Playstation 3 update leads to lawsuit

Playstation 3 update leads to lawsuit
Playstation 3 update leads to lawsuit

A Playstation 3 software update last month erased the free operating system, Linux, leaving disgruntled gamers to file complaints in several states and now a class action lawsuit.

Sony Computer Entertainment America, Inc., faces claims from gamers who say Sony's Playstation 3 was devalued when customers were forced to update their systems with an update that disabled the "Other OS" feature.

The firmware 3.0 update was supposed to be aimed at fighting software piracy, but consumers allege that they purchased the PS3 because Sony advertised it to function as a computer with Internet access and as a video game console. The update makes the PS3 no longer worth the cost gamers paid without the Linux feature, the users allege.

The class action lawsuit was filed by Meiselman, Denlea, Packman, Carton & Eberz P.C. law firm in White Plains, New York.