Crafty Gamer Strikes Back at Microsoft Ad with A Creative Ad for PlayStation

Junkie Monkeys: Microsoft recently made headlines by telling gamers who own a PlayStation 3 to ditch their consoles and receive $100 towards the purchase of an Xbox One. Now thanks to one clever gamer, Sony has their own ad they can use in retaliation and we have to admit, it’s a good one.

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iGAM3R-VIII1629d ago (Edited 1629d ago )

lmao this is pretty funny

Sony doesn't need an ad or anything, they are already selling more PS4's than X1's and they are selling it FAIRLY.

WillGuitarGuy1629d ago

Did you seriously change your comment from "Not funny, not even in the slightest" to "lmao this is pretty funny"? Come on now.

I saw a comment earlier saying that even if you were to sell your PS3 for $100, you would still get more bang for your buck by getting a PS4. It made me chuckle.

ShinMaster1629d ago

That was pretty funny LOL

Microsoft pretty much set themselves up for that joke with that "$100" comment.

DigitalHope1629d ago (Edited 1629d ago )

You'd almost think one company doesn't want it's first big game going up against something as small as a little Naughty Dog DLC.

EDIT: Im an idiot, somehow I thought it was in March, its in Feb, my mistake.

erathaol1629d ago

Woo, get some aprons on boys, we're having a BBQ!~

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hulk_bash19871629d ago (Edited 1629d ago )


Right if it wasn't meant as a direct jab then they would have Put "Ditch Your PS3/360". But the way it was advertised you can't tell me that wasn't Microsoft's intention. Also games are pretty sparse on both sides of the fence right now. It's all about preference and what future games have you excited. I myself couldn't wait to play both Killzone: Shadowfall and Knack at launch which is what pushed me to get a PS4 launch day. iNfamous: SS, the Order: 1886 and Driveclub are just some games that reaffirm my purchase as "worth it".

Giul_Xainx1629d ago

1 word for this:

Clever. Obvious but clever.

Next week they will throw in 3 free months of XBL with the deal.

I wonder what the comeback ad will say.....

SheenuTheLegend1629d ago

PS4 was revealed way before than xbox one without having any drm thingy

nix1629d ago (Edited 1629d ago )


you just got F for Failure.

OT: "This is for the gamers" yup.. totally!

miyamoto1629d ago

This is phenomenal of epic proportions.
PS4 does not even has to lift a finger.
PS4 just let M$'s stupidity do the advertising for it.
Now this is real power!

I told you guys the PS4 is way too incredible beyond Xbone's league!

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iGAM3R-VIII1629d ago

It's because I didn't see the full pic so all I saw as 100 bucks for ignoring MS which isnt right but when I saw the full picc it said SAVE 100 which is better sorry lool

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kopicha1628d ago (Edited 1628d ago )


Sony did not train anyone. But it is just a simple logic that someone with brain would understand those logic in the first place. You do not need to train logic.

Also those claims you made are just claims without fact. Similar DRM or the camera for that matters in the PS4 are just something being speculate while there is no proof that they exist. But DRM on Xbox One is factual and that they did took a 180 on it despite what they emphasis much in the beginning during the reveal. If you wanna use speculate stuffs as a point I can also say Sony choose to remove the camera and put in additional 4GB of RAM making it what it is now without driving up the console cost. As there was a fact that in those prototypes PS4s only have 4GB originally. But no I aint going to use that as argument because all these are just rumor even till this day without PROOF. You are a big flaw right there trying to use rumor as logic.

Talking about rehashing games, Mind you MS isnt in a better shoe than you try to make up it up for. It is the same thing on Xbox that over half the exclusives are rehash stuffs. What's worst, even games that were originally planned and announced for 360 became Xbox One exclusive instead. So ya that is more games for you right there. How blind are you? And things have not gotten worst, when MS purchase GeOW rights, I believe you are one of those having a party right there following the announcement. Buying GeOW IP is not rehash. LOL ok... You have a great one dude.

