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300,000 PS3s Confiscated In Europe, Console’s Future Hangs In Balance

by Ernice Gilbert on March 10th, 2011, under Hot, News, PS3, Sony

There’s a bitter court battle happening between Sony and LG in Netherlands, over a disputed patents, with LG claiming Sony’s infringed on four of its Blu-Ray patents. And with the country being Sony’s main hub to ship PS3s to the European nations, things could get really ugly.

Now, in the heat of the ongoing court battle, the number of PS3s confiscated by Dutch authorities have been revealed. It’s a whopping 300,000 units. According to, per PSLS, 225,000 PS3s were seized from Sony’s distribution center in Tilburg last week, and another 100,000 taken by customs at the port of Rotterdam and Schiphol.

According to, a full court case will be held on November 18th, that will ultimately determine whether LG’s claims have any merit.

If LG wins, Sony will have to pay hundreds of millions in royalties to the firm. If LG loses, however, Sony could basically dry up its accounts.

We’ll keep you posted.


  1. Fri, 11th Mar 2011 at 2:49 am

    will be interesting to see what happens.
    law suits are being flung around like toilet paper lately!
    i wont be surprised if someone gets sued for sneezing on someone!

  2. Fri, 11th Mar 2011 at 6:44 am

    lol. I know, right? Crazy – money’s the problem.

  3. Fri, 11th Mar 2011 at 9:57 am

    not money, greed!

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