Earlier today I wrote a post detailing a possible refund on all PS3 Hardware bought before a certain time as a result of an ongoing lawsuit against Sony. This rumour seems to have been fake as proven by the site below. It would seem the site of the lawfirm had in fact been hacked to state this information.
Goes to show that if it sounds too good to be true then it usually is.
Here is something quite interesting on the business side of things.
A few months ago an update was released for the Playstation 3 which removed the ‘OtherOS’ feature of the console. This feature allowed the user to use a section of his hard drive to install another Operating System on (or at least install Linux). The debate about whether or not it should’ve been removed is for another time, but some people were so annoyed by Sony removing this advertised feature of the console that they actually sued Sony.
I will admit straight away that I didn’t actually have much hope for the lawsuit. I’m not a legal expert; my only law experience comes from the Ace Attorney series, but I honestly thought that Sony would just crush them. However, it actually seems according to this site, the judge ruled that Sony must refund anyone who bought a PS3 before March 27th 2010 for up to 50% of it’s retail value. If this is true (and it certainly looks like it) then that is an incredible victory and a very costly one for Sony.
Now before anyone gets excited, the page doesn’t make mention of any specifics such as how to claim or what regions it actually applies to. It does however, state that Sony will be doing this at E3.
From the wording of the article it seems that as of now this only applies to American PS3 owners, but there is a small mention of something happening in the EU. Needless to say, this is an interesting one to watch.
So does anyone reading have any thoughts regarding this? Were you annoyed with Sony’s removal of the ‘OtherOS feature’ or did it not bother you? Leave a comment below.