Sony compares Vita rear pad to a (not real) woman with 4 boobs.

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#1 Posted by awesomeusername (4216 posts) -

Soak it in people. You just saw that. This is what's said about it.

A new PlayStation Vita advert has compared the handheld games console to a woman with four breasts - two on her front, two on her back.

The French magazine ad is designed to highlight the touch-sensitive areas on the Vita's front and rear.

Text on the advert translates to: "Touch both sides. Twice the sensations."

The image does not include the woman's head - that's not important - just a flawlessly-skinned torso.

The image was first posted online by a Twitter user (via Kotaku) yesterday. The image has, so far, not appeared in the UK.

PlayStation Vita launched earlier this year in Europe to a muted response. Sales have been slow here and in Japan, far below that of Nintendo's 3DS. Sony UK boss Fergal Gara previously told Eurogamer that the company had plans to back Vita with strong marketing push in the run-up to the Christmas period.

This is like from November or something but that's not the point. My question is:

Do you want a girlfriend with 4 boobs???

#2 Posted by RVonE (4700 posts) -

Deux fois plus de sensations. Oh man, that's hilarious!

#3 Posted by ShaggE (6700 posts) -

Oh, Sony. Never stop with the creepy ads.

#4 Posted by Demoskinos (15148 posts) -

*Facepalm* Really Sony?

#5 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19388 posts) -

Wait... isn't this immensely old?

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#6 Posted by doobie (605 posts) -

some kind of reach-around or finger in the anus joke would of been funnier

#7 Posted by RVonE (4700 posts) -

@doobie said:

some kind of reach-around or finger in the anus joke would of been funnier

I don't know, this add seems more imaginative.

#8 Posted by Salarn (469 posts) -

@awesomeusername said:

Do you want a girlfriend with 4 boobs???

Maybe, but not in that configuration.

@FluxWaveZ said:

Wait... isn't this immensely old?

Yup.

#9 Posted by AltonBrown (947 posts) -

Not quite as horrifying as some of Sony's past advertising attempts, but really creepy nonetheless.

#10 Posted by Animasta (14723 posts) -

that would suck so hard

you couldn't sleep on your back, you couldn't lounge in a chair...

(also this is kind of REALLY CREEPY)

#11 Posted by vikingdeath1 (1005 posts) -

man marketing, you be Craaaaaazy!

#12 Posted by Salarn (469 posts) -

@Animasta: It is creepy, but I can not decide if it's better or worse than. Both are pretty terrible.

#13 Posted by DeeGee (2140 posts) -

Boobs are super boring. This advert actively makes me want a Vita less.

=(

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#14 Edited by Kyreo (4602 posts) -

Jesus christ. Takes balls to run an advert like that though. Considering the advert series for the Sony portable stuff so far... shows they have them.

#15 Posted by spankingaddict (2739 posts) -

Gross ! NO !

All the Vita ads Ive seen are terrible . Sad...

#16 Posted by NMC2008 (1237 posts) -

Great ad, got people talking, even a month later.

#17 Posted by PenguinDust (12629 posts) -

Reality is rarely as appealing as our fantasies would make it.

#18 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -
#19 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7099 posts) -
@Salarn

@Animasta: It is creepy, but I can not decide if it's better or worse than. Both are pretty terrible.

That one is probably worse. Definitely. Definitely worse, actually. Jesus Christ, Sony.
#20 Edited by Trilogy (2688 posts) -

@DeeGee said:

Boobs are super boring. This advert actively makes me want a Vita less.

=(

You're right.

Now if it was a double sided booty...

#21 Posted by DeeGee (2140 posts) -

@Trilogy: It's like you read my mind.

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#22 Posted by awesomeusername (4216 posts) -

@Trilogy: @DeeGee: They probably have some kind of porn with that.

#23 Posted by Demoskinos (15148 posts) -

@Animasta: Kind of? Like, I'm prob the target demographic (20 something male) for this and its fucking creepy and just...wrong.

#24 Posted by Mr_Skeleton (5154 posts) -

That is from like three weeks ago.

#25 Posted by believer258 (12189 posts) -

I thought I had seen this before...

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#26 Posted by Trav (240 posts) -

@MariachiMacabre said:

@Salarn

@Animasta: It is creepy, but I can not decide if it's better or worse than. Both are pretty terrible.

That one is probably worse. Definitely. Definitely worse, actually. Jesus Christ, Sony.

How did this even happen? Jeez.

#27 Posted by Nottle (1915 posts) -

Why is sony's hand held marketing the Burger King marketing of video games?

Remember when the PSP was the "sexy" hand held?

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#28 Posted by Spoonman671 (4769 posts) -

That's why caressing the rear touch pad has always gotten me sexually aroused.  Ad makes perfect sense to me.
 
