Poll: PS3 owners seem to have lost confidence in Sony's abilities.

Firstly we will look into the poll result following a recent article about hacker proofing PSN. We received 1,626 votes, asking if Sony would be able to make the system safe from hackers once back online; 63 percent said no, while 37 percent believes that they can. Looking at these results, it is clear that PS3 owners seem to have lost confidence in Sony’s abilities.

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Shanks2640d ago

Anger management.

limewax2640d ago

Survey is useless, there was no way to prove that all the survey was PSN users and not even any control to prevent poll trolling. Needs to go back to school, this is business basics

-Alpha2640d ago (Edited 2640d ago )

^ Winning answer

Basic psychology, basic business, basic statistics, basic inductive reasoning, basic knowledge: a poll with an uncontrolled, weak sample is not indicative of an accurate conclusion.

Fake news generated by fake research, resulting in fake results to perpetuate fake information.

Irresponsible journalism

radphil2640d ago (Edited 2640d ago )

"Basic psychology, basic business, basic statistics, basic inductive reasoning, basic knowledge: a poll with an uncontrolled, weak sample is not indicative of an accurate conclusion. "

This is what I've told people for years when a poll is generally taken on anything.

It's like how those "research" articles a while back took their findings on the whole gaming front in terms of behavior and mental capacity.

DERKADER2640d ago

45% of people know that 70% of Polls are usually wrong 50% of the time.

Biggest2640d ago

The other 55% know that the 70% are usually wrong 127% of the time.

XRider2640d ago

Using polls to gather data is probably the worst idea in history. Polls are impossible to calculate and vulnerable to corruption. The margin of error is too big to be taken as fact.

Ethereal2640d ago

Thought the same thing as I read the article title.

sikbeta2640d ago

Out of those 1,626 persons, how many of them don't have a PS3 in first place? lol @ internet polls

ssj2gohan832640d ago

Just to make it worse, there are people that will actually believe these poles just to bolster their own overinflated ego's. Case in point:

evrfighter2640d ago

oh hey but it was ok to use that poll that showed people would stick by Sony.

for shame

ComboBreaker2640d ago (Edited 2640d ago )

However, Sony haven't lost confidence in its abilities, seeing as time after time, Sony kept getting up again after getting knock down, and proceeded to owning everyone, left and right.

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ownallconsoles2640d ago (Edited 2640d ago )

I haven't lost confidence. Poll must have been taken in a room full of 360 fanboys,

@Menech: I can deal with PSN going down, as long as I can still play all my Single player games.

What I can't deal with is my whole console going down like when RROD happened to my 360 numerous times. Now that is a confidence killer.

Soldierone2640d ago

Or just rigged on a site trying to get easy flame content up....

DarkFantasy2640d ago

it's all these 360 fangirls hacking psn just read there chat logs its a ps3 hate fest..trolling mofos,fight fire with fire.

Menech2640d ago (Edited 2640d ago )

Then you must have a level of undying blind loyalty.

If the Playstation network going down for 10 days, and the possible loss of your personal details to hackers hasn't tested your confidence.

If you honestly think it needs to be a room full of 360 fanboys, for people to say there confidence in Sony has been tested then dam your an idiot.

NeutralGamer2640d ago


I'm pretty sure that to hack a PS3 you need to own a PS3...

Menech2640d ago


Regardless of how wrong, ignorant and moronic DarkFantasy's comment is he's talking about hacking PSN.

To hack PSN all you need is a good old computer, and an internet connection.

Jezuz2640d ago

Yup. Blame it on the Xbox 360 again

Suicide2640d ago

Or it could have taken in a room full of ps3 fanboys. Lets not make assumptions. Polls are never accuracte.

NeutralGamer2639d ago (Edited 2639d ago )


Actually if you read over at PSX scene you would know that they hacked PSN through a PS3 disguised as a developer PS3.

So no Xbox 360 fanboy conspiracy here LOL.

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LOGICWINS2640d ago

Getting an email saying that ur information has been compromised a WEEK after it has possibly already been compromised isn't something I'd take lightly.

artsaber2640d ago (Edited 2640d ago )

Let's see how fast we send emails to 77 million email addresses (plenty are fake) and see how long it takes you to do it.

My guess is more than a week, and that is after you research and determine the severity of the security breach. We shouldn't armchair quarterback Sony's security/reporting methods and how we would've done it better than a team of professionals. I am sure our results (A team of N4G'ers) would've proved worse.

I haven't lost anymore confidence in Sony than I have in a Windows OS, Java (and its infinite security holes),, or XBL. They are all capable of being hacked.

- "The only complete secure system is one that is turned off void of power, and completely unusable to a human being" - FBI

Fallouts2640d ago (Edited 2640d ago )

i agree.. why the hell wait so damn long! its a privilage to have my info and you dont want to let me know if its been stolen, just leave us with a maybe maybe not all to save face and pray it didnt happen?! fvck outa here...

TheDivine2640d ago

Wow it would take a few minutes to send 77mil emails you type one and send to everybody you dont type up each one and manually send it lol. People are attacking sony a little too much but the fact is they messed up knowing people had the keys to the system and doing nothing, they messed up not notifying everyone for a week. Yes hackers did it but sony was irresponsible. I see way more fanboys blindly defending sony than fanboys bashing. All ive heard for a week is just go outside, im happy this happened i can finnaly play singleplayer, time to get sum trophies blah blah blah. People defending sony downplaying potential cc theft, identity theft, and anyone who has common sense about this bieng pretty darn bad gets blasted by the SDF. I love sonys games and systems and of course im gonna keep buying games but im pissed at sony a little and i think they were trying to hide what happened.

2v12640d ago

looks like the people answering where xbox fanboyz!

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JLeVRT2640d ago

Eh, Im still gettin my PS3. This shut down is only temporary...

Prototype2640d ago

I actually lost confidence in the "other" fanbase because instead of being supportive they're actively skewing statistics, "revenge of RRoD," and posting typical "PS3 Doomed" articles.

To the polls though (the posted story) my question is "Do people actually know the ENTIRE story from the very beginning?" If not, honestly they shouldn't be allowed to vote.

4Sh0w2640d ago (Edited 2640d ago )

hmmm, remember when any random poll on any random site about RROD was once taken as gospel on this site? Surely we all knew the failure rate was high, but I doubt as high as some claimed. lol Now folks refuse to believe your average gamer(the 99% who dont live on n4g) even after receiving a email from sony themselves, stating their personal info MIGHT have been compromised and now this poll is UNbelievable, funny how ironic life can be. Thing is people may lose a little confidence but that doesnt in any way mean they give up on a brand the first sign of trouble, so just relax sony diehards, for most folks this just means they will be more cautious with their personal info they give out.

fedexas2640d ago (Edited 2640d ago )

Wow...really? These polls are bound to be full of crap and pretty biased for that matter.

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm gonna play some Basara Heroes.

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Focker4202640d ago

Probably because his level of steroid use wasn't adequate. Maybe if he put on 50 lbs. of muscle he may have made the cut.

aviator1892640d ago

Lol good one.
But MS actually refused to let them depict the chief in such a gory game.

aviator1892640d ago

Wait wtf. I didn't reply to this story...
What just happened...

Raendom2640d ago

I saw this in the submission section, it's clear this started out as a Blesinzki Master Cheif article, but was edited into this... which I've already seen on the front page.

Also read on another article the same thing happened.

N4G genuinely may have been hacked. :\

-Alpha2640d ago

Read FishyFinger's answer below

Focker4202640d ago

WTF?! This isn't the story I was posting in...

Fishy Fingers2640d ago

Story changed just before approvel, user edited headline and another quality N4G post.

Infamous22640d ago (Edited 2640d ago )

I can only speak for myself. I still have confidence in Sony's abilities.

showtimefolks2640d ago

if anything both ms and nintendo should learn from this in a major way.

i don't need any free games,themes etc,,,,

just the the psn upto date where i will feel comfortable putting my info and cc info

let's hope for psn to be back soon


showtimefolks2640d ago

or do you?

play online for free
get themes,demos and trailers for free

so ps+ isn't needed i was just talking about the free psn to play lag free online

kuroukage2640d ago

And you, like most of the people that say PSN is free, are missing the point. There are plenty of people who are PAYING for the PSN+ service; which is not free. Just like there are people PAYING for other services like DCUO. Just because you don't pay for these doesn't mean other people don't and aren't affected by it. Don't you think paying members deserve to be compensated? I mean it's nice that you don't pay a cent and don't care, but other people do. Would be nice for people to think about that before they start chirping about how PSN is free.