Sony is facing a class action lawsuit over a monopoly on the PlayStation store
If you want to buy a game in its digital edition for the PlayStation 4 and 5 consoles, you can buy it exclusively through the PlayStation Store. It’s something that goes without saying, but it hasn’t always been that way. 2-3 years ago, digital games for PlayStation consoles in the form of codes were also sold outside the PlayStation Store - for example, on Amazon and other American stores such as Walmart and Best Buy. However, Sony has abolished this and some users now feel deprived.
In San Francisco, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Sony, in which a group of PlayStation users accused the company of a monopoly over the PlayStation Store. Users who are suing claim that Sony, based on this monopoly, keeps the prices of digital games higher than the prices of physical releases in stores. It is stated that users in some cases pay up to 175% more for digital games than games on discs. However, no precise example of this claim is given.
Sony did not comment on this issue. The lawsuit has yet to be accepted for a lawsuit to arise. By the way, this is not the only class-action lawsuit filed against Sony. Earlier this year, users sued the company for malfunctions on DualSense controllers.