It's been a frustrating few weeks for PlayStation fans. First Sony's PlayStation Network went down, leaving headshot-hungry gamers with no way of playing their favourite games online, thenwith personal data from over 100 million users. PlayStation Network just kinda... , with communication from Sony extremely sparse.
We asked, "After the PlayStation hack and theft of personal details, will you trust Sony again?" So far 792 of you have had your say, with just over half of you -- 53 per cent -- stating that your trust in Sony could return, but it's going to take a while.
Not everyone was so fussed about the outage apparently, with 33 per cent ticking the box marked, "Sure, what's all the fuss about?"
Despite Xbox 360 in the wake of the outage., it would seem that Sony loyalty is high with our voters -- only 14 per cent of you responded that you'd be buying an
So it looks as though Sony could still redeem itself in the eyes of gamers. With most voters eventually willing to let bygones be bygones, the Japanese tech giant may still cling to its fanbase. But it won't be easy -- Sony's got serious work to do if it wants to smooth things over with wounded users, and we're a little concerned at Sony'sto protecting European users.
One commenter in our poll said, "I was such a loyal fan of Sony. But I gotta have my online play. And well... it caused me to get an Xbox."
Another responded, "Never have I seen a company keep its consumers so in the dark. It's ridiculous. Makes me think they actually don't know what they are doing."
Indeed, Sony's lack of communication was a bone of contention for many readers: "If you expect your customers to be loyal you have to keep them informed."
Many commenters pointed out that as the PlayStation Network is free (unlike the Xbox's online service), there's little reason to complain when it goes down. We'd counter that while the service is free, it costs Sony money to run, so that's built into the cost of the console itself, or the games you play on it.