PS3 owners sue Sony over crippling firmware update

Gaming PlayStation 3 Technology

ps-3PlayStation 3 owners say a mandatory firmware update has ruined their systems, and they’ve launched a class-action lawsuit seeking compensation and restitution.

According to Courthouse News Service, the upgrade promised new features and improved navigation, but caused the gaming console to crash and rendered controllers inoperable. A subsequent update reportedly failed to solve the problem and caused the system’s Blu-ray player to malfunction.

And let’s face it, that Blu-ray player is the only real reason to own a PS3, right?

One plaintiff said Sony wanted $150 to fix the problem. Sony has stated it’s not a firmware issue, and that repair costs are the responsibility of consumers.

The suit is seeking declaratory relief, compensation and restitution for breach of implied warranty, negligence and unjust enrichment.

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2 thoughts on “PS3 owners sue Sony over crippling firmware update

  1. There are some fantastic PS3 exclusive games out there and they are definitely a good reason to own the console – besides the Blu-ray player. For a long time now that’s been a good joke about the system (one that I’ve made hundreds of times), but I believe we have moved past that now. Just saying. Bummer to hear about this bit of news though. I haven’t had any problems with mine but I would say it is annoying to get so many firmware updates and they take a very long time to complete.

  2. There are some fantastic PS3 exclusive games out there and they are definitely a good reason to own the console – besides the Blu-ray player. For a long time now that’s been a good joke about the system (one that I’ve made hundreds of times), but I believe we have moved past that now. Just saying. Bummer to hear about this bit of news though. I haven’t had any problems with mine but I would say it is annoying to get so many firmware updates and they take a very long time to complete.

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