Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 29th Mar 2010 12:59 UTC, submitted by NiceGuyEddie
Games The PlayStation 3 Slim already had an ability penalty of -35 Geekiness because of its lack of the "Install Other OS" option, and now the regular PlayStation 3 will follow in its footsteps. A PS3 firmware update, scheduled to land April 1, will disable this option on regular PS3s as well. This, dear readers, is what we in the business call a "testicle move", especially since only a few weeks ago, Sony bold-facedly claimed the feature would not be removed.
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Nicholas Blachford
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2005-07-06

You want to keep your customers, right Sony? Then reverse this bull as I know a ton of people that bought their PS3s for this feature. Are you going to give us a full refund?


It's no longer fit for its purpose, so in the UK at least you will be entitled to one.

I've heard of companies making things that break just after their warranty period but *deliberately* doing it *inside* the warranty period is just mind boggling stupid.

The warranty is a legally mandated 6 years in the UK:
http://www.consumerdirect.gov.uk/after_you_buy/know-your-rights/SGA...

Edited 2010-03-29 19:58 UTC

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