Sony may owe you money if you have a PS3
PlayStation 3 owners, you may get some extra cash coming to you soon.
If you bought a “Fat” model PS3 between Nov. 1, 2006, and April 1, 2010, from an authorized retailer, you’re a member of a class action lawsuit settlement regarding Sony disabling the “Other OS” feature, which gave users the ability to install Linux on their PS3.
Depending on whether you used the Other OS feature, you’ll get either $55 or $9.
You’ll get $55 if you can prove you used the Other OS feature, in addition to providing proof of purchase and a claim form.
There’s more information here under the “What does the settlement provide?” section on what proof is accepted.
To get $9, you just need to send in the claim form and proof of purchase but must attest you intended to use the Other OS feature when you purchased it or you lost value when it was disabled.
Read more about the settlement here.