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Sony Japan Loses List Of PS4 20th Anniversary Winners

Oh, somebody lost their job over this.

Between December and January, those who purchased any PlayStation product (PS4, PS3, Vita, or PlayStation TV) in Japan were automatically eligible to win one of those slick 20th Anniversary PlayStation 4 machines.

Sony selected 123 winners and these 123 lucky souls were to receive the very rare unit, of which only 12,300 were made (the original PlayStation launched on 12/3 in Japan). ...and then they went and lost the list of 123 winners. Yeah, oops.

Now, Sony has to restart the competition and the company has offered its apologies, as translated by Kotaku:

"Our deepest apologies for the trouble we have caused to those who entered the previous campaign."

Sony has asked that if you still have the calendar code, resubmit it for the competition. Those who no longer have the code can still resubmit, but they have to deliver the product's serial number, so Sony can cross-reference that with what was purchased during the competition period.

What a mess. Well, at least Sony says they didn't lose any crucial customer information.

Tags: ps4 20th anniversary, 20th anniversary playstation 4, 20th anniversary ps4 contest

2/27/2015 9:27:06 PM Ben Dutka

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firesoul453
Friday, February 27, 2015 @ 10:12:49 PM
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Lol thats pretty bad.

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cLoudou
Saturday, February 28, 2015 @ 2:57:21 AM
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Oh Sony you.

Must suck for the previous winners having to compete again.

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___________
Saturday, February 28, 2015 @ 3:23:17 AM
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LOL, further proof $ony is run by a bunch of incompetent monkeys!!!!!!!!!!

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Snaaaake
Saturday, February 28, 2015 @ 4:47:44 AM

Come on dude!!
You really gonna criticise them over this???

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Saturday, February 28, 2015 @ 8:56:44 AM

how can you not!?
how incompetent and poorly organised can you be to loose a list of competition winners?
and the sad thing is the people who won and were going to get a very valuable extremely rare item are now having to re enter the competition not guaranteed they will win again.
so they may miss out on one of playstation best historical pieces because of some incompetent moron!
$ony f*cks up and the fans pay for it, hows that fair?

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shaytoon
Saturday, February 28, 2015 @ 10:27:40 AM

shattap troll

Last edited by shaytoon on 2/28/2015 10:27:51 AM

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Sunday, March 01, 2015 @ 8:02:24 AM

defending the poor people who were so excited about getting a piece of very rare history is not being a troll.
amazing how fanboy you people are, seriously what does $ony have to do for you to frown at them?
Im starting to believe we could turn back time and $ony would replace Hitler and all of a sudden instead of being the biggest monster the world has ever seen, it will become exactly what they believed it to be.
its pathetic!!!!!!!!

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Rachet_JC_FTW
Saturday, February 28, 2015 @ 3:48:39 AM
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thats pritty sad but alteast they are trying to fix their unfortunate mess

happy gaming

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newchef
Saturday, February 28, 2015 @ 10:54:38 AM
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i guess it could have been worse, they could have just hid the fact they lost the names and pulled new ones at random.

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Underdog15
Saturday, February 28, 2015 @ 5:03:25 PM
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They should check the last place they'll look. Always works for me.

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warezIbanez
Sunday, March 01, 2015 @ 3:34:16 AM
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*slow clap*

Well, I had a similar experience. This year at PAX Prime, Sony had a contest at their booth to win a PS Gold headset WITH Destiny plating on 'em. I used my PSN email to sign up for the competition, but didn't check my email that day to claim victory (you only had 24 hours to claim the prize.)

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trumpetmon65
Sunday, March 01, 2015 @ 3:01:56 PM
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Probably lost it in a seagate hard drive

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