Gamestop Modifying PS3s and selling them-oops


Gamestop has stepped on Sony’s toes with the latest attempt to make a profit. They have begun selling Modified consoles via their site and have changed the packaging and internals which is a big no in Sony’s eyes. Here is what were looking at:

Product Details:

Supercharge your gaming experience with 500GB of PS3 total awesomeness. Supercharge your gaming experience PS3 with 500GB of total awesomeness. This is the system recommended by gamers for its top-of-the-line hard drive. This is the system recommended by gamers for STI top-of-the-line hard drive. With 5400 RPM 8MB cache for big-time play, a media hub with remote control that provides up to 4 USB ports and controls Blu-Ray movies without game controllers, a charging stand that holds the system and charges 2 controllers simultaneously, and a 6-ft HDMI high-speed cable that supports 3D video and 1080p – it’s the systems other systems envy. 5400 RPM with 8MB cache for big-time play, a media hub with remote control That Provides up to 4 USB ports and controls Blu-Ray movies Without game controllers, a charging stand That Holds The system and Charge 2 controllers Simultaneously, and to 6 -ft HDMI cable high-speed video and 3D That Supports 1080p – it’s the systems other systems envy.

* Premium Refurbished PS3 Slim Gaming System with latest* software update- Supports Blu-Ray discs (Games and Movies) as well as 3D content supported by Blu-Ray and Sony PS3. Refurbished PS3 Slim Premium Gaming System with latest update-software * Supports Blu-Ray discs (Games and Movies) as well as 3D content Supported by Blu-Ray and Sony PS3.
* 500 GB Western Digital Scorpio Blue Hard Drive (Model WD5000BPVT) Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000BPVT 500GB 5400 RPM 8MB Cache 2.5″ SATA 3.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive – Formatted for PS3. 500 GB Western Digital Scorpio Blue Hard Drive (Model WD5000BPVT) Western Digital Scorpio Blue 500GB 5400 RPM WD5000BPVT 8MB Cache 2.5 “SATA 3.0Gb / s Internal Hard Drive – Formatted for PS3.
* Media Hub with Remote Control- Expands the available USB ports on the PS3 from 2 to 4 ports. Media Hub with Remote Control-Expands the available USB ports on the PS3 from 2 to 4 ports. Has an integrated SD Card and MS Card reader and controls the PS3 Blu-Ray player and basic media functions remotely with a remote control that is easy to use. Has an Integrated SD Card and MS Card reader and controls the PS3 Blu-Ray player and half basic functions remotely with a remote control That is easy to use. You can play DVDs on the unit and not have to use the game controller to operate the Blu-Ray player functions. You Can Play DVDs on the unit and Not Have to use the game controller to operate “the Blu-Ray player functions.
* Charging Stand- A multi-purpose charging stand that can be used to support the PS3 in a vertical position to save space and to charge 2 game controllers OR use the charging base separately as just a charging stand for up to 2 game controllers if you prefer to have your PS3 in a horizontal position. Charging Stand-A multi-purpose charging stand That Can be Used to support the PS3 in a vertical position to save space and to charge 2 game controllers charging OR use the base separately as just a charging stand for up to 2 game controllers if you prefer To Have your PS3 in a horizontal position.
* HDMI High Speed Cable- A 6 foot HDMI high speed cable included that supports resolutions up to 1080P and supports 3D video (note: 3D video content and 3D compatible HDTV are required and not included) High Speed ​​HDMI Cable A 6-foot-high speed HDMI cable included That Supports Resolutions up to 1080p Supports 3D and video (note: 3D video and 3D content Are compatible HDTV required and not included)
* Custom PS3 SuperCharged Skin SuperCharged PS3 Custom Skin
* Included 1 Year limited warranty at no extra charge. 1 Year limited warranty included at no extra charge.

