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Sony's PR Team Is Trolling Nintendo & Microsoft With PS4

Sony has definitely taken some odd turns when advertising their hardware in the past. The PS4 isn’t even out of the bag yet and we’re already seeing the gloves come off. Below are some mobile ads found by @Nintex_nl that seem to be targeting Nintendo and Microsoft. The above ad is thought to be hitting Nintendo, more specifically Wii Fit.

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NastyLeftHook01256d ago

how?

as far as i know it was microsoft who stated something along the lines of

"ps4 will not go noticed by most in the uk"

talk about them taking the gloves off.

anyways ps4 day 1.

Dylila1256d ago

im so excited for ps4 and i cant wait to see its features, specs and games

jujubee881256d ago

So MS where talking one moment, than Sony PR got their "Hulk smash" on, huh?

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-M...

darthv721256d ago

That UK comment was aimed at the average uninformed consumer. Not gamers like those that follow this site or the industry as a whole.

You take it like they were insulting the gamers personally. Try not to confuse one for the other. That happens far too often on this site.

blackbeld1256d ago

Microsoft got big toes you just can't miss it and accidental step on it.

Trolling? What's wrong with just saying the truth?

NaiNaiNai1256d ago

Lol Darth thinking console owners are gamers.

AHHHAHAHHA, that is classic.

but no, you are just casual kiddies.

EVILDEAD3601256d ago

The Sony PS team isn't trolling, they are just throwing some legal shots at the competition.

MS is as guilty as Sony is in this department throughout the years.

The are feeding the frothing fans what they want....another console war.

It's going down baby..you know what this means though is both MS and Sony gotta back the smack talk up with reality and Sony is taking the first steps to doing this next week.

Come with it Sony. The industry needs this craziness.

Life is good.

Evil

Starfox171256d ago

I think Sony will just lie about a few specs just to make u guys happy as i think Sony fans want specs more than actual games that show power ???

http://terminalgamer.com/wp...

Thats a nice game.

akaakaaka1256d ago (Edited 1256d ago )

@unlimax LOL those are the most funny i have ever seen..
m$ #2 won..
and ninty #1 / m$ #1 got even for 2nd place ..

MaxXAttaxX1256d ago (Edited 1256d ago )

Is that pic from 2005?

[edit] Oh it's Monster Hunter. I didn't realize it was just an upscaled version of the Wii game.

nukeitall1256d ago

@Unlimax:

Those are pretty funny, but we also need some for Sony as well. All in good fun spirit. :D

Denethor_II1255d ago

@EVILDEAD360
"The are feeding the frothing fans what they want....another console war."

I think I have a feeling I know what side your on.

GameNameFame1255d ago

Cause MS wasnt trolling... yea

nukeitall1255d ago

@Unlimax:

That is so funny!

We need more of that stuff. :D

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Karpetburnz1256d ago (Edited 1256d ago )

Microsoft also said something like "the PS3 isn't as good of an entertainment console as the xbox 360 and evertbody knows it" haha which is just stupid btw.

KillrateOmega1256d ago

The butthurt emanating from MS in that statement is simply palpable.

Wagz221256d ago

I just really hope sony is more aggressive with advertising and marketing, they make the quality hardware and games but their marketing team really needs to step it up to show people what their system and games can really do. Things don't sell themselves sometimes so you have to market in a way where it will catch peoples attention.

DOMination-1256d ago

I mean that is a stupid comment. I didn't read the article but whoever said that at MS should be more humble and anyway i think the ps3 is probably better in that department.

With Darvths comment above though i do think MS meant the general public. 99% of the UK will have no idea about the ps4 reveal so that's what they were saying. Of course in the days following the reveal that will change.

Knight_Crawler1256d ago

Its funny...Nintendo should do ad in japan with some kid going into a game store and asking for Monster Hunter for the VITA.

zebramocha1256d ago (Edited 1256d ago )

@knight and he gets soul sacrifice instead and the guy states "it's better than monster hunter 20x over".

strifeblade1256d ago

wow the above poster is really sensitive about the whole monster hunter issue. Everytime a guy mentions monster hunter 50 vita guys are like

"wat soul sacrafice is betterzzz, i played itzz fuxxxorz amazin, monster hunter= no good.. itzz only good on psp but its on 3ds now so now no good"

vita fanboys really sensitive at the moment LMAO

PFFT1256d ago

SS hasnt even been released. So how can you be so sure it will be better than MH???? Let it release, PLAY it then say whether its better or not.

user39158001256d ago

TENTON YOU HAVE NOT FIGURE IT OUT YET, BUT YOU ARE THE BIGGEST TROLL i HAVE SEEN HERE ON n4g

NegativeCreepWA1256d ago (Edited 1256d ago )

Apparently you've never met Nazism or TheMart just to name a few from the old days.

