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PlayStation Network Downtime Prompting Massive Trade-Ins in the UK

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PlayStation Network Downtime Prompting Massive Trade-Ins in the UK
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One of the big questions surrounding this whole PSN outage cluster-you-know-what has been brand loyalty.  At what point will PS3 owners jump ship and swim on over to Xbox 360 island?

Over the course of the outage, I have asked readers this very question.  The rough split, from what I can discern, is about 75 / 25 – favoring PlayStation.  Most people who have commented on WebProNews have stated that they will stick with their PS3.  Many of them are definitely a little less than pleased, but few have stated outright that they have or plan to abandon Sony for Microsoft.

Across the pond, gamers might have lost their patience, or at least they are beginning to lose it.  EDGE magazine online has spoken with “major UK retailers” and what was said isn’t pretty for Sony.

The first anonymous source said that the second week of the outage is when people began to take action:

“In the first week of downtime we did not really see any major change in sales or trades.  However from the second week onwards we have seen an increase of over 200 per cent on PS3 consoles being traded in, split almost 50/50 between those trading for cash and those taking a 360 instead.”

A second anonymous source echoed this news, saying that there has been a “massive increase” in PS3 trade-ins.  Most of those, he said, were for Xbox’s instead of cash.

He also said that from what he could tell, the ones trading-in were from the “hardcore online shooter crowd.”  Another retailer echoes that point:

“People that need money [to pay bills]. What’s different this time around is that that they are bringing in PS3s together with all their games and they don’t want money, they want an Xbox 360. In every case it is because of Black Ops and or Modern Warfare 2.”

And what about games? Lets take Black Ops, for instance.  EDGE sources say that mid march, sales of the game were split 52/40 in favor of the PS3.  Last week’s sales were split 66/24 in favor of Xbox.  So the inability to play online is definitely affecting people’s choices.  Even for people with both systems, why buy a version of the game that only allows you to do half of what it is meant for?

It will be interesting to see how this whole ordeal has changed the gaming landscape in the States once it is all said and done.

Sources have said that the matchmaking service for the PSN may be up and running soon, before the scheduled full system reboot planned for the end of the month.

PlayStation Network Downtime Prompting Massive Trade-Ins in the UK
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  • adrian dejesus

    this is ridiculous .. im dieing to play and this shyt is pissing me the fuck off. Wtf is wrong with psn god dammit i wnna play …You guys better fix it and fast before you lose all your customers including myself. i am trying to hold on to my ps3 but its very fustrating

    • komodo_dragon

      I know what you mean, you would think they would of brought the old online gaming portion back,triple secure it,and then rebuild the psn while we still gamed online, when its all done shut the servers down for a day or two and install it, but let gamers know what your planning!!!! at least that’s how i would of done it. bet if they did it this way, they could of at least got away with being down a couple months before we started crying…lol
      But then again, i don’t know the extent on the hacking they suffered.
      On Topic,I’ve had an xbox 360, but i sure miss playing with my friends on psn, hope there still there when it ever comes back online.

    • Stubborngamer

      Speak for yourself, I’m keeping my ps3 no matter what, I worked for it and I’m not gonna trade it in for 15% of it’s worth like you would maybe if my mom bought me it and I didn’t know the meaning of a dollar and if I was spoiled like u I would. But I’m not so I won’t.

    • tommygun32

      so stay pissed off adrian u BABY

      • Data (From Star Trek)

        Your a prick, man……suck me off?

  • jack

    That’s just sad that one shooting game has enveloped a persons life so much that they are eating so much cash switching systems just to play it.

    • killbill77

      I just started Black Ops over for the third time, it never gets old. SONY will rise again.

  • http://www.facebook.com/youngballer28 HappyTrail585

    I am trying to be paitent but what am I to do when all olf my buddies come over, watch a movie? We wanna play online

    • Stubborngamer

      Uhh how about you go out and get some girls??

      • Data (from Star Trek)

        Get off random peoples nuts.

