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Submitted by IamTimO 1092d ago | rumor

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. (Kinect, Microsoft, Nintendo, PS4, Sony, Wii Fit Plus, Wii U, Xbox 360)

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NastyLeftHook0  +   1092d ago | Well said

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.
Dylila  +   1092d ago
im so excited for ps4 and i cant wait to see its features, specs and games
jujubee88  +   1092d ago
So MS where talking one moment, than Sony PR got their "Hulk smash" on, huh?
darthv72  +   1092d 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.
BattleAxe  +   1092d ago
PlayStation 4 Ever
blackbeld  +   1092d 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?
NaiNaiNai  +   1092d ago
Lol Darth thinking console owners are gamers.

AHHHAHAHHA, that is classic.

but no, you are just casual kiddies.
Kevin ButIer  +   1092d ago
Sony troll mode on... LOL
EVILDEAD360  +   1092d ago
I love it..let the twitter console war begin
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 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.

Unlimax  +   1092d ago | Funny
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Starfox17  +   1092d 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 ???

Thats a nice game.
akaakaaka  +   1092d 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 ..
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MaxXAttaxX  +   1092d ago
@ Starfox17
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.
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nukeitall  +   1092d ago

Those are pretty funny, but we also need some for Sony as well. All in good fun spirit. :D
Denethor_II  +   1092d ago
"The are feeding the frothing fans what they want....another console war."

I think I have a feeling I know what side your on.
GameNameFame  +   1091d ago
Cause MS wasnt trolling... yea
2pacalypsenow  +   1091d ago
@Unlimax WOW lmao Bubbles
nukeitall  +   1091d ago

That is so funny!

We need more of that stuff. :D
Karpetburnz  +   1092d 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.
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KillrateOmega  +   1092d ago
The butthurt emanating from MS in that statement is simply palpable.
Wagz22  +   1092d 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-  +   1092d 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_Crawler  +   1092d 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.
zebramocha  +   1092d ago
@knight and he gets soul sacrifice instead and the guy states "it's better than monster hunter 20x over".
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strifeblade  +   1092d 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
PFFT  +   1092d 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.
user3915800  +   1092d ago
NegativeCreepWA  +   1092d ago
Apparently you've never met Nazism or TheMart just to name a few from the old days.
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KaBaW  +   1092d 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. :)
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Shadow Flare  +   1092d 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
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Stedron  +   1092d ago
oh yeah the Mart forgot about he was troll shit!!
FunkMacNasty  +   1092d ago
I dunno.. tenton might be tied with StrongMan for the "troll of the year" award..
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NegativeCreepWA  +   1092d 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.
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Chaostar  +   1092d 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.
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yeahokchief  +   1092d 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.
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LOOK_AT_THIS_I  +   1092d ago
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.
SuperShyGuy  +   1092d 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.
showtimefolks  +   1092d 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
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
NameRemoved0017  +   1092d 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.
Timesplitter14  +   1092d 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
MoDyDo  +   1092d ago
@Unlimax u killed me with these gifs hhhhhhh XD
WiiUsauce  +   1092d ago
PS4 day 286 for me :P
IAmLee  +   1092d ago
'JUMP IN' -Microsoft
'Jump Out' - Sony.

this made me happy :')
TronEOL  +   1091d 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.
Root  +   1092d ago

They are both hilarious
LOGICWINS  +   1092d ago
Strongly doubt these are real. I'd like to think Sony PR isn't that immature/petty.
kariyanine  +   1092d 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.
Kingthrash360  +   1092d ago
Hey, I miss Marcus!
shutUpAndTakeMyMoney  +   1092d 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.

Here is the short version of the ad.
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Jobesy  +   1092d 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.
LOGICWINS  +   1092d ago
It's def not a big deal, I just don't think that kind of thing suits Sony.
WiiUsauce  +   1091d 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.
TronEOL  +   1091d 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.

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.
miyamoto  +   1092d 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.
pr0t0typeknuckles  +   1092d 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.
kariyanine  +   1092d 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?
pr0t0typeknuckles  +   1092d 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.
Hudahudahuda  +   1091d ago
Heyyy plumber boyyy
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PopRocks359  +   1092d ago
Is this really new? I don't remember Sony shying away from taking jabs at Nintendo before.
Starfox17  +   1092d ago
Why pick wiifit ? as far as i can see WiiU has a tremendous amount of games and exclusives Sony stand no chance Last Guardian won't cut it and Last of us is crap.
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GamersRulz  +   1092d ago
I believe Sony has something big related to how we can interact with games, new tech or something unexpected. they won't mock the competition unless they are very confident with their product.

feb 20th can't come soon...
remanutd55  +   1092d ago
I dont like this mocking thing but boy im pretty excited to see what they have to show because they feel so confident with their product, cant wait!!!!
DivineAssault  +   1092d ago
this is great lol
Prodigy-X  +   1092d ago
This is awesome. LOL!!!!
Ripsta7th  +   1092d ago
Doesnt seem legit, probably done by a fanboy. Could be real thought, if MS started bashing or trolling Sony in full force, we probably wont hear about the ps4 for a couple of years. They would wipe them off the map lol
Karpetburnz  +   1092d ago
Kind of true LOL, Yoga isnt gaming.
omi25p  +   1092d ago
not to u it isnt.
omi25p  +   1092d ago
I completely miswrote that sentence. What i meant to say was.

To you it isnt.

To alot of people motion gaming is alot of fun. Thats what gaming is meant to be, FUN.
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Hicken  +   1092d ago

Mis-write the sentence all you want, so long as you get that straight.
Monkeycan8  +   1092d ago
But GTA V has Yoga.. D: My life is a LIE!!!!
maniacmayhem  +   1092d ago
Who said it was gaming? I'm sure nobody at MS thought it was. But you see MS has such a wide variety of games and and software that hey can appeal to everyone.