KaBaW1256d ago (Edited 1256d ago )

I guess "Nazism" is codename for Nasim? :P Funny kid, I miss him.
TheMart, I don't think was quite as bad as Nasim, but, yes. Good ol days.
PowerOfGreen, too. Oh lordy lord. There was a lot of good ones. Ahhhh. :)

Shadow Flare1256d ago (Edited 1256d ago )

Few people on here likely remember what this site was like when this gens consoles launched. Wonder if it will happen again with the ps4 launch lol

Back then there was no bubble system either. You could comment as much as you wanted and I remember some articles reaching over 1000 comments. Over 1000 comments of fanboy mentalness. And people think the site is a trollfest now lol

Stedron1256d ago

oh yeah the Mart forgot about him...man he was troll shit!!

FunkMacNasty1255d ago (Edited 1255d ago )

I dunno.. tenton might be tied with StrongMan for the "troll of the year" award..

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NegativeCreepWA1256d ago (Edited 1256d ago )

It wouldn't surprise me to find out Sony or MS had paid trolls on this site. After all it is the biggest collective of gaming news on the Internet.

Chaostar1256d ago (Edited 1256d ago )

You'd spot them straight away because they'd use their, they're, there and your, you're correctly.

They'd also say couldN'T care less.

I'm making the assumption that MS/Sony would only hire at least slightly educated people.

yeahokchief1256d ago (Edited 1256d ago )

They don't pay people who comment. They pay people who write the articles and give the scores.

You don't have to pay me to be an asshole and give you my honest, unmoderated opinion. I do it for free.

Infact by NOT taking money and by NOT monitizing my opinion, I actually have MORE freedom to speak my mind because nobody pulls my strings. Gaming is my hobby. Not something I make money off of.

This is kinda why I stopped making youtube videos. If my videos even became remotely popular it would be like shooting myself in the foot not monetizing them at some point. I never want to sellout on my hobby. Blizzard did that. Nintendo did it. Capcom does it with every game they've made this gen. I don't want to be like that. Pretty shitty way to make money.

And what is money other than a way people get other people to do things that they do not want to do? It's just another form of control.

And this is why I buy my games on release day, have never sold back a game and support the publishers/developers that are doing it right. First off I don't want to fill some profiteer middle man's pockets who has absolutely nothing to do with the process of making games. Second by supporting the developers who are doign it right, they will be under less pressure to conform to the crappy standards that everyone else is forced to follow. That said, I am a bit of a dealhunter so I'll always go for the best deal retailers offer.

Your money is kinda like your voice in America. I think the more corruption they get rid of in wallstreet and the more fair the wage discrepancies are in America the lower the unemployment will be in America because people will WANT to work. Obama is 100% dead on for wanting to raise the minimum wage.

The only downside is that it'll cause inflation so anyone saving money gets screwed. But once the initial wave of firings is over by the companies that can't afford to pay the new minimum wage people would be out spending more money. I know when low income people get money... they SPEND IT. So then you have more people spending money and more jobs being created in response to the increased demand. You then have more taxes being taken in and less arguements in congress because they're under less pressure. As a result of that you have less instability in the stock market and investing becomes slightly less risky although there is no such thing as a safe investment. So then with the less risky market employers can create even more jobs.

Gotta correct the root cause of the problem here. The discrepancy in wages and the purchasing power of the little guy/middle class.

LOOK_AT_THIS_I1256d ago

@yeah
cutting the top half off of a blanket and sewing it back to the bottom doesn't make a longer blanket. I'm glad they got you and others fooled with that but now someone who makes 10 bucks an hour just got a pay decrease.

Minimum wage sucks for people but damn now you raise the cost of everything in order for businesses to recoup their losses on the pay raise. Brutal cycle but you are back at square one.

