Microsoft gets sued: Scratched game disc lawsuit

We sort of figured that a consumer Xbox 360 lawsuit would pop up with all these red ring of death hardware issues, but we didn't think we'd see such lawsuit be based on disc scratching problems. A Florida resident has filed a class action lawsuit against Microsoft for disc drive problems associated with the console causing "destructive damages" to his video games. He is seeking to be reimbursed for cost of replacing such games and is suing for a payout of $5 million dollars. Now, we aren't claiming to be legal geniuses here, but wouldn't a Xbox 360 lawsuit targeted towards general hardware failures be a little more successful seeing all buzz around the issue? Oh well, these kind of lawsuits are quite normal and usually go no where, but we'll keep an eye on this to see if it gets any ground.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.