Sony Sued For Blocking PS3 Linux
Blocking out all alternative operating systems, the firmware update is also necessary to maintain access to most of the console's key feature.
Those who choose not to update have found their console can no longer access PlayStation Network among other features.
Suing Sony, Ventura's lawsuit reads, 'Sony's decision to force users to disable the OtherOS function was based on its own interest and was made at the expense of its customers.'
MCV reported that one dissatisfied Amazon customer successfully secured a partial refund on their console after claiming the firmware update had left it 'unfit for purpose'.
Ventura's lawsuit continues, 'The disabling of Linux support is not only in breach of the sales contract between Sony and its customers, the suit says, but also a deceptive business practice perpetrated on millions of unsuspecting customers.'
Sony has since responded to the situation saying it is free to change its system software as it pleases, as laid out in its terms and conditions.
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