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Submitted by -Mezzo- 1762d ago | opinion piece

It sucks to be Sony Computer Entertainment in 2011

MyGaming - 2011 has been an utterly treacherous year for Sony so far. Firstly, notorious hacker George "Geohot" Hotz released the security keys for the PS3 in January, enabling pretty much anybody to run unapproved software on the console, including pirated games and software hacks. The resultant legal wrangle is just getting underway as Sony is looking to nail the man responsible for the security breach. It remains to be seen how the entire affair plays out in the long run with support growing on either side of the debacle. (PS3, PSP, Sony Computer Entertainment)

rabidpancakeburglar  +   1762d ago
Not really, sony appears to have been winning the battles stated in this article and including the japanese earthquake in this is rather pointless as if your using that as an argument you might as well title the article, 'It sucks to be Any Japanese Company'
dangert12  +   1762d ago
Sucks to be sony next year
Ok this boycotting must have turned serious so who's down except for Hotz& Annonymous and a few over randoms ?

I'm not i love my sony exclusives...but won't support the shabby ones lol
captain-obvious  +   1762d ago
i disagree with that title

they seem to be doing great
I_find_it_funny  +   1762d ago
it sukcs to be a fool in the mask
Heartnet  +   1762d ago
Guys just cuz their winning does not mean anything lol..

The fact their getting sued and attaked by Anon is a hassle and one i think theyd rather not have lol
ComboBreaker  +   1762d ago
If only it's true.
Too bad Sony is winning and owning everybody in 2011. GeoHot, bam, owned. Hackers, bam, owned. Microsoft, bam, owned. Aritcles trying to pretend Sony is owning them, bam, owned. LOL.
zootang  +   1762d ago
They relesed Little Big Planet 2, Killzone 3, Motorstorm apocalypse so far in 2011. It can't be that bad.
Cloudberry  +   1762d ago
Added Yakuza 4; although it's from SEGA.
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And some JRPGs which JRPG fans should at least enjoyed them.
-Mezzo-  +   1762d ago
Sony is in the best position this year, they've got games, they're selling consoles, they finally bested Xbox 360.

This Anonymous & Hacking stuff is nothing but a minor Speed Bump, in an otherwise awesome year.
FailOverHero  +   1762d ago
All of which have sold considerably less than their predecessors in the same time frame. I won't even mention Motorstorm launch date fiasco and how it released in Europe only to have just 19k units sold first week
PaPa-Slam  +   1762d ago
FailOverHero
You Mad!!!
kreate  +   1762d ago
i agree with FailOverHero.

Sony has the exclusives this year but so far, the software just arent selling..

possibly later when twisted metal, resitance 3, last guardian comes out, will Sony get some cash from exclusive software.

good thing though is that the software will boost hardware sales regardless.

it seems like 3rd party developers are more happy with the ps3 with games like portal 2 raping the pre-order charts over the xbox and pc version.
trounbyfire  +   1762d ago
if taking second is bad then what the hell is doing good
koehler83  +   1762d ago
Sony Computer Entertainment ceased to exist in 2011.
kalel114  +   1762d ago
This story is 6 days old........
Holeran  +   1762d ago
Trolling for hits?
thekiddfran  +   1762d ago
No it doesn't actually!They are doing amazing this year. A shitty little group looking for attention means nothing to them.
Der_Kommandant  +   1762d ago
More like...

It sucks to be a hacker in 2011
tdrules  +   1762d ago
really, cos they've hacked some pretty incredible things this year if I'm not mistaken
Scyrus   1762d ago | Immature | show
Eamon  +   1762d ago
Very mature, Scyrus.

Also, don't be late for school.
theafroman  +   1762d ago
Ok first of all what the hell does Japan being hit by an earthquake have any relevance to SCE? I know that Sony main HQ is there, but Jesus Japan's Earthquake was a tragedy to the whole WORLD not just an electronics store.
ALFAxD_CENTAURO  +   1762d ago
So the author mention only the negative stuff and ignoring what Sony is delivering unlike other Companies.

Like mezzo said above, Sony is in the best position for gaming.
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iDotDotDot  +   1762d ago
2011, is the Year of the PS3.Thats been established since June 15th,2010
StupidDude  +   1762d ago
Another person using the natural disasters over there to "back up" their anti-Sony agenda.

Fucking disgusting.
Scyrus  +   1762d ago
tell me about it, theres a limit to being a fanboy. using tragedy's for a console war is just sad. F those dusches and go play some kinect or donate to geohotz when people in japan need that money more, freakin morons
ksoto  +   1762d ago
Its so bad for Sony that they've been whipping microsofts butt worldwide the for most of the year in 2010 and all of 2011 lol.
Its so bad for Sony that theyve released the xperia and will release the NGP soon. Damn its must be bad for Sony since they are taking on these new ventures smh.
Its so bad for sony thy made a statement witht he Geohot case which says " We will win"
Its so bad for Sony they have many exclusives coming out and on top of that since last year the ps3 has been turning a profit!!!!
Oh Sony i feel so bad for you!!!! So bad on the 19th i will donate my money to you again in return for Socom and i will also buy the multiplat MK for your system.
ALFAxD_CENTAURO  +   1762d ago
Duplicate comment =/.
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Dart89  +   1762d ago
Come on everyone we all know sony sux give it up they have no good games or nothing we should all just get a xbox360 so we can so we all play cod on kinect like in the video below s/.

Really i thought it was a great year for sony we have practically an exclusive every month.

I mean we've got LBP2,KZ3,Motorstorm apocalypse,Socom 4,Infamous 2,Twisted metal,Resistance 3,Uncharted 3.

Yea i guess it does suck to be sony s/.

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BrokenGamez  +   1762d ago
terribly written article. bad journalism
Rob946  +   1762d ago
Ya it's terrible year for Sony they have so many games coming out and are probably going to sell a tonne for each game while also selling more consoles and they also have a new handheld on the way, sounds like a bad year to me.
yewles1  +   1762d ago
*parties like it's 2006-2007*
PaPa-Slam  +   1762d ago
LOL, i see what you did there.
btk  +   1762d ago
Another stupid article. Wow - the anti-Sony FUD is on a roll today...
PaPa-Slam  +   1762d ago
Ahh, Sony will be fine.

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