The story gets lost in translation but here it is none the less

Gamestop has begun selling a modded PS3, these models are known as supercharged and are being promoted to your specifications that brings a 500gb hard drive 5400rpm, media remote control, hdmi, supercharged skins, all at the price of $ 400. GameStop may believe what is being modded to sell the PS3 that will be coming following a lawsuit by sony.

segun los articulos de contracto de usuario que tiene la sony no podemos modificar nuestras consolas de ninguna manera mucho menos distribuirlas o venderlas ya que se tiene que mantener la consola en su estado original se le llama modificar a alterar el hardware o el software como jailbreak entre cosas ,hemos visto muchos problemas ultimamente con respecto a modificar el ps3 , el ultimo caso de demanda fue a los hackers que liberaron el ps3 para poder desbloquearlo y usar copias de seguridad para jugar,por lo que gamestop esta haciendo al vender playstation 3 modifcados es contra las leyes por lo que podremos esperar alguna respuesta por parte de sony posiblemente una demanda aqui les dejamos lo que dijo sony cuando se dio a conocer el jailbreak. according to the contract items user has the sony can not change our consoles in any way much less distribute or sell as they have to keep the console in its original condition is called modified to alter the hardware or software as a jailbreak from things, we have seen many problems lately with regard to amending the ps3, the last case the demand was released, the PS3 hackers to unlock and use to play backups, so GameStop is doing the selling is modifcados playstation 3 against the laws so we can expect some response from sony here I possibly claim that we said when Sony released the jailbreak.

Dispositivos de elusión no autorizada para el sistema PlayStation 3 han sido recientemente liberados por los piratas informáticos. Unauthorized circumvention devices for the PlayStation 3 have been recently released by hackers. Estos dispositivos permiten eluso de software no autorizado o pirata. These devices allow elusive unauthorized or pirated software. El uso de estos dispositivos o software viola los términos del ”sistema de licencia de software para el sistema PlayStation 3 “ y los “Términos de Servicio y Condiciones de uso” para la PlayStation Network / Qriocity y su Comunidad de las disposiciones del Código de Conducta. The use of such devices or software violates the terms of “software licensing system for the PlayStation 3″ and “Terms of Service and Terms of Use” for the PlayStation Network / Community Qriocity and the Code of Conduct . Violación del Acuerdo de Licencia de Software del sistema para el sistema PlayStation 3 invalida la garantíade consumo para ese sistema. Violation of License Agreement System software for the PlayStation 3 system WARRANTY OF invalidate the use for that system. Además, la copia o reproducción de software pirata es una violación de las leyes internacionales de Derecho de Autor. In addition, copying or reproduction of pirated software is a violation of international laws of copyright. Los consumidores que usan dispositivos de elusión o correr software no autorizado o pirata tendrá acceso a la PlayStation Network y el acceso a los servicios Qriocity a través de PlayStation 3terminado definitivamente. Consumers who use circumvention devices or run unauthorized or pirated software will have access to the PlayStation Network and access to services through PlayStation Qriocity 3terminado definitely.

Para evitar esto, los consumidores deben dejar de utilizar inmediatamente y los dispositivos de elusión y eliminar todo el software no autorizado o pirateadade sus sistemas de PlayStation 3. To avoid this, consumers should immediately stop using circumvention devices and remove any unauthorized software or pirateadade their PlayStation 3 systems.

si quieren ver el playstation 3 modificado aqui les dejo el link , esto esta sucediendo en los gamestop ubicados en norte america : http://www.gamestop.com/ps3/consoles/playstation-3-500gb-supercharged-refurbished/90560 if you want to see the playstation 3 modified here is the link, this is happening in the GameStop located in north america: http://www.gamestop.com/ps3/consoles/playstation-3-500gb-supercharged-refurbished/90560

I know Game Stop is greedy but wow.

Source: nicarevolution.com


Written by: Jason - News Contributor


  1. #1 by Captiosus on March 17th, 2011 [ 20 Points ]

    As much as I love Sony (and equally hate Gamestop), Sony would be stupid to sue Gamestop because, contrary to the title, there’s no real “modification” going on here, short of the changing of the hard drives. Honestly, does changing the hard drive in a refurbished system qualify as a “modification” when it’s an out-of-the-box design? I could understand being angry if they were breaking the seal on new systems and doing this, because that would cause a warranty flustercuck between Gamestop, Sony and the end user.

    The rest of this promotion is just a crafty (and probably much more expensive) way of bundling common accessories.
    Bundling is the word that should be used here, not “modifying”.

  2. #2 by premiersoupir on March 17th, 2011 [ 17020 Points ]

    If these are used systems, I don’t really see what the problem is. Gamestop is upgrading the HDD, which anyone can do without violating the TOS. And Gamestop is bundling the console with (doubtless over-priced) accessories like an HDMI cable. So if I swapped my PS3’s HDD and slapped a sticker on the box, would Sony sue me if I sold it to someone?


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