    • http://www.facebook.com/youngballer28 HappyTrail585

      I got bitches kid lol, that’s not the case.. just a concerned casual weekend gamer that’s all

    • tommygun32

      live isnt about wat u want, suk it up BOY

      • http://www.facebook.com/youngballer28 HappyTrail585

        LOL I just pre ordered some ps3 games I’m not going anywhere believe THAT

  • tommygun32

    u people make no sense

  • http://PSN TGEZZILE

    I’m waiting patiently……..plzzzzzz bring PSN back ASAP………..If we can just get an absolute date on when is service going to be restored & up & running???????……plzzzzzz!!!!!!!!…..on behalf of over a billion players including myself atleast give us a “due date”!!!!!!!!!!

  • obama bin laden

    Fuck PSN fukn lames! I’m still keeping my ps3 though I got too many blue rays to switch.

    • http://www.facebook.com/youngballer28 HappyTrail585

      Same here Mr. Laden

    • komodo_dragon

      I know, how could anyone trade there ps3 in, it does blu ray, streams movies better than the xbox from a pc, you can even upgrade the hard drive without messing with your warranty, shoot it even does offline games.
      hehe just kidding,couldn’t resist.

  • http://PSN TGEZZILE

    GIVE US A DATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!………………IF U GIVE US AN EXACT DATE THEN U DON’T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT ANYONE SWITCHING TO ANOTHER SYSTEM!!!!!!!!……RIGHT OR WRONG??….ATLEAST WE’LL KNOW WHEN WE CAN PLAY AGAIN SO WE DON’T HAVE TO CHECK UPDATES DAILY OR GIVE UP & TRADE IN OUR PS3′S…….AND PLUS ALL NEW MAP PACKS GO TO X-BOX FIRST SO ON THAT NOTE U REALLY CAN’T BLAME GAMERS WHO WERE OR ARE DEDICATED TO BLACK OPS OR MW:2……..JUST GIVE US A DATE…PLZZZZZZZZZ…….I’M BEGGIN U GUYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/youngballer28 HappyTrail585

      Totally agreed, its like being guided thru the dark lol

  • tommygun32

    u buy a system 2 play online that is y they r switchn JACK, however, i will wait up 2 a yr 4 psn 2 work again after all they have given me yrs of fun and gaming and dont worry SONY, i went out yesterday and bought another PS3 so now i have 2 and i bought ps2 with a bunch of games 2 try and help, thats sayn more than wat those garbage UK folks r doin, i swear talk about ur crying ass race of people, btw if i were SONY, i wouldn’t give people a damn thing free when they get the system going, hell u get the online free alredy u selfish pricks, tell u wat SONY should do, every1 whos cryn about wat SONY should give people, SONY should just tell them 2 kiss an ass, yrs of free online service and i bet no1 offered 2 send SONY money 4 that, right? so stop ur FN whining, suck it up, and WAIT, got it? and if u cant, than go get a garbage XBOX u scrubs, btw THANK U SONY 4 THE YRS OF FUN ON MY PS3, i’ll b waitn and i dont need nothing free i earn a living but thank u 4 the gesture

    • http://www.facebook.com/youngballer28 HappyTrail585

      that’s rough bro, but I feel yu….

    • McAwesome

      Obvious troll is obvious….and illiterate

  • tommygun32

    the UK is a garbage race of people, sell out pussies

    • Steve Wood

      Garbage Race of people? and what Perfect nation are you from? Im from Oxford,UK, and I will never downgrade my Playstation to a xbox.

      • CrOoKlyN ShOoTa

        I know why all the UK people are either selling or trading in their PS3′s…It’s because when Sony does fix this issue, they’ll see the majority of the people cheating, hacking and jailbreaking their systems are from the fucking UK!!! Run bitches…

      • http://www.webpronews.com nedy123

        i hear u mate. Staying loyal to PSN till the bitter end.

    • Kevin

      Wow. Way to paint with a really broad brush. What a ridiculous thing to say.

