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PS3 Gamers Launch Sony Class Action

www.cnw.ca writes: A national class action has been commenced on behalf of PS3 gamers whose PS3 consoles were damaged following the installation of Firmware 3.0 and 3.01.

The claim seeks compensation as a result of alleged defects to Firmware 3.0, which was made available for download on or about September 1, 2009. The defendants named in the lawsuit are Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. and Sony of Canada Ltd.

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Ninjamonkey3024d ago

I think thats pretty reasonable.

its pretty clear that 3.00 ruined the ps3's so sony should pay for that, if after your warrantly the hardware goes wrong just out of bad luck then fair enough.

But sony created and distributed a piece of software which broke ps3's, not intentially but the blame completely lies with sony, and so at the very least consumers should get a free new ps3 in return.

sehnsucht3024d ago (Edited 3024d ago )

But don't you have to agree to the license agreement before installing it--the one that says sony is not responsible for damages?

Edit:
To clarify, wouldn't this mean it can't hold up in court (whether-or-not sony should replace/repair the units)?

soxfan20053024d ago (Edited 3024d ago )

Can you still play every game if you choose not to accept the agreement & upgrade?

I ask this because on my PSP, newer games require me to update my firmware. I can decline the update, but then I can't play certain games. In that light, the update is mandatory to me.

sehnsucht3024d ago

I'm not sure, I'll have to check one of the agreements in a manual. I know that by default you "agree" to a game's agreement by playing it. If you refuse to update, you can still play offline (unless the update is on the game disk).

Sunny_D3024d ago

No, it's only affecting the psp's games. If you decide to not update, then it doesn't matter you can play any game, You just can't sign in to the psn.

Saaking3024d ago

haha, the sadstation. Anyways, we all know they'll loose.

Major_Failson3024d ago

There were no defects to Firmware 3.0

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