So I'm busy getting rid of my old game "collection" on ebay and since me and most of my games are german I'm obviously doing that on german ebay.
Also, I'm lazy as fuck and just copy/pasting my descriptions on every article while sometimes swapping out adjectives and, somewhat surprisingly, gender pronouns.
Seriously I've never actually thought about this but now I can't stop and need answers, let me give you some examples:
Sony's entire lineup: feminine (die Playstation, die PSP, die PS Vita)
Microsoft's entire lineup: feminine (die Xbox, die 360(360 being pronounce as "three-sixty" same as in english))
Nintendo: I'm... not a hundred percent sure? Masculine Gameboy, DS and Gamecube for sure (der Gameboy, der DS, der Gamecube). Feminine Wii, Wii U and Switch. Oddly I kinda feel like it's masculine NES/SNES too but only when abbreviated, if you'd call it the Nintendo Entertainment System it would definitely be neutral (das).
You're seeing my point right? Is it just german that's weird here? Am I just crazy? Is it regional? Random?
Who get's to decide this? The media? The populace? Elected officials?
Yes, it's probably the local arm of whichever PR department is in charge and it's not remotely important but please help me get some closure.