Europe will run out of PlayStation 3s in just three weeks after

first_imgEarlier this month, Korean electronics maker LG brought Sony to court, going after any Sony product that can play Blu-Ray discs because of a patent dispute. Specifically, LG wanted the International Trade Commission to block the sale of the PlayStation 3, several Bravia televisions and a number of Blu-Ray players for violating four LG patents describing a “way of dealing with multiple data streams, such as different camera angles, as well as a system to reproduce data that’s stored on a read-only device.”The ITC haven’t moved on LG’s request, but over in Europe — namely, in the civil court of justice in the Hague — LG has just won a preliminary injunction that will see all new PlayStation 3’s imported into the continent confiscated by customs for at least ten days, which are already being stored in a Dutch warehouse until the injunction is lifted or expires.In our previous post on the subject, we suggested tongue-in-cheek that Sony might actually welcome such a block, allowing them time to redesign the PS3 to be hack-proof. Unsurprisingly, Sony did not agree with this assessment, and is absolutely panicked as they try to supply Europe with PS3s again.As things stand right now, Europe will run out of PS3s in just three weeks. The question is, can Sony manage to reverse the Hague’s decision in time?Read more at The Guardianlast_img