Sony Will Pay Out Millions Over PS3 Linux

Posted by HardOCP News 3:03 PM (CDT)

Wednesday June 22, 2016

Remember that lawsuit over Sony removing the "Install Other OS" feature from the original PS3? Well, it looks as though Sony will be paying out $55 to every person that can prove they were affected by the change. If you knew about the feature but never used it, you get $9. As usual, regardless how many people cash in, the lawyers will still get $2.25 million.

According to the attorneys who brought the class action, up to 10 million console owners could have been affected. And under the terms of the deal they struck with Sony, they stand to make a cool $2.25 million of their own. As for those folks who had hopes of using their PS3s as a Linux box -- they are eligible for that $55 payout assuming they can show "some proof of their use of the Other OS functionality." If you knew about the Other OS function, but never quite got around to using it because you were too busy playing God of War III, you might still be eligible for a cool nine bucks.