Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) will appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court, after the latter confirmed on Friday it was going to analyze the defense of the company led by Satya Nadella, related to a class action case, which was carried by Xbox 360 owners who said the console has a design defect that damages discs when they are used.
“The court will review a March 2015 ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on the question of whether a lower court decision denying class certification to the plaintiffs could be challenged,” wrote Reuters about the U.S. Supreme Court decisions.
Since the Xbox 360 was launched in 2005, Microsoft has sold more than 78.2 million units worldwide. Claimants have declared that the optical disc drive of the console is very delicate and it can not be moved because it would cause scratches to the discs even when users are playing a game, as a consequence, games cannot be played later and they become nonfunctional.
The tech company declared that class certification was not proper, adding that just 0.4 percent of Xbox owners misuse their consoles, and then they report disc damages. Pulse Headlines has calculated that 0.4 could represent a considerable amount of approximately 31,200 units.
Background music coming to Xbox One
Last week, it was announced by Phil Spencer, the head of Microsoft’s Xbox division, that the possibility of playing background music, that was offered in the Xbox 360, won’t be added to the latest console of the company before summer.
Users seem to disagree with Microsoft’s decision since more than 22,400 people have voted in order to request the tech maker to support music background playing and they have not been answered.
In 2015, the game industry generated more than $13.1 billion in revenue and the same amount was invested by consumers in 2014. According to Activision, a game developer, with the launch of Call of Duty: Black Ops III, the franchise reached 250 million of units sold in its lifetime, which is the equivalent number of units that a franchise like Pokémon has sold.