• Sony: The Outage Aftermath, Part One

    Amidst increasing speculation that the three-week PSN outage has been the driving force behind a recent, mild wave of PS3 returns here and abroad, Sony CEO Howard Stringer and executive deputy president and the man himself, Kaz Hirai, have spoken on that point and a few others to the Wall Street Journal. Whilst Hirai ascertained that only a “very small percentage” of (presumably former) PS3 owners decided to cancel their PSN accounts, Sony remains future-cautious.

    While Stringer was quick to praise his protégé and likely successor – “Kaz demonstrated coolness and leadership and reliability absent of disagreement and dissidence that was very impressive” – he maintained a realist point of view generally uncharacteristic of big corporations and their scared money piles: “[Security] is a never-ending process; [no-one] is 100% secure… It's the beginning, unfortunately, or the shape of things to come. It's not a brave new world; it's a bad new world.”

    Analysts have estimated that the PSN and SOE outages will ultimately cost Sony as much as $1 billion.

    Comments 3 Comments
    1. Sporkk's Avatar
      Sporkk -
      I'm going to cancel mine when I get around to it. I've also been thinking about getting rid of my small collection of blu-rays. I agree that no one can be 100% secure but the less places that have your information the better. I'm mostly done with consoles anyway. I don't want sony to have my info anymore and I refuse to pay for xbox live.
    1. iLOVENZB's Avatar
      iLOVENZB -
      One way to convert console fanbois to PC I guess
    1. bobbintb's Avatar
      bobbintb -
      just because no system is 100% secure doesnt mean you shouldnt even bother, sony.