Microsoft benefits from Sony PSN meltdown

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by KingCrimson, May 23, 2011.

  1. KingCrimson macrumors 65816

    Mar 12, 2011
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    Only Apple trolls make such statements.
  3. KingCrimson thread starter macrumors 65816

    Mar 12, 2011
    No I'm just saying it's ironic when you consider how overwhelming the existing perception is about Microsoft. You have to wonder if Ballmer is finally learning from his bungling or just getting lucky?
  4. 184550 Guest

    May 8, 2008
    A perception held by whom? ;)

    Perception varies person to person.

    Sort of like how fanboyism varies person to person.
  5. KingCrimson thread starter macrumors 65816

    Mar 12, 2011
    Microsoft was once a top 5 brand, now is just top 10-15 while :apple: is most-liked when you look at surveys. Obviously Microsoft had a lot of legacy stuff holding them back, but where it's not they're achieving nice success(X-Box).
  6. roadbloc macrumors G3


    Aug 24, 2009
    This goes without saying. I know many ps3 users who have simply abandoned the playstation platform after years of loyalty due to the psn crisis.

    I don't use consoles, so I don't care.
  7. peanuthead macrumors member

    Aug 26, 2010
    I've had both PS3 and Xbox360 for many years, but after the latest fiasco, I'm never buying another PS3 game. Also, it ticks me off that many of the PS3 games that I've purchased and downloaded are unplayable without an active internet connection or PSN being up. I still use PS3 for Blueray and Netflix streaming (subtitle option is a plus for PS3), but that's about it.
  8. TheSideshow macrumors 6502

    Apr 21, 2011
    Would any of this have happened if Sony had been more open about "hacking".

    They are going to lose huge amount of revenue/profit over this now and in the future.

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