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March 11, 2011 // 4:01 pm - With news of the 8.9 magnitude earthquake and tsunamis in Japan, several Sony factories are currently closed as a result of the disaster.

To quote from Engadget (linked above): "Sony and Toyota have both stopped operations in their factories due to damage. Tragically, one Honda worker lost his life after a wall collapsed, while several Panasonic workers are said to have suffered minor injuries.

It remains to be seen exactly what impacts this will have on consumers, but Sony's closed factories were responsible for the production of Blu-ray discs and batteries, while the numerous automotive shutdowns could result in short-term shortages. This bad news sent stocks downward, with German share prices for Sony dropping 2.5 percent and Honda 4.5 percent.

We're still watching with concern to see what other impacts the resultant tsunamis could have, but for now we'll keep hoping for the best."

Sony Factories in Japan Closed Due to Earthquake and Tsunamis

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#22 - OGroteKoning - March 15, 2011 // 8:04 pm
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Supported mate! They need all the help they can get and prayer will go a long way.

#21 - NCSUfan - March 15, 2011 // 6:30 pm
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I've always wondered if other countries try to help us out as we (usa) so often do when others need it.

I wish the japanese well during this trying time... but I'm beyond disgusted with the usa getting shot on media-wise all over the globe but we are the first to be turned to when it hits the fan and someone needs a helping hand...

I wished the japanese people well.

#20 - Takavach - March 15, 2011 // 5:26 pm
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Hello to all my friends and forum members. i think in this time all of you know about the japan and know about their people and nuclear reactor. like every news center i want to say please come and forget every things good or bad in your life and pray for people in japan, it's not about your game , it's not about sony and it's not about nothing you think about that , it is about another people like us.

I will pray for japan and i hope god help them.

Thanks in Advance.

#19 - shummyr - March 14, 2011 // 1:07 am
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My deepest thoughts, prayers and sympathy go to the people of japan

#18 - OGroteKoning - March 13, 2011 // 9:10 pm
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A natural disaster hits Japan and you are so supportive and display good wishes for their well being. But on the other hand you continue to wish Sony goes under? Did you ever stop and think that it is the same Japanese people you are talking about? And that all of a sudden you wish the same Japanese employees to be without work - thus not caring for their well being? Catch a wake up!!

Good luck to all those hit by this disaster. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

#17 - PSPSwampy - March 12, 2011 // 11:26 pm
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Sony bashing is one thing when it's related to some daft comment that they've made, or their latest choice of lawsuit - but to state that you hoped sony lose out when it's a major distaster with lives lost, homes wrecked and billions of dollars in destruction - you need serious help!

Oh any my thoughts go out to everyone in Japan, or anyone with friends/relatives out there.

#16 - KRaZE - March 12, 2011 // 9:06 pm
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What are they doing directly to you?

Over the years it has turned into a XBOX Fanboy site where most people bash Sony and their console. It's sad. I wish I could turn back the hands of time. Back before the jailbreak. Back when the news was actually from developers/studios. Back when I'd read it here first then see it on IGN. Those were the days.

#15 - Wootzy - March 12, 2011 // 8:12 pm
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This is a battle between good and evil... i mean Sony. W/e happens to their factories never mattered to me anyways. They aren't going to report good things happening to their factories so the ONLY things we can comment on r the bad things (such as a tsunami).

Sony isn't getting any sympathy from me after all this they are doing to us. Sad for the 1 man who lost his life but i'm not going to throw all expression of opinion to the wind just because of that.

#14 - Aba - March 12, 2011 // 8:03 pm
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Sony blocks your ability to Mod your ps3 system on newer firmware, so some people think its cool to wish Sony a horrible thing like this...

#13 - kablooey - March 12, 2011 // 2:56 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by Bishoff View Post
Happy for Sony's lost profits. May the gods strike against Sony again...

What a childish thought in hard times for Japan.