Consumer Law

Sony Must Face an $8 Billion Lawsuit for Overcharging Playstation Customers

A London tribunal ruled Tuesday that Sony must face a nearly $8 billion lawsuit over claims that the PlayStation maker abused its dominant position in the market by charging “excessive prices” to its customers.

The U.K.’s Competition Appeal Tribunal ruled that Sony must face a lawsuit worth up to 6.3 billion pounds — roughly $7.9 billion — over the claims brought by Alex Neill, a consumer advocate who has worked on previous campaigns.

Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) was sued last year on behalf of nearly 9 million people in the U.K. who had bought digital games or add-on content through Sony’s PlayStation Store.

Read more at New York Post

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