New York, NY: A $3.75 million settlement has been reached between PlayStation and a nationwide class of plaintiffs, potentially ending the defective products lawsuit against the game company.
You are a Class Member if you purchased a Fat PS3 in the United States between November 1, 2006 and April 1, 2010 from an authorized retailer for family, personal, and/or household use and you: (1) used the Other OS functionality; (2) knew about the Other OS functionality; or (3) contend or believe that you lost value or desired functionality or were otherwise injured as a consequence of Firmware Update 3.21 and/or the disablement of Other OS functionality in the Fat PS3.
You are eligible to receive a cash payment of up to $65 if you submit a valid and complete Claim Form. Because settlement funds will be distributed to Class Members on a pro rata basis, the exact dollar amount that each Class Member will receive will depend on the total number of valid claims that are submitted.
In order to be eligible for a claim, you must provide at least one of the following: (1) your PS3 serial number; or (2) the PlayStation Network Sign-In ID (email address) you used to create a PlayStation account associated with your Fat PS3; (3) or the PlayStation Network Online ID (the handle you chose for communicating and game play on the PlayStation Network) associated with the PlayStation account you used with your Fat PS3.
If you previously submitted a claim form in the earlier settlement in this matter, you will automatically be included and do not need to submit another claim form.