Sony sued for thousands of crores for selling overpriced PlayStation games


Sony Interactive Entertainment has been sued by nine million plaintiffs who accuse the company of ‘overpricing’ PlayStation games, according to a report in Sky News. Users of the game console maker have accused Sony of “scamming people” with games and in-game purchases on its online store, the outlet added. The class action is the result of the efforts of rights champion Alex Neill. The lawsuit says consumers have been overcharged by up to 5 billion pounds (Rs 4,71,25,85,06,250) over the past six years, said Sky News.

The plaintiffs took into account all purchases made in the United Kingdom – games or additional content – on their console or via the PlayStation Store since August 19, 2016. All these users will potentially be entitled to compensation, further specifies the point of sale. .

The estimated damage per individual class member is between 67 pounds (Rs 6,317) and 562 pounds (Rs 52,988) excluding interest.

The plaintiffs claimed that the gaming giant charges a 30% commission on every digital game or in-game purchase made through the PlayStation Store.

Sony has not yet responded to the allegations.

“The game is over for Sony PlayStation. With this legal action, I am standing up for the millions of people in Britain who have been unwittingly overcharged. We believe Sony has abused its position and ripped off its customers,” Ms Neill told Sky News .

“Sony’s stock is costing millions of people who can’t afford it, especially when we’re in the midst of a cost of living crisis and consumers’ wallets are stretched like never before.” , she added.

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