Feeds

Sony slams Lik-Sang 'sour grapes'

Admits execs bought PSPs from grey importer

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has failed to deny claims that senior employees used Hong Kong-based online games hardware retailer Lik-Sang.com to buy PSPs more than nine months before the device finally shipped over here.

In a statement, the consumer electronics giant said "the purchasing of PSP consoles by SCE employees" had been carried out "for investigatory purposes".

Lik-Sang.com yesterday closed its virtual doors to further orders, complaining that Sony's efforts to prevent it from selling PSPs to Europeans ahead of the official release date had made its future untenable. The retailer went on to name four senior SCEE staffers it alleged had used its services to import individual PSPs, in some cases as early as December 2005.

Sony denounced the act - which it described as a contravention of worldwide "data protection principles" - as "sour grapes".

No doubt it would say the same to hundreds of Lik-Sang customers and other interested parties currently venting their spleen against the Japanese giant over on the retailer's website. ®

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

More from The Register

next story
PEAK APPLE: iOS 8 is least popular Cupertino mobile OS in all of HUMAN HISTORY
'Nerd release' finally staggers past 50 per cent adoption
Tim Cook: The classic iPod HAD to DIE, and this is WHY
Apple, er, couldn’t get the parts for HDD models
Apple spent just ONE DOLLAR beefing up the latest iPad Air 2
New iPads look a lot like the old one. There's a reason for that
Google Glassholes are UNDATEABLE – HP exec
You need an emotional connection, says touchy-feely MD... We can do that
Caterham Seven 160 review: The Raspberry Pi of motoring
Back to driving's basics with a joyously legal high
Back to the ... drawing board: 'Hoverboard' will disappoint Marty McFly wannabes
Buzzing board (and some future apps) leave a lot to be desired
prev story

Whitepapers

Cloud and hybrid-cloud data protection for VMware
Learn how quick and easy it is to configure backups and perform restores for VMware environments.
Getting started with customer-focused identity management
Learn why identity is a fundamental requirement to digital growth, and how without it there is no way to identify and engage customers in a meaningful way.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.
Protecting against web application threats using SSL
SSL encryption can protect server‐to‐server communications, client devices, cloud resources, and other endpoints in order to help prevent the risk of data loss and losing customer trust.