  • http://PSN TGEZZILE

    I forgot to mention that gamers are even selling their blu-ray movies also so that they can buy x-box console & games to go along with their new system………..then all your shooter game players will get their first dose of Gears Of War 3, 2, & 1……which is a great x-box game of all times………& they will all have the new map pack for Black Ops as well…all that money they are spending for these features, online play, new mappack, console, games, etc…..they will not go back to PS3 trust me these are die hard fans of PSN….I still haven’t givin up yet but its hunting me very bad like “THE SHINING” w/Jack Nickolson…whatever his name is…….

  • Steve Wood

    I think people who are rushing out and trading in there PS3′S FOR XBOXES, have issues. I mean it’s a bit of a downgrade isnt it? I use my ps3 for playing music, watching my bluerays and surfing the net, which I am still doing now, the ps3 does not need the psn up to function. And I would not go back to xbox becasue you can’t play GT5 on it.

  • ghost recon2054

    I have ps3!’ And xbox360 and the wii but play ps3 more who know microsoft 360 might get hack no system is safe so stop bitching. About ps3 beeing out just remeber when it back up alway delet the walet infor when u place order cry baby

    • THA DON

      LEARN HOW TO TALK U FUCKIN RETARD

  • Irvin

    I own both systems but right now I’m getting the hang of xbox because before all i used was ps3 but i may go for xbox because i am able to play online and gets the COD maps before ps3.

    • CrOoKlyN ShOoTa

      I know why all the UK people are either selling or trading in their PS3′s…It’s because when Sony does fix this issue, they’ll see the majority of the people cheating, hacking and jailbreaking their systems are from the fucking UK!!! Run bitches…

  • ghost recon2054

    When ps3 is up again we get the dlc cod maps 4 free so remeber to delet your wallet infor when odering any thing

  • Kane

    This news hurts in a way because of a hack people are trading in their Ps3′s for an Xbox360. To me it does’nt make sense at all period. I’m waiting patiently for the network to come back on. I’m not upset nor trading in my Ps3. I can understand what Sony is going through and will be by their side. Everybody is trying to put the blame on them but it’s not their fault. This can happen to anyone, even Xbox live can get hacked. My dream as a kid was a playstation. Always loved it. Loved the games,and everything about it. Just because I can’t play my game online does’nt mean the world ends. I can still play my Ps3 and enjoy my games. It’s like having a Playstation. At one time there was no internet available to play video games. It is sad how people can’t adapt to how thing’s once was. There’s nothing wrong with that. Don’t worry Sony at least you won’t be losing this Loyal customer here. Playstation is my dream and I will continue to live it.

    • THA DON

      PLAYSTATION IS UR DREAM AND HAS BEEN SINCE U WERE A CHILD! R U SERIOUS!! A DREAM IS PLAYIN PRO SPORTS,BEIN PREZ, SOMETHIN LIKE THAT….WHAT A FUCKIN GEEK!!

    • Anonymous

      Playstation is your dream??? LMAO. Look for inspiration elsewhere or you’ll end up a fat ugly single fuck!!! Get a life

  • killbill77

    I have been a playstation junkie since the beginning and you think I’m going to switch systems. My son has my ps & ps2 and they still play fine. You can’t find the first xbox in nobody house cause their garbage. Sony fan 4life….COD Black Ops. L0RD_OF_GA

    • ghost recon2054

      I still have the old xbox the black one and have all the games xbox is next to get,hack glad I don’t have online 4 it

      • killbill77

        Your one of the lucky ones, believe it.

  • refugiogolf

    xb360 HERE I COME!!!

  • Batdump

    If your buddies come over, why don’t you just kick it old school and play local multiplayer?

    my thing is, there are plenty of games that can be played without online capabilities. it’s a little frustrating not having the network up, but I have found other things to do with my PS3 such as finish single player modes and hunt for trophies. Arkham City would have been the perfect game to get during this outage

    you know some games actually have a good story in the single player modes? I know right? craziness.

    • dammedsoul 90

      RIGHT ON !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Kdog69

    The only things that makes the ps3 exciting was there online play without it the games are easy and boring and not to mention real short.Any 5 year old can finish most of them in 1 day.Well sony thanks you should be happy because another ps3 just went up for sale!!!!!!!!!!