Pogmathoin1628d ago

Great comment Xheavy, great to have time to troll peoples past comments, hilarious. Pretty lonely...
OT, in the age of memes and so on, this 'crafty' ad is not remotely funny.... I get it, but still, not close to making my lips move in a smile direction....

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GusHasGas1629d ago

I like what Sony's doing and what they tend to do: they just ignore whatever s**t their competitors throw at them (in this case, MS offering this deal) and let their fans handle it (in this case, the fans created the image). I know their motto is "4 the players!" but I think that our motto, as Sony fans, is "4 Sony!" Lol

georgeenoob1629d ago

What are you talking about? All Sony does is make unessessary jabs at MS. They've become very arrogant.

GusHasGas1629d ago


Sorry, but the last real, notable "jab" Sony took at MS was at E3, when Sony stressed the whole "no DRM" thing. Sony barely attacks MS directly. Tell me, when's the last time you saw Sony attack MS (immaturely) similarly to how MS is attacking Sony with their "ditch your PS3" deal?

Concertoine1629d ago (Edited 1629d ago )

To be fair this isnt even a jab at sony as it applies to the 360 as well. Its a pretty nice deal considering gamestop might give you 45 bucks for a 360.
I dont really care if the companies mess with each other though. Always fun to see the outcome xD

Whiskeyjacked871629d ago

Not a single agree on that comment. As sharp as a cudgel, you are.

Freedomland1629d ago


The ad clearly mentions PS3, not XBOX 360. Take a look at the ad first.

Tony-A1629d ago

What's most pathetic about MS' latest attempt is that the gamers would be getting the bad end of the bargain by doing that.

Essentially lose your PS3 and buy an Xbox One for $400...

Or KEEP your PS3 and buy a PlayStation 4 with the same $400.

In what universe does the first deal seem more appealing? Its almost February and Microsoft has yet to sound smart about anything involving their new platform. It blows my mind to think that, even with the total redundancy coming out of that corporation, they're still probably going to take silver this generation (in terms of sales).

cyber_daemonx1629d ago

@georgeenoob. You obviously didn't read the article, as it was created by a FAN not Sony.

DragonKnight1629d ago

@Whiskeyjacked87: That made me frickin' lol so much. Thanks for the humourous start to the day.

H0RSE1628d ago (Edited 1628d ago )

You're naive if you think Sony is "ignoring" what MS is doing. Sony is doing what they tend to do - play it safe. They lurk in the shadows of MS, watching their announcements, their reveals and all their blunders and/or glory, and then learn from community feedback/response, to help shape their next move.

I'm not saying Sony isn't innovative or can;t do anything without MS - Sony has proven that this isn't the case, but in terms of controversial subjects, like DRM or pay to play online fees, it seems more times than not that MS goes first, then Sony shows up looking like the hero, and many times, it's not just a coincidence...

Sony isn't ignoring anything - they are simply acting like they are ignoring. They're letting MS damage themselves, so they can play the "good guy" card.

rainslacker1628d ago

Sony wouldn't have had to take a job at MS at E3 if MS hadn't botched up the whole DRM/always on thing. People were clamoring to know if Sony was going to do the same thing, despite the fact they said they wouldn't several times before hand.

Sony used E3 to cement it's position on the issue on a major stage with no room for spin. The fact that it was at odds with MS plans is MS fault.

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JoGam1629d ago

But the ad is hilarious. Can't stop laughing.

MAULxx1629d ago

Lol, man, you better run :) That was a zinger.
Very amusing.

Majin-vegeta1629d ago

Hahhah you earned a bubble xD

johndoe112111629d ago

OMG dude, please tell me you made that. LMAO!!!!

GTgamer1629d ago

Runnnnnnnn lmao now that was funny.

ITPython1629d ago

lol, pure win that picture is!

MS really screwed themselves over by releasing that picture. People are going to be making tons of mock-ups of this. Can't wait to see some more!

