PS3 owner gets refund for loss of Other OS feature

 

In the latest repercussion of Sony’s troubled firmware update, NeoGAF forum moderator ‘iapetus‘, cited European law to argue that his original 60GB console no longer operated as advertised.

 

The online retailler gave the gamer  a refund – without return  – of around 20 per cent of the console’s original value. The EU law,  Directive 1999/44/EC, cited by ‘iapetus’ states: "(a product) be fit for the purpose which the consumer requires them and which was made known to the seller at the time of purchase.”

 

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Amazon had to shell out rather than Sony as the directive puts the onus on the retailer rather than manufacturer, although the cost will probably be passed on to the electronics giant.

 

Sony maintains it can change software as it doesn’t alter hardware. It will be hoping other PS3 owners won’t be following ‘iapteus’ actions otherwise it will be forced, either to reinstall the ‘Other OS’ feature or go to court to show it’s acting legally.

 

Will you looking for a partial refund for your ‘Other OS’-less console – let us know.

 

Link:  PlayStation University


 

In the latest repercussion of Sony’s troubled firmware update, NeoGAF forum moderator ‘iapetus‘, cited European law to argue that his original 60GB console no longer operated as advertised.

 

The online retailler gave the gamer  a refund – without return  – of around 20 per cent of the console’s original value. The EU law,  Directive 1999/44/EC, cited by ‘iapetus’ states: "(a product) be fit for the purpose which the consumer requires them and which was made known to the seller at the time of purchase.”

 

—————————————————————–

Related articles:

PS3 users reports problems after 3.21 update

PS3 network bug – the full story

PS3 Move motion controller gets official outing

T3 guide to gaming consoles

——————————————————————–

 

Amazon had to shell out rather than Sony as the directive puts the onus on the retailer rather than manufacturer, although the cost will probably be passed on to the electronics giant.

 

Sony maintains it can change software as it doesn’t alter hardware. It will be hoping other PS3 owners won’t be following ‘iapteus’ actions otherwise it will be forced, either to reinstall the ‘Other OS’ feature or go to court to show it’s acting legally.

 

Will you looking for a partial refund for your ‘Other OS’-less console – let us know.

 

Link:  PlayStation University


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