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"This explanation that the time, effort and associated costs needed to maintain the Hypervisor is again perfectly reasonable but it is also being suggested that Sony were secretly annoyed at the use of PS3’s by private company’s, research groups and even individuals stock piling PS3s in racks to provide releatively cheap processing power. Remember Sony sell the PS3 at a loss, and profit is only generated for the group through sales of games.

"So it looks like the real cost savings for Sony in removing the OtherOS option is not only in maintaining the Hypervisor but in cutting out a number of sales which do nothing for Sony’s bottom line, and this has to be a good thing all round. For those that must accumulate racks of PS3’s the good news is that the forthcoming FW3.0 will not be patching out the OtherOS feature from the existing models."
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