problem for the game producers to see... Unavailability.

    In the end it doesn't matter, though, because the happy game-buying customers will far outnumber the disgruntled Sony-haters. (Or DRM-protesters, or whatever you want to call them.)
  • by Broken Bottle ( 84695 ) on Monday September 25, 2006 @11:21AM (#16185731)
    Is that a sister site to The Wall Street Journal or the Gartner Group? :)
  • by staticneuron ( 975073 ) on Monday September 25, 2006 @12:12PM (#16186523)
    Wow, haven't been reading news much? Universal is the only movie company on the board of HD-DVD. While the Blu ray disc association is comprised of almost everyone else. ion [] tion-14009/Index.html [] Before you say something along the lines of HD-dvd having more going for it than blu ray is purely selective.
  • by 808140 ( 808140 ) on Monday September 25, 2006 @02:57PM (#16188871)
    And one (presumably) difference between you and I is that when I run across something that trips up a family member with an MS product

    Hi friend, I'd just like to point out that one should never say "between you and I", but rather should say "between you and me." To see why this is, consider that we always say "between us" or "between them" but never "between we" or "between they". In English, between is a preposition that governs the objective case, that is, "me, him, us, and them."

    In the same way that you wouldn't say, "between you and he", you should never say "between you and I."

    In all likelihood, you've been conditioned to always say "so-and-so and I", instead of "me and so-and-so." When you were a kid, and you said, "Me and Mark went to the park today", your mom probably said, "No, bmajik, Mark and I went to the park today." What she meant was, when discussing a group of people that includes oneself, always place the pronoun indicating yourself last, and not that you should always use "... and I."

    Hope that helps!

  • by agentcdog ( 885108 ) on Monday September 25, 2006 @03:23PM (#16189325)
    Ah... the never-ending influx of morons to Slashdot... This really feeds my bashing fetish.
    You assert two things (nobody else supports HD-DVD, everybody else supports Blu-ray) and then "whoops," forget to give a reference for your first statement. Now how convenient. Especially when you are wrong.
    "HD DVD is promoted by Toshiba, NEC, Sanyo, Microsoft, Hewlett Packard, Intel, among others. In terms of major studios, HD DVD is currently exclusively backed by Universal Studios and The Weinstein Company (through Genius Products) and is non-exclusively backed by Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros., New Line, HBO, DreamWorks, Image Entertainment, Magnolia Pictures, Brentwood Home Video, Warner Music Group, Ryko, Goldhil Entertainment, and Studio Canal.

    HD DVD is product of the DVD Forum which works to promote broad acceptance of DVD products on a worldwide basis, across entertainment, consumer electronics and IT industries. The primary 20 companies involved with the DVD Forum are: Hitachi, Ltd., IBM Corporation, Industrial and Technology Research Institute, Intel Corporation, LG Electronics Inc., Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd, Microsoft Corporation, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, NEC Corporation, PIONEER CORPORATION, Royal Philips Electronics, SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., SANYO Electric Co., Ltd., SHARP CORPORATION, Sony Corporation, THOMSON, Toshiba Corporation, Victor Company of Japan, Limited, Walt Disney Pictures and Television Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc." (from Wikpedia [])
    So you go check Wikipedia about Blu-ray, and then just assume that you are expert on HDDVD? You are either a moron or a paid minion. Turn in your pass and go home.
  • by The Only Druid ( 587299 ) on Monday September 25, 2006 @06:41PM (#16192653)
    Just to update your post a bit: there has been confirmation over at Engadget that the price-drop applies to Japan only. Moreover, the system is still coming with neither component nor HDMI cables. That adds a minimum of $20 to the purchase price, no matter which option you choose to hook up. Moreover, it's also been confirmed that the Japan games will be the equivalent of $90. There has been no confirmation as to the US price, but earlier interviews with Sony execs already indicated it would be $60+.

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