Well here’s something interesting to share with you now, as we’re hearing rumors that Sony may be preparing to unleash a brand new PS3 console SKU, one which is thought to be unhackable in light of the recent security breaches on existing models.
As reported from VG247, a tipoff over at HQ Everything reveals that this new SKU refresh is also a response to the leaking of Killzone 3, as if you didn’t know, the game is now available to download via torrent sites, providing you are in possession of a hacked console.
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Sony obviously aren’t too pleased about this, so it would seem logical that a new PS3 SKU would not only put a stop to would be Killzone 3 pirates, but it would also be equipped with a new root key, meaning that custom firmwares would no longer be possible.
It does pose the question though – what happens to existing consoles? Does it mean that Sony has somewhat ‘given up’ on trying to crack down on those who exposed key security details about their prized possession? It’s not exactly hard for one to search for the damaging tools on Google after all.
What are your immediate thoughts on a brand new PS3 console? The report goes on to say that it will be equipped with a 300GB hard drive, and it’s price point in the UK would be around £186.99. Do you think this is the right step for Sony to take or not? It also makes you think what will happen to existing PS3 stock. Will they be recalled and replaced with these new models, or will Sony just accept defeat and get rid of them with further price reductions.
Give us your thoughts on this.