> I'm not sure that I'd agree with the statement that this is "bullying". Like the article said, Sony sold consoles at a loss on the assumption that
they'd make money back on game sales (and possibly online subscriptions,
though they seem to have abandoned that for now).
That's a fine argument for why they might decide not to sell consoles with the ability to run Linux. Indeed, they stopped selling such consoles a while ago, and AFAIK people were a little annoyed but basically accepted that that was their right.
There's no connection between that and disabling the ability to run Linux on consoles that are already out there. They've already taken the loss on those consoles, long ago. Why should they care what people do with them now?