July 4, 2001
Sony's PlayStation 2: The 'ultimate weapon?'
Author: JT Smith
Kelly McNeill writes, "The U.S. and Japan have reportedly asked Sony to halt plans that would have resulted in the PlayStation 2 (PS2) game console being made in China. The request is due to fears that the game console could be converted to military use, according to published reports. The two governments are pointing to the PlayStation 2's DVD ability as being possibly helpful to China's military. Ironically, on the PlayStation Web site, Sony refers to the PlayStation 2 as 'the ultimate weapon in the universe.'" The column is at osOpinion.