Months after agreeing to a settlement in November 2014 over the Federal Trade Commission’s accusations of false advertising for Sony’s PlayStation Vita’s technical capabilities, consumer’s who purchased the handheld before June 1st 2012 can now claim credit, games, or cash.

Possible North American members of the class action lawsuit can file their claim now through June 29th at The form is a .pdf that must be printed, filled out, and mailed to a physical address with proof of Vita ownership such as a receipt or photo of the system’s serial number.  If you’re unsure of your eligibility, you can also visit the same link. Qualified folks can choose from one of the following:

  • $25 cash (in the form of a check)
  • $25 PlayStation Store credit
  • One of three PlayStation 3 and Vita game bundles


The complaint against Sony by the Federal Trade Commission primarily focused on the Vita’s North American launch in 2011 through 2012, claiming that the company used false advertising in regards to the system’s cross platform and cross saves, remote play, and online multiplayer gaming capabilities.

There’s no confirmed date of when claimants will receive their selected compensation.


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