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Sony Finally Stops PSone Production

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Sony stops making original PS

With the PS3 launch looming, Japanese electronics giant shuts down production of the console that brought it to the industry in the first place.

 

Sony entered the global gaming industry with the Japanese release of the original PlayStation in December of 1994. More than 11 years and two more consoles later, the electronics giant has pulled the plug on its first console, ceasing all production of PS units. Last September, Sony announced that the original PlayStation and its PSOne redesign had surpassed the 100 million units sold milestone.

 

Despite the news, Sony representatives noted today that the end of production does not necessarily mean the end of availability. PS hardware and software are still selling in countries around the world.

 

Even if original PlayStation systems and games are becoming slim pickings in the US, gamers likely won't be going without for long. As part of its PlayStation Business Briefing 2006, Sony last week announced that it is working on an emulator that would allow gamers to play PS titles on the PSP. Details haven't been released yet, but Sony Computer Entertainment president Ken Kutaragi said the games would be digitally distributed.

 

While the PlayStation's decade-plus production run is certainly impressive, it isn't the longest life span for a gaming console. Atari released its Video Computer System (more popularly known as the Atari 2600) in 1977 and didn't officially pull the plug on it until 1991.

 

- Gamespot

 

For one, I didn't know they still made PSones. Yes, 2 days old, stfu. Oblivion runs on my computer. Take a guess what I'm doing most of the time now.

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does that mean psone games are legal to be downloaded? :banghead:

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does that mean psone games are legal to be downloaded? :banghead:

Wow, you even had to ask that.

 

No. It doesn't.

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does that mean psone games are legal to be downloaded? :banghead:

 

The ONLY time games are legal to be downloaded is when the author or company SPECIFICALLY says it is perfectly legal to download it. A good example would be Betrayal At Krondor. It was once a PC RPG that was sold in stores.

 

Then the sequel Return to Krondor was released and the company decided to make Betrayal at Krondor FREEWARE as free publicity. This meant that Betrayal at Krondor could be downloaded for free and LEGALLY off of any site. ;)

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Copyrights stay in effect some 70+ years AFAIK, unless the copyright holder gives an explicit permission that the copyrighted material is freely distributable by anyone in any form.

 

So no, just because Sony stopped the PSOne production doesn't make it any less illegal to download PSX games.

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Copyrights stay in effect some 70+ years AFAIK, unless the copyright holder gives an explicit permission that the copyrighted material is freely distributable by anyone in any form.

 

So no, just because Sony stopped the PSOne production doesn't make it any less illegal to download PSX games.

Right on zee drake.

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But Sony is eventually making it legal to download PSOne games to play on the PSP, as I mentioned in a different thread.

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But Sony is eventually making it legal to download PSOne games to play on the PSP, as I mentioned in a different thread.

Pay to Play model. Games will most likely be a one time fee, like iTunes, unless they want to be total pricks about it.

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Copyrights stay in effect some 70+ years AFAIK, unless the copyright holder gives an explicit permission that the copyrighted material is freely distributable by anyone in any form.

 

So no, just because Sony stopped the PSOne production doesn't make it any less illegal to download PSX games.

Right on zee drake.

 

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Sorry, it's an Oblivion thing.

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