  • Eye hate god

    A bunch of cry babies here… Lol. go outside, lames

  • Kane

    I wonder what all of those people who traded in their Ps3 for an Xbox360 are going to do once Psn comes back online lol Patience is key. Remember Sony’s is going through something serious. We’re all affected by it. Good things come to those who wait and when Psn comes back online. It will be a NEW STRONGER PSN…

    • Steve Wood

      These morons who are jumping ship and going ove to Xbox, have no idea of the logistics involved in restoring the PSN.

    • ghost recon2054

      xbox360 is next 2 be hack

  • Steve Wood

    Black Ops is a headless chicken game. You just run round flat out stabing people with ultra long arms. Yawn ZZzzzzz. BFBC2 owns Black ops.

    • ghost recon2054

      Dat with all game dum azz

    • THA DON

      BAD COMPANY CANT HOLD COD JOCK!! BC2 IS SOOOO FAKE AND QUITE BORING. GOOD DAY MATE.

  • slas666

    All you complaining lazy fucking slobs should shut the fuck up. Its not Sony’s fault its the fucking stupid hackers that ruined it for everyone. So instead of bitching get off your fat asses and get a life. I have a ps3 and will never sell out. Fuck the U.K. that can’t even win a war, they’re all a bunch of over weight cunts. Maybe instead of people bitching about not being able to play online you get up and exercise for a fucking change, or is that to fucking hard you bitching pansies.

    • killbill77

      Ha,ha,ha well put but you forgot the part about getting some pussy.

      • slas666

        That’s true I did, but at this point half of them probably couldn’t tell the difference between their dick and their controller.

        • shadowshot99

          Awsome!!! I agree… Way to go SLAS666.

        • THA DON

          REAL FUNNY EDDIE MURPHY…HOW LONG DID IT TAKE U TO COME UP WITH THAT CLASSIC

    • BennyUK

      Can’t even win a war!!! dude… your the CUNT, and i bet ur fat and uglt too, ya fukn weasel….. i hope you die in a tragic accident involving one of your so called ‘super troops’ bombing friendlies again… knob

      • http://yahoo.com bandit

        got to say all those who jump ship to xbox thank god just one less dumass on playstation network AND DONT COME BACK so wat there down a month or two life goes on go pay for something free DUMASS also to put ur credit card down when they got playstation cards once again DUMASS

      • http://yahoo.com bandit

        got to say all those who jump ship to xbox thank god just one less dumass on playstation network so wat there down a month or two life goes on go pay for something free DUMASS also to put ur credit card down when they got playstation cards once again DUMASS sony we still love u USA

        • Roe

          Listen to yourselves. You’re all a bunch of illiterate idiots. The old adage about arguing on the Internet being like the Special Olympics is totally apt, but would probably also be totally lost on all of you.

  • Skrappy

    PSN will back on May 31 Hope in God be true… im not moving to Xbox, no matter wat

  • DasHung

    Seriously people, why do you care if people want to trade their ps3′s for 360′s? The people bitching about this are the ones who sound like PUSSIES. To each their own.

    • killbill77

      They should have sold it to me, I want a PS3in every room.

  • anthony sylvester

    i really hate this. PSN owes us big on this, cause it was their fault and couldve prevented it, but let it become a bigger problem

  • killbill77

    Use your PS3 for PORNHUB. If you can’t shoot a gun kaybe you can shoot a load.

    • THA DON

      R U GAY? PORNHUB…REALLY!

      • roberto

        hey people of playstation this is hard not to be online iam going tru s hit now but i whont sale or trade my ps3 i kno is hard 4 evrybody now but if we don’t get online iam going to put the ps3 in his original box and put it oway or trade my ps3 4 exbox360 i don’t like it but if i have to i will playstation this is bull sh t evry body is suching to exbox360 or seling there playstation if playstation don’t act fast playstation sony will drop hard i olrady see it coming sit and watch u will be the juge of it

  • http://www.nbateam.com Mando Guzman

    Yeah this sucks!… really need it so i can play my PS3 multiplayer.. What a bummer!.. might be one who will be trading in soon…

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    This is why I’m glad I am an XBox person!

