PlayStation 5: Scalpers Complain; Class-Action Lawsuit Starts Against Sony

The scalpers (who continue to re-sell the PlayStation 5, which is already suffering from a lack of stocks for several times the original price) complain that they are getting vilified in the media.

Forbes interviewed a scalping brigade, The Lab. It isn’t happy about the negative press they get because they are simply acting as a middleman. In the interview, Jordan, the head of the group, claims the negative press is not justified, and he used a somewhat bizarre example to explain what they do – but it didn’t help its situation.

„There seems to be A lot of bad press on this incredibly valuable industry and I do not feel that it is justified, all we are acting as is a middleman for limited-quantity items. Essentially every business resells their products. Tesco, for example, buys milk from farmers for 26p or so per litre and sells it on for upwards of 70p per litre. No one ever seems to complain to the extent as they are currently doing towards ourselves,” Jordan said, adding that they now get death threats that they report to the police. (However, he forgot that Tesco is responsible for the packaging and distribution of the milk, and they need to cover the costs of all of it.)

Last week, Chimicles Schwartz Kriner & Donaldson-Smith (CSK&D for short) was in the news already. The US law firm, previously responsible for filing a class-action lawsuit over the Nintendo Switch’ Joy-Con drifting issue, has filed the same ordeal over the PlayStation 5’s DualSense controller on February 12 in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, Eurogamer reports.

Quoting the complaint, „Specifically, the DualSense controllers that are used to operate the PlayStation 5 contain a defect that results in characters or gameplay moving on the screen without user command or manual operation of the joystick. This defect significantly interferes with gameplay and thus compromises the DualSense controller’s core functionality. Had Plaintiff been aware of the drift defect before purchasing his PlayStation 5, he otherwise would not have purchased the PS5, or would have paid substantially less for it.” The filing included a tweet as well, but it has been removed, along with the video, so we cannot embed it. Sony hasn’t responded to the lawsuit yet.

That’s what we call a strong start to the week…

Source: PSL, PSL,

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