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Sony Bans PSJailBreak PS3 ModChip Sales in Europe


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203w ago - According to Gamersmint.com (linked above), Sony has now succeeded in banning sales of the PSJailBreak PS3 modchip USB device in Europe.

This news comes just days after document leaks and UKIE support for Sony's swift legal action were announced.

To quote: "Sony has finally succeeded in banning the selling of the modchip in Europe.

After releasing a security firmware update which made the PSJailbreak useless, Sony has gone 1up now and the Japanese manufacturer has cut the grass from under the feet of prospective hackers through an order which makes it illegal to sell the modchip and all its clones in Europe.

This news has been confirmed by [Register or Login to view links], one of the leading modchip online retailers who have taken off their stock of the PSJailbreak from their website following this recent order.

Friday, October 8, 2010 Prohibition to sell PS Jailbreak and its clones. PS jailbreak and similar products have been withdrawn from stock. All orders will continue to receive full support."



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silvercrest's Avatar
#17 - silvercrest - 203w ago
Europe does fortunately not have unique laws. It has to be forbidden in every country each and that is impossible.

jetcat's Avatar
#16 - jetcat - 203w ago
I want to see the wall that they have to build around China :-)

That's the only way to stop this... If a chinese could make some money on a jailbreak... he will no matter what Sony says.

shummyr's Avatar
#15 - shummyr - 203w ago
This is more of a circus act than anything else..

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#14 - SuperDre - 203w ago
Maybe the can ban the sale of PS3Jailbreak sticks and clones, but they will have a hard time getting a ban on USB development boards/sticks as they are legit for a LOT of different uses.. So I guess this ban is only for those specific sticks which target the PS3.

oVERSoLDiER's Avatar
#13 - oVERSoLDiER - 203w ago
Yay, banned all iPhones/iPods from Europe.

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