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