Gaming Irresponsibly writes, "After viewing the latest PlayStation 3 promotional video starring the best VP a company has ever seen, some of us have begun to wonder, where is Xbox 360 in all of this?"
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"Simply put, Microsoft needs to focus a bit more on the advertising department. We haven’t seen very much fresh advertising come from Microsoft in quite some time. It’s time that Microsoft come up with some innovative advertising, while appealing to the hardcore audience, as well as possible new consumers, preferably not at the expense of the devoted fan base." WTF MS has like a new commercial every month. I see them all the time. Sony KB commercial come once every 2-3 months and same with MS ads when they actually have a good one. In between MS releases small ads. MS is a lot better then Sony when it comes to advertisement. Sure it may not be as funny, but they had their good share of commercial to (jump in). And lets not forget how MS literally has exclusive rights to COD advertisement. These ads may not be funny, but they are doing the job that they are meant to be doing.
Got to agree. MS actually advertise their games often and their products, Sony are leaving their massive titles like Uncharted 3 to be hyped up by the fans themselves and are missing out because they either don't have the money for good advertising or don't have the right people for it (or both). It pains me to see some great PS3 titles go completely under the radar because Sony just don't advertise anything and the same thing will happen again with games like The Last Guardian. If Sony put as much effort into their game advertisements as they do into their KB adverts they'd be a lot better off right now.
its also about social acceptance and product placement. I have seen more and more movies and tv shows that are featuring the 360 as the console of choice. For some time it was all about the playstation. Especially from movies and shows that Sony studios is the owner of. Hey its free advertising from one division to another. Now the 360 is the one to get because you see them playing it on the latest shows. Hell even in the movie transformers, the guy had a 360 that transformed right in his hands.
After spending 500 mill on advertising on kinect I think MS is a little strapped for cash right now. lol ...gee willikers what an ambitious project that was right. 💩
get a ps3 free with vaio purchase http://www.studenttechguide... free ps3 with bravia purchase http://www.techspot.com/new... they do the same thing to boost the revenue of other divisions. all xbox needs is more FIRST PARTY STUDIOS. Kevin butler won't make any difference.
A Kevin Butler type persona would be entertaining. Isn't sony ending the Butler ads?
Eh, no, they just brought him back a few days ago. http://youtu.be/40CYAx4qc5E
Sony tapered off the Butler ads and their sales followed suit in the US. It is certainly not related...but the US is a funny market. Maybe KB really is needed to help drive sales here.
Sorry but no xbox360 doesn't need anyone like Butler only ones needing Butler is Sony remember there the ones in 3rd place they need all the help they can muster lol.
The only people who care that they are in third place are fanboys like you. Gamers shouldn't care about sales, they should care more about the games the company produces. Now go and wait for Gears 3 and Uncharted 3
They may be in third place, but those games they're pumping out taste soooo good!
He may be funny but he hasn't helped sell more PS3's in the US, so no xbox doesn't need him. What Sony needs are ads like the Gears of War 3 Dust to dust ad.
I'm pretty sure you're definitely wrong in saying that his ad campaign hasn't sold any PS3's...
"He hasn't helped sell more PS3's in the US." You're wrong there.
We all need someone like KB in our lives.
N4G users need to post better articles..
the pc abox free thing is kinda pointless its only 4 Gigs
X-box needs more Kinect commercials. Come on there not that bad they look fun to watch :)
Xbox needs *a* Kevin Butler Fixed.
MS has been ahead of even the Wii for a year month by month. KB is funny, but it the campaign is not working. I wrote about this a few months ago. Look at the facts.
It's hard to sell wii's when everyone and their grandma already has one...
does well spamming us with commercials. So no, they don't need a KB
No they don't. While I think some of his commercials are humorous, I think often times you forget what they are even originally intended for. I think $ony tries to appeal to the lowest common denominator by going with the slapstick approach to sales. So as a true Xbox 360 fan, I gotta say. No thanks.
Why must you troll ps3 articles if you don't like "$ony"? You always have something negative to say about Sony. I bet MS would love to have a KB.
