They found the penalties to be very unfair.
The Russians are suing Sony
Gazeta.ru, Russia’s Vedomosti and several other national media reported that Russian citizens have filed a class action lawsuit against the Sony subsidiary in Europe as well as against the company’s headquarters. The reason is that you cannot use the PlayStation Store.
– Nexta (@nexta_tv) May 31, 2022
In a class action lawsuit, 28 plaintiffs demanded the removal of the blockade and the repurchase of software and games. As compensation, the Russians claim a total of 280 million rubles (approximately 1,9203078 PLN) in damages – 10 million rubles (approximately 685,824 PLN) for each participant in the lawsuit.
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Due to restrictions, Russians can only play games they own, but cannot update them. At the same time, they lose access to online games, at least in theory, because they may try to integrate with VPN services.
This is not the first such lawsuit
Not only has Sony suspended operations in Russia, but also Microsoft (Xbox), Nintendo, Valve (Steam), Apple (AppStore), Google (Google Play) and many other entities.
Russians earlier sues Apple I tried to sue the company, to no avail Netflix. The court dismissed the second case.
Source: Twitter, Gazeta.ru
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