Sony Rip-Off Ad Pulled!

New Zealand television network TV3's recent ad seems incredibly similar to a PS3 commercial from earlier this year. No wonder it won't be running again.

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Joule3104d ago

Whoa there are two Kevin Butlers?

Conloles3104d ago (Edited 3104d ago )

He was just as funny

I know enough about acting to know people like Larry David are funny Kevin Butler is a one trick pony who is just an arrogant pompous prick in each video.

SeanRL3104d ago (Edited 3104d ago )

No, he wasn't, if you knew anything about acting you'd realize how horrible it was compared to the KB commercials.

The smug, arrogant style is what makes him funny. It's the same style they use for the old spice guy.

writersblock3104d ago

You know nothing about acting
You're a troll. Thats your one talent

rockleex3104d ago

It Only Does Inspiration



Kevin Butler (Jerry Lambert) is graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.

You are not even graduated from High School.

Jerry have a big history in differents TV shows.

Now he is working in the new project called Bad Teacher, working with Justin Timberlake and Cameron Diaz.

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SeanRL3104d ago

There can only be one!!!!

RageAgainstTheMShine3104d ago (Edited 3104d ago )

PlayStation is the most ripped off brand in gaming.

TV3 effort is understandable & forgivable unlike Microsoft's Xbox which is a direct rip off of PS2.

Memory Cards anyone?

Even Nintendo and Sega are guilty.

I am glad the guy who made Kevin Butler ads is now CEO of Activision. Now PS3 has a voice in Activision now.

Elven63104d ago

You think Sony invented the console memory card?

The SEGA Saturn also had a memory card, I don't know when it was released though but given the console life span it had to be in development around or before launch.

And the Xbox was in development alongside the PS2, I highly doubt either company knew much about what the other company's new system would do. The Xbox borrowed more from that Dreamcast anyway right down to the controller design since both Microsoft and SEGA were pretty close in terms of development of the Dreamcast.

Anti Fanboy Revisionism Force Assemble!

nickjkl3104d ago

two kevin butlers is like dividing by 0


Christopher3104d ago

There aren't. You can watch the TV3 ad here:

It's nowhere near as good as KB's version and seems very lifeless. Even the ending seems like the actor just doesn't know what to do and he just makes the weird pursed lips face for way too long.

Montrealien3104d ago

wow, they should be ashamed, lol

amrasmord3104d ago

You guys know he's joking right?...

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jaredhart3104d ago (Edited 3104d ago )

This is from the New Zealand article which was this article's source:

Kevin Butler, the character who fronted the Sony ad, earlier tweeted:

"Dear TV3: You could have at least put my photo on top of the amp".

F-ing Hilarious!!!

mrmcygan3104d ago (Edited 3104d ago )

The new slogan for TV3 is "It only shows everything".

Zerodin3104d ago

So its okay when Sony rips off other people...

PandaJenkins3104d ago

Not sure if you are blind but Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony have all copied each other over the years. In Sonys case Move is quite an obvious one.

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