It seem that the price of jailbreak/downgrade peripherals have dropped drastically over the past few weeks. Amazebreak are now selling their usb for an amazingly low price $6.92! Should Sony be worried about this ?
Yes, they should be.
Nope. Game sales haven't at all been hurt by the dongle and it's still stuck at its original FW. There has been no signs of it advancing beyond its original with CFW.
Obviously, no one is buying those PS Jailbreak dongles, which is why the price keep dropping. And even so, at such a low price, no one is still buying it.
considering that Sony has future proofed the PS3, any system that updates its firmware is out of luck if has used the Jailbreak dongle...the reason it is so low is because there is probably no demand and people who own a PS3 believe that it would be more of a hassle to take advantage of the PS3 architecture...plus you have the ethics side of it so who knows....there are numerous reasons why gamers have not chosen to go down this path
@Cevapi88 There is firmware downgrader which works on ALL PS3 consoles
Sony's legal team is crushing the life out of every illegal dongle dealer they find. Should Jailbreak sellers be worried?
For now this is true. I don't really expect it to hurt sales. 360 has been pirate heaven for years now and games still sell about the same on it. Either way until they find a way to play FW3.5+ games they don't have to bother with new releases at all.
@Cevapi isnt that what the latest firmware update stopped? i cud be wrong
Not really. The only people that would use this are people who don't have a PS3 already. So it would boast Hardware sales a little bit and decrease Software sales a little bit.
... although I agree for most that will be the main reason of choosing to 'jailbreak'... ... but what if your diskdrive from your PS3 breaks down!? Sony isn't going to take care of it, so you'll have to pay a hundred bucks to fix it, or throw it away and get a new one.... right!? Well... wrong... if that happens, best option would be to jailbreak the system so you can still use it. I had the same problem with the first Xbox. It broke down, called the helpline, they said it would cost 120 euro to fix it, I couldn't buy a new one cause no stores were selling them anymore, so I bought a second-hand modded one for a 100 bucks and put all the games I had on the HDD. I'm not throwing an expensive console away because Sony or MS couldn't be bothered to make it long-lasting.
@Yi-Long From my personal experience of the PS3 Diskdrive breaking, it prevents you from launching games saved to the PS3 itself (so PSN games and the like) so it wouldn't make a difference.
I have no idea, cause I haven't really looked into the whole jailbreak-option (yet?), cause there's no need for me (yet?). However, it would seem strange to me that you wouldn't be able to just launch your games from an external HDD!?
I'm pretty sure you cant save games to an External HDD anyway, but yeah I'm only really saying from my experience of Blu-Ray disk dying. Luckily I have insurance on my PS3 (£1.99 a month) so I got it covered. but yeah there's really no excuse to jailbreak the PS3, if you're worried it's going to break, get insurance on it, it's cheap as it is. And the notion that people might not have enough money, well maybe they should prioritize there money better then? (that's not targeted at you Yi-Long but I've seen it posted on this discussion.)
Why would Sony be worried!? Moe like the hackers are worried. No one can do anything with the dongles. It's useless...so now they are just trying to pawn them off for any penny they can grab. Game over for hackers.
You do know they actually work right? But, they are also useless since there are free version people are using.
Not really free, you still need specialised hardware you can flash be it a smart phone or a programmable USB controller.
otherwise we will have that stupid ubi online system to play and if internet goes bad there goes all our games we need to support these devs who put their time into AAA games so we can see new IPs and sequels
i think they should be very worried i can see the ps3 becoming as bad as the psp with cfw etc, although hopefully lots of people updated to fw 3.55 just as i did...only time can tell i guess!
Nope, not until it can work no matter what update comes along.
i think sony can only keep updating firmware to try combat against this, but with the amount of hackers and such is it too late ?
I feel sorry for those who bought it at whatever price it was when it was first released.
I don't feel sorry for them, if they were stupid enough to buy it then they deserved it.
SUPPORT DEVELOPERS FFS!!!
why bother? Sony will just make an update to cancel out the dongle functionality
Already done. The Jailbreak was fucked straight away if you wanted to play online.
There are workarounds to play online, not PSN based, so nope the online still exist, its like a hamachi type
Not PSN based not online
It probably means it isnt selling if it was selling it would never be 6,95 just look at the cyclo ds or the R5 cards for the ds they are still at 40 dollars or something.
It's not selling because people can just use a cell phone, calculator or something and hack it themselves now. That thing is useless. I just want to be able to old emulators in HD. Just for the lolz of HD Pokemon Red version.
