PlayStation faces multi-million dollar lawsuit for misleading consumers

PlayStation faces multi-million dollar lawsuit for misleading consumers

A lawsuit has been filed against Sony PlayStation for allegedly “stealing players” over the past six years.

The lawsuit, which was filed by the Competition Appeal Tribunal on Friday August 19, includes UK gamers who have purchased digital games or add-ons from the PlayStation Store since 2016.

According to the lawsuit, gamers in the UK have been “overcharged” for digital purchases worth £5 billion ($5.9 billion) over the past six years.

The aforementioned process estimates that approximately 9 million people have purchased games or DLC through the PlayStation Store. If the same continues, each person will be entitled to compensation of between £67 and £562, plus interest.

The lawsuit was filed against the company by consumer rights advocate Alex Neill and alleges the company ‘robbed people’ by unfairly using its market power to implement unfair terms and restrictions against producers. and game creators who, in turn, raised prices for the unsuspecting. consumers.

“With this legal action, I am standing up for the millions of people in the UK who have been unintentionally overcharged. We believe Sony abused its position and robbed its customers,” Neil said.

“Many vulnerable people rely on games for community and connection. Sony shares are expensive for people who can’t pay millions, especially when we’re in the midst of a cost of living crisis and consumers’ wallets are stretched like never before.”

We’ll see if PlayStation has a say in this matter in the near future.

Source: Sky News


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