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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 from Nov 25, 2014 @ 13:17 CST

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.

 

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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.

NEWS SOURCES:Washingtonpost.com, Images.eurogamer.net


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