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Sony is Now Giving Early PS3 Adopters Cash Settlements for the “OtherOS” Lawsuit


When PlayStation 3 originally launched back in 2006, it came with an “OtherOS” feature that allowed users to install Linux on a partitioned section of the console’s hard drive. However, Sony released an update that removed this feature in 2010, leading to a class action lawsuit against the company for breach of warranty and false advertising. It took six years, but a settlement was finally reached back in June, and Sony is now beginning the process of paying out cash to its customers.

If you purchased an original “Fat PlayStation 3” between November 1st, 2006 and April 1st, 2010, you may be eligible to receive a cash payment. You can submit your claim now by clicking here. Class Members who submit a claim with the required proof of purchase and proof of use of the Other OS feature are entitled to receive $55. Class Members who submit a claim with proof of purchase and attest that they intended to use the Other OS function, lost value or desired functionality, or believe they were otherwise injured are entitled to receive $9.

For the full details on the settlement, the application process, and all of your options (if you are a Class Member), you can read the full settlement notice by clicking here.

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