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PS2 not a Computer After All | PS3Blog.net

It’s funny that we were just talking about this the other day. The Court of Appeal in the UK has ruled that the PS2 is not a “digital processing unit” – it’s a games console. My view, of course, is that it’s both, and I don’t really see how the court of appeal can deny that it’s a digital processing unit. Because it’s a unit that does processing digitally. Duh!

I’m just going out on a limb here, by my guess is that the Court of Appeal just doesn’t want to give Sony their £34.2m import duties back. In 2001 the import duty for games consoles was 1.7%. It fell to 0% by 2004.

Supposedly Sony’s lawyers were also quite shameful in their filings too, saying not-so-nice things about the jude. Tsk tsk Sony!

Reg Hardware – PlayStation 2 is not a PC, says Court of Appeal