It appears that the 24-hour Sony Store boycott --where members would sit inside Sony Stores with their trademark masks and hand out fliers-- that Anonymous had been planning for some time hasn't gone according to plan. In fact, one could say that Sony took Anonymous' advice and expected them.
Over on the event's official Facebook page, titled "Operation Sony," users were posting updates regarding how the protests had turned out in Sony Stores that they had went to. One person, whose name will not be mentioned, however can be seen on the Facebook page, had this to say:
"I went to the Sony Outlet in San Diego in the San Ysidro mall. No One was there. I didn't have materials to make signs. I didn't have the ink to print fliers. I don't own a mask. And NO ONE was there. Do you know what I did? at first I waited, then I stood outside the store and I talked to people. I stood there, alone, simply asking people to listen and telling them what was happening."
Another user reported that he went to two different Sony Stores, but found nobody.
"Well I went to Costa Mesa and no one there, went to LA ... no one there... so I stuck fliers places till I got kicked out haha mostly fail if ya ask me :("
Several videos have been posted onto the Operation Sony page, one showing police waiting outside a Sony Store in the UK, not allowing anyone to get too close to the shutdown store -- some are saying that it was to protest the protesters, however the video showed that nobody was protesting. Another video was of a man holding up a PlayStation 3 with an Anonymous flyer outside another closed down Sony Store -- attracting little-to-no attention from shoppers.
Strangely, one member apparently ended up buying a Sony Bravia.
"Just went to a Sony store for the first time in my life!. Bought a Bravia :)"
There are currently no signs of people reporting a complete success, nor have there been any videos submitted showing success in the operation. However, according to the page, Anonymous will continue these protests:
"There will be another protest date. This movement does not end here," read part of a message from the page's creator.
To check out the videos mentioned, head over to the source below.