Blizzard’s Pink Mercy skin has been a hit with players, due to its colorful look and the character’s popularity. All proceeds from the skin’s sales were announced to be going to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, but as it seems, Sony in particular came under scrutiny when Twitter users noticed a difference in wording when it came to the Mercy skin’s store pages on PlayStation 4 from Xbox One.
Thus, Sony was under the gun for what appeared to be a situation where the company seemed to be taking a cut from sales on the Overwatch skin sold for charity. The wording on the PlayStation 4 store page stated that “Blizzard Entertainment will donate 100% of the proceeds that it receives from Sony PlayStation,” where the Xbox One page states “Blizzard Entertainment will donate 100% of the purchase price for your purchase of the Pink Mercy skin on Xbox.”
Pretty disgraceful from Sony. Taking a 22% cut from each purchase of Overwatch’s Mercy Breast Cancer Research charity skin. 100% goes to charity on Xbox and PC. Games media needs to report this. pic.twitter.com/ZCIiHgKcpy
— Nick Akerman (@Nakerman) May 9, 2018
It doesn’t seem immediately clear that there’s any insinuation that Sony is keeping any of the profits, but there is a difference in wording between the two stores. When reached for clarification via VG247, a SIEE representative stated “We are not making any profit from sales of the Overwatch Pink Mercy Skin,” via email. The wording on both game stores is similar on the US and UK versions of the skin, though it appears that Sony has cleared things up once and for all in terms of the statement it provided.
If you’re late to the party, the Pink Mercy skin is up for