Nintendo and Sony's console warranties are now more consumer friendly

Sony announces Changes to Warranties of PS4, PlayStation VR, PS Vita and PS3 in North America

Sony announces Changes to Warranties of PS4, PlayStation VR, PS Vita and PS3 in North America

Nintendo has changed their policy regarding unlicensed fix shops and voiding of warranties after the FTC told them they were violating the law. "Our updated warranty states that the warranty does not apply "to damage caused by" opening the product or to damage caused by service performed by someone other than a representative of SIE or an SIE-authorized service provider". A later report from Motherboard revealed, through a Freedom of Information Act request, that those firms were Nintendo, Microsoft, Sony, HTC, Asus and Hyundai.

The company also makes it clear that warranties are still valid, even if the sticker on the console has been removed or damaged.

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Sony has updated its warranty terms for PlayStation systems sold in the U.S. and Canada, and its seems that PlayStation 4 owners are now allowed to open up their console while still retaining warranty. They gave the company 30 days to comply.

USGamer reported Nintendo's change in language, which now states your warranty doesn't apply if you use third-party equipment which damages your consoles in some way - whereas before it implied the use of third party equipment itself was reason enough. Well, just yesterday Sony revised it's warranty terms and following that, Nintendo Warranty Terms too have been changed.

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We didn't hear from any of the companies at that point, but now Sony has officially spoken up and updated its warranty terms.

Sony originally said that a product's warranty would be voided if used with an unlicensed peripheral or if the warranty sticker has been altered or removed. If you do open it up and damage the system in any way - like a soda spill or dropping it - then the warranty will be void, as that goes against the company's terms. "We have updated our warranty text to clarify that Nintendo provides warranty service for defects not caused by the user or by other unauthorized acts", said Nintendo in a statement to Forbes.

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