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June 5, 2010 // 6:21 pm - As if there weren't enough class action lawsuits filed recently for the removal of OtherOS on PS3, IGN reports that yet another lawsuit (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."

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

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#5 - sika - June 6, 2010 // 5:29 am
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I had a similar problem a few weeks after i had ff13, no disc would read, no ps3 games or dvd movies, i turned the ps3 off and on and it was still not working, i restored factory settings and it fixed the problem, man i was almost in tears, not sure if its the same problem but thought i'd post my simular exp.

#4 - croft72 - June 6, 2010 // 2:43 am
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I read up on this earlier & its wild to see how Sony & Square-Enix are blaming one another for over 100 PS3's being bricked. It seems kind of funny to see major companies' behavior turn out like this. The results to this will be more than interesting to see.

#3 - kidd78 - June 6, 2010 // 1:46 am
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haha they will settle this with one replacement ps3 and new copy of FF13 thats it! 5 million yen more like lol as if, bet it was the lawyer that said aim high and we negotiate from there. Absolute joke and waste of court time.

#2 - PS4 News - June 6, 2010 // 1:35 am
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Indeed, it will be interesting to see if any of these "class action lawsuits" against Sony that are forming on a near daily basis are ever won.

#1 - Reaper2122 - June 6, 2010 // 1:32 am
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5 million for damages and financial relief MY ASS this guy is trying to sue a respectable company (square enix) for this guys fault he probably made that up just so he could get a few dollars, and anyways a ps3 and ff13 put together aren't even worth a single thousand dollars.. so what whould 5 million do for ya that extra wing to your mansion or something. jeez some people getting so greedy they'll make false charges, I think he should owe them some money for a decent game that they made. sorry for that just baffled me at why he should earn that money for a faulty console/disc.