    • http://www.webpronews.com nedy123

      i,ll wait till the end of the month to let PSN fix thier boo boo but if not back and running it,s see u latter for me.

  • where da fish at

    since the net been down i been on 360 playing my black ops i need my fixx when ps net gets back up and running i will return till then i can wait

  • Douche Wagon

    If I knew ONE person whose XBOX didn’t take a dump and need to be replaced, often several times, I would prob trade in my PS3. However a month of downtime on PS3 is still less of a hassle than dealing with crappy XBOX hardware.. and oh yeah paying a monthly fee to play online.

    • josh

      i have the original 80gig ps3 and the original xbox …..never had a ylod or a rrod . take care of your shit and that wont happen

  • marcus canty

    After my mom passed away from bone cancer the ps3 online system has really kept my mind occupied, but now since it’s been down for nearly a month i’ve been re livin the thoughts of my mom and has been getting really down and deppressed. I love the ps3 so please get it up and running soon please…

    • komodo_dragon

      Well in your Case, you might wanna get an xbox.

  • shadowshot99

    It would have been nice for PSN to be back online by now but as we all know it’s not expected to be up untill the end of the month. I haven’t been happy about PSN be down either but really, come on ppl…. do you really have nothing else to do in your lives? I’m going to wait for PSN to come back up no matter how long it takes. I’m not that boared to go out and waste more money just to buy an X-Box 360 just to play online. Even sadder yet… 360 makes you pay to be online. I’m waiting and saving my time and money.

  • THA DON

    FOR ALL THOSE SAYIN ITS NOT SONYS FAULT, OF COURSE IT IS. SONY IS A MULTI BAZILLION DOLLAR COMPANY THAT HAS BEEN AROUND SINCE THE 40′S. WHATEVER THEY ARE DOING NOW, SHOULD HAVE BEEN DONE IN THE VERY BEGINNING WHEN THEY FIRST MADE THE PSN(PIECE OF SHIT NETWORK), AND EVEY SO OFTEN UPGRADED THEIR SOFTWARE TO KEEP IT AT THE VERY BEST IT POSSIBLY COULD BE, BUT THEY DIDNT! SO HERE WE R NOW, NO ONLINE, NO TIMELINE OF WHEN ITS COMIN BACK, NO UPDATES ON PLAYSTATION.COM, AND ALL OF OUR INFO HAS BEEN TAKEN FROM THIS. SO HOW CAN BE ON SONYS SIDE? THE PPL WHO R ON THEIR SIDE WONT B WHEN THEY ARE MISSING MONEY MONEY IN THEIR ACCOUNT OR WHATEVER THEY DECIDE TO DO WITH OUR INFO.

    • Roe

      all this coming from somebody who didn’t learn back in ’99 that WRITING IN ALL CAPS IS ANNOYING AND RUDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • THA DON

        ANNOYING, PLEASE TELL ME U CAN DO BETTER THAN THAT.

      • THA DON

        ROE DEEEEEZ NUTS!!

    • PissedOffToo28

      You’re absolutely correct, a company as rich as Sony without redundant systems in place to address system failures of security breaches. This debacle is inexcusable and Sony needs to fire their entire security and IT divisions as well as the exec’s that dropped the communication ball.

      • THA DON

        RIGHT ON!!

  • Roe

    What’s the point of this headline photo? Do you guys just randomly grab stock photos or something?

    • http://- Jeff

      they are jumping ship…. ever hear the saying?

    • http://www.ientry.com/ Josh Wolford

      Like he said^. It is indeed a stock photo but it isn’t random.

