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PS3 Banned In Europe For 10 Days As LG Blu-Ray Infringement Complaint Ignites

by Ernice Gilbert on February 28th, 2011, under Hot, News, Sony

Custom officers all over Europe have seized PS3s in the region, as an LG injunction against the hardware giant concerning Blur-Ray technology is looking to stop the sale Sony’s flagship console.

This news comes to us via Britain’s The Guardian, per MCVUK.

It was earlier in the month that LG sought to stop the shipment of the consoles not only in Europe, but also the U.S., filing claim with the International Trade Commission, claiming PS3 uses four of its patents, while Sony’s line of Bravia TVs infringe on four patents.

No one thought this would take effect as those claims are always leveled by different companies against each other, but to the astonishment of us all, LG’s gotten its way.

The confiscating was made last week, and now, if the ban is not lifted, there’s only three more weeks of PS3 available for sale in Europe.

LG’s lobbied for an extension upon its ten day PS3 ban, however, seeking a more drastic measure of having the console banned altogether. that latter, however, is less than likely to happen.

As for a response from Sony, a spokesman has said: “We are currently looking into this matter, and cannot make any comments at this point in time.”


  1. Mon, 28th Feb 2011 at 5:01 pm

    we might be seeing the ps4 sooner than we thought. At the same time though, I am sure there is going to some lawsuit against LG from Sony soon, and they will settle. Or not.

  2. Mon, 28th Feb 2011 at 10:42 pm

    This isn’t going no where. I think the situation will be sorted soon.

  3. Tue, 1st Mar 2011 at 4:07 am

    ahhhhhhh justice is swift!
    as the saying goes what goes around comes around!
    revenge is a dish best served cold!

  4. Tue, 1st Mar 2011 at 6:57 am

    You need to just throw away your ps3, keep playing on your PC, and then buy an Xbox 360 because you’re NOT a supporter of this industry. And you talk of working in it? Your games should be pirated to hell, then.

  5. Tue, 1st Mar 2011 at 9:10 am

    hey, its not my fault sony STOLE A FEATURE I PAID FOR!
    its funny, when sony steal our features its all fair game, but when they get bitten back its the end of the world.
    hypocrisy at its greatest!

  6. Tue, 1st Mar 2011 at 9:15 am

    Whatever, Nick. Problem is, you never can seem to find nothing positive to say about the company or its games… And you’ve been on Geohot’s side ever since this crap ensued. Your games should freaking be pirated. Because you don’t seem to care a crap about developers and the money they invest in making them – yet you claim you want to be a developer? I’m not letting this hypocrisy slide. Your stance is bull. Plus, you keep talking about Linux. If Geohot didn’t mess with it, none of this would have happened.

  7. Tue, 1st Mar 2011 at 8:02 pm

    actually you did not pay for it. You paid for the hardware that runs it. If the feature is taken away and falls within the T&C, then they are in their right. If you want to cry about how wrong that is then do not use the system, or read the T&C first and then decide if you want to buy the product. Sony is just protecting their product, company, and studios, and all the people who work there. If they have to remove a feature that was marketed as an added feature to protect the experience of the majority of costumers and their studios and company, then they have the right to do it. They are providing what the console is marketed as, a Gaming Console. As long as they do not remove that feature, then I am okay, and they are in their total legal right.

  8. Wed, 2nd Mar 2011 at 9:52 am

    im sorry, but a company cant remove a advertised feature and force people to agree to it otherwise they loose another feature.
    you would not be defending toyota if they sold you a car then removed the air con for whatever reason now would you?
    i have nothing positive to say about sony because their selfish pricks!
    treat their fans like banks, and now am trying to steal things we paid for, and their even stealing our god given rights!
    you want to bend over and let sony use you as their slave fine by me but i wont be letting them walk all over me!
    as for nothing positive to say about there games is that why resistance, GOW, sly cooper, R&C, infamous, heavy rain, MGS, SOCOM, syphon filter, LBP, indigo prophecy, heavenly sword, KZ, yakuza, motorstorm, GT, uncharted, crash bandicoot, spyro, twisted metal, joe danger, fat princess, ridge racer, RE, MNR, GTA, wipeout HD, echochrome, papaton, DC universe, MAG, medal of honor.
    thats why said games are some of my favorite games of the generation, and every one once or still is a sony exclusive?
    rolls eyes.

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