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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