Xbox 360 Disc Scratching Lawsuit Movies Forward

This could be a big loss for Microsoft.

Posted By | On 21st, Jul. 2015 Under News

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Much to the likely chagrin of Microsoft, a federal judge announced this week that he was letting a lawsuit that had to do with the Xbox 360 console scratching some game discs to move forward. Ars Technica is reporting the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals made the ruling on Monday and basically set the table for Microsoft to have to face off against a potential class-action lawsuit. This ruling is actually the second one that appears to be a rather big loss for the company. In March another court said the firm could be the victims of a class action suit.

The suit, which dates back to 2007 says that Microsoft “negligently designed and manufactured” the Xbox 360. The suit also says that the console was “unable to withstand even the smallest of vibrations, and that during normal game playing conditions discs spin out of control and crash into internal console components, resulting in scratched discs that are rendered permanently unplayable.”

In return, Microsoft has said that the disc-scratching issues affected only 0.4 percent of systems by disc-scratching. The company further argues that the main cause of gouged discs is actually consumer misuse, not a product defect. It appears the company is taking this seriously enough that it has actually included a clause in the Xbox One terms of service that doesn’t allow for people to file class action suits because of any defects with the Xbox One that might be found. That won’t protect the company against whatever is coming when it comes to the Xbox 360.

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  • The truth-ier

    the person who wrote this seems to just try to make headlines, for one EVERY company would contest a lawsuit regardless, these things get tied up in appeals and litigation for years, then you have to prove ms was negligent.

  • GamerJudge

    “Xbox 360 Disc Scratching Lawsuit Movies Forward”

    When is this film going to be released? Who are the actors?

  • d0x360

    So uh…this won’t go anywhere. First off Microsoft didn’t design the DVD drive they bought it from a vendor so if anyone pays anything it will be that vendor. Yes it was an oversight by both the vendors and Microsoft to not have some type of buffer that would prevent scratches BUT Microsoft was pretty damn clear in the manual and also the tutorial that you should NEVER move the Xbox with the power in and a disc in the drive. No tiny bumps would not damage your disc the only time they got damaged was real movement due to user stupidity. The 360 certainly isn’t the first console to scratch a disc people are just money hungry idiots and any chance they see they immediately try to sue.

    Btw Microsoft would replace damaged discs for $5 which is basically shipping costs all you did was call and send your disc back to them and then maybe next time you play your new copy you won’t move the damn thing around. They will replace any disc for any reason too so if you have a dead game givem a call

  • XbotMK1

    Microsoft gets away with too many lies and greedy practices. Microsoft deserves to be sued and fined in to oblivion for this. My Too Human and Bioshock discs were ruined by Microsoft’s horrible engineering.

    Many people complained to Microsoft and they said, “Too bad, you shouldn’t have moved your console.”

    Yet, there were no warning labels adressing such a thing.

    Xbox One is also a poorly engineered piece of sh*t with a mother board slapped on the bottom and a fan just slopped and disc drive slopped on top, inside a box. You can’t even stand it on it’s side without breaking. Microsoft put absolutely 0 effort into their console. The Xbox 360 literally felt and sounded like I was holding a toaster.

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