It could very well be the new version of the motivational posters that are still a big hit with the internet.

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AceBlazer131629d ago

It's funny cause it's true *Spongebob Laugh*

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headblackman1629d ago

it's funny now until these tactics began to catch on. you'll see. looks like the tortoise and the rabbit story all over again ;-) so keep laughing and keep over looking microsoft and their well known brilliant forms of advertisements. you're absolutely right! the ps4 is in the lead and will be for months to come. but we all know that microsoft has the talent,focus,and the money to push harder and further than both sony and nintendo combined and still have money left over to buy a few islands. fanboy or not, you've gotta know thats a fact whether you like it or not.

Freedomland1629d ago

Meanwhile they are enjoying their money and you are sitting in the basement, writing this comment.

Rockstar1629d ago (Edited 1629d ago )

@ headblackman

The PS4 will likely be in the lead indefinitely, If history is any indication. The PS3 launched a year later. Even with the year head start, lower price point, millions in advertising, not to mention the whole RROD debacle that likely sold quite a few more 360's MS still came out dead last.

Granted they did get some market share from Sony but I think they've since lost it again.

madpuppy1629d ago (Edited 1629d ago )

To be honest, if we go by Microsoft's M.O. they usually come to a market late, hocking a feature rich but, flawed product that undercuts the competition greatly. eventually they purchase smaller companies related to the market that have interesting tech, thus eliminating competitors and not having to spend money developing any thing in house. once they marginalize the main players (or push them out of the market) they raise prices, strong-arm exclusive deals from developers and publishers thus blocking future companys from competing.
and then that market has been poisoned by MS and everyone loses but Microsoft.

For some reason, they did not follow their normal playbook with the Xbox Division, and I think that the reason why is because gamers are not like business owners or or corporations. they (MS) has to cater to the whims and desires of the gamer, the loyal, vocal, hardheaded gamer.

they became impatient waiting to lock in gamers (customers)into the Microsoft maze with no exit, with all those weird DRM restrictions and trying to tell the gamer that it was better for them than actually owning the games that you buy.

making it so complex to enjoy owning a gaming machine and playing a game that they should have known that it wouldn't fly with the hard core gamer.

Corporations fall into the Microsoft honey-trap because that is the nature of a bureaucratically run organization that every member is trying to defer blame away from themselves.

Ares84HU1629d ago

Is that why they are in last place two generations in a row?

Last gen they had almost a year of headstart with a million sold, yet by the end of the generation more PS3s were sold putting MS last place. This time around Sony is killing it.

Sorry, MS has no chance.

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Blaze9291629d ago

lol see, this is typical sony fanboy ish right here. Felt so disrespected, they had to personally rebut it. lmao

xHeavYx1629d ago

Yeah, the weird thing is that not a single MS fanboy came to defend the Xbox... Oh, hi Blaze, didn't see it was you... /s

ravinash1629d ago

The guy who made this post does have a point.

What he says is true, so pointing out that the deal that MS is offering isn't actually that great.

showtimefolks1629d ago

lol good one and makes sense

why give up your ps3 when it will still get support

buy a ps4 and save $100 anyway compared to xbox one

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Negative771629d ago

"... selling it FAIRLY".

"Never has someone deserved the tripe that is the xbone as much as you.
Enjoy your ad spamming, data mining, underpowered, unfinished, anti gamer, TV,TV,TV, Kinect forced 80's VCR that is from that disgusting, smarmy, slimey, lying, money grabbing, gamer hating, PR/politician type staffed company."

Wow the aggression and anger put into defending a piece of plastic is mind boggling. Some of you really need to get out more.

On topic this "clever" ad is pretty stupid. A 3rd grader could come up with that.

GW2121628d ago

"Some of you really need to get out more"... says the child posting endlessly on N4G.

"Wow the aggression and anger put into defending a piece of plastic is mind boggling." ... um, yup, pot meet kettle.

