They Promise They’re Not Making Any Money Off This
There’s been some backlash surrounding the recent release of a charity skin in Overwatch. The Pink Mercy skin comes with some curious wording, leading some players to believe that Sony is making a bit of profit of each sale. Sony maintains that this is not the case, however.
The issue comes from the wording on the Playstation Store site, which differs from the Xbox description. While the Xbox store says that “100 per cent of the purchase price” of said Mercy skin goes to charity, The UK PSN listing is slightly off. Instead, it specifies that “Blizzard Entertainment will donate £10.12, or local currency equivalent, that it receives from PlayStation for your purchase of the Pink Mercy skin to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Blizzard Entertainment will disclose the total amount of its donation following the end of the campaign.”
Sony’s response to inquiries has been the same every time. They insist that they “are not making any profit from sales of the Overwatch Pink Mercy Skin.” Okay, but the price on the UK PSN is £12.99. If they’re donating £10.12, that leaves some money unaccounted for. Even a small profit margin is still a profit margin, leaving many people understandably unsatisfied with this response. It’s worth noting that this discrepancy is present in the UK version of the PSN only, with the US version of the site stating that 100% of the profits are going to charity.