God, I need a woman.

#29 Posted by JamesJeux007 (502 posts) -

Sony always has been terrible at marketing. Some things never change.

#30 Posted by MikkaQ (10344 posts) -

Classic Sony. Also classic France. We love our suggestive ads.

#31 Edited by Abendlaender (2889 posts) -

@Kyreo said:

Jesus christ. Takes balls to run an advert like that though. Considering the advert series for the Sony portable stuff so far... shows they have them.

Man this is so great! Can't get enough of it

Also, this

So, are you buying a Vita now or what?

#32 Posted by Colourful_Hippie (4494 posts) -

@Kyreo said:

Jesus christ. Takes balls to run an advert like that though. Considering the advert series for the Sony portable stuff so far... shows they have them.

Damn I miss those old PSP ads.

#33 Edited by awesomeusername (4216 posts) -

@Mr_Skeleton: @believer258: I said it was a month old at the end of my OP you bewbz!

@Spoonman671 said:

That's why caressing the rear touch pad has always gotten me sexually aroused. Ad makes perfect sense to me. God, I need a woman.

Me too. Just look at that white booty.

And some black booty.

And Asian.

@Abendlaender said: If I didn't have one already, I'd be sold. But I'm actually sold again.

#34 Posted by NMC2008 (1237 posts) -

@Trilogy said:

@DeeGee said:

Boobs are super boring. This advert actively makes me want a Vita less.

=(

You're right.

Now if it was a double sided booty...

Double the farts? UGH! No thanks.

#35 Posted by Apathylad (3067 posts) -

Well, considering this wasn't even an ad in my country, I'm not too bothered by it. Aren't some French ads very sexualized? I find it difficult to point fingers just at Sony if other products have these kinds of ads over there.

#36 Posted by Levio (1786 posts) -

I was apathetic about the Vita before. Now I actively want these people to lose their jobs for such stupidity, and my only real way of doing so is by never buying a Vita. So yeah, good job Sony.

#37 Posted by Zippedbinders (1034 posts) -

Seems par for the course for France. You're all just a bunch of prudes, clearly.

#38 Posted by Hunter5024 (5964 posts) -

Her bra would be so hard to get off!

#39 Posted by awesomeusername (4216 posts) -

@Apathylad said:

Well, considering this wasn't even an ad in my country, I'm not too bothered by it. Aren't some French ads very sexualized? I find it difficult to point fingers just at Sony if other products have these kinds of ads over there.

@Zippedbinders said:

Seems par for the course for France. You're all just a bunch of prudes, clearly.

@Levio: Read the comments I quoted.

#40 Posted by spankingaddict (2739 posts) -

@awesomeusername said:

@spankingaddict said:

Gross ! NO !

Fixed

Thanks?...

#41 Posted by awesomeusername (4216 posts) -

@spankingaddict said:

@awesomeusername said:

@spankingaddict said:

Awesome ! YES!

Fixed

Thanks?...

I didn't keep it as gross, no. I changed it to awesome yes

#42 Posted by kristov_romanov (465 posts) -

I can't wait to see what gems of advertising they come up with for the PS4. Anyone care to venture a guess? I'm leaning towards some pithy reference to STDs.

#43 Posted by mandude (2666 posts) -

About part for the course, really.

As for the question, no; I cannot imagine how that would be good for anyone involved.

#44 Edited by KaneRobot (1828 posts) -

"Baby, you make me wish I had THREE FOUR hands!!"

#45 Posted by spankingaddict (2739 posts) -

@awesomeusername said:

@spankingaddict said:

@awesomeusername said:

@spankingaddict said:

Awesome ! YES!

Fixed

Thanks?...

I didn't keep it as gross, no. I changed it to awesome yes

I know . Just trying to make you look silly , silly . :P

#46 Posted by JasonR86 (9726 posts) -

...it's actually kind of clever. Weird. But clever.

#47 Edited by jking47 (1248 posts) -

@FluxWaveZ said:

Wait... isn't this immensely old?

Yeah, I believe it is.

Also, guys what do you expect, it was the French...

#48 Posted by ma_rc_01 (364 posts) -

Where is the male version?

#49 Edited by Icemael (6364 posts) -

I like it. It's funny and clever (so naturally a bunch of morons with no sense of humour find it offensive).

#50 Posted by awesomeusername (4216 posts) -

@spankingaddict said:

@awesomeusername said:

@spankingaddict said:

@awesomeusername said:

@spankingaddict said:

Awesome ! YES!

Fixed

Thanks?...

I didn't keep it as gross, no. I changed it to awesome yes

I know . Just trying to make you look silly , silly . :P

Oh. You silly, willy, momentous picadilly!

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