Sony Ordered to Halt PlayStation Sales
Sony has been ordered to stop selling its popular PlayStation video games after losing a major patent infringement case.
Sony Ordered to Halt PlayStation Sales (Reuters)
Sony Corp. said on Monday it was ordered by a U.S. court to halt sales of its blockbuster PlayStation consoles in the United States and pay $90 million in damages to a California tech company, Immersion Corp., whose shares jumped more then 5 percent. Sony Computer Entertainment, Sony’s gaming unit, said it would appeal the decision by a California federal court in the patent infringement case.
For the time being, Sony will keep selling PlayStations as the order Ã¢€” which covers the PlayStation and PlayStation 2, two game controllers and 47 software titles Ã¢€” will not go into effect before the appeal, an SCE spokeswoman said. Sony will be paying compulsory license fees to Immersion, she added.
Update: Typo in original corrected.