DRM Ridiculousness Just A Part Of The PSP Go's Problems
from the how-unappealing-does-this-sound dept
A bunch of folks have been sending in various versions of the stories popping up all weekend about the disastrous PSP Go launch, with a product that seems designed to piss off as many consumers as possible. And, of course, one of the big problems? DRM. Apparently a promotion in Europe gave people free downloads of games — but if you have both a PS3 and a PSP and were used to downloading games to the PS3 to put on the PSP, you’re out of luck with the PSP Go. The games are locked to the platform where they were downloaded.
Sony, Sony, Sony. This is the same company that has been locking things down for years, and always regrets it. Way back in 2005, the company admitted that it needed to stop locking down content, and learn to open up more. The company got a lot of press for that statement… and kept locking stuff down. Earlier this year, Sony got a ton of press for basically saying the same thing about being more open. So what does it do? It goes and releases another device using locked down content. At some point you have to wonder who’s in charge at Sony.