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Earlier this week, Blizzard released a new Pink Mercy skin for Overwatch to help raise money for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

All seemed fine, until Bleacher Report’s Nick Akerman pointed out on Twitter that Sony’s listing for the skin doesn’t mention donating 100 percent of the money raised by the skin to the BCRF.

The Pink Mercy skin is priced at $15 and both the Microsoft and Blizzard store listings carry the small print that “100 per cent of the purchase price” will be donated. However, on the PlayStation Store, the listing states that “Blizzard Entertainment will donate £10.12, or local currency equivalent, that it receives from PlayStation.”

This of course led to a lot of anger from various sources claiming that Sony was trying to make money from the charity skin. To put a stop to this, Sony issued a statement about the issue to Eurogamer.

“We are not making any profit from sales of Overwatch Pink Mercy Skin,” a representative informed the site.

It doesn’t get much clearer than that, but people are still questioning where the extra money not being donated is going. The current belief is that it has something to do with VAT due to the Microsoft and Blizzard stores mentioning that it is included, while there’s no mention on the PlayStation Store.

Alongside the new skin, Blizzard is offering male and female Pink Mercy shirts that have been designed by community artist “VICKISIGH.” The shirts are priced at $30 and 100 percent will be donated to the BCRF.

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Sony says it is not profiting from Overwatch’s Pink Mercy charity skin

Sony has responded to claims that it is making money from Overwatch's new charity skin.

By Matthew Bennett | 05/11/2018 07:26 AM PT | Updated 08/13/2018 03:02 PM PT

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Earlier this week, Blizzard released a new Pink Mercy skin for Overwatch to help raise money for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

All seemed fine, until Bleacher Report’s Nick Akerman pointed out on Twitter that Sony’s listing for the skin doesn’t mention donating 100 percent of the money raised by the skin to the BCRF.

The Pink Mercy skin is priced at $15 and both the Microsoft and Blizzard store listings carry the small print that “100 per cent of the purchase price” will be donated. However, on the PlayStation Store, the listing states that “Blizzard Entertainment will donate £10.12, or local currency equivalent, that it receives from PlayStation.”

This of course led to a lot of anger from various sources claiming that Sony was trying to make money from the charity skin. To put a stop to this, Sony issued a statement about the issue to Eurogamer.

“We are not making any profit from sales of Overwatch Pink Mercy Skin,” a representative informed the site.

It doesn’t get much clearer than that, but people are still questioning where the extra money not being donated is going. The current belief is that it has something to do with VAT due to the Microsoft and Blizzard stores mentioning that it is included, while there’s no mention on the PlayStation Store.

Alongside the new skin, Blizzard is offering male and female Pink Mercy shirts that have been designed by community artist “VICKISIGH.” The shirts are priced at $30 and 100 percent will be donated to the BCRF.

Read More


About Matthew Bennett

view all posts

Matt is one of the longest-serving members of the EGMNOW team. An ability to go many hours without sleep and a quick wit make him ideal for his role as associate editor at EGMNOW.com. He often thinks back to the days when the very idea of this career seemed like nothing but an impossible dream. Find him on Twitter @mattyjb89