Like many Sony lovers, I don't worry too much about Microsoft's X Box. However, with the reputation (Zero-defect quality control) ruined due to memory card failure, it hurts so much. The external failure cost (including loss of customers) is too huge.
Moreover, viewing the rapid rise of recent stock price, I've sold my SNE yesterday morning to lock my profit. And luckily I did.
Where the heck do you get that vile bunch of nonsense?....Read Consumer Reports magazine...their Video Recorders are the least reliable..their tv's are grossly over priced and unreliable..the $700 PHILIPS has a better picture and more features, and is more reliable...than the $1500 junk from Sony...the $900 Sony EQUALS the $700 PHILIPS..CU mag said teh Philips sets are the best VALUE, more features, better image, more reliable..www.philipsusa.com.....Panasonic are also rated BETTER than Sony....Advertising hype, it's pitiful what the uninformed will believe....Philips alos has a device called RUSH...digital music recorder..so don't think the Sony music stick is so unique...checkout www.philips.com....it's notasony....
Sony most likely launched the PS/2 first in Japan,and in March,so that any glitches would be uncovered and corrected,in the early stage of the worldwide rollout.The discovery of problems at this point,is actually good news, since it gives Sony time to iron out the kinks before releasing PS/2 in the US and Europe.The few minor bugs uncovered,shouldn't have any lingering long term effect on Sonys reputation for quality,and when PS/2 goes into wide distibution it will be an actual kickin machine,not some vague boX.