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

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#1 Posted by awesomeusername (4606 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???

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#2 Posted by RVonE (4993 posts) -

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

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#3 Posted by ShaggE (8398 posts) -

Oh, Sony. Never stop with the creepy ads.

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#4 Posted by Demoskinos (17325 posts) -

*Facepalm* Really Sony?

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#5 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19836 posts) -

Wait... isn't this immensely old?

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#6 Posted by doobie (612 posts) -

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

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#7 Posted by RVonE (4993 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.

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#8 Posted by salarn (487 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.

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#9 Posted by AltonBrown (1006 posts) -

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

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#10 Posted by Animasta (14903 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)

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#11 Posted by vikingdeath1 (1212 posts) -

man marketing, you be Craaaaaazy!

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#12 Posted by salarn (487 posts) -

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

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#13 Posted by DeeGee (2192 posts) -

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

=(

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#14 Edited by Kyreo (4682 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.

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#15 Posted by spankingaddict (2940 posts) -

Gross ! NO !

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

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#16 Posted by NMC2008 (1248 posts) -

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

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#17 Posted by PenguinDust (12994 posts) -

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

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#18 Posted by Video_Game_King (36564 posts) -
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#19 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7097 posts) -
@Salarn

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

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That one is probably worse. Definitely. Definitely worse, actually. Jesus Christ, Sony.
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#20 Edited by Trilogy (3086 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...

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#21 Posted by DeeGee (2192 posts) -

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

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#22 Posted by awesomeusername (4606 posts) -

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

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#23 Posted by Demoskinos (17325 posts) -

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

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#24 Posted by Mr_Skeleton (5195 posts) -

That is from like three weeks ago.

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#25 Posted by Justin258 (14374 posts) -

I thought I had seen this before...

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#26 Posted by Trav (243 posts) -

@MariachiMacabre said:

@Salarn

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

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

How did this even happen? Jeez.

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#27 Posted by Nottle (1933 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 (5767 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.

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#29 Posted by JamesJeux007 (586 posts) -

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

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#30 Posted by MikkaQ (10296 posts) -

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

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#31 Edited by Abendlaender (3056 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

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So, are you buying a Vita now or what?

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#32 Posted by Colourful_Hippie (5710 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.

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Damn I miss those old PSP ads.

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#33 Edited by awesomeusername (4606 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.

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#34 Posted by NMC2008 (1248 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.

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#35 Posted by Apathylad (3234 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.

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#36 Posted by Levio (1953 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.

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#37 Posted by Zippedbinders (1179 posts) -

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

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#38 Posted by Hunter5024 (6702 posts) -

Her bra would be so hard to get off!

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#39 Posted by awesomeusername (4606 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.

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#40 Posted by spankingaddict (2940 posts) -

@awesomeusername said:

@spankingaddict said:

Gross ! NO !

Fixed

Thanks?...

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#41 Posted by awesomeusername (4606 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

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#42 Posted by kristov_romanov (502 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.

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#43 Posted by mandude (2827 posts) -

About part for the course, really.

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

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#44 Edited by KaneRobot (2668 posts) -

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

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#45 Posted by spankingaddict (2940 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

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#46 Posted by JasonR86 (10178 posts) -

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

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#47 Edited by jking47 (1290 posts) -

@FluxWaveZ said:

Wait... isn't this immensely old?

Yeah, I believe it is.

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

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#48 Posted by ma_rc_01 (386 posts) -

Where is the male version?

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#49 Edited by Icemael (6860 posts) -

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

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#50 Posted by awesomeusername (4606 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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