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PlayStation Antitrust Lawsuit Moves Forward After False Start

The class action alleges Sony illegally prevented retailers from selling digital download cards for PlayStation games.

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XiNatsuDragnel490d ago

Interesting never knew this lol

blackblades489d ago (Edited 489d ago )

I remember this case it got thrown out. Guess it's back probably gonna fail or not be that big of a win for the complainers.

porkChop489d ago

It was temporarily dismissed because they didn't have enough of a case to reasonably argue Sony was illegally doing it solely for profit. They came back with a stronger case and so the lawsuit is able to move forward.

shinoff2183489d ago (Edited 489d ago )

I personally agree with the plantiffs. As much as I like Sony they have a point.

EvertonFC489d ago (Edited 489d ago )

You can still buy wallet top-up cards ? I got two the other day from Aldi and bought Chernobylite and Witcher remake. Even my corner street convenience store sells them.
Maybe I'm misreading things though

DaCajun489d ago (Edited 489d ago )

Yes, you're misreading it.

They are not talking about PSN gift cards.

They are talking about how we used to be able to buy digital game codes from 3rd party sellers like Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart, etc. at cheaper prices and more frequently on sale. Now we can only buy digital games to play on our PS4/PS5 from Sony exclusively. That policy changed after the PS4 came out. I still just wait for sales anyway.

Extermin8or3_489d ago

They were rarely cheaper, actually if you look you'll see the psn store has more frequent discounts and sales and of a wider number of games than retailers ever had for those cards. The retailers get almost nothing if not nothing for selling those cards it all goes to Sony o actually there is no profitability. Just as if I sell a psn top up card at work all of that money goes to Sony. Places stock them in hope customers come in and abut one and also end up buying other stuff or buy a console.

EvertonFC489d ago

Cheers thought I was wrong on something lol

FinalFantasyFanatic489d ago

I'm sure even the Supermarkets even sell them, they sell Steam ones too and I thought Steam stopped selling them in Australia.

ChasterMies489d ago

This is an uphill battle for plaintiffs. They are basically asking a court to force a retailer to offer gift cards for their store. Would the court manage the point of sale activation system? Press X to doubt.

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Publisher Kepler Interactive Shining Bright In 2024

Get to know Kepler Interactive, the up-and-coming game publisher that is making waves in the industry. Learn about their unique collaboration model and impressive game offerings.

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The Xbox showcase brought the E3 magic

After having to prove itself for years, Xbox doubled down and pulled it off..

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GaboonViper3d ago

Yep Xbox absolutely knocked it out of the park with that stunning show, it was everything a gaming showcase should be, games games and games, well done team Xbox.

CrimsonWing692d ago

It really did. Like I came out of that with the hype for new games I haven’t felt since… well the better years of E3.

monkey6022d ago

It was without a doubt one of the better showcases in years. There was plenty there that excited me. Something has been lacking in years on all platforms

EasilyTheBest2d ago

It was an amazing showcase I loved everything about it. Can't wait to play some of those games.
What's going on. 4 comments & no negatives yet. Wow, what's going on with N4G.

ThinkThink2d ago (Edited 2d ago )

Show was so good, it made me forget about that blue dragon rumor until the next day. Too many games to process.

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Why does Bushiroad keep killing off Love Live games?

Three Love Live mobile games have died in the past year despite the series’ ever-growing popularity both in Japan and worldwide, but why?

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