Capcom: "PSN downtime costing us hundreds of thousands"

Written by Joe Martin

May 10, 2011 // 10:43 a.m.

Tags: #capcom #capcom-psn-blackout-costing-us-hundreds-of-thousands #digital-distribution #hacks #playstation #playstation-network #psn #qriocity #sony

The continued PlayStation Network downtime is costing developers and publishers huge amounts of money and putting future projects at risk, according to Street Fighter developer Capcom.

Speaking on the Capcom Unity forums, Capcom's senior vice president Christian Svensson revealed that the continued PSN blackout was costing the company 'hundreds of thousands'.

'As an executive responsible for running a business, the resulting outage is obviously costing us hundreds of thousands, if not millions of dollars in revenue that were planned for within our budget,' said Svensson. 'These are funds we rely on to bring new games to market for our fans.'

'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.'

'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.'

Yesterday Sony revealed that PSN and related services may not be restored to full functionality until the end of the month.

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