“A class action lawsuit has been filed against Square Enix and Sony Computer Entertainment America for selling copies of Final Fantasy XIII that allegedly freeze and even break PlayStation 3 consoles.
The lawsuit, filed on June 2, 2010 by Daniel Wolf of San Diego, Calif., alleges Final Fantasy XIII has caused “severe and widespread damage” to Sony PS3 gaming systems since its release on March 9, 2010. The lawsuit states that, for many consumers playing Final Fantasy XIII, has “caused their PS3 consoles to freeze and become totally and permanently inoperable.” Wolf said he purchased a copy of Final Fantasy XIII the day it was released, and when attempting to save his game, his PS3 became unresponsive and would no longer play any other media after restarting it.
“Both Defendants are eminently aware of the damage being cause by their defective products, and have chosen to do nothing about it,” the lawsuit says.
The suit also alleges that both Sony and Square Enix blamed the issue on one another. Square Enix said the issue resulted from Sony’s console, and Sony blamed the issue on a faulty Final Fantasy XIII game disc. Neither company allegedly offered to cover the cost of repairing PS3 consoles.”