Isn't that what a lot of Sony fanboys say around here? That Sony has a variety? Or has that now changed to only "hardcore"?

Please let me know since the ideals change daily around here.
izumo_lee  +   1092d ago
Sony vs. Microsoft is like the new Coke vs. Pepsi, which if anybody remembers some of those ads were hilarious so next gen could be very interesting.

As long as both companies keep these ads tasteful & have sense of humor than all of this 'trolling' will be fun to see.
Nivalis  +   1092d ago
ita sonya turn to poke fun, or do you all forget microsoft floating a boat past a playstation 3 event with 'welcome to next gen' banners and the xbox 36o logo?
Kevlar009  +   1092d ago
Yoga may not be gaming, but it does net you tons of money
PFFT  +   1092d ago
That it does!
danitanzo  +   1092d ago
If only those fitness games didn't make so much money, then maybe we'd get more games like pikmin and games like the operation rainfall ones localized sooner. :P
Outside_ofthe_Box  +   1092d ago
This looks fake to me.
Kingthrash360  +   1092d ago
Does ANYONE remember this commercial..." Genesis does, 16bit graphics. cant do this on Nintendo, Genesis does ... what Nintendo don't. " now thats trolling on tv no less....tell me im mot the only one who remembers that commercial.
SuperShyGuy  +   1092d ago
Yup Nintendo had always been the ones getting trolled

by Sega

Sega trolls GameBoy insults it's buyers (Just like Sony and DS)

Sega even fooled people into thinking the Genesis was more powerful than the SNES

By Sony via Crash

Just shows what a good PR team can do

But we all know how that turned out

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lilbroRx  +   1092d ago
That is true, but going by the number of people praising this in here. They don't learn from history.
thebudgetgamer  +   1092d ago
That type of stuff has been happening longer then that.
legend0f117  +   1092d ago
I will be honest. I started gaming as a Sony guy. Then I was introduced to Halo: Combat Evolved.

When the next Halo game came out I was even more convinced Xbox was for me.

Then I bought a 360 the night it launched. I was happy every year....

Until 2010...

games have stopped coming...

To my surprise... I have never been this excited about gaming until now.

This is good for both Sony and Microsoft.

Sony comes out shows everyone there about the games, and everyone feeds into it. Microsoft has to take note of that which will hopefully return balance at MS for core gamers.

It's really a win-win for everyone.
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Sp1d3ynut  +   1092d ago
Looks like Sony trolled themselves as well...
Killzoner99  +   1092d ago
Go Sony!!!!
megamanX2  +   1092d ago
its just going to be the same junk that ps3 was.
KingKevo  +   1092d ago
Stupid article. It should clarify that THEY did mix the picture with the actual ad that was only in text form in photoshop. This is really irritating and deceptive.

Edit: And did people already forget about that Kevin Butler character making fun of the Wii and Kinect as part of some Sony ads?!
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IamTimO  +   1091d ago
If you read the article it says "mobile ad". People know what mobile ads look like. ;)

Not only that the original tweet is also there which gives links to the originals.
KingKevo  +   1091d ago
It does NOT make this clear or mention it. That's just shitty journalism. Tell me where it is written what a mobile ad does ALWAYS look like. And please, do you really say that people are supposed to click on the tweet links to see what the actual ad looks to know they've photoshopped their pics in the article?! Sorry but that's just not right, but what else could be expected from an unknow site called
IamTimO  +   1091d ago
Well out of 130 comments so far you're the only one complaining about this. But for me that's enough. I'll make sure to make these kinds of things clearer in the future, no harm done.

It certainly wasn't my intention to mislead, even though a very small percentage might have misunderstood it.

No need to be grumpy or rude :D

I'm also not understanding you. I say in the article that it's a mobile ad. Then you turn around and say it's not mentioned when it clearly is. Perhaps you skipped over it?
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KingKevo  +   1091d ago
I did not. Just like I said already, mobile ads do not have to be text only, they can also contain images or even larger pictures, especially when using a device with a bigger screen or a pad. You did say it's a mibile ad, but there is no definition of the world mobile ad that says it has to be in text form only. But who cares anyway, right.
lovegames718  +   1092d ago

Its me mariooooo and now luigiiiiiii lo talk about junk and rehash. You got nerve lol hahahs
Pillsbury1  +   1092d ago
Trolololol yeh yeh yeh yeh! Kaz is a master troll!
Sp1d3ynut  +   1092d ago
Kaz had nothing to do with this, Foolio.
TemplarDante  +   1092d ago
Use that tag in marketing EVERYWHERE, Sony.
Braid  +   1092d ago
As much as I hate the squabble between game companies, that "Jump out" advertisement actually made me chuckle a bit.
Ps_alm3k  +   1092d ago
This is not trolling. this is the truth! : )
D2K  +   1092d ago
The last time Sony tried to troll Nintendo was in 2010. Then after Sony went on and on about how 3D gaming was the future, Nintendo came out and trolled them harder with the 3DS. Glasses-free 3D.

Note to Sony....

DO NOT POKE A WOUNDED ANIMAL WITH A SHARP OBJECT. Don't worry about what Nintendo is doing. Focus on what you are doing otherwise Nintendo is liable to take what you think is great and troll you again by making it better.
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chukamachine  +   1092d ago
Your right ninty do troll that one very good, except that's not the reason bought the device.

Backwards compatibility.

That's why PS3 should have came with it and stayed with it.
PFFT  +   1092d ago
Watch them not take their own advice. It seems funny now but we will see later down the line whether or not they too take this approach.
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