They are selling just fine. The reason the prices are low is because there are tons of alternatives out there to jailbreak your PS3. There are dozens of dongles and even more electronics that can be used. To stay competitive lesser know products have to lower their prices.
Why do people buy it. you can make it yourself.lol. I live in piracy heaven yet some people still buying games to enjoy the free online without getting banned.
Scum go die in a ditch.
LMAO, do you say the same thing to petty thieves as well as murderers?
I know some of my friends don't have enough cash income to buy games, so their modding consoles to play a lot of them. I'm not gonna say I respect what their doing, but I understand perfectly why they can't afford all this, since I was in the same situation a couple of years ago. I'm now graduated from university and I'm buying a LOT of games on different systems, but piracy can't be justified. homebrew is a nice addition for sure, making backup of your games on a HDD to keep disc in perfect condition, yeah, but just for stealing games from companys, nah. It's not activision or EA that cares the most, it's the smaller companies that takes the hard hit on this one.
Hey boys. I do not jailbreak my ps3 guys chill.
I feel sorry for anyone buying it even at this price, at this point it's worthless.
This is a touch irrelevant. As far as I'm aware, some newer PS3 games only work if you have a recent firmware. Surely that means if more developers do this, it will quickly make the dongle useless, because Sony have stopped it working with their security updates. http://dukio.com/ps3-jailbr...
lol, who wants a PS3 they can go online with? Because the second they do go online, theyre forced to DL a patch thatll brick their stupid dongle.
Why the fuck is this news? Does N4G support piracy now?
Sony has been the most successful in combating pirates this gen. Since the PS2 and PSP software sales were publicly raped, the PS3's security design has been stellar in comparison. The 360 and Wii have been pirated like they are novices in security. Even with lower hardware numbers, the PS3 has high software attachment rates. The jailbreak dongles are not worth the money + headache, especially since they are not promised to work past yesterday. Also, the debut pricing for those dongles were ridiculous, which led to their severe decline in popularity, even amongst tech heads who know what a rip off it is. I mean if the dongle doesn't work, who are you gonna complain to? Sony? The police? The company who sold it to you? Or will hardware sales spike? Like most 360 modders have 2 consoles... one for their illegal gaming, and one for the few games they care to play online.
All this trouble just so you can do the wrong thing. Just buy a PS3 and buy the games. I really don't see what is the point constantly hiding and getting between Sony and the hackers. Eventually something is going to break or glitch and you will left holding a bricked PS3. Just forget it. They are probably just trying to unload them as fast as possible on some poor deluded suckers now that they see how hot and problematic they are getting
i think I'm gonna join the pirates! i recently lost my job and no white man would hire me:/ so pirating for me! I'm gonna pirate Ninja gaiden 3! >:D
Nope, just shows that they are struggling to sell the PSJB. Which means many people arnt trying to hack the PS3. If anything it takes a simple update.
The code to JB the ps3 is free, so theres is no much reason for the dongles to have a high price
What Sony needs to worry is there 2011 Exclusive line-up have anyone notice there exclusive its like a game per month. they need to give the consumers a break to tryout their awesome exclusives LBP 2, Trinity: Souls of Zill, Killzone 3, Socom 4, Resistance 3, Infamous 2, Uncharted 3, Motorstorm, Ico Collections, The Last Guardian, Twisted Metal, Ratchet and Clank All 4 One, Yakuza 4, and there's no doubt they probably announce MLB 11 The Show, Starhawk or Syphon Filter after the VGA Some of this games are to be release in 2011, but i believe that some will be in 2012
Come on people, this war will never end, the hackers will JB the PS3 again and Sony will make another update I have a JB PS3 and its pretty awesome all the things that you can do, specially downgrade the ps3 to 3.15 and have linux again And add MKV support, games mods, ps1 support, pc ports, and future projects like dreamcast and saturn compatibility, so much awesomeness
"edoman20 + 5h ago I have a JB PS3 and its pretty awesome all the things that you can do, specially downgrade the ps3 to 3.15 and have linux again" ROFL
lol sony just brought out the newest firmware 3.55 which basically stops people from downgrading to 3.41 which can be jailbroken, now until hackers find a way around this anyone that has 3.55 and ps downgrade will find it very useless, and will not be able to jailbreak their console
lol no one is buying this shit :p
i dont care if people buy this but AT LEAST SUPPORT THE DEVS PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!
6 bucks? im ordering now
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