It started off as a joke that wasn’t even meant to be released. Now, it has become an internet sensation. - PSLS
Wow. That's impressive.
It came about in such a random way too lol. It was just Adam suggesting something as a comedy bit. Which I think is hilarious that it got so much attention. He even suggested that it be in their E3 conference, but was sort of turned down.
IIRC this idea come from someone on neogaf, maybe Adam get this idea from that persone and kind of suggest it for other guys at Sony he kind of said he come to neogaf daily
@Sharius - He did say he goes there all the time, that could have very well been the case!
I want to meet Yoshida just to tell him... Sir... you're awesome
I doubt Sony expected it to go this viral. I think it would have more views if they would've shown it at E3.
Maybe Sony should learn from this and do more video's/ad's that ACTIVELY assault MS (but simply with the facts--so it doesnt look like mere mud-slinging). Why not inform people on tv that Xbone will have Always Online, anti-used games, region lock, half as powerful, and a slew of undesirable issues. If they wanna beat MS for sure, then they need to dispell MS's evil, lying ad campaigns. MS has been lying to potential customers for years (or misleading them) into thinking COD and other 3rd party games were unique to xbox. It is MS's ADS that fool people into buying it. So sony could kill 2 birds with one stone if they attacked the xbone's features, while praising their own. We know it'll work, just look at the views this video got. Sony needs to not only sell ps4's, but also prevent the sale of Xbone's if they wanna beat MS (who already has more money for ads, but cant refute the damning claims against it's evil console). Sony could end each commercial by saying something like "...it's just the facts" after showing all the damnable reasons why xbone is a bad idea. It's the only to inform fools who don't know about the xbone's problems, yet were gonna buy it anyone just because it says xbox on it.
While I agree the masses should be informed, I don't think it's necessary for Sony to resort to that. They should sell their system on it's own merits, of which there are many. These underhanded jabs do the job to inform people I think, as people wonder why they would even say something in the first place...after all, that's the way it's always been. On the other hand, Apple seemed to do a pretty good job with those Apple vs. PC commercials, so who knows.
This proves sony need to make fun of competitors.
lol i laugh every-time i watch that video. its simple and straight to the point but the effect on the competition was huge blow
And they didn't even plan on releasing it. The world is glad they did.
wow lol. the 'greatness awaits' is getting overshadowed by this. we need 10million views on that for that ac dlc
ms, as a huge 360 fan i say what you're doing is a suicide
No, what they've done is suicide. DRM and online is just repeatedly kicking them in the balls. They might be able to remove them, but more than likely it would damage their plans more than the current bad press.
Temporarily yes, but I think in the long run, the time to change is now. There are still a lot of people that play video games that know minimal info other than new systems are coming out and rumors. With the more casual fanbase that 360 had, they can still grab more of that group. Then if they put out the best exclusives and allow kinect to realize full potential (minus the scary stuff), they can still succeed...it just won't be year 1 now though.
@dman718: "There are still a lot of people that play video games that know minimal info other than new systems are coming out and rumors." That is the exact issue. That the casual market is going to walk into this situation next to blind, get burned, and scream two kinds of bloody murder when they finally figure it out, then how little rights they have. That's going to happen even with Gamestop handing out fliers warning about it. And as far as exclusives are concerned, the only ones the casual market care about are MADDEN, COD and all things Nintendo. That's why titles like Uncharted, GOW and LBP only pull in a fraction of the numbers the others do: as casual gamers get more into gaming, they look for more games.
that video was better than half of the comedy movies i had watched! oh yoshida :))
Love the video But I have to ask. Why is everything that is humorous, tongue in cheek, facetious or a joke at another's expense on the internet, automatically labeled "troll"? This video wasn't what I consider troll. Trolls don't speak the truth. They babble half truths and outright lies in order to get an emotional response before they run away. This video was 100% accurate and I think to label it as trolling, is to diminish its actual value.
Sony needs to get this vid out as an ad on tv, and continue to attack the xbox. It would be like that episode of AVGN where James talks about the sega ads directed towards the snes
Without beefing it up, I think it would confuse some people that don't know what is going on other than new systems are coming out. Some people play video games, for others it is almost a way of life. lol.
It's pretty much a perfect shot across Microsoft's bow. No more really need be said.
Can somebody tell me the widely-accepted most accurate definition of trolling? It seems like nowadays everything is trolling. Someone please tell me
I can't help but laugh every time I see that video. I think Sony should keep laying it on thick, but not directly call out MS. I think the Kevin Butler way of doing things, taking jabs at the competition yet leaving out their name is more appropriate. This would be a good time for his return, "Keven Butler, VP of consumer affairs". I also believe having good inspired videos like they were planning that celebrate the PS name is important for people to remember what they like about PS. And of course more game advertisements showcasing what the system can do.
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