Friday, May 6, 2011

PlayStation Network Online 'As Soon As Possible,' Sony CEO Howard Stringer Says

Facebook and Itunes absolutely freak out if they're down more than an hour. They believe that if service is down for even ten minutes, customers lose trust. And trust is King in the online business.

How does Sony regain trust being down for weeks? FPS gamers already think that most other players are using hacks and cheats - this isn't going to calm them down. Are people going to feel comfortabl­e inputting their credit card for Netflix or to purchase music or game? Are customers going to trust the new Sony Smartphone­? How about Sony's plans to take over the music download business from Apple or to establish cloud-netw­orking for pictures and video?

I personally think the PS3 is superior to the Xbox and Wii and I had high hopes for Sony Xperia Play, but this tragic catastroph­e is a ship sinker.

As the old AEsop fable goes: Better beans and bacon in peace than cakes and ale in fear.

Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

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