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Sure, they needed to remove it from any new ps3's being made in the same way that they got rid of backwards compatibility to save money. That all makes sense.

However, here is what doesn't make sense with this logic. Why remove it from existing systems? Money that was lost on these systems is already lost. All removing it did was angry their existing customers.
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Originally Posted by CrazyHeaven View Post
However, here is what doesn't make sense with this logic. Why remove it from existing systems? Money that was lost on these systems is already lost. All removing it did was angry their existing customers.
This is done in order to maintain compatibility of each firmware that Sony release every time to all of its clients. Firmware standardization is the key to save the cost of firmware development.
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You know... other game console companies and part manufactures might have been proud their product was being used in such a unique fashion for the purpose of saving the public's tax dollars.

There you have it, you now have a valid honest to God political reason to hate Sony.

I'll get the pitch forks.
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You know... other game console companies and part manufactures might have been proud their product was being used in such a unique fashion for the purpose of saving the public's tax dollars.
Not really. They were buying a whole lot of PS3s, and good PR is only allowed to interfere with the bottom line to a point. Business is business, and Sony is not an American company, is it?
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To be honest I think it was all those reasons. Also, a PC the same price (possibly even cheaper!) than a PS3 would run Linux better than the PS3 would.
Yeah, but it's much easier just piling up 100 PS3's than it is to pile up 100 PC's. Hence military usage.
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Yeah, but it's much easier just piling up 100 PS3's than it is to pile up 100 PC's. Hence military usage.
+PS3 has ARM, so it can do certain calculations faster then a pc of same price could.
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post #17 of 21
All those fanboys that spent countless posts zealously screaming in support of Sony, repeating Sony's claims like they were holy and ganging up on anyone with a remotely different opinion are probably feeling empty now.
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All those fanboys that spent countless posts zealously screaming in support of Sony, repeating Sony's claims like they were holy and ganging up on anyone with a remotely different opinion are probably feeling empty now.
Uh why? And to my understanding the people who have stood up for Sony in other threads aren't "fanboys," but merely logical, rational people who actually stood up against the swarms of "geohot iz da leet" artards.

And why bring that up here? Flamebait? I think so.
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Originally Posted by XNine View Post
That's an interesting turn. And here we've been told all along it WAS for security reasons. Now they're saying it was financially driven and discouraged by IBM. Ah, corporate scheming at it's very best.
No we haven't always been told that.

It has pretty much common sense that they pulled the plug for financial reasons ever since they did it.
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Uh isn't this the first line:

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The class action plaintiffs in In Re SONY PS3 “Other OS" Litigation have filed their Amended Complaint [PDF] that they hope will fully address the deficiencies that the judge found in the original filing, and it's dynamite.
This is just what Sony was being accused of or sued over the OtherOS Removal. Not what they have proven. This is just purportedly the class action law suit against Sony. The first claim was bogus and the judge threw it out.

I can claim them of hiding space monkeys in a lawsuit if I want to. A claim doesn't make things true, hence the thread name should be changed to "Groklaw Shows The Class Action Lawsuit Claims Against Sony".

Quote:
Originally Posted by IcedEarth View Post
No we haven't always been told that.

It has pretty much common sense that they pulled the plug for financial reasons ever since they did it.
Every console in the history of console making has lost money on the initial production runs. All money is recouped by the software titles etc. The PS3 was no different than the Xbox 360 was losing money every console sale for the first consoles.

It is also now cheaper to produce than in the past especially on the new slim re-designed models using smaller fabrication processes.
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