  • THA DON

    I HOPE CONGRESS SHUTS DOWN SONY FOR GOOD!! SINCE “THE ATTACK” IT HAS BEEN SEEN WHAT KIND OF COMPANY SONY REALLY IS. IT TOOK THEM HOW MANY DAYS TO SAY THAT OUR INFO WAS TAKEN. ITS NOT ABOUT THE NETWORK NOT BEING UP, ITS ABOUT HOW THEY HANDLED THE WHOLE SITUATION IN GENERAL.ALL THE LYING, THE NON UPDATES, AND WHEN THERE IS FINALLY IS AN UPDATE, IT SAYS THE SAME THING IT SAID IN THE PREVIOUS POST. PPL KEEP SAYIN “DONT SWITCH TO XBOX CAUSE THEIR CRAP”, SO IS PS3. I HAD A FAT PS3 FOR LESS THAN A YEAR, I BOUGHT BLACK OPS AND PLAYED IT FOR THE FIST WEEK WIT NO PROBLEMS. THEN CAME THE FIRST “UPDATE”.AFTER THAT MY PS3 DIDNT WANT TO READ MY DISCS. I DID SOME RESEARCH AND COME TO FIND OUT, THAT “UPDATING” ANYTHING (IPHONE, PS3, ETC.) U TAKE THE CHANCE OF SOMETHING LIKE THIS HAPPENING.NOW, THINK OF ALL THE TIMES U HAVE HAD TO UPDATE UR PS3 FOR WHATEVER REASON (HALF THE TIME FOR BASICALLY NO REASON, LIKE UR CONTROLLER TURNING OFF WHEN NOT IN USE…REALLY). SO I WENT AND BOUGHT ANOTHER PS3 SINCE THEN (SLIM). ITS ALL ABOUT $$$ FOR SONY. THEY MAKE PS3′S SO THEY WONT LAST LONG AND U HAVE TO GO OUT AND BUY ANOTHER, SO ALL THE GAMES,CONTROLLERS AND STUFF THAT U ALREADY BOUGHT DOESNT GO TO WASTE. EVEN THOUGH YOU KNOW ITS GOING TO BREAK TOO. ITS NOT JUST XBOXS THAT ARE CRAP, PS3 IS THE SAME. EVER SINCE THEY SWITCHED FROM CARTIDGES TO DISC THIS HAS HAPPENED. SO DONT MAKE THE MISTAKE THAT PS3 IS SOOOO PERFECT, WHEN REALLY… ITS NOT!!

    • http://- Jeff

      What most of u idiots dont realize is that u can buy a game for xbox today and it has online features. You buy a game for ps3 and you get half of the features at the same price… People with brains switch to xbox obviously because they are getting what they paid for. As for people sticking up for sony, u can thank them for giving out your personal info and cc number, and also thank them for lying in EVERY blog post they have put up since the attack. Stupid people stick with SOny after something like this…. You can say you have patience but people switching to xbox have brains and would rather play online then be forced to check a blog everyday for updates.

      • THA DON

        GOOD SHIT!! & ROE DEEEEZ NUTS

      • dammedsoul 90

        agreed sony thinks were stupid and dont grasp the meaning of evasive lol i do . my sony spending days r over ,,can’t trust yah lol

  • Kano’s Bionic Eye

    I scored God of War Collection for $16 and GoW3 Greatest Hits for $20. Such a steal and having a blast with my PS3 still.

    Would I love to be pwning noobs in Mortal Kombat right now? Hell yeah, but there’s still plenty of fun to be had with my system. No hate on 360, but investing in another/new system at this point feels really hasty.

  • dammedsoul 90

    wow relax all sonys reputation 4 doing things half assed is defenitly noticable !!!!!!!!! LMFAO in canada a maxed out ps3 is now 150$$ dollars off till May 30 wow !!!!!!!! talk about a deal ……yep need new suckers to buy into their crap !!!!!! in short id like 2 say ty sony 4 nothing ,, x box???????? naw i have a life now .. online gaming isnt what lifes all about … so you babies get out n enjoy life have a laugh ,,sonys paying 4 it trust me LOL LOL LOL

    • http://- Jeff

      you have a life yet your here like everyone else leaving a comment… some people are pathetic

