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How much money you can claim as PlayStation owners could be owed hundreds

How much money you can claim as PlayStation owners could be owed hundreds

It might be enough to buy a different console

While gamers might often end up finding themselves splashing the cash on the latest games or treating themselves to add-ons here and there, the costs can completely rack up.

But it turns out PlayStation owners could be owed hundreds.

Following a lawsuit against Sony, you could now claim money if you were buying games and add-ons for your PlayStation between 2016 and 2022.

So that’s more cash to spend on even more games, right?

This is all happening after consumer rights advocate Alex Neill filed a $7.9billion (£5billion) lawsuit against the company, claiming it has been ripping off PlayStation customers for years.

Sony was slammed for an ‘abuse of dominant position’ in the gaming industry and doing things like hiking prices up to ridiculous prices.

PlayStation You Owe Us, a website which was set up to provide information about the claim, said: “In the UK, it is illegal for companies to abuse their dominant position.

“This includes directly or indirectly imposing unfair purchase or selling prices or other unfair trading conditions.

You could be owed hundreds.
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“We believe that PlayStation occupies a dominant position in relation to the digital distribution of PlayStation games and in-game content and that it has been unfairly charging its UK customers too much for digital games and in-game content purchased through the PlayStation Store.”

So thanks to all this, you could claim yourself a decent bit of cash in compensation.

To qualify, you need to have bought digital games or add-ons via the PlayStation Store between 19 August 2016 and 19 August 2022.

And now here’s the juicy bit, you could end up getting anything between £67 and a whopping £562 back, with interest.

Yeah sure, it’s not like it’s thousands, but it could be enough to go out and buy a different console. It all just depends how much you spent on PlayStation goods in the first place during that time.

More money for games is never a bad thing.
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PlayStation You Owe Us reckons that Sony might end up paying between £6bn and £5bn in damages if the court filing goes in the gamers’ favour.

To get yourself the cash you’re owed, you don’t have to do anything particularly complicated.

The class action case means that you’re automatically enrolled and can raise your ticket with PlayStation You Owe Us’ website.

But the website also notes that it could take ‘years’ for anything to come of your claim if it’s successful. I mean, there’s always hope right?

LADbible has reached out to Sony for a comment.

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Topics: Gaming, Money, PlayStation, Sony, PlayStation 5