A while ago Sony got sued for falsely advertising the Vita. They stated numerous things about the Vita that never came to life with the actual unit, so a class action lawsuit stepped in. Sony lost the battle and agreed to pay out settlements.
Those settlements included $25 in gift cards (or check), or several game bundles of old games. You were allowed to select one of the many different options and were told to wait further notice.
Well settlement confirmations seem to be heading to emails now. If you picked the $25 gift card, you should get an emails regarding your approval and a code to enter on the PlayStation Store. The code is good for a $25 credit to use on the store. Other users should get confirmation of their settlement being approved and shipped to them, but they may not arrive for a little while longer.
If you are weary of scams, the official email should come from “playstationvita.us.com” and the title should read “RE: Cash Back or Merchandise Offer from Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC.”
If you haven’t recieved it yet be sure to check your spam folders and other folders that it may get stuck in. Otherwise you can contact the settlement administrator at 1-800-410-5484 regarding your settlement.
This case was purely for the advertising of the PlayStation Vita and was only for early owners. This is not to be confused with a similar class action lawsuit regarding the data breach of PSN.