Sony sued over PS3 update that supposedly bricks consoles
Written by Daniel   
Wednesday, 07 October 2009 17:26

Sony is facing a class-action lawsuit claiming the company's latest firmware update has caused major hardware issues with certain PS3s; the main hot button for console-owners is that Sony is apparently charging $150 to repair the damage.

By Michael Thompson | Last updated October 6, 2009 8:04 PM CT

 Firmware and system updates tend to make this generation of console owners more than a little skittish when they first become available for download. It makes sense: nearly every time an update comes out, news stories spring up across the Web about how a number of consoles have been bricked by the new software. History seems to be repeating itself with the PlayStation 3 v3.00 firmware update, which was launched in September. After numerous reports of PS3s suffering hardware failures following the installation of the update, a class action suit has been filed against Sony for the problems caused.  [ArsTechnica...]       [Comments...]


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