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Old August 12 2008, 07:49 PM   #47
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Re: Sony's Perceived Idiocy.

Jim Steele wrote: View Post
I've had 2 PS1s fail on me and my Wii exploded a month back, but my 360 never gave me any problems.

I guess I'm just weird.

BigFoot wrote:
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Not even Microsoft would get away with charging 20 quid for a glorified demo.
Or lucky. I expect my XBOX 360 to blow any day now.
And I've had one PS2 go on me as well.
It's commonplace.

Permit me to entertain you with a Japanese expression:
soni taima (Sony Timer)
"ソニタイマ"
The idea is that some Japanese people believe that Sony actually designs its own electronics to malfunction at a future date, ideally just after the warranty expires, requiring the consumer to buy another!
It's even on wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sony_timer

In a lot of countries, that level of unethical behavior from such a large company would cause intense rage! But in Japan, it seems to be laughed about and shrugged off.

(Personally, I don't buy into the "Sony Timer" myth)
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