Top 4 reasons piracy hasn’t hit the PS3

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  1. livewire

    livewire Member

    Top 4 reasons piracy hasn’t hit the PS3

    In Asia’s gaming culture, piracy has been common place for every major game console since the NES. In the mid 90’s a device called the UFO, allowed ROM games stored on floppy disks to be played on the SNES via a disk-drive like device that sat on top of the SNES. The 32-bit era saw the rise of mod-chips and insane swap-tricks to get past CD region lockouts.

    Not much has changed in the generations that followed. Even today, the Xbox 360, Wii, DS and PSP have all fallen victim to heavy piracy. The advent of torrent sites and faster download speeds don’t do the major players any favors either. The PS3, on the other hand, remains a different story. I have been keeping an eye on the local pirating scene, and with almost a year after the PS3’s release, it appears to be the only console piracy free. On that note, I have concluded these reasons for the PS3’s success in the anti-piracy war. (Note: despite the tone of this article, I have no doubt that eventually, technology will catch up and savvy pirates will have their way)

    4. Hardware complexity
    Let me preface this by saying that I’m by no means an engineer or have any expertise with console hardware, but from what I’ve heard from around the Net, I’ve decided to include this point with some doubt. With the Xbox 360, all that is needed is to flash the DVD drives firmware, for the Wii, a simple modchip install. The only hiccup would come with future software updates. The PS3, unlike the Xbox 360, does not do incremental firmware updates, each PS3 firmware update completely replaces the previouslt installed version, leaving me to the think that any exploited areas in the software would be eliminated. Unless someone out there commits to creating custom firmware, similar to the PSP homebrew scene, running something like the a HDD loader or installing a modchip seems an unlikely option.

    3. Blu-Ray
    Despite the whole next-gen format war, Blu-ray has served Sony on multiple fronts. First of all, touting a size limit of around 50gb for a dual layer BD-ROM. Very few sane people would go through the trouble of downloading or uploading such a large ISO file. Also, Blu-Ray disc burners are still out of the price range of the mass market.

    2. Region-free games
    As hard as it is to believe, there are people out there who have their consoles modded for the sole purpose of importing. With games such as Kingdom Hearts 2 : Final Remix available only to the japanese market, its hard to ignore that any hardcore gamer has gone through the whole importing process before. with the PS3 being region-free, with most games released in Asia already coming with an option for English as the primary language, Sony has appeased the importing community. Importing, was also the primary justification for shops to carry mod-chips in the first place, this move thereby eliminates this excuse for pirates to hide behind.

    1. High price point
    With the early adopter having to shell out $600, anything with even the slightest risk of bricking the system will give any PS3 owner nightmares. This seems to be the prevailing sentiment on many forum threads I’ve read, many people just don’t want to risk the PS3 the same way they did with their past consoles. As a side-effect to having a high price point, the installed base isn’t as high as the Xbox 360 or the Wii, bringing little payoff to those who would have to go through all the trouble.

    Source: ... t-the-ps3/
  2. Guest

    Guest Guest

    i still prefer 360 than the PS3 ,360 is still better in terms in Graphics, and i can download games on the net.........
  3. Unwired

    Unwired Member

    you got one daemon?wow
  4. Guest

    Guest Guest

    mahal pa sa pilipinas ang ps3 nasa 25K yung 360 na open pwede ka ng makabili ng 14k games nya 100pesos lang ........
  5. pawleonhart

    pawleonhart Member

    yang price ng consoles na yan, ipang upgrade ko na lang ng pc yan. last console ko na ang ps2. di na practical bumili nyan mahal na masyado.

  6. hanggang di pa lumalabas ang mgs sa ps3 di mun ako bibili ng next gen console. so far halos lahat ng friends ko bumili na ng 360.

  7. daemon... nakakapag online games ka ba??
  8. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Ps3 has built in WIFI ,also on 360,and wii, even the PSP....for online games and Internet Browsing
  9. klyster

    klyster Member

    Graphics wise, I'll go for 360, why kasi kaya nyang isupport kahit ang standard TV, but for Graphic horsepower and supremacy, I'll go for Ps3, simple mas powerful ang GPU nya eh, pero you must also crunch more dough for a HDTV which is 1080p to fully appreciate the graphic processing power of your PS3, we had this experience from our PS3 when we used it on our standard TV, everything is white ahaha.

    And the piracy thing, the dawn of blu ray disc writers would ease up things for piracy, and heres a hint from the Hackers world, as of this time, PS3 firmware and bios are now fully extracted from the system... So we will soon be seing pirated BD and moded PS3... But the only problem as they had quoted, online experience will be truncated, unless x-link will do a way to bridge it.
  10. donetus

    donetus Member

    daem0n, oks ba talaga 360? one thing that's stopping me from buying the unit is the 3RL eh ..
  11. genexide

    genexide Member

    ako, stick muna ako sa PSP.. tekken dark ressu.. hehe.. :D
  12. phi7588

    phi7588 Member

    may nakaka ayos na ng 3rl and besides meron namang bagong 360 falcon pinalitan ung heatsink ata not quite sure basta less prone daw xia sa 3rl.

  13. Tsong, siguro wala pa ngaun, pero tingin ko po, magiging parang PSP din yan! magkakaroon din ng tao/group ng tao na makaka-crack sa PS3.

    If there's a program, there's always a source code!

  14. as of now..still not able to..but some one is able to crack and successfully run a homebrew na sa PS3 im not sure if it's a hoax or for really..

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