On March 27, Sony’s PS3 3.21 firmware update removed the ability to run other operating systems on the device – most notably Linux. Three weeks later, they’re facing a class action suit. Good.
The suit, filed on Tuesday by Anthony Ventura, alleges that Sony has violated their sales contract by taking out an advertised feature. And while Sony’s motivation – presumably to curb the piracy that Linux enabled – makes sense from a business perspective, they probably should have thought of that before allowing Linux support in the first place.
The lawsuit would cover anyone who purchased and kept a PS3 (not PS3 Slim, which never supported other OSes in the first place) from its November 2006 launch to when the update first became available, and damages sought are over $US5 million. [Eurogamer via Electronista]