"Sackboy is, in fact, the perfect personification of Sony. He’s creative, quick to take risks, and often overestimates his own abilities."
sackboy,brings fresh air in to the mascot category
Sackboy is my homie son!! XD
Yeah I agree, he's one of the first mascots in years... And a worthy replacement of Crash Bandicoot [Insert Sad Smile]. But somehow I always think of Kratos as PlayStation's mascot... PS - I wish that Naughty Dog would make Crash Bandicoot 4 after Uncharted 3 :)
Naughty Dog put Crash on the xbox, so it would be abit stupid imho
if that was a shirt I'd buy it! I feel although there are many great characters that make up PS3 exclusives sackboy is the one suited for the job, he's just a well created character that I think will be one of Sony's babies for a long time to come, also I feel that mod nation racers should of had sackboys and sackgirls. it's just a better character to look at, and probably sony could have used that to push it more.
Kratos is for the hardcore, Sackboy is for everyone.
Sackboy is AWESOME! and has to be one of the cutest gaming mascots ever.
Sackboy is usually the first thing people think of when they hear 'gaming mascot'. :]
No Mario holds that crown and has for years @ Below Yeah having a non pro Ps3 opinion on this site is considered trolling pathetic how one sided this place is. Edit - If the Hack news hurts your feelings just dont read it.Lord Sony will be ok
Ermm no havent thought about mario as a mascot for about 10 years now. Just go back to trolling the Ps3 hack news stories Loner, you really haven't done bad to be down to 1 bubble in only 11 days. Top Troll. Edit. In fact I see you are merrily posting the hack news now. GAL, (stands for Get A Life) or anyone else got any interesting uses for this achronym, maybe ending in LONER? @ Loner. Hack news doesnt hurt my feelings I just am finding it really tiresome until something actually new comes out. Whereas you are positively relishing any little variation because you are a troll. @ Char I suppose Pickachu and Mario are your favourite mascots as well? Lovely. Im off to play a game of Pikmin 2 now because I'm a Ps3 troll, right yeah.
I can't believe the disagrees...... Oh, PS3 fanboy infestation still exists!? Will this site ever be cured? mantisimo - He's not trolling, you are.
There is a difference between a "non pro PS3" opinion and a "anti-PS3" opinion. A quick look at your comment history shows why you get so many disagrees.
loner r u a moron??? sure nintendo is a mascot but he's stupid now, with his idiotic lines and just being plain old. he's only liked when it comes to nostalgia, if mario was created this gen everyone would laugh. the old mario was cool! u know the one before 64, before he talked and got annoying? and dont even get me started on Weegee! ugggh such a fruit he became. honestly i dont even think of mascots at all anymore, i like sackboy as a character because he/she is anyone you want it to be, *shrugs all of us have our own opinion tho
When i hear Gaming mascot the first thing i think is Mario.
actually i still think mario is something people still think about gaming mascot (maybe w/ the exception of N4G). However, sack boy can be anyone or anything, he does loose his identity in the process in that sense. People can turn him into kratos, mario, master chief, etc........Sack boy is more like a poser/imposter really than being a mascot. It is possible to be a mascot when people can turn it into other mascot? So it is possible to be a mascot with so many different identities?
so then i ask you guys this: What does it mean to be a mascot?
I miss the days where mascots were everywhere. Sackboy is a great mascot, though. Here's hoping we see more in the future.
Honestly when I think of Sackboy all that comes to mind is LBP. Not so much "the gaming mascot" not that there's really "one" gaming mascot anyway, but several.
Sackboy is a great little mascot.
Sackboy is an absolute beast, he can be anything you want him to be, one of my fave characters of all time.
What did ya have in mind??
@Focker420 nothing..... ;)
Not sure I can trust you with that screen name... Both of you. Focker and Muhahahaha... <_<
Well written article. If LPB continues as a series then it may well become Sony's mascot.... If only Crash stayed with ND. =/ Too bad the comments will consist mostly of people that won't bother reading the article and just be constantly bickering with each other. Like always.
I agree, it truly is a great article.
Sack boy is the perfect mascot because on top of the fact that he is really cute (I can't believe I'm using that word), he can be personalized to your own taste.
Sackboy is a nice mascot that makes you share emotions with it everytime you see it. miyamoto will create a new mascot for nintendo. http://nintendo5star.blogsp... theres other links but i chose any one i wonder if it'll bring the same likeness to us all like Sackboy brought.
I think Sackboy works very well indeed. PlayStation does seem to have a dozen new mascots every year, but somehow Sackboy stands out.
Sackboy is just another mascot in Sony's arsenal. They have had Sly, Ratchet and Jak for years. But what is the crack about overestimating their abilities? I think that you are talking about another company that starts with a M and ends with a T
Ratchet is the mascot for Sony IMO, although it may yet go pear shaped when all 4 one comes out (I have doubts it will keep up with the track record of excellent R&C Games). I still kind of think of Crash as Sonys mascot you know, all it will take is one GOOD exclusive Game and he would be back on top and he is far overdue a good game anyway, much less an exclusive one
Ratchet has really died as Sony's mascot. I don't think he's considered much anymore, in that way. If anything, Nathan Drake is becoming the face of PlayStation, along with Sackboy...and I would add Kratos to that but that's done for. Same with Snake. Secondary it's Helghast and Chimera.
When I Saw The Advert On Channel Five For Sackboy I Was Astonished @ How Cute He Looked
He is adorable.
I wana see sack boy in a fiting game that would be awesome
I never hear anyone but PS3 freaks and hipster game critics talking about Sackboy and none of my young relatives know or care much about LBP so I'd have to say no. They DO know who Naruto and Pokemon are along with anything from Pixar, so I'd say that's what kids are actually paying attention to these days. Some of them even remember Yu Gi Oh. Shudder.
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