Recently Microsoft handed out leaflets to advertise Windows Vista but they accidentally advertised PlayStation instead of Vista. Click on read more to see the image.
Hope people don't start thinking that Vista is, in any way, related to Sony....On the bright side, at least someone is advertising Sony
With the dismal NPD sales this past month Sony needs as much marketing as it can get! There's a freebie my M$.. As good as MS at marketing its games and console I dont think MS would be able to sell a $400 console! Look at how good the 360 sales are compared to the PS3 and it supposedly has a 33% failure rate! With that high of a rate of failure but its still selling compared to the PS3 it seems people would rather for cheap unrealible product than high priced reliable product!
You must all be mistaken. Those are the new 360 controllers. Like all Microsoft innovations these are truly originals!
Someones getting fired....
Here are the official NA NPD console sales to date for 2008 Year to date 2008 via NPD Column 1 360, column 2 PS3 January 2008 | 229,000 | 270,000 | February 2008 | 254,000 | 280,000 | March 2008 | 262,000 | 257,000 | April 2008 | 188,000 | 187,100 | May 2008 | 186,600 | 208,700 | June 2008 | 219,000 | 405,500 | July 2008 | 205,000 | 225,000 | August 2008 | 195,200 | 185,400 | September 2008 | 347,200 | 232,400 | October 2008 | 371,000 | 190,000 | Total: 360 = 2,457,000 Units sony = 2,441,100 Units at a higher price this year, the 360 would be loosing by a wider margin than the 360 is currently leading, for the year of 2008 had it not been for its price cut. Same goes for japan. MS owners were screaming the ps3 was dead because the 360 was selling more than the ps3 for about 5 weeks after the price drop at about 2-3k a week.... then out of no where the ps3 outsells the 360 with over 30k in sales lol
can you read what Raoh just posted. You can use words like dismal yet those are the numbers on the 360's own turf. Spin it for me please, pretty please. you've got bubbles this time so please lets here it. LOL somebody even disagreed with his numbers which he's taken from the world famous NPD. LOL, it must hurt or something
I am not trying to defend Jay, but I think his point abou M$ selling consoles with RRoD affecting so many consoles, is valid. I don't know how M$ is able to push a console that is known for having an extremely high defective rate?!?
even MS advertise sony more than what sony do :P lol
The reason people buy defective consoles is because the average consumer is an idiot. They do not think before they purchase, why else do you think this country is in a time of economical distress. We are a country ran on credit, with idiots who don't know a damn about interests rates. I see people buy cars/expensive things everyday not knowing that their interest rate is at a horrific rate of plus 20%, people who rack up their credit cards that don't know that the normal interest rate for a credit card is 24% after the initial period. People need to stop and think before they start tossing their money around.
It's in those numbers that I get the greatest chuckle when an Xbox fan says that the PS3 sales are dismal. If so, looking at the NPD numbers, wouldn't that mean that the 360 sales were equally dismal? Not to mention the price difference and that NPD data shows MS's own home turf... The way I see it is that both consoles are selling well enough to make 3rd party game devs happy and that in turn makes me happy with games to play.
"2008 is the Year of the PS3" "Just wait til LBP, MSG4, Blah Blah Blah comes out." "Jan - Jun The 360 is dead now, The PS3 has kicked it's butt for the first half of the year in NA, blah blah blah." Now some guys puts numbers up that shows the 360 winning even though by a small margin and trys to tell 360 fans to spin it since the 360's margin isn't super huge on it's own turf. You guys crack me up! It's you "roah" and "why o why" that appear to be trying to spin things. As for the article, perhaps Microsoft doesn't feel as threatened by Sony as Sony feels about MS. (i.e. the Netflix debacle) Additionally, Anything that has a Microsoft product on it automatically gets bash by you genius as something MS screwed up. Ever thought this was done by an advertisement company, that was hired by MS. Let me guess, "MS should have reviewed the ad before letting it go out." As I said earlier perhaps they don't feel as threatened by the PS brand. One more thing, is Microsoft also advertising for LAZY BOY for the sofa they kids are sitting on, or maybe Nautica for the shirts the kids are wearing, oh yeah I almost forgot we can't forget about "Image Optical" gotta advertise for those fine glasses the kid is wearing. /sarcasm You guys are looking SO desperate these days. Quite hilarious!
"at a higher price this year, the 360 would be loosing by a wider margin than the 360 is currently leading, for the year of 2008 had it not been for its price cut." And if Sony didn't do their desperation Price drop after only 6 months in the market then the PS3 would've been dead in the water! Doesn't matter who has a price drop or not! Things get cheaper and just because M$ was able to drop the price of the 360 because they are making money of it and doesn't mean they are not playing fair! But in Sony's case they are still losing money for every PS3 sold! They are not even making money off their games! Look at the dismal sales that Socom/LBP had! Doesn't matter if LBP was only released in 2 days last NPD fallout 3 was only out for that much and it outsold LBP 2:1
"You guys are looking SO desperate these days. Quite hilarious!" Quoted for Truth! Well said King.
It's obviously MS letting slip their next 360 project, NXC. The New Xbox Controller is innovating with new never before seen features like rumble and even motion control.
Just like Sony used PGR3 in some of their ads a while ago ^^
1-1 going into the second half!
I don't remember that, have you got a link?
I definitely remember that one. LOL!
yeah that did happen.
The BBC advertised Halo with Killzone 2 footage.
customers will think: vista = bad bad = playstation playstation =/= 360 360 = buy
they also advertised a mac on the same ad!! dont know why they didn't show it
consumers does not put that much thinking when buying things anyway...
Most people are not stupid same you bananaboy..
lol epic failure nah just jokin funny tho
thanks microsoft :)
This is the most advertisment the Playstation has seen in years!
Excellent mate. THAT WAS GRAND!. Sony and Microsoft are not enimies.
Lol I knew it, Sony secretly owns Microsoft. ZOMG! TGSI
With enemies like that,who needs friends.
ROFL! why thank you M$ guess you desperately want SONY's movies.
Microsoft Loves the PS2
Looks like microsoft has a secret charity branch. Kinda like Square Enix had during the ps1/ps2 era. Although I dont understand why their charities dont help the struggling ps3?!
i dont recall PS3 has been struggling. the first year, yes they struggle. now after 2 years, MS are getting nervous
...How is the PS3 struggling when it reached the numbers Microsoft was at when they first started with the 360 at a much faster rate and closing in on the lead? Are you serious...
Gets Fired for this Infact Fire them all !!!!
even for a M$ employee
That's pathetic, mabe they're trying to be friendly.... LMFAO It just plain stupid to make this mistake, can't imagine there're still ppl supporting M$.
Somebody get this drama queen a crown! He already has the $ony pearl necklace to go with it.
of course Playstation controllers look better
Correction: EPIC FAIL
EXTREME EPIC FAIL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PUHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA !!!!!!!!!!! MICROSOFT IS THE BIGGEST JOKE IN THE GAMING INDUSTRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! RROD!!!! HARDWARE FAILURE!!!!!!!!! GET THE FLUKE OUT OF HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!! GO BACK TO MAKING SOFTWARE THAT FAILS!!!!!!!!!!! (VISTA)
Even M$ knows which one is the superior product.
how else is M$ going to sell those things
I'm not sure if it really is ps controllers. It could be pc controllers shaped after the ps controller (almost all pc controllers I've ever seen resemble the ps controller). Take a look at the d-pad on the right controller, you'll notice the difference.
playstation more popular using it on thier adverts was smart move.
+Bubbles for that lovely observation.
How on earth did they manage to miss that? That's sheer incompetence right there, honest mistake or not...
while the OS is handled by the software division. Thus the reason for the blooper.
well since sony does not want to advertise sony products microsoft has to loooooooool
since sony does not want to advertise sony products microsoft has to ROFL
LMAO...This will finally sell some PS3s. Thanks to MS.
Those could also be those knock off PS2 PC controllers Logitech makes.
hahaha lol even MS loves playstation that they want to advertise it soon enough they will be making playstation commercials showing there employees playing
...to use the picture that's using the "good hardware" and followed the instructions all too well. All too well.
What were they thinking?
That picture was placed there by an infiltrated Sony fan who's probably already lost his job. Or maybe Microsoft realized that competition always help the marketplace and since Sony suck so bad at advertising they thought they should give them a hand and help them sell some PS3.
"That's a really good advertisement." These companies aren't enemies, y'know. My last two PCs were Vaios, and they had plenty of MS and Sony software pre-installed.
SONY is probably saving that advert. money to advertise after this "game-war storm". Because, as of right now: Wii is on a different plane than PS3, which equals little to no competition. 360 is down and (almost) out, which leaves the PS3 all by itself. I mean, if your (almost) the only console standing, why advertise at the moment? SONY made consumers aware of what was in store for the PS3 from the start. Although advertising could boost sales by a few percents, it might be more prominent to do so later, after MS or Nintendo make their next console move. By that time, people will need to be refreshed on why the PS3 is (still) the better system. MS has always been a marketing roundhouse, so extra advertising the company does now is only keeping the console afloat. IMO :/
haha Wow! Give me some of the stuff you're smoking.
LMAO the irony
Only stupid fanbois who argue on the internet like they're in some kind of pointless ps3 vs xbox war will really notice... or care. Articles like this are written by fanbois who fuel more arguments. Both sides are guilty of doing it. This ad probably was done in the same fashion as most. An advertising firm was most likely hired to do it, and people who don't give a crap about this little underground war agreed that it was a quality ad and approved it. They may have a marketing department but that doesn't mean they never outsource.
but those are not Playstation controllers. They look more like Logitech Rumblepad 2 gamepads to me.
Those kids were using an adapter to Play PC games with their otherwise useless PS 2 controllers, it demonstrates the versatility of Vista and it encourages recycling. yeah .... that's it.