Originally Posted by nekrosoft13
now imagine if Google, Apple (I believe apple did, but to much lesser extent), Microsoft, Nokia, Motorala, HTC etc...) would use phone users for jailbreaking or rooting their phones. Can you image the chaos?
The difference is that Google/Apple/MS are not financially affected when people Root or jailbreak their devices. They have no income tied to the device other then direct hardware sales or software licensing. Sony would lose a lot because publishers would stop supporting the platform (look at the Dreamcast). Googles and Apples answer usually is a new device that has a new way to lock down the device.
Hacking a cellphone is nowhere near as bad as hacking a cellphone. There is a lot more invested in the console industry then developing a smartphone.