Sony is sending out settlement checks for 2016’s PS3 “Other OS” lawsuit.
The total settlement made was for $3.75 million, with $400,000 going to attorneys, $3,500 going to fix plaintiffs and the rest to people who filed claims.
It could be that more people made claims than the official estimate was expected for. This is probably what happened since Sony and the court made it way too easy to submit a claim. All you had to do was agree to a few condition, provide your PSN username and your console’s serial number.
You can read full details of the case here.
The settlements sent were for the “Sony PS3 Other OS Litigation” when Sony removed the PS3’s “OtherOS” feature to patch security concerns and combat piracy.
“OtherOS” allowed users to install Linux on the console, with which the console due to its powerful Cell processor could become so much more than just a gaming machine. The US AirForce even made a Supercomputer using 1,760 PS3 consoles in a cluster.
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