Magicite1629d ago

Microsoft is really good at one thing - at inspiring people for making fun jokes.

gnomefighter3d1629d ago

Dear Sony,
I just cant believe that Microsoft has let it come to this. At what point do you just stay humble with your product, trust in what you are selling and stay positive in the outcome.

By now we all know that the PS4 is obviously the better "gaming console" maybe not the best all around console to offer the latest innovative attempts to push consoles in a new direction, but it does offer us the best gaming experience, which is what majority of gamers now a days want in the end anyway.

I think it's time to accept your defeat Microsoft and go forward with ways to try and improve the XB1 instead of taking jabs at your competition. Being a XBOX 360 transplant to the PS4 and for all the Sony PlayStation product users, whether its the PS3, PS4 or Vita, I think its time to sit back, relax, enjoy the opportunity Sony has given us as gamers as we go forward with this next gen console.

Microsoft, you've been in the top of the gaming world with the XBOX 360 for the past 9 years its time to pass the torch back to its rightful owner "Sony" who this time around made the right decisions and made a next gen gaming console that is reasonably priced that we all will enjoy for years to come. Thank you Sony for bringing me back to my senses.


Negative771629d ago

Wow. Just wow. Accept your defeat? Taking jabs? What are you smoking exactly? They're selling millions of XB1's so they haven't lost a thing. I've used both the PS4 and XB1 and the XB1 is by FAR the better console right now. Better games, better interface, better experience. Not too sure what you're talking about AT ALL.

For the record I own a XB1, XB360, PS3, and will buy a PS4 in February.

Good day.

Ch1d0r11629d ago

Theres a better one on /r/gaming. Its funny how forum news is becoming news (for gamers).

gnomefighter3d1629d ago

Has anyone seen the new Wii U game coming out called "Mario Air" check it out.

miDnIghtEr20C_SfF1628d ago

What a fail. The S isn't even capitalized.

Fail. Such a hard fail.

This being the number 1 news on N4G just shows how much Sony love is on this site. Incredible this failed spelling picture is the number 1 news.

Seriously.. Gears news.. the 8% increase and all the new Halo news, Crackdown, new Xbox One that is white at 399 and all the rest of the news has really rattle these PS fans hard. Look at this number 1 article on N4G right now.

The circle is ready. Man your tissues.

GW2121628d ago

Hahahahaha. Oh you are just adorable. I'm glad you got some good news regarding the Xbox 720p. I'm sure at some point you'll get a AAA next-gen title at 1080p and 60fps. Wait, no, probably not. Enjoy Titanfall, Quantum Break, Halo and uh... well I guess that's it.

MikeGdaGod1628d ago

that ad is flat out AWESOME!!!! LOL

TBONEJF1628d ago

MS must be desperate you will never see me leave PLAYSTATION for 100$ when the system cost more than that

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Hicken1629d ago

Defeating a sandwich only makes it tastier!

Clover9041629d ago

I had absolutely no idea what you guys were referring to, so I googled it. You kids today, with your Tim & Eric humor... I don't get it, but god bless.

Chupa-Chupa1629d ago (Edited 1629d ago )

that's a pretty good one. I really wish Microsoft could find other ways to market the one. I mean it's a great console, but why pick on the PS3, the PS3 is far better now than the one due to its incredible library. Worth much more for that alone.

fenome1629d ago

Just this month if you have PS+ you can be playing Metro, Remember Me, and Modnation on your PS3 just for being a member, they just gave out Bioshock Infinite a little while ago too.

My PS3 wasn't going anywhere anyways, but right now would be a terrible time to ditch it. There's HUGE backlog and pretty much everything is on the cheap right now.

showtimefolks1629d ago

no doubt man and we are suppose to get drive club psn edition for free too and that's a next gen complete racer

fenome1628d ago

For sure, can't wait for more info on driveclub

Sayai jin1629d ago (Edited 1629d ago )

This made me laugh. I hope he was just joking, if not...Wow this guy is working for Sony and not getting paid.

JoGam1629d ago

But he's getting hits. Lol