A Disgusting Way To Introduce The PlayStation Phone To The World

This creepy little clip is supposed to be the first commercial for the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play, aka the PlayStation Phone. I'd say we found out what's become of the advertising team behind those PlayStation 3 baby ads.

While Sony Ericsson still hasn't officially outed the Xperia Play, everyone and their brother has either seen or touched one at this point, so it's pretty safe to say that this is indeed happening. This commercial would then be serving as the introduction of this new gaming phone to the general public. It made me a little queasy, probably not the first impression Sony was aiming for.

See, the Xperia Play is an Android phone with game controls, so they've taken the Android mascot and sewn human thumbs onto it! Never mind that you already control your Android devices with your thumbs. That's not what's important here. What's important is that people associate this new phone with having their thumbs sliced off in a dark alley and attached to robots.

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play [DroidBYTT via BGR - Thanks Donald!]


    That was fucking stupid.

    Riiiiiight. Whoever submitted that should have their thumbs amputated.

    Bugger me. I thought Sony learnt from their retarded baby adds for the PS3. This makes no sense, Kevin Butler is the best thing to happen to the Playstation brand and now they are doing this?

    Whoever made this commercial is special, and by special I mean disabled.

    Sony have some good ideas and then alienate themselves with bucketloads of FAIL.

    Well it'll get a bit of attention I suppose and its a step up from the PSP2 ad since I can actually identify what PRODUCT its advertising but... yeah...

    "9 out of 