Sony to Refund Clients Over ‘Misleading’ PlayStation Vita Advertisements

Sony will supply a $25 money refund to some individuals who purchased the PlayStation Vita as a part of a settlement of presidency fees that its advertisements concerning the hand-held gaming console’s "recreation-altering" technological options have been "misleading." The Federal Commerce Fee introduced the settlement Tuesday with Sony Pc Leisure America, the U.S.-based mostly arm of the PlayStation enterprise. Among the many promoting claims the FTC stated have been deceptive: that the pocket-sized console would revolutionize gaming mobility by permitting shoppers to play their PlayStation three video games by way of "distant play, and that folks might interact in "cross platform" play by beginning a recreation on a PlayStation three after which persevering with the sport on the PS Vita from the place they left off. Neither was actually true, the FTC stated. Sony didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.

The advert claims at situation have been made in the course of the U.S. launch of the product, across the early days of 2012, when the console bought for about $250. As a part of the settlement, Sony will present refunds to individuals who purchased the PS Vita console earlier than June 1, 2012. They will be eligible for both a $25 money or credit score refund or a $50 merchandise voucher from Sony.

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First revealed November 25 2014, 12:02 PM