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FTC rips Sony, and some PlayStation Vita gamers will get cash back

Sony will have to repay some PS Vita owners because of false advertising
By: Michael Hatamoto | Gaming Consoles News | Posted: Nov 25, 2014 7:17 pm

Sony received harsh criticism from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and it looks like some PlayStation Vita gamers will receive money back. Sony promised "game-changing" features that simply weren't true, so the FTC made the Japanese electronics company stop making those claims.




Also in the agreement, Sony will provide gamers with a $25 refund - or $50 games voucher - and put Sony, its ad agency Deutsch LA, and other companies on notice that it is watching.


The problem specifically mentioned the Vita "cross-platform" gaming features so gamers can link their PlayStation 3 or 4 game console to the Vita - being able to pause game play on the Vita and resume while using a console.


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