Xbox 360 Lawsuit Seeks $50K For Alleged Disc-Scratching

Whether you own an Xbox 360, PS3 or Wii, you may be among those frustrated gamers who have experienced console problems. One Xbox 360 owner in Wisconsin claims to have had enough with his Xbox and is seeking big money for his grievances. Though two counts were removed from plaintiff Jason Johnson’s initial lawsuit, an Illinois judge has allowed him to proceed with his case against Microsoft seeking upwards of $50,000 for alleged Xbox 360 malfunctions.

Johnson contends that errors on the part of his Xbox 360 scratched his games, rendering them unplayable and filed suit under the Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act, accusing Microsoft of negligence, breach of implied warranty and strict product liability, according to the Madison Record.

Microsoft’s attorney, meanwhile, maintained that Johnson received the 360 as a gift and did not have sufficient standing under those circumstances to sue Microsoft.

The case will apparently continue later this fall. $50,000 should be enough to replace quite a few Xbox games if Johnson wins — though he may opt for a PS3, Wii and upgraded entertainment system instead if his complaints turn out to be legit.

Microsoft reportedly has 21 days from Sept. 2 to respond.

Do you think $50,000 sounds like a fair sum for Johnson if his Xbox turns out to have scratched up his library of games? Have you ever had a similar problem with your console? Share your thoughts and experiences in the comment section below.