PlayStation user? You may get up to £560 from Sony! Just do THIS

Sony may owe you money for overcharging of several PlayStation models in the last couple of years. Know all details.

| Updated on: Aug 22 2022, 21:48 IST
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The PlayStation gamers could be owed hundreds of pounds in compensation. Know how to do it. (Robin /HT Tech)

Have you purchased a Sony PlayStation in the last couple of years? Then you may be eligible to claim this money! In a shocking turn of events, Sony is being sued for more than £5 billion on behalf of almost nine million PlayStation players. Sony has been accused of overpriced games and in-game purchases from the players. A report by Sun reported that the legal claim centers on a 30 percent commission the company takes on every digital game and in-game purchase made through its PlayStation Store.

"With this legal action I am standing up for the millions of UK people who have been unwittingly overcharged. We believe Sony has abused its position and ripped off its customers," the report quoted Alex Neill, who is leading the claim against Sony. According to the claim, Sony has overcharged as much as £5 billion over the last six years from UK consumers. This has affected millions of PlayStation users in the last few years.

So if you have purchased any digital games or add-on in-game content for your console from the PlayStation Store since 19 August 2016, then you will be eligible to claim compensation from Sony. Here's how you will be able to claim compensation for buying Sony PlayStation or its in-game purchases.

Sony PlayStation gamers can claim compensation

Based on the overpriced charges, The Sun report estimated that each person could get around £67 to £562 depending on the purchases that you have made since 2016. You might need to prove that you were affected by showing your purchasing receipts or receiving emails that you may have got from Sony. Without these proofs, you may not be able to claim the compensation amount even if you are eligible.

If you think you are entitled to claim the compensation, then you can keep an eye on the latest updates by signing up to

As of now, you won't be able to get any compensation amount as the claim has been filed at the Competition Appeal Tribunal, and the final verdict may take some time.

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First Published Date: 22 Aug, 21:48 IST