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Sony and Square Enix Sued for Final Fantasy XIII Freezing on PS3


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219w ago - As if there weren't enough class action lawsuits filed recently for the removal of OtherOS on PS3, IGN reports that yet another [Register or Login to view links] (PDF) is brewing against Sony and Square Enix over Final Fantasy XIII freezing and in some cases breaking the user's PlayStation 3 entertainment system.

To quote: "The lawsuit, filed on June 2, 2010 by Daniel Wolf of San Diego, Calif., alleges Final Fantasy XIII has caused 'severe and widespread damage' to Sony PS3 gaming systems since its release on March 9, 2010.

The lawsuit states that, for many consumers playing Final Fantasy XIII, has 'caused their PS3 consoles to freeze and become totally and permanently inoperable.'

Wolf said he purchased a copy of Final Fantasy XIII the day it was released, and when attempting to save his game, his PS3 became unresponsive and would no longer play any other media after restarting it.

The suit also alleges that both Sony and Square Enix blamed the issue on one another. Square Enix said the issue resulted from Sony's console, and Sony blamed the issue on a faulty Final Fantasy XIII game disc. Neither company allegedly offered to cover the cost of repairing PS3 consoles.

The class seeks more than $5 million in damages and other financial relief."



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PSPSwampy's Avatar
#15 - PSPSwampy - 219w ago
As this is a class action lawsuit, the 5 million dollars would be spread out over all those affected, which could be quite a lot. Even if it wasn't, $ony and the rest of the RIAA frequently get unreasonable damages when they sue people (wasn't it like 20 million for 10 songs?). It appears to me the S-E or $ony was negligent here if this is a widespread issue. Even if it is due to 7200RPM drives, that modification is officially supported by $ony.

As for me, I'm glad I played the 360 version
Totally agree with you dude - i can't believe everyone else moaning about this - it is 5million for a CLASS ACTION afterall. (Still a lot in my opinion, but then again it depends how many PS3's are actually affected)

Also worth pointing out the fact that this can only be SONY's fault - the developers have severe restrictions on what they can/can't do due to that annoying hypervisor issue - therefore sony MUST be at fault because they're specifically allowing dev's access to something which is causing the problem.

If it's related to replacement hard drives, which are allowed by sony then again it is sony's fault.

Anyway - that's my thoughts on this. It's only an opinion, so please treat it as such.

PSPSwampy.

GooeyFinger's Avatar
#14 - GooeyFinger - 219w ago
I had a 3 month old slim that broke while playing that game. It wouldn't play any other disc after a game of FF13 froze on me. had to send it in for a free replacement. Lost some game saves that weren't transferable. It's bull that a piece of software sold as a retail game could cause damage to the system that it was intended being played on.

Kraken's Avatar
#13 - Kraken - 219w ago
As this is a class action lawsuit, the 5 million dollars would be spread out over all those affected, which could be quite a lot. Even if it wasn't, $ony and the rest of the RIAA frequently get unreasonable damages when they sue people (wasn't it like 20 million for 10 songs?). It appears to me the S-E or $ony was negligent here if this is a widespread issue. Even if it is due to 7200RPM drives, that modification is officially supported by $ony.

As for me, I'm glad I played the 360 version

Reaper2122's Avatar
#12 - Reaper2122 - 219w ago
As the guy a couple posts back said that most of them hadn't used it in a environment with proper ventilation or they changed the system itself by putting in a 7200 rpm drive which will in ff13's case will bring it to death heh

croft72's Avatar
#11 - croft72 - 219w ago
I can really assume from the report I read that the 5 million dollars was for all the PS3's that were damaged.

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