As we’ve reported on Geeky Gadgets over the last few weeks Sony has been making a few changes to its PS3 firmware. Including the latest which removed the OtherOS feature which allowed users to load Linux on to their PS3 consoles.
Sony has now refused to give any further manufacturer refunds for the firmware update. One lucky customer was able to get a refund from Amazon for £84 ($129) under the false advertising laws.
Sony is quiet happy for retailers to refund customers but it says that it will not be reimbursing the retailer.
Sony had this to say regards the OtherOS removal:
The PS3 is first and foremost a games console and our marketing materials for the console reflect this. The console packaging and the in-box manual for the console do not refer to the use of Linux on the console. Rather, the console packaging states that the product’s design and specifications are subject to change without notice and that the system software within the console is subject to a limited licence between SCE and the consumer, and this licence permits SCE to update the system software and services offered from time to time.