Sony PS3 Firmware v3.21 Update Leads to Class-Action Lawsuit

Apr 29, 2010
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Sony PS3 Firmware v3.21 Update Leads to Class-Action Lawsuit

When it comes to the PlayStation 3, the updates are part of a legacy. Whether that legacy is a good or bad thing, well, that's for you to decide. Though, we imagine that this little addition to that torrid affair is going to weigh your decision for the "bad." According to a recent report, while some people are thanking Geohot right now thank to Sony's recent v3.21 update, others are taking a far more legal approach to alleviate their woes. After all, Amazon can't give everyone their money back.

For one individual, he seems to believe that taking Sony to court over the whole "no other OS" situation is the right thing to do. Anthony Venture has already gone forward and started the process, and the lawsuit covers every Sony PS3 model purchased from November 17th, 2006 to March 27th, 2010. So, a hefty amount of consoles. What does Venture want? Compensation for damages, restitution, injuctive relief, and for all the legal fees to be paid by Sony.

So how much does that equal? Well, it's been rumored that somewhere in the ballpark of $5 million has been mentioned a few times. As you know, Sony believes that the PS3 is "first and foremost a games console," so removing the ability to load up Linux on the console is something that they believe is not something that needs to be included. Therefore, by them removing it, you're not entitled to anything. What do you think? Does Venture have any ground?

[via Ubergizmo]


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