Why Sony Fans Are Called "Cockroaches" in Japan

Kotaku - Outside Japan, the perception is that all Japanese people love Sony. Sony's a Japanese company, so everyone must support the home team, right? Eh...

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theBAWSE1944d ago

Kotaku who were famously banned by Sony for enticing hits by constantly breaking embargos are now on the hit trail again.... Surprised?


justastranger101944d ago

Cockroaches? laughing so hard.

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thechosenone1944d ago (Edited 1944d ago )

Being called that by bunch of japanese nerds bothers me much less than having a company like MS try and f*** me over with the bullsh*t policies they just tried to push on their user base. That's the real slap to the face and not some old nonsense dragged up from the past from a group of people who are nothing but a bunch of xenophobes that are scared of their own shadows.

The_Con-Sept1943d ago

Being called a cockroach is better than getting smegma in the face from Microsoft and its flip flops.

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WrAiTh Sp3cTr31944d ago (Edited 1944d ago )

They're banned by Sony or Sony fanboys? There is a difference lol.

This article was interesting, btw.

Anon19741944d ago (Edited 1944d ago )

Another thoughtful contribution by WrAiTh Sp3cTr3 to the N4G landscape. They were blacklisted by Sony, famously back in 2007. Google is a helluva thing.

I remember months prior to Grand Turismo's 5 release, Kotaku was just on a tear posting negative article after negative article about a game that hadn't even come out. A week's worth of bashing cumulated with Kotaku posting an obviously faked video purporting to show problems with GT's load times. It was laughable as you could clearly see by the reflection of the people in the background when the video was slowed down to give the false impression of a huge load time.

Kotaku posted, not a retraction or apology, but a statement that said they weren't the ones responsible for validating the information they posted on their site. Can you believe that? Well who is responsible for the accuracy of your content, Kotaku?

I've heard that since then Sony and Kotaku has made up and they are once again invited to Sony events they were previously barred from, but I can't verify if that's true or not. Given Kotaku's history and general attitude towards what they post on their site and the accuracy issue, you can't blame Sony for their earlier stance.

Anon19741944d ago (Edited 1944d ago )

Here's how Sony feels about Kotaku in song. :)

dedicatedtogamers1944d ago

Yeah, how was this article approved?

I guess Kotaku got bored of directly attacking videogame developers for putting big boobs in their games, so now they need to directly attack a fanbase "j-j-just because we wanted to show that not everyone in Japan loves Sony! You know...because that's newsworthy"

I don't know what is worse. The fact that this article exists, or that in order to maintain a tiny shred of integrity Kotaku now needs to balance things out and start doing "Why Nintendo fans are called tunafish in Italy" and "Why Microsoft fans are called stray-dog in America"...

MacDonagh1944d ago

They are apparently!

"(Note: Fans of Sony's rivals also have derisive nicknames, and yes, Kotaku will be covering those at a later date)."

Game journalism at it's finest!

Chaostar1944d ago

How do Kotaku still have 3 star rating on this site?

Why even spread such hate?

Prcko1944d ago (Edited 1944d ago )

story quality- WTF?
Like this website-No
and something will change-probably

fsfsxii1944d ago

Might be a dumb question, but how do you guys do that?

PirateThom1944d ago

Prcko - Click where it says "" under "Read Full Story"

ThanatosDMC1944d ago

Looks like there's 5-7 people from kotaku passing their tabloid in n4g.

WeAreLegion1944d ago

Most of their writers use N4G and give good ratings on here. Many sites do this.

HammadTheBeast1944d ago

They have a deal with N4G their ratings are fixed, and any news they put out automatically gets into the top news.

NaAsAr1944d ago (Edited 1944d ago )

for every one sony fan there is a thousand fans behind them. well, thats the old sayin' about cockroaches. :)

RedHawkX1944d ago

more like we are coack roaches in kaz apartment and we been here before you ms fanboys and we will be here long after you are gone. you cannot f with us microsoft.

NaAsAr1944d ago

i wasn't taking a side on the btw. i was just generally speaking of the idiom. :)

MidnytRain1944d ago

Doesn't that imply an infinite number of fans?

TheFallenAngel1944d ago

Gee I wonder what they call MS fans.

moegooner881944d ago (Edited 1944d ago )

I copied this from the main Kotaku comment section :

- Ninshin : Nintendo fan boys. Shortened form of Nintendo Shinja (means believer ). A.k.a Ninton / Buta.

- GK / Goki / Gokiburi: PlayStation fan boys. Shortened form of GateKeeper.

- Chikan: Xbox fan boys. It originally means groper. Kotaku will explain its origin someday.

torchic1944d ago

do Xbox fans even exist in Japan?

badz1491944d ago

Ninshin...same pronunciation as the word "pregnant"

Chikan...same pronunciation as the word "molesting"


RedHawkX1944d ago

they call ms fans dead meat.

andrewer1944d ago

lol this is funny actually

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