Gamers that purchased a Sony PlayStation 3 (FAT PS3) between November 1, 2006 to April 1, 2010 are eligible for a potential award from the Sony PlayStation 3 ‘Other OS’ Class Action Lawsuit. According to the lawsuit, there were 10 million Fat PlayStation 3 owners during the 2010 firmware update that were ultimately removed support for the Linux OS. The product was advertised to provide owners the ability to install the Linux OS but when Sony pushed out the 2010 firmware update, it disabled the functionality of the product to many users. If you are frustrated with not being able to play new games on your PlayStation 3, file a claim by April 15, 2018 to receive your potential award!
Sony PS3 ‘Other OS’ Class Action Lawsuit:
- Sony Playstation 3 ‘Other OS’ Claim Form
- Claim Form Deadline: 04/15/2018
- Anyone who, between Nov. 1, 2006 and April 1, 2010, purchased a Fat PlayStation 3 in the United States from an authorized retailer and for personal or household use, and who either used the Other OS functionality, knew about that functionality, or “contends or believes that he or she lost value or desired functionality or was otherwise injured as a consequence of Firmware Update 3.21 and/or the disablement of Other OS functionality in the Fat PS3.”
- Estimated Amount: Up to $65
- Proof of Purchase:
- Their PlayStation 3 serial number;
- The PlayStation Network Sign-In ID (email address) used to create a PlayStation account associated with their PlayStation 3; or
- The PlayStation Network Online ID (the player’s handle used for communicating and playing games on the PlayStation Network) associated with the PlayStation account linked to their PlayStation 3.
- In re: Sony PS3 “Other OS” Litigation, Case No. 4:10-cv-01811-YGR, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
How to File a Claim:
- Head on over to the Sony Playstation 3 ‘Other OS’ Claim Form.
- Read over the claim form to see if you are eligible for consumer class A or consumer class B.
- Fill out the claim form with your information.
- Submit your claim by April 15, 2018 to earn your potential award!
All consumers that purchased a Sony PlayStation 3 during Nov. 1, 2006 and April 1, 2010, are eligible for a potential award from the Sony Playstation 3 ‘Other OS’ Claim Form. According to the lawsuit, the functionality advertised the use of Linux OS was deactivated during their 2010 firmware update. This angered many gamers as they would not be able to new PlayStation 3 games or Blu-ray videos, or to use the PlayStation Network. Furthermore, plaintiffs claim that the Other OS feature was an essential reason they purchased a Fat PlayStation 3. Sony denies that it did anything wrong, they have agreed to settle the class-action lawsuit in order to avoid the further risk and cost of ongoing litigation. So if you are eligible, file a claim by April 15, 2018. Don’t forget to take a look at our full list of Class Action Lawsuit Settlements!