Sony PlayStation PS3 “Other OS” Second Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Closed

Closed Settlement Statement:

According to court documents, the claim submission deadline has passed. Please contact the claims administrator if you have any questions.

Case Summary:

Sony Computer Entertainment America, LLC will pay $3,750,000 to settle a class action brought by owners of PlayStation 3 Fat model consoles. The complaint claims that when the owners installed an update, they lost the “Other OS” functionality that enabled the consoles to run Linux and other platforms. (Note that there was a previous settlement in this case, but the judge did not grant it final approval as it required proof that not many PlayStation owners were likely to have.)

Docket Number:

C-10-1811 (YGR)

Company: Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC

Filing Deadline: April 15, 2018

Class Period: November 1, 2006 to April 1, 2010

Objection Deadline: April 15, 2018

Exclusion Deadline: April 15, 2018

Final Approval Hearing: May 29, 2018

Proof of Purchase:

You must provide at least one of the following: (1) your PS3 serial number, or (2) the PlayStation Network Sign-In ID (e-mail address) used to create the PlayStation account for your PS3, or (3) the PlayStation Network Online ID (used for communicating and game play on the PlayStation Network) for your PS3. If you previously sent in a complete claim form, you do not need to submit another.


You may be eligible if you bought a Fat PS3 in the US between November 1, 2006 and April 1, 2010 from an authorized retailer, for family, personal, or household use, and

  • You used the Other OS functionality,
  • You knew about the Other OS functionality, or
  • You believe you lost value or functionality due to the Firmware Update 3.21 or the disablement of the OS functionality.
Typical Settlement Amount:

Pro-rata share of the net settlement fund, up to $65 for each device.

Total Settlement Amount: $3,750,000

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:


Law Firms:
Calvo Fisher and Jacob LLP
Finkelstein Thompson LLP
Hausfeld LLP

Claim Form: Sony PlayStation PS3 “Other OS” Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: In re Sony PS3 “Other OS” Litigation

Settlement Website: Sony PlayStation PS3 “Other OS” Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
Garden City Group, LLC

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

In re Sony PS3 “Other OS” Litigation
c/o Garden City Group LLC
P.O. Box 10312
Dublin, OH 43017-5912

Tags: Electronic Games, Entertainment