Despite the many format wars we’ve had in the past, it seems like companies just don’t learn. They’re either too dumb, or too arrogant or both. Sony, in particular
In November 2012, Moody’s downgraded Sony’s long-term debt rating from Baa2 to Baa3, one notch above junk status.
Combined with its previous seven years of disappointing numbers, Sony has sustained nearly $10 billion in losses over that time.
“an issue with Sony’s VAIO Fit 11A could cause the laptop to overheat and catch fire”
“…an extra 25 million customers who played games on its Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) PC games network have had their personal details stolen – and that they were taken before the theft of 77 million peoples’ details on the PlayStation Network (PSN).”
Source: Guardian Tech Blog
Earlier this year Sony was caught using a screenshot of Microsoft’s Project Gotham Racing 3 to promote Gran Turismo 4.
PlayStation Portable owners recently got a taste of what’s to come with the release of SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo 3. Anyone who buys a second-hand copy of the game will be forced to pay another US$20 for a new voucher code if they want to play online.