Re: Sony's Perceived Idiocy.
Jim Steele wrote:
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.
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.
Permit me to entertain you with a Japanese expression:
soni taima (Sony Timer)
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:
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)
The "sony timer" concept is not unique to the japanese.
Ghost of TrekBBS past.