My name’s Alex and I’m a consumer champion taking legal action against Sony UK.

Sony has been charging their customers too much for PlayStation digital games and in-game content and has unfairly made billions of pounds ripping off loyal gamers.

By charging a 30% commission on every digital game and in-game purchase, we say PlayStation has breached competition law. This means Sony UK could owe up to £5 billion to 8.9 million people, and anyone from the UK could receive £100’s in compensation if they owned a PlayStation console and bought digital games or add-on content via the PlayStation Store from 19 August 2016 to date.

I’m the proposed class representative for this lawsuit because I believe that massive businesses should not abuse their dominance, and Sony is costing millions of people who can't afford it, particularly when we're in the midst of a cost-of- living crisis and the consumer purse is being squeezed like never before.

Ask me anything about the case, and how it could impact UK gamers.

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lukinho102-1 karma

Could this class-action lawsuit be used in other countries in Europe? I have no idea how this works, but if UK is goong to get compensated, I'm 99% sure the eastern European countries should be as well.

YouOweUsPlaystation-1 karma

The claim has been filed with the United Kingdom Competition Appeal Tribunal and therefore, the claim is for residents in the UK, not Europe as a whole.

We’re aware of similar issues in other countries and we hope by shining a light on this issue in the UK, it will also make Sony change their ways globally.