Sony To Repay Playstation Users
Sony has agreed, six years on, to pay Playstation 3 owners for a 2010 firmware update that removed the games console’s ability to run Linux.
Sony came to an agreement with lawyers representing PS3 owners, according to Ars Technica, with the company having to pay $55 to anyone that used Linux on the PS3 before the firmware update.
The ruling ordered Sony to pay $9 to anyone who bought an original “fat” PS3 based on the “other OS”.
In order to get their 55 bucks, a gamer “must attest under oath to their purchase of the product and installation of Linux, provide proof of their purchase or a serial number and PlayStation network sign-in ID, and submit some proof of their use of the Other OS functionality.”
In order to get $9, a gamer “may attest that he or she lost value and/or desired functionality or was otherwise injured as a consequence of firmware update 3.21 issued on April 1, 2010.”