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PS3 freezing a 'feature'

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  1. Jimmy 2004

    Jimmy 2004 New Member

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    Apparently Sony may have been using a new tactic with the release of its PS3. Some of the demo units supposedly have a feature which means that the console will freeze or turn off after a while and is not a faulty machine. Although this isn’t confirmed, rumours are saying that Sony decided to have in store PS3s that crashed sometimes to try and prevent people coming into shops and taking control of the PS3 all day rather than buying one for themselves. However, some shop assistants are thinking the console is broken so not even turning it on, which can’t help sales much. If this is true it’s certainly an intriguing new approach, but not one that’s likely to be particularly successful.

    Source: The Inquirer
     
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    "It's not a bug, it's a feature!"
     
  3. kakazza New Member

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    Old ;p
    http://www.kotaku.com/gaming/playstation-3/no-really-ps3-demos-freeze-on-purpose-224527.php

    I loled so hard
     
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    Haha, at Target, in Jones Valley, they have the screen cracked and it turned off. They don't want anyone playing it is my guess, cause it does work. The bastards!
     
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    that has to be the worst thing i have ever heard of. The more and more i hear about the PS3, the more and more i hate it. im so glad i have a Wii!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    sony does some silly things why not just let the store monitor how long some plays them for
     
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    or, simpply just send a small leaflet with the store models explaing the consoles will freeze every hour to prevent ppl from hogging the unit.
     
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    I talked to a manager in Game Stop about it. He said the demo that comes with the PS3 locks up, but regular games don't. I still thought it was pretty funny.
     
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    lmao
     
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    I'd never ever buy anything where the demo machine breaks/locks up/doesn't work. If it's on purpose must be the stupidest thing ever. Easier way to do it, make the electric socked work on coins, like every other porn machine&stuff. 1$/1€/1£ for 15min or what the store thinks is enough for one dude.
     
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    Wtf do you spend your money on? :laugh:
     
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    I rather buy a Wii and an xbox 360 than buy one playstation 3
     

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