Attack of the Fanboy

PS Vita Owners Before June 2012 Can Receive Free Money Or Games

by Dean James


Sony seems to always be in the center of some controversy with a class action lawsuit from their PlayStation brand, with the most recent settling late in 2014 involving the PS Vita. Sony was accused of falsely advertising the PS Vita at launch and in return was sued. With the settlement reached, those affected now have the ability to receive payment in one of a few different ways.

If you purchased a PS Vita prior to June 1, 2012, which was only a few months after the handheld’s launch, you are eligible to receive either free money or games. If you fall within this period, you can choose between one of the following:

  • A check for $25
  • $25 PSN Credit
  • Action/Adventure Game Bundle (Value of $92.35)
    • God of War Collection (PS3)
    • Beyond: Two Souls (PS3)
    • Twisted Metal (PS3)
    • Unit 13 (PS Vita)
  • Family Friendly Game Bundle (Value of $100.46)
    • LittleBigPlanet 2 (PS3)
    • Puppeteer (PS3)
    • Uncharted: Golden Abyss (PS Vita)
    • ModNation Racers: Roadtrip (PS Vita)
  • Variety Game Bundle (Value of $66.46)
    • God of War Collection (PS3)
    • LittleBigPlanet 2 (PS3)
    • ModNation Racers: Roadtrip (PS Vita)
    • Unit 13 (PS3)

It is rather interesting that Sony chose to have less than half of the offerings be for PS Vita, considering that is the system involved. A good number of them have also been available as PS Plus titles or previous class action offerings, so the check or PSN credit option will be better for many. Either way, if you are eligible and are interested in taking advantage of this, you can get the form at the Vita Claims website. There is no specific date listed for when the payments will go out, but the final day to fill out the form and send it in by mail is June 30, 2015.

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