The PSN Downtime is costing Capcom "Hundreds of Thousands, if not Millions" in Lost Revenue

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What's the PlayStation Network downtime cost you? Some time playing games? It's cost Japanese publisher Capcom a lot more than time.

Speaking out against the hackers who have crippled Sony's online network for over two weeks now, Capcom senior vice president Christian Svensson has written on the company's forums "as an executive responsible for running a business, the resulting outage [is] obviously costing us hundreds of thousands, if not millions of dollars in revenue that were planned for within our budget. These are funds we rely on to bring new games to market for our fans."

I feel slightly more sorry for anyone involved in the latest SOCOM game, since that's practically dead in the water thanks to this whole mess (it launched a day before the PSN was taken down), but yes, let's not forget, other publishers are also being adversely affected not just by you not playing their games, but by not buying crap for them, either.

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DISCUSSION

I know what it takes to make games, and how much they cost. I know how much is damaging Sony's wallet and image. I know how many gamers are feeling pretty down and frustrated about the whole thing.

It sucks. For ALL of us.

Don't bitch about the companies, if you want to vent, vent at the fuckers who did this. You may be pissed at no PSN...but at least it was there, you have had it. You may be pissed at the prospect of companies trying to reclaim lost profit...but hey, at least they are making games for you to play.

Sony screwed up somewhere, we all know that. Publishers are money hungry - as they should be really - and we all know that. But at least both parties offer us something.

The guys who did this gave you nothing in the first place, and then decide to take things away from you that they have no right to do. They are the scum, they are a fault, and if you are angry, target it towards them.