Sony Wins UK Battle Over Import PSP Sales

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has won its recent battle against importing and selling of its forthcoming PlayStation Portable console from Japan. In a recent case against online retailer Nuplayer Ltd, Mr Justice Lawrence Collins ruled that Nuplayer had no arguable defence and Summary Judgement was given.

Nuplayer have been ordered to pay substantial Costs and Damages to Sony for bringing the case against them and to hand over its remaining stock, details of sales, supplier data and some customer data.

SCEE claimed that the imported sales of the PSP console was undermining Sony Computer Entertainment Europe’s million-pound marketing programme in run up to the console launch scheduled for 1 September.