Sony’s latest PlayStation Vita promotion is prompting a bit of a backlash in certain corners of the web. The initiative – which launched in North America earlier today – encourages you to “convince your friends to buy” one of the consoles in return for $20 PlayStation Network credit and 1,000 Sony Rewards points. The promotion’s valid up to ten referrals, allowing you to earn a pretty hefty chunk of change. Furthermore, if you manage to refer the most people, you could win up to $10,000 in rewards points.

The negativity online appears to stem from the wording of the promotion, which does come across as a touch desperate. Still, if you fancy scoring some easy money, you can learn a little more through here. You won't forget us when you're sitting on a pile of cash, will you?