Microsoft shamefully crashed the French PS3 launch event by sporting an "Xbox 360 loves you" boat for PS3 shoppers to take notice of as it made its way down the canal.
I think it's a clever idea. MS has some good marketing. Even the commercials are tasteful and not creepy like *cough* PS3.
Those pictures and video footage will probably be in every French newspaper and news broadcast. Maximum audience with minimal cost, much cheaper than other forms of advertising.
Hahaha! Very smart on microsoft's part.
SONY DON'T LOVE YOU!
Oh, the desperation. It's only day one of PS3 in Europe, and they're already feeling threatened?
At the London launch event, the first 100 gamers who bought a PS3 received a free 46-inch HDTV and a taxi ride home
And that is desperate how? A line of people are all there with cash to buy a ps3...and they give them an hdtv to buy a...ps3? Don't think so. They were already there to buy it mate. If it was known before hand that they'd get a free hdtv then maybe. Christ, I'd be there if they had told us!
But yeah nice one Microsoft. Cheeky devils
of course you dont thinks so, you are a desperate fangirl yourself. Another point fot the MDF. This has been a terrible week for PS3 a lot of massive damage on some weak points.
The launch party in Australia only 60 people where there or so, while they accounted, hundreds or thousands ahahha
And now Sony gets pwned at their own launch party?
Strange, Kingboy you said you were @ the launch party in France, but you didn't spoke about this better party there. I bet you were on the boat and not on the party were probably again not many people were right? haha
did you just past the same link here again...??? you sure are like the stuck record, aren't you?
I can't believe they had a "360 loves you boat" go by while the PS3 launch party was going on....LMFAO, thats hilarious and very clever too. Of course they don't love you, they just want to take a "jab" at Sony to make sure people know that they mean business and just because PS3 has arrived they don't plan on letting up.....ha, ha a "love boat" -talk about marketing "dirty", I hope its just about videogames on that boat. -sorry just kiddin, this is a family site.
Oh nice slap Microsft.
yes i saw this..even some xbox fans wearing (i love xbox 360 T-shirts)could be spotted haha! i`ll say only about a crowd of 15 people saw this
Whatever makes you sleep better.
Pathetic is what you should call those for loving sony after all the times they lie and mess up etc etc
Pathetic if you ask me. What is Microsoft trying to prove anyway? Let me give you an example: if someone is having a birthday party and a lot of people are invited, then comes a person who says out loud to everyone that he/she is having a party at their house and that everybody should come to it. What do you think people are going to do? Go to that party and leave the other.
It doens't make sense and it's pretty low. Microsoft is a smart company and they have good products, but please stop doing things like this. The only thing that happens is that Xbox supporters are laughing because they think they crashed the launch out there and Playstation supporters react to it of course. Did Sony or Nintendo do something like that? No.
Just makes some good games, and everybody is happy.
This isn't a personal event like a someone's Birthday party....these are two business's that often try to kick the other guy when their down, yep Sony says derrogatory things about M$, M$ says derrogatory things about Sony, and if you haven't noticed lately Ninty has been talking alot of "smack" about both consoles -nothing "hateful" but they recently said things like 360 isn't doing well in Europe, Sony's Home is a ripoff, and many other things "derrogatory" in nature about both companies....hmmm, I wonder why? -probably because they have NEW found confidence since they are doing well with the Wii, they weren't nearly that confident "before" launch....hell the only public statements before launch they always said "we are not competing with M$ and Sony", ha -how quickly things change. -I'm not mad at 'em, Its business and Sony is the last company we should "cry" foul for "dirty" tactics. -This isn't a mis-information campaign, just IMO clever marketing.
You are right about that. Companies all try to win the people for themself, and these tricks are the way to do it.
But sometimes it goes further than words only. Like Microsoft doing this boatparty and Sony doing a trow your Xbox and win a PS3 thing. Just shows how hard the competition is. Even Nintendo is at it just like you said.
I guess that it will continue like this...Business is business after all.
