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Europe seizes PS3 shipments as LG fights Sony in court

By Emil ยท 15 replies
Feb 28, 2011
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  1. European customs officers are seizing shipments of Sony's PlayStation 3 after LG won a preliminary injunction against Sony, which imports around 100,000 of the consoles a week into the continent.

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  2. mosu

    mosu TS Guru Posts: 465   +77

    On the other hand, Sony is suing GeoHot! What a crappy behavior from Sony.
  3. 1amguy

    1amguy TS Rookie

    Police now needs to raid Sony's house and take all their hardware that may have infringing evidence.
  4. Jesse

    Jesse TS Evangelist Posts: 359   +42

    =] Right on!
  5. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +116

    I hope LG rip into them like wild dogs.

    What goes around comes around - it's just deserves for ripping GeoHot to pieces and being unnecessarily harsh towards him.
  6. Lurker101

    Lurker101 TS Evangelist Posts: 798   +318

    It's not going well for Sony these days is it? I've said it before and I'll say it again, Sony are out of the console arms race.
  7. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,010   +18

    Was there a memo?
  8. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TS Evangelist Posts: 1,549   +235

    Yea, you must of just missed it.
  9. Johny47

    Johny47 TS Rookie Posts: 157

    LG are STILL going on about that flippin Blu Ray thing? if they were so serious about it why wait until the PS3 is doing very well and is about to take over Microsoft's 360? 'I smell a rat' I think Microsoft are being dirty and paying LG to do this rubbish, shame on them both. I hope LG seriously loses, if they win I'll brake my LG monitor and put it on YouTube hahaha =P
  10. Lurker101

    Lurker101 TS Evangelist Posts: 798   +318

    It's "break", johny.
  11. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +116

    Yeah, I thought the same in another thread recently.

    However, from my brief recollection, LG will have been required to "wait out" the problem before being able to "cost" damages.

    If I'm remembering it correctly, its not uncommon for this to happen, otherwise you wouldn't know how much to sue your opponent, before than handing it back the following year because they're suing you for something else. :haha:
  12. KG363

    KG363 TS Guru Posts: 515   +9

    "The two Asian electronics giant are fighting viciously in court." Please proofread.

    The last sentence is also questionable and should've been rephrased.

    OUTLAWXXX TS Rookie Posts: 51

    I think most people got the point, if the language needs to evolve to be better just let it. :)
  14. AmanEatingChair

    AmanEatingChair TS Rookie

    I highly doubt they will be removing any ps3s from the shelves anytime soon.
  15. gobbybobby

    gobbybobby TS Guru Posts: 549   +9

    They already stopped Sony moving new stock into Europe. If the ban gets extended then its estimated (in the UK) supply's will run dry in just a few weeks. Also big releases like Kill zone 3 will mean more consoles are being sold.

    Im neither for nor against what Sony are doing. They are getting negative publicity at the moment can't be good for business, if Sony lose this case its gonna cost em dearly.
  16. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +116

    If what LG are proclaiming is true; you wouldn't take such legal action nor get stock seized if it wasn't in fairness, then Sony are going to be losing considerable money either way.

    There will be no win or lose, the only reduction in damage will come from the size of the money paid out - Expect millions either way. Having all the new stock held in Europe is a multi-million dollar "problem" already.

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