The Russian won a lawsuit against Sony due to the shutdown of the PlayStation Store
The Petushinsky District Court of the Vladimir Region satisfied the claim of the owner of the PlayStation 5 due to the shutdown of the PlayStation Store in Russia. Information about this is published on the Pravo.ru website.
The plaintiff was the owner of the PlayStation 5 Digital Edition, which does not have a disc drive. Because of this, games can only be installed on the console when connected to the PlayStation Store. However, in March 2022, Sony limited the operation of the service in Russia, which makes it impossible to use a device without a drive for its intended purpose.
The plaintiff demanded from Sony Electronics JSC (the official importer of Sony products in Russia) to replace the console with a device without such a defect, that is, with a version with a disk drive, which costs more. The defendant stated that he could not replace the goods. As a result, the court ordered the company to replace the plaintiff’s console with a “working” one within a week, and if he doesn’t do this, pay 500 rubles for each day of delay. Since it is most likely impossible to execute the court decision, the plaintiff will receive 15,000 rubles per month.
At the end of May, Russian users of the Sony PlayStation filed a class action lawsuit against Sony Interactive Entertainment demanding compensation of 280 million rubles. A total of 28 Russians decided to ask for access to the PlayStation Store, to return the opportunity to buy software, including games, and also to compensate for non-pecuniary damage – 10 million each.