"lowest common denominator" I lol'd. Sony should aim for more high brow advertising, like say, a commercial where a video game character blows up a refrigerator or cuts a couch in half with a chainsaw. http://www.youtube.com/watc... http://www.youtube.com/watc... No need for lame, low brow humor when you can class it up with explosions and cutting stuff.
So as a true "brainwashed xbot", I gotta say. No thanks. There, fixed it for you Raven.
I am a true Xbox fan and I enjoy all systems. Would you call me a brainwashed xbot?
@PCE If you ever read Raven's comments, then you wouldn't be asking that question
Just say NO!!! To Kevin Butler! The only thing MS needs to do is keep the games coming
What might those games be sir besides Gears and Forza? Sony has the most games coming. @ below-And how many are multiplat? I have a 360 too, but ps3 simply has more games overall.
umm im pretty sure my collection of 360 games include a lot more than gears and forza. you obviously dont own a 360 or you wouldnt make such fanboyish comments. and for the record just cause ps3 has more exclusives that doesnt mean their all good games. i have well over 150 360 games (gamer tags deexthaxgee and blkxseptember if u dont believe me) and im pretty sure i have more than just shooters in my collection. and yes i will be enjoying gears and forza as well as uncharted3 because im smart enough to own all the systems and blessed enough to be able to afford any and all the games i want.
who cares which system has more games. i sure as hell dont. i only care about good games and so far im getting great games from both systems. and im pretty sure that 360 has more games than ps3 due to a yr head start. and true many may be multi plat but of all those multi plat im sure the 360 version is the better version in most cases.
Just show what deals and games are coming and maybe a trailer, that's all the 360 needs like always. The people that typically buy the 360 don't like to be told what to think and how to feel about something. A Kevin Buttler type would fail for XBOX because it has a more of a underground vibe to it. Marketing for xbox mostly comes from gaming events and things like the EA SPORTS Madden NFL 12 Annual Pigskin Pro-Am hosted by Xbox(on NBC) you see Xbox in shows and movies. MS feels having an angry drill sargent yelling at you in a childish and belligerent smart ass way attacking the competition tarnishes Microsoft's world class reputation and isn't the essence of *XBOX* underground style. A dark room with a gaming competition with nothing but xboxs is the marketing strategy. Kinect has a more traditional marketing style. KB is a jack ass that makes most people change the channel. The classic PlayStation *peung* sound is much more effective for the PS3 and brings an oldschool exciting warm feeling flooding back.
"KB is a jack ass that makes most people change the channel. The classic PlayStation *peung* sound is much more effective for the PS3 and brings an oldschool exciting warm feeling flooding back." Took the words right out of my mouth. KB is an annoying tool and his style of humor does nothing for me. I don't need some idiot trying to sell a game console to me anyway. The software lineup is what is going to sell me, and, yes, a familiar soundbite that gives me the warm and fuzzies is most likely going to earn my dollar. The only spokesperson/mascot I would like to see selling Microsoft products would be Ricky Gervais in his David Brent character. That would be [email protected] hilarious and would make me want to support them.
Kevin Butler is a good image but...some of the adverts are poor. MS generally pumps everything into those big exclusive games gears/Halo and also makes sure it name is at the end of each 3rd party commercial. Do they need a Kevin? Nah.
They tried it...with Jane Lynch and it didn't work. Sony got it right, and all the emulation in the world wouldn't serve Microsoft's purposes. I can't believe this article would suggest they try and get their own version. Why not stand on their own accomplishments and strengths? Why resort to copying a highly accepted and funny campaign set forth by the competition?
Microsoft has way more corporate advertisement than Sony so no they don't need KB. Although they could use some comedy in their advertisements. Sony generally relies on word of mouth marketing, which is respectable. Many PS3 fans spread the word to other gamers which end up with more buyers. I respect Sony for this.
You are correct, Sony fans do the marketing for Sony,like they are out to convert you to another religion or something. You know I'm right.
Xbox 360 needs games.
so true!!! and not 3rd party games!!
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