Several buyers of the original PlayStation 3 filed a class action lawsuit against Sony,recently due to the company attempting to originally sell the console as a computer and saying you could run Linux on it. Sony never went through with that idea due to a security issue.
Sony has agreed to pay $3.75 million to settle the lawsuit. The five plaintiffs received $3,500 each while the remaining money is being split between other PlayStation 3 buyers, lawyers and settlement organizers. At the end of the day, buyers are eligible for up to $65.
If you bought a “fat” PS3 between November 1, 2006 and April 1, 2010, you’re eligible for your part of the claim. The purchase had to be from an actual retailer.The purchased console must have been bought new, not a floor model or used.Claim you used the “Other OS” functionality and believe your console lost value when Sony patched it. You must attest under penalty of perjury when doing this, as well.Fill out this form and provide your PlayStation 3’s serial number and/or your PlayStation Network sign in information.The deadline to submit your claim is April 15.