Originally Posted by XNine
Uh, what? I own a PS3, the only current-gen console out there. Why? I had THREE XBox 360's. All of which died on me because of crap quality control and engineering on MS's part. And let's face it, the Wii is absolute garbage.
It has nothing to do with fanboyism, it has everything to do with options and quality of a product.
Back on topic: Sony is being responsible here and offering free protection to its customers. Can't go wrong there. Good on them.
Sony doesn't only produce PS3's...I'm talking about all their electronics. I worked retail and some people are just gung-ho for only Sony televisions, MP3 players, home theater equipment, etc. without actually seeing what other brands/equipment has to offer. When I spoke of fanboyism I was speaking about the SONY name not the PLAYSTATION name.
Sony won't die, not even close. They're such a huge corporation that something like this will only make a dent in their pocket and name.
Regardless, Sony is at least trying to compensate for loss of personal information in a more correct way. The company also offers insurance for any identity theft as well which is a huge plus. I do think that Sony is doing this more in an attempt to quell any large class action lawsuits than due to guilt.