Saving Sony

This is probably the 50th story with “Saving Sony” phrase…this one happens to be on the cover of Newsweek’s international edition…

Stephen Levy thinks that PlayStation Portable might save the day for Sony…the device will be released in Japan later this year…

Will it be, as Sony hopes, a groundbreaking, category-busting killer device, “a Walkman for the 21st century” and a flagship for the proud but troubled company that still believes it can regain primacy in the world’s living rooms? Or just another cool game machine?

It will have games, of course…Using built-in Wi-Fi, in will have networking gaming capability. But it will also play films and songs. It will display photos and home movies. It could stream TV shows from the home network. It could even use it as a VOIP phone…

Sony assumes that by the end of March 2005 it will sell more than 3 million PSPs…

Problems remain: low battery life, DRM calisthenics etc…