Sony has responded to online retailer Lik-Sang's accusations that its lawsuits have forced them to close by calling them “sour grapes”.

In a statement sent to GamesIndustry.biz, Sony reiterated the point the Lik-Sang didn't turn up in court and therefore didn't pay legal costs, and that because of this, Sony denies that it had anything to do with the website closure.

As to Lik-Sang's allegations that Sony executives in Europe had purchased PSP consoles from the shop, Sony said, “The purchasing of PSP consoles by SCE employees would be for investigatory purposes. We would also like to express our surprise at a company releasing personal information about its consumers, as this is contrary to data protection principles around the world". You have to admit, Sony's got a point.

Let the name calling begin.