In re Sony PS3 “Other OS” Litigation


Important Update:

On June 8, 2018, the Court granted final approval of the Settlement. There was an appeal filed to this ruling which delayed the distribution. On September 10, 2018, the appeal was dismissed and we anticipate that administration of the settlement will resume shortly. At this time, it is expected that payments to all Class Members that have submitted valid Claims will be mailed in early November of 2018.

If you bought a Playstation® 3 console between November 1, 2006, and April 1, 2010, this class action settlement may affect your rights.


A proposed Settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit against Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC (“SCEA”) (n/k/a Sony Interactive Entertainment America LLC) challenging the issuance of a firmware update to disable the “Other OS” functionality from PlayStation® 3 “Fat” model computer entertainment consoles (“Fat PS3s”). The Other OS function enabled users to run Linux and other platforms as alternative operating systems on Fat PS3s. SCEA denies that it did anything wrong. The Court has not decided who is right in the lawsuit.

Each Class Member who submits a valid claim will be entitled to receive up to $65. The exact amount that each Class Member will receive will depend on the number of Class Members who submit valid claims. If you previously submitted a claim to the Settlement Administrator in connection with this class action lawsuit, you do not need to submit another one. Your previous claim has been retained. Please contact the Settlement Administrator if you have questions regarding the status of a previously submitted claim form or if your address has changed.

Your legal rights are affected whether you act or do not act. Read the information on this Settlement Website carefully. Your rights and options, and the deadlines to exercise them, are explained on this Settlement Website.

The Court will decide whether to approve the Settlement. Proposed payments to Class Members who do not exclude themselves from the Settlement will be made if the Court approves the Settlement. Please be patient and check this Settlement Website ( to find out when the cash payments may be available.

SUBMIT A CLAIM If you are a Class Member, you can receive up to $65 if you submit a Claim Form here or by mail to the address provided here. The deadline to submit a Claim Form is April 15, 2018. See FAQs 8 - 10 for more details.
EXCLUDE YOURSELF FROM THE SETTLEMENT You won’t receive a cash payment but you will still be able to sue SCEA about the claims in this Lawsuit. The postmark or email deadline to exclude yourself is April 15, 2018. A sample request to exclude yourself can be found here. See FAQ 16 for more details.
OBJECT TO THE SETTLEMENT Write to the Settlement Administrator if you don’t like the Settlement. You may object to the Settlement and also submit a claim for payment under the Settlement. The postmark deadline to send an objection is April 15, 2018. See FAQs 18 – 19 for more details.
ATTEND THE HEARING The Court has set a hearing on May 29, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. regarding the fairness of the Settlement. You may appear at the hearing, but you don’t have to. You may hire your own attorney to appear for you. See FAQs 21 – 23 for more details.
DO NOTHING If the settlement is approved and you do nothing and do not submit a claim, you will not receive a cash payment. You will be bound by the settlement terms and judgment and will not be able to later sue SCEA about the claims in this lawsuit. See FAQ 15 for more details.