      • dammedsoul 90

        ummmm yah watever jeff freedom of speech

  • dammedsoul 90

    ok ok im angry like the rest of yah .. but sony is sooooooo evasive when it comes to answers !!!!!!! cmon ppl we (the consumer) have the POWER!! 2 shut sony down ..how? hmmmmm lets boycott their products ..this outage is costing thm money and customers lol lol .serves thm right ..busted !!!!!!! anyway hope 2 see yah on home or black opps if its ever on ……. hi lisa (fcmkad) miss yah :( hope 2 see yah soon,,,,,, Chantel XXXOOO:):)

  • http://www.hostalescuscoperuelmariscal.com/ Pilar Sayan

    Across the pond, gamers might have lost their patience, or at least they are beginning to lose it. EDGE magazine online has spoken with “major UK retailers” and what was said isn’t pretty for Sony.

  • dammedsoul 90

    hi lisa (fckmad) miss you :( hope 2 b back online as soon as the sony gods figure out the meaning of life !!!!!!!!! LMAO ,,,,as if , anyway gaming single doesn’t compare n no home to chat on sucks 2 :( bye 4 now see yah soon MUAH

  • PR

    This is fantastic news! The PSN is going to be better than ever without all those idiotic CoD players.

  • Clarity

    The height of insult is the fact that Sony continues to charge for it’s service.
    Has anyone considered reporting those charges from Sony as fraudulent?
    After all, your being charged for a service that is not there, not available, currently non existent.

    Any company that knowingly charges you for a service, it knowingly can not provide, is committing
    a fraudulent act.

    If you check your May credit card statements you will see that Sony did in fact allow the
    May PSN charges to go through despite the outage!

    Absolutely horrifying behavior to say the very least!

    With a quick calculation I realize that the amount of money I’m spending on games
    for the kids and all the associated (Charges) they would be far better off with a PC,
    and certainly NOT a Sony piece of crap PC that’s for sure!

    A PC is more flexible, useful, educational and there is no shortage of games,
    peripherals and input devices available for a PC! Not to mention choices and
    freedoms.

    Consoles are passe’ for me now. As far as I am concerned I will not allow my
    children to have their personal info be placed at risk again! And certainly not
    by Sony.

    I have placed my order for two new custom PCs designed for gaming for the kids.
    I don’t mind spending the $3K for both machines since they will offer better bang
    for my buck without the recurring charges.

  • Rick philpt

    I 4 one will never give Xbox the time of day! no worry there but I have decided to give it a break all together and not play ps3 for some time even after in goes back online ,”why is that u dont say” i will be working on my trucks building a moter and doing body work to a 1970 chevy truck ,u should do something like this or whatever u r into. reason to do this? to get back at sony for not making system more secure like they r doing now and taking forever, online is free but i had to buy a ps3 slim,games controlers,eithernet cord to play online ,and pay timewarner $264.00 to get my old account back to date so i will have great conection and 3 weeks into it this happend WTF!!! paybacks a bitch . dont sell your ps3 just take a break with me so sony suffers bad after there back up or be a wimp and get right back online as soon as it’s up

    • http://- Jeff

      maybe you should take English class again… instead of rebuilding a “moter”…

      • Rick philpt

        whatever! game nerd with no life ,

        • THA DON

          haha he said “moter”

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  • Atomic Fireball

    Why switch to Xbox and pay for online service, I agree that it is a pain not being able to go on-line but we do not have a contract with Sony for PSN, it is a FREE service they provide to us and if you want to blame someone why not blame the tech savy people that really have nothing to do but ruin other peoples lives by hacking, whether it is a big corporation, your computer system or whatever. I would think that Sony did not hack their own system just to cause problems.

  • dammedsoul 90

    well well its Friday THE 13 !!!!!! jason at sony is still quiet hmmmm SURPRIZE !!!!! soooo yah im a po’d gamergirl ,so what ? its my right to vent (freedom of speech JEFF!!!!!) hi lisa :) :) :) long time no speak :( i hope were up soon 2 take care of some unfinished business lol , anyway im on hold w sony awaiting a response ttyl MUAH

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