Originally Posted by Anthony1
The only good thing about it being hacked is for them to get some really good emulators up and running on it.
This has already been done for Vita, but it's currently only using PSP-level code/processing. The difference is that if this latest hack "sticks," emulation could begin appearing for more recent consoles. It could lead to a full-blown "jailbreak." It could also open up Remote Play, as well as the PS1, PS2, and PSP libraries. For those of us who already own PS1/2 and PSP games, we legally wouldn't need to pay $5-10 (or more) a pop for games we already own (which isn't piracy as long as they're not updated versions). And Remote Play would only work for games we already own on PS3, so that would also be legally protected use.
Frankly, I'm torn about this. My hope
is that this might push Sony to take drastic measures to rapidly appeal to consumers and publishers (lowering price, opening the platform to smaller devs, etc). My fear
is that this might push Sony to take drastic measures to close the platform in the name of combating piracy.
The best solution for Sony would be to lower the hardware price and launch PS Mobile ASAP, and work to close off the PS Store and PSN to those who jailbreak/hack their Vitas. Seems like a fair trade-off that neither condones piracy nor punishes legitimate consumers.
But this may all be a ways off. Sony may be able to nip this in the bud before it takes off like they did with PS3. We'll know soon enough.Edited by confidenceman - 9/7/12 at 11:05am