Dirtbox wrote:True. Sony are obsessed with having proprietary standards: from media formats to hardware. They want to lock people in and generate revenue from being the sole supplier, but in fact they probably discourage sales in the first place for that reason. A lot of what they set to do could easily be achieved by using more open standards and giving themselves a larger market, but they seem to be self sabotaging in that sense. When the PS3 launched with a completely generic HDMI out and some USB ports I thought they were coming to their senses, but looks like not.Chopsen wrote:Problem is they haven't got a clue how to go about creating a good content delivery framework to make the most of it, they're a hardware company first and foremost and pile everything into that. If they had any brains at all, they'd use use their PSN programmers and actually listen to them rather than steam forward with a half useless lump of proprietary shite hardware.
Arguably sony have more to gain doing a all in one media box than xbox do, what with them also being a media company that has content to distribute.
Also, PSN is still a bit shit really. Much better than it was, but still basically a bit shit. And expensive.
Having said that, the control everything and it's all ours way of doing it seems to be working for apple.
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