GameSentral Rewind 099

This is the GameSentral Rewind, a daily recap of the top gaming headlines.

Xbox One tops console sales again

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Microsoft’s Xbox One was September’s top-selling console, according to a statement from the company.

Citing numbers provided by NPD Group, the Xbox One became the top seller for the “third month in a row.”

According to GfK Entertainment UK data, the Xbox One also topped the sales charts across the pond.

Sony might owe you $55 if you bought a PS3 before 2010

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A class-action lawsuit can make anyone who bought an original “fat” PlayStation 3 between Nov. 1, 2006 and Apr. 1, 2010 up to $55 richer after a payment from Sony.

Sony was sued in 2010 after updating the PlayStation software to remove the “Other OS” function from the early console model after citing potential security issues. The Other OS allowed users to set aside a hard drive partition and install Linux.

“[Sony Computer Entertainment of America] has the right to disable or alter software features or terminate or limit access to the PSN, including by issuing firmware updates … Plaintiffs therefore cannot succeed in any of their claims because SCEA’s alleged alteration/disablement of PS3 features including the Other OS, was entirely proper and authorized.”

-A Sony attorney

“SCEA denies that it did anything wrong. The Court has not decided who is right in the lawsuit.”

-Garden City Group, in the settlement notice

Class Members can file to receive payments in two ways. First, those who used the Other OS feature and submit a claim with proof of purchase within the required dates are entitled to $55 paid by Sony. Those who submit a claim with proof of purchase and attest that they “intended to use the Other OS function, lost value, or declared functionality, or believe they were otherwise injured” are entitled to $9. You can make a claim here.

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