Overwatch's charity Mercy skin sales started on May 8 and were intended to raise money for Breast Cancer research. The skins retailed for
Think the main issue here is Sony need to clarify things. Whether or not the issue turns out to be as disappointing as it appears, users need a simple breakdown of where their full purchase is going.— Nick Akerman (@Nakerman) May 9, 2018
The problem here is that Sony was not completely transparent on what was going on. Players were led to believe that the entirety of their purchase was going to charity. While Sony is not the one who imposed the tax, they still should have made it clear that a portion of the sale would not be able to be donated since it was to be taken out for taxes.
As Nick Akerman tweeted, other companies were able to say precisely how much they were going to donate which makes the whole thing feel just a tad shady since Sony was rather ambiguous with their wording on the matter.
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