Supreme Court bends over scratched Xbox 360 discs

Jan

19

2016

The US Supreme Court, the highest court, Microsoft is going to hear a lawsuit scratched Xbox 360 discs. In 2015 it was held that the 2012 decision made ​​to reject the class-action CASE was not right, Microsoft is fighting this decision.

Halo 3 scratch The lawsuit was dismissed in 2012 because there were not enough people with complaints according to a federal judge to justify a class action lawsuit. In March 2015 it was decided that this decision unjustly was. The Supreme Court will now examine this statement.

According to Microsoft, a collective indictment wrongly, because according to the company, only 0.4 percent of Xbox 360 users have indicated to have problems. Microsoft also says that scratches are caused by improper use of the console. The Supreme Court, Microsoft will listen and then decide whether or not there should be put through a class action lawsuit.

Microsoft is accused of delivering Xbox 360 consoles with a design flaw. Because there is almost no protection in the consoles is that prevents vibrations and small movements, the games of many gamers would be damaged. According to prosecutors, the mistake was already known before the console appeared on the market. This was in 2008 confirmed by a Microsoft executive, Hiroo Umeno, who said that the tendency to damage to discs through the brackets was already known.

In 2008, Microsoft began an exchange program for damaged discs, but this cost US gamers twenty dollars a slice and it was only for Microsoft games. The year before Checkout Xbox 360 was in the Netherlands in the program undergo tests to see where the problem was. Microsoft indicated below in a reaction that users could contact problems with the company

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