An Australian man has lost a court case he brought against Sony after the company removed the "Other OS" feature from its PlayStation 3 consoles.

Michael Trebilcock, from Adelaide in Australia's south, had sought AUD$800 in compensation (ie the cost of his console) from Sony, claiming that the Japanese company's decision meant that he could no longer use his PS3 in the manner he had purchased it for.

A magistrate from Holden Hill Magistrates Court in South Australia has, however, ruled against Mr. Trebilcock after the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission decided that Sony was within its rights to rescind the Other OS feature.

It wasn't a devastating loss for the man, though; while he won't get his $800 back, he won't have to pay Sony's legal fees, either.


Aussie gamer loses Playstation court fight [ABC]