SuperShyGuy1256d ago

Well MS did jab first, but Nintendo said nothing.

Great PR though, "Jump Out" was particular good. What ever the case Sony's new PR team seems to know PlayStation fans like trolling the other consoles so they did just that.

showtimefolks1256d ago

I have learned that playstation brand is hated by media and is hated most by trolls

So who the heck cares.

Sony delivered games
Psn is still free and about to get cross game chat
Psn-plus is a great service

Journey a PSN exclusive won bunch of GOTY awards

You know what's scary to these trolls that Sony did a lot wrong and came out a year after ms yet they outsold the xbox360 so let them hate

After February 20th this hate will only grow

Last guardian
Gt6
Killzone 4
Little big planet world
New game from evolution studios

And a lot more to come at e3

Also let's not forget

Nu no kuni
Sly 4
God of war
Last of us
And beyond 2 souls on ps3

So haters came hate while we play games

NameRemoved00171256d ago

I am betting on the PS4 and PC getting a next gen version of GTA IV to. This will be like the wii games vs the XBox/ps3 where both had them but the wii had ones on older engines with less features.

Timesplitter141256d ago

What's cool is that we already know the PS4 will have a dualshock controller with touch screen.

So we can rest assured that whatever new innovative thing Sony will reveal on 2/20 will not be just another terrible motion-sensing controller that doesn't work well

MoDyDo1256d ago

@Unlimax u killed me with these gifs hhhhhhh XD

IAmLee1256d ago

'JUMP IN' -Microsoft
'Jump Out' - Sony.

this made me happy :')

TronEOL1255d ago

It's kind of funny because those ads aren't just random BS hits. They're actually completely truthful comments that gamers should support.

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Root1256d ago

LOL

They are both hilarious

LOGICWINS1256d ago

Strongly doubt these are real. I'd like to think Sony PR isn't that immature/petty.

kariyanine1256d ago

And then we have to remember that Sony is the company that created Marcus, the obnoxious 12 year old PSP pitchman. So... anything is possible.

shutUpAndTakeMyMoney1256d ago (Edited 1256d ago )

Fun Fact: Sony's new marketing team used to market Google Chrome and they are the one who created the Halo 3 Believe & Gears 2 Rendezvous campaigns.
http://gamrconnect.vgchartz...

Here is the short version of the ad.
https://www.youtube.com/wat...

Jobesy1256d ago

They all take jabs at eachother. Many rivals in the corporate world do, especially when it comes to marketing. It doesn't mean they hate eachother, and it doesn't mean they don't respect one another. No big deal really.

LOGICWINS1256d ago

It's def not a big deal, I just don't think that kind of thing suits Sony.

WiiUsauce1255d ago

dude, Sony's video game division is shady. Jack Tretton has bashed Microsoft and Nintendo countless times, which is why I don't like the company as much. Bashing other companies just to say that yours is better is immature and it makes you look like an idiot.

I've never heard a Microsoft rep or a Nintendo executive bash the competition.

TronEOL1255d ago

I hope to god you're kidding. Look up anything Aaron Greenberg and Sony related. And they literally just had two articles where Microsoft execs were bashing the PS3 and Sony.

As for Sony and Nintendo, even tho Nintendo hit Sony the hardest back in the SNES days, Sony just recently wished Nintendo good luck with the Wii-U.

http://mynintendonews.com/2...

Mind you Sony and Microsoft most definitely do not hate each other, it's just a rivalry between PlayStation brand and Xbox brand. Sony and Microsoft are actually fairly good partners. Hense Sony pictures movies on Xbox Live, Windows on Sony Vaio's, and nextBox supposedly using BluRay.

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miyamoto1256d ago

PS4 or not, one little piece of low budget teaser is enough to do that big job and it worked marvelously!

Sony's new PR people.
Great job.

pr0t0typeknuckles1256d ago

ooh, sony going hard, kind of reminds me a little of what sega was once known for, TRASH TALKING, but funny trash talking, nontheless, i hope sony brings their A game next week.

kariyanine1256d ago

Sony's been known to do some trash talking of their own in the past. Does no one remember when they had Crash standing outside the Nintendo offices?

pr0t0typeknuckles1256d ago

oh wow, how could i forget that i just saw those commercials on youtube a few months ago, yeah sony definatly went after nintendo in those.