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Editorial: Sony's Platform Devotion

GameStooge's Jordan Lund backs Dille's claim that the PS3 will have a 10 year lifespan.

Excerpt: "Many gamers and bloggers are mocking Sony's Peter Dille for insisting that the Playstation 3 will have a 10 year life-span despite monthly sales that are consistently lower this year than last year. I think it's safe to say that the PlayStation 3 will last at least 10 years though it's not due to any strength in the platform.

It's because Sony has never met a platform they didn't like.

The story of VHS vs. Betamax is a classic in technology circles. Beta offered a technically superior picture, but had a shorter recording time. VHS got the porn support and reigned supreme. But were you aware that Sony continued to make Betamax players up until 2002? That's 27 years from the time it was released to end of life. Pretty good run for a format which failed pretty early on.

Sony introduced the Minidisc format in 1992, and while they have modified the format slightly in 2004 with "Hi-MD", the fact is that a format which never caught on can still be purchased today. That's a 17 year run."

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JonahFalcon3519d ago

Always get the support of porn industry.

rambi803519d ago (Edited 3519d ago )

No. The real lesson is that i should be playing games instead of reading crap like this.

He is comparing formats to a piece of hardware.
He is mocking a company for rewarding the loyalty of its customers and standing behind its product.
I can still buy games for my launch ps2 while i don't even know where my xbox is.

If this is what sony bashing has come to then ps3 owners have nothing to worry about

Zeus Lee3519d ago

"Many bloggers are mocking Sony's Peter Dille for insisting that the Playstation 3 will have a 10 year life-span"

Please don't call 1 or 2 Microsoft worshiping sites "many bloggers",you're giving the rest of the bloggers a bad image.

JonahFalcon3519d ago (Edited 3519d ago )

Um, no. We're talking CNet, Joystiq, GamesRadar, GameSpot, IGN, UGO, etc. They don't "worship Microsoft".

Oh, and *I* mock the claim. I'm mocking it! Mock! Mock! Mock!

zenosaga043519d ago

Well, all the sites you named with the exception of IGN are bias towards Microsoft so...

Why o why3519d ago

anybody who doubts sonys commitment is just plain ignorant, stupid, uneducated or all three. They have shown that they are not primarily lead by the industry. Its good for the people who take a punt on their products.

1233603519d ago

well ps1 and ps2 have proved the fact,so whats there to mock, only an idiot would claim other wise.bluray is dominating in japan already.its still a format in its infancy which is growing quicker than dvd was,without it ps3 owners would be stuck in the dark times of playing multiple discs remember them ps2 days great fun but so last gen.my 360 also has this issue when it comes to rpgs and with the graphics of killzone,mgs4,uncharted etc theres little to know hope of it having these quality type titles in depth due to disc space.its certainly got a ten life span in my eyes when you way up the competition.

Spike473519d ago

that Sony won't leave me in the dust in the day of tommorrow and announce a PS4, lol.

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