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Sony is finally sending out those settlement claim emails for falsely advertising the Vita

Do you remember last year when Sony agreed to settle it’s lawsuit over claims that it falsely advertised the PSVita console. So anyone in the U.S. who purchased the handheld before to June 1, 2012 is entitled to $25 cash or one of three different game bundles. Well Sony is finally sending out those email’s for the settlement claims, so here’s how it works..

Eligible claimants can select from three options.

  1. A $25 check.
  2. $25 in PSN credit.
  3. One of three different game bundles.

money back..

I would say that most of us probably already own these games, so I would go with the $25 credit. You will also need EITHER the SIRIS number or the SERIAL number of the PSVitapsvita  Plus you will need to supply ONE of the following:

1. a store receipt showing purchase of the PlayStation Vita before June 1, 2012;
2. a side panel of the PlayStation Vita package that shows the UPC code, SERIAL or SIRIS numbers;
3. other information and materials that reasonably prove that you are an Eligible Purchaser of the PlayStation Vita before
June 1, 2012.

Here is the link to get stared on your claim https://vitaclaims.com, if you haven’t gotten your email let. You will also need to print out the claim and mail it to the address provided in the claim.

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So what are you going to take from this offer, lets us know in the comments below..

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  1. There is nothing in the email or claim link that indicates anyone to print and mail them a printed form. Also it is stated “OPTIONAL” when asking for psvita serial number or SIRIS number. As you know anyway that those codes rub off psvitas over normal use, so it would be stupid for SONY to make it a requirement.

  2. I’m going to take the $25 offer. I have most of those games

  3. -sigh- do you think taking pictures of the back of my psvita and the faded off pieces could be some kind of proof of purchase :/ i bought the thing in the first week it came out 🙁 i dropped it and it broke and i even took pictures of the damage!

  4. Lucky :/ can i email you the pictures i took off my iphone and get your opinion on if the pictures can give reasonable proof? Please hackinformer!

    • At the 3rd paragraphs, it makes mention of people who purchased and registered their vita. Perhaps you can skip that part of it, cause like you my email made no mention a mailing any forms.

    • There’s a way to get the serial number by plugging in your vita to a computer. Check google for more details.

  5. Thanks guys! And my psvita got destroyed from my parents fighting…..so even turning it on is a no, go.

  6. DAMN! I bought mine from a CrackHead… Now what?