Capcom’s Corporate Officer/Senior Vice-President, Christian Svensson has said in a statement on Capcom Unity that the PSN outage is costing the company potentially millions of dollars.
Speaking both as a “consumer” and as “a executive responsible for running the business”, Svensson said he was both “frustrated” and “upset” by the current situation.
He also went on to say that while the hackers have been successful in punishing Sony, he feels that by upsetting gamers it’s hard for anyone to be sympathetic to their cause.
Check out his full statement below.
I’m frustrated and upset by it for a number of reasons.
As a consumer, I also play games online on PS3, which I can’t do… and likely my personal information is also compromised. Secondly I like to buy things in the PlayStation store and that I can’t do right now.
On a related note, as an executive responsible for running a business, the resulting outage obviously costing us hundreds of thousands, if not millions of dollars in revenue that were planned for within our budget. These are funds we rely on to bring new games to market for our fans.
In short, the hackers appear to be trying to “punish” Sony for some perceived injustice, and they’ve been effective in that I suppose. But they’re also punishing millions of other consumers and businesses which makes it impossible to be sympathetic to their “cause”.
PSN is still expected to be back online in the near future, with the full service expected to be restored by May 31.