How Sony Killed Himself

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The times they are a-changin’.

This post seems to be older than 18 years—a long time on the internet. It might be outdated.

I can believe the specs I just saw for PS3:

$499 for a PS3 with a 20GB Hard Drive and no HDMI, card reader or Wi-Fi
$599 for a PS3 with a 60GB Hard Drive and with HDMI, card reader and Wi-Fi.

First off, for those who don’t know what HDMI is, it’s a “High-Definition Multi-media Interface” that provides an “uncompressed, all-digital audio/video interface” (Source: In short, HDMI will provide the best picture and audio quality available, thus allowing a potential gamer to experience his or her game in the theoretically best way possible.

Granted, it’s not the worst thing in the world, but what does it say about Sony? Or better yet, what does it say about Sony’s thoughts on consumers? My guess is something to the effect of: “We are Sony. We invented the MemoryStick and shoved it down your throats. We invented BluRay and are going to shove it down your throats. We want to lock you in to our proprietary technology and charge you the highest price to do so. And you will buy Sony because…oh wait. Crap. Ryoji!”

And here’s the best part: no rumble pack for the PS3. Why? Because it would interfere with the new spatial controller. Yea right. Can you say Immersion Corp. and Dual Shock Controller Lawsuit? I can.

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