Xplay’s official statement regarding CIDG raids on Datablitz branches


It is unfortunate that businesses had to be disrupted by the incident that transpired yesterday. While we sympathize with other individuals dragged on by this issue, we stand by our ground to be vigilant in dealing with illegal activities to protect our rights, our partners and our local gaming community.

This is not a knee-jerk reaction from X-Play. In fact, meetings were held with Datablitz President, Winston Lim and his team to become X-Play’s primary partner for NBA 2K13. Datablitz key executives Sandra Lu and Orpha Oambas even participated in X-Play’s distributor conferences and got all the marketing and distribution plans of the company.

Datablitz’s decision to acquire and distribute NBA 2K13 through unauthorized means despite these efforts left X-Play no other option but to report this to the proper authorities, in which CIDG and the Regional Trail Court took immediate action on.

The action of Datablitz was not only detrimental to X-Play but also affected other smaller retailers, game stores and entrepreneurs. We hope nothing more but to resolve this predicament but will hold firm in protecting the industry from smugglers and illegal operators.

FACT SHEET as supplied by XPLAY


I still feel bad about those attendants who were the ones handcuffed and photographed like common criminals. Gamers around the country support Datablitz as they have been the source of legit and affordable games both for consoles, portables and for online alike. I hope that in the process of looking for justice, Xplay doesn’t commit injustices itself.

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10 thoughts on “Xplay’s official statement regarding CIDG raids on Datablitz branches

  1. So much Butthurt from X-Play. Was the raid necessary? assholes you couldave just settled it in court and magbayaran for the damages like civilized individual. But no, they resorted in Raid that not only disrupted business but also humiliated the workers in DB. DB needs to retaliate and sue Xplay for damages. And the local authorities are idiots. Pirated amputa.

  2. They may have been the best, but kung unauthorized ang pag kuha ng games nila maybe that also needs to be addressed? Kawawa naman yung kumuha ng games through legit means.

  3. Well, they said naman hindi siya knee jerk reaction. Isn’t it possible na try nila lahat and were forced to do this? We really don’t know what goes on behind the business side.

  4. I think xplay had to do this because of the price drop that DB did, I know its for us consumers but I also understand the effect of the pricedrop to other stores. Parang kwek-kwek, kung yung 4 na vendor 3 pesos each ang benta then yung 1 vendor mag benta ng 2.50 syempre magagalit yung 4 na vendor. Well let’s just hope they could settle this because for me, the more retailers, the more games to have.

  5. Ang sa pagkakaintindi ko sa statement nila, X-Play reported the acquiring and distributing of NBA2k13 by DB through unauthorized means… So it means, yung raid ay aksyon ni CIDG sa complaint ni X-Play….

  6. Yah, DataBlitz is the best game retailers; they have a nice staff at their branches, low price of softwares and there is a lot of choices. But there are lot of questions that DataBlitz have to answer to clean their name. Hindi naman siguro magcocomplaint si X-Play kung walang irregularities na nangyayari…. :)

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