Sony should do these kinds of stuff too. I'm supporting sony but I give credit to good marketing, and this is a good one. But instead of saying "loves you", they should have said "xbox360 enjoys you" it is just a console can't love anyone, but can give joy.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/... Check this 360 fanboys
I like the way the 5th best seller is Halo 3 :)
p.s. you can still buy a PS3 everywhere ;)
was you by anychance looking for a flamewar? lol
this website means nothing when you can still walk into a store and buy one take it home and play it rather then waiting for it to be dilivered.
i know some people that have a 360 they brought it out of there local retailer, incase of any problems like the thing breaking it would be easier to get a replacement, also in local retailers they do better deals (personal opinion)
hmm... shame we wont get a reply out of him (cos he only has one bubble) just shows that hes a fanboy (no need to say for who, its obvious) and comes out with cr*p
MS: *Pulls up pants, and adjust pocket protector* *Puts boat to full throttle* *Honks air horn as it passes by*
Sony: *Puts down beer, record skips, and the dancing stops with the whole party saying* ....oh snap.
Not a fan boy, but I have to admit that is pretty funny.
PS3 was #1 for like 3 days the Xbox 360 has been in the top 25 the whole time since it's luanch.
PS3 is currently #135. The 360 charge kits sell better than PS3's here. And it will be the same where you are in a day or so.
As far as the boat goes M$ is just stunting. Kinda like a touch down dance in the Super Bowl.
Its good for competition. No-one was hurt, kind of funny, and pretty clever if you ask me. Now, they should have had some hot babes, a couple of pinatas, and a dude dressed up like Marcus Phoenix on the boat.
PATHETIC IS trying to boycot devil may cry
and this is just funny, i would find this equally funny if ps3 did it to 360
Cause its on a ship even Sony has better marketing advertisment than that if Sony wanted to make a big advertisment they would put it on a cruise ship or on air plane.
I guess this ok.... I GUESS???
Sending beer to people...Boats saying I love you...(to bad the feeling is not mutual according the sales) ??? A little corny...
You can`t stop MS, me and my Ba-bby from winning this war.
Microsoft propaganda BIGTIME!
The only thing Microsoft likes about us, is the money they earn on us.
No! That microsofts way of teabagging sony you notice they don`t do things like this for nintendo`s launch. Microsoft respects them.
I wish I thought of that. Kudos MS!
This, along with all the jabs the "execs from the big three" have been taking at each other - they are like 8th grade boys in the locker room bragging about how they will get to third base with Sally "button-fly's always open" Smith.
It is infantile and shameless in the best possible way.
Xbox 360 loves you.
Is that why it´s dies on you? Like in crashes...
Funny company. Can´t be taken seriously.
My release 360 had issues 3 weeks ago so i sent it in for repair. They replaced it instead, no questions asked. Plus last year MS extended my Microsoft extended warranty another FULL year. I still have until Nov. 2008. That's good customer service if you ask me.
When sony came to the table they werent out to crush anybody they just wanted to make good games. MS comes and is like "where pointing the big guns at sony"(halo 1). Now there sayin they love you...lol. They love your money and thats it. Most people i know are on there 3rd or 4th 360 because they were built to break down. MS does enough to keep you happy. Smart marketing ill give them that. 1st yr. dont put out any good games just port and say we got HD graphics. Just before PS3 release put out the best LOOKING game of the year but the game play and A.I. is seriously lacking(GOW) in turn stealing the hype from RFOM which is a way better then gears(if RFOM was 1080i or p Gears wouldnt hold a torch to it). Then knowing if your exclusives went heads up with sonys sony would be just about caught up by the years end so you throw a lot of money around buying any game you can get your hand on. Now because xbox doesnt sell anywhere besides the U.S. you come up with this boat. Sony and MS ceo's should fist fight in the street and get it over with. XBOX doesnt love you they only have there self in mind when they create.
I Played It On Launch At My Bros And Its Cr*p It Looks Horrible Call Of Duty 3 Or Even 2 Looks Better And There Multi Plat Games. Resistance Looks Very Plain Just Look At The Buildings They Look Like Ps2 Grafix And This Was On A 46" 1080p Tv Thru Hdmi. Gears Of War Looks Much Better And Plays Better And Thats Thru Supposedly Inferrior Component. The Best Looking Game On The Ps3 Is F1 C.E Now That Game Looks Much Better Than Any Racing Game On The 360. If U Aint Played It Yet I Suggest U Do :)
Even Sony never stooped this low when either X360 or Wii launched. As if it made any difference as PS3 is selling fast in Uk & Europe.
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