Sony faced a serious lawsuit for selling games to PlayStation users only from the PS Store. The lawsuit filed by a user on the grounds that ‘the company has a monopoly policy’ will be followed carefully.
Two years ago, the sale of game codes for Sony PlayStation was completely stopped. After the game code sales on third-party platforms such as Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart was stopped. Sony connected all its users to the PS Store. The reaction of all the players was that there was almost no price difference between digital game codes and DVDs.
Sony was recently charged with a heavy accusation by a user complaining about this issue. The user claimed that Sony had a monopoly on PlayStation games and therefore, they could rule the prices as they wanted and applied prices above the competition. While it is stated that the case may soon turn into a “class action”, almost all users who complain about similar issues converge.
Serious consequences may arise regarding the situation that Google has faced many times before. As you know, as a result of the lawsuits filed from some countries regarding Google ads, “Shopping Ads” are no longer published. Severe sanctions may be imposed on Sony in the case filed through the California District Court.
However, a similar case continues between Apple and Epic Games. If Sony was convicted prior to this case. A precedent could also be set in the lawsuit between Apple and Epic Games. Sony has not made any comments on the subject at the moment. But we are looking forward to what we will see in the future. Also, don’t forget to check out our other news here.