PSN Downtime: Costs Millions of Dollars for Capcom
"The resulting outage is obviously costing us hundreds of thousands, if not millions of dollars in revenue." --- Christian Svensson, Senior Vice President, Capcom
According to Street Fighter game developer, Capcom, the continued PlayStation Network downtime costs publishers and developers hundreds of thousands. Moreover, the current situation puts future projects at risk. Capcom’s senior vice president, Christian Svensson, revealed at the Capcom Unity forums that the PSN blackout is costing the company a large amount of money.
“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.
“The hackers appear to be trying to ‘punish’ Sony for some perceived injustice, and they’ve been effective in that I suppose. But they’re also punishing millions of other consumers and businesses which makes it impossible to be sympathetic to their cause.
“As a consumer, I also play games online on PS3, which I can’t do… and likely my personal information is also compromised. Secondly I like to buy things in the PlayStation store and that I can’t do right now.”
Sony cleared out yesterday that the PSN and its related services may not be fully restored until the end of May.View Article Source »