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(BBC-US)   Sony Playstation sued for five million pounds in UK for ripping off gamers. Sonic dispatched to the scene in London   (bbc.com) divider line
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833 clicks; posted to Fandom » and Business » on 22 Aug 2022 at 5:50 PM (22 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-08-22 6:07:41 PM  
7 votes:
Remember when the Playstation had a bit of a harder edge?

Playstation - golfers and pornstars
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2022-08-22 6:36:16 PM  
2 votes:
Gonna fail hard.  Sony doesn't set prices for cross-platform games, and the 30% commission is standard in the industry.  Probably won't even go to a settlement.

XBox and Steam set their own policies, and they are the same as Sony, so unless the suit is against the entire industry over price-fixing (to include Electronic Arts, Ubisoft, CD Projekt, Activision, Bandai Namco, SEGA, etc.), it's dead in the water.

Probably the dumbest moonshot I've seen in a few years.
 
2022-08-22 7:38:12 PM  
2 votes:
"Sonic"? That's Sega's mascot, subby. For Sony, I think I'd go with Sly Cooper maybe? He's a thief, so, sure, why not?
 
2022-08-23 3:35:28 AM  
2 votes:

Lumbar Puncture: Kuroshin: Gonna fail hard.  Sony doesn't set prices for cross-platform games, and the 30% commission is standard in the industry.  Probably won't even go to a settlement.

XBox and Steam set their own policies, and they are the same as Sony, so unless the suit is against the entire industry over price-fixing (to include Electronic Arts, Ubisoft, CD Projekt, Activision, Bandai Namco, SEGA, etc.), it's dead in the water.

Probably the dumbest moonshot I've seen in a few years.

Yep all this. It'd be one thing if only Sony was charging a higher rate, but they aren't. It's standard.

Maybe they're fishing for a settlement but it's a bad suit.


There's no government set standard.

Its fine if its tested to see whether 30% is fair. It doesn't seem fair at all to me. It ought to be 0%, and the platform sold at a price that reflected that. Similar to PCs.
 
2022-08-22 5:57:39 PM  
1 vote:
FTA: The estimated damages per individual in the claim is said to be between £67 and £562

I wonder if the lawyer pushing this is opting for the 67* or 562* payout? I am not going to be hurt if Sony gets dinged in this, but I have a hard time believing the altruistic and noble words of the lawyer leading the charge.


* in millions
 
2022-08-22 6:22:31 PM  
1 vote:
Da fuq? Why does TFA keep referring to "Sony PlayStation" like it's a separate company from Sony?
 
2022-08-22 6:34:17 PM  
1 vote:

red230: Remember when the Playstation had a bit of a harder edge?

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WTF?
 
2022-08-22 6:37:50 PM  
1 vote:

red230: Remember when the Playstation had a bit of a harder edge?

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It's like a nut you play with, outside!
 
2022-08-22 6:41:12 PM  
1 vote:
They're blaming Sony for in game purchases?  WTF?
 
2022-08-22 7:14:30 PM  
1 vote:

jso2897: red230: Remember when the Playstation had a bit of a harder edge?

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WTF?


Chris Cunningham (Come to Daddy, Windowlicker (both Aphex Twin), Come on My Selector (Squarepusher), Bjórk and others) did a PS ad back in the day, too:
Chris Cunningham: Play Station
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2022-08-22 7:20:34 PM  
1 vote:

Kuroshin: Gonna fail hard.  Sony doesn't set prices for cross-platform games, and the 30% commission is standard in the industry.  Probably won't even go to a settlement.

XBox and Steam set their own policies, and they are the same as Sony, so unless the suit is against the entire industry over price-fixing (to include Electronic Arts, Ubisoft, CD Projekt, Activision, Bandai Namco, SEGA, etc.), it's dead in the water.

Probably the dumbest moonshot I've seen in a few years.


Yep all this. It'd be one thing if only Sony was charging a higher rate, but they aren't. It's standard.

Maybe they're fishing for a settlement but it's a bad suit.
 
2022-08-22 8:23:28 PM  
1 vote:

sniderman: "Sonic"? That's Sega's mascot, subby. For Sony, I think I'd go with Sly Cooper maybe? He's a thief, so, sure, why not?


I missed it by one.
 
2022-08-23 1:24:15 AM  
1 vote:
Is it really a rip-off when it's about a luxury product that people willingly paid for and would have willingly paid even more for?
I'm all for protecting consumers from scam and price-gouging when it comes to food, medicine, public transportation... but games?
 
2022-08-23 3:25:32 AM  
1 vote:

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: KB202: Is it really a rip-off when it's about a luxury product that people willingly paid for and would have willingly paid even more for?
I'm all for protecting consumers from scam and price-gouging when it comes to food, medicine, public transportation... but games?

As much as this suit seems to be nonsense for a lot of reasons, "They just do it for stuff you don't HAVE to have" seems like a pretty shiatty excuse


It isn't an excuse. It's business. For luxury products, they should charge as much as people will pay. And we should invest in the companies and get some of the profits.
 
2022-08-23 4:40:59 AM  
1 vote:

sniderman: "Sonic"? That's Sega's mascot, subby. For Sony, I think I'd go with Sly Cooper maybe? He's a thief, so, sure, why not?


Crash Bandicoot.

/it seems the console's mascots are always platformer characters. Now they all have their own -kart games.

Ketchuponsteak: Flappyhead: They're blaming Sony for in game purchases?  WTF?

No they're not.

Why do you think that?


Cuz TFA said that?

"Sony PlayStation is being sued for £5bn in the UK over allegations it "ripped off its customers" with overpriced games and in-game purchases."
 
2022-08-23 5:59:23 AM  
1 vote:
The other problem is everyone with two brain cells knows the increase in game prices are due to graphics quality and nothing else. Even then most games are still criminally underpriced compared to every other consumer good on the market
 
2022-08-23 8:09:19 AM  
1 vote:
I like the convenience of digital games, since I'm not changing discs and it's less wear on the drive, but I don't like the prices.  I own a lot of them, but only because 95% were purchased with free PSN cards gotten through a work rewards program.  If a game I own physically hits a sale price of maybe $7 or below and I'm sitting on some cards, I'll buy it so that I only have to fire up the system and pick it from the list.

Jesus, I can't believe I'm PAYING for no-cd cracks.
 
2022-08-23 9:40:43 AM  
1 vote:

IdentInvalid: I like the convenience of digital games, since I'm not changing discs and it's less wear on the drive, but I don't like the prices.  I own a lot of them, but only because 95% were purchased with free PSN cards gotten through a work rewards program.  If a game I own physically hits a sale price of maybe $7 or below and I'm sitting on some cards, I'll buy it so that I only have to fire up the system and pick it from the list.

Jesus, I can't believe I'm PAYING for no-cd cracks.


I try to think of it as not so much paying for no-cd cracks as it is paying for lack of prosecution for having no-cd cracks
 
2022-08-23 1:14:33 PM  
1 vote:

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: IdentInvalid: I like the convenience of digital games, since I'm not changing discs and it's less wear on the drive, but I don't like the prices.  I own a lot of them, but only because 95% were purchased with free PSN cards gotten through a work rewards program.  If a game I own physically hits a sale price of maybe $7 or below and I'm sitting on some cards, I'll buy it so that I only have to fire up the system and pick it from the list.

Jesus, I can't believe I'm PAYING for no-cd cracks.

I try to think of it as not so much paying for no-cd cracks as it is paying for lack of prosecution for having no-cd cracks


With any luck, I'd get a judge who remembered having to dig through stacks of discs just so he could start Quake III.
 
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