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Re: [News] Sony PS3 Opens up More to Developers

____/ Mark Kent on Wednesday 21 November 2007 16:43 : \____

> Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
>> ____/ Mark Kent on Wednesday 21 November 2007 08:23 : \____
>>> Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
>>>><posted & mailed>
>>>> ____/ Jerry McBride on Wednesday 21 November 2007 00:37 : \____
>>>>> Mark Kent wrote:
>>>>>> Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
>>>>>>> Sony cuts fees for PS3 game developers
>>>>>>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>>>>>>| Monday's move follows last month's price cuts on the PS3 around the
>>>>>>>| world, and Sony has said that sales have improved in the U.S., Japan
>>>>>>>| and Europe. The 80-gigabyte version PS3 now sells for about $499, down
>>>>>>>| from $599.
>>>>>>> `----
>>>>>>> http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071119/ap_on_hi_te/japan_playstation
>>>>>>> Some forums have recently been talking about hacks that give Linux
>>>>>>> access to the GPU.
>>>>>> It's inevitable, and in the end, will benefit both Sony and their PS3,
>>>>>> as well as users generally.
>>>>> I agree with you, but I really, really hope Sony does the right thing and
>>>>> open up the hardware before it's hacked open. It would lend an air of
>>>>> anointment from the originator (Sony).
>>>>> Cheers...
>>>>> Imagine someday running Quake Team Arena III natively on the PS3? Simply
>>>>> awesome and my son, his friends and me would invest heavily in the PS3
>>>>> platform. Right now though, it's still a curiosity to us.
>>>> I don't think they'll do it any time soon. Linux gamers would 'steal'
>>>> these machines as soon as they reach the shelves. Ypu're taking about
>>>> super-powerful machines with a Blu-Ray drive (home cinema equipment) that
>>>> Sony sells at a loss. They are assuming that you would buy games and other
>>>> stuff, such as services. To an extent, the same goes for XBox|360, but
>>>> there's not even an HDDVD drive.
>>> Don't forget how production economics works.  There is a break-even
>>> point, and then there will be a profit point.  Further, don't forget
>>> about how people buy, too.  Early buyers will always pay more than later
>>> ones.
>>> It's possible that Microsoft just got the economics wrong for XBox, of
>>> course.
>> That's what an analyst said just 10 days ago:
>> Killing Off the Original Xbox: A Big Microsoft Mistake
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>| Now Microsoft (MSFT) introduced the Xbox in November 2001 and deliberately
>>| brought out their next machine, the 360, just four years later, in November
>>| 2005, so as to be first to market with the next generation. They kept the
>>| two models as a range for just one year, killing off the original Xbox in
>>| November 2006 when it was just five years old.
>> `----
> It seems odd that they would kill off the older machine if it were still
> selling.  Inexperience, perhaps?

It's not about being profitable. They have other goals.

,----[ Quote ]
| Davidson: Which software company would you hate to compete against? What 
| makes you single them out? 
| Cringely: Microsoft of course. They have the deepest of pockets, unlimited 
| ambition, and they are willing to lose money for years and years just to make 
|               ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
| sure that you don't make any money, either. And they are mean, REALLY mean.  
| ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
| Davidson: Why do you think Microsoft is mean? Are you implying some kind of 
| malicious intent rather than just ruthlessness? 
| Cringely: Maybe "mean" is the wrong word to use for Microsoft. "Ruthless" is 
| good. The company is built in the image of Bill Gates and Bill is a guy who 
| gets caught-up in the game of business and doesn't typically see its personal 
| cost. To use what might seem to be an obscure example, just look at all the 
| various partnerships and industry consortia that Microsoft has announced 
| through the years that never produced a product or even a usable 
| specification. There have been literally dozens of these operations that are 
| intended solely to freeze the competition until Microsoft can figure what the 
| heck it actually wants to do. To Microsoft its a PR exercise that helps them 
| compete but to customers it is just a damned lie. That's ruthless. There are 
| plenty of other examples I can give but you get the point. I represent the 
| concerns of users, not vendors, and Microsoft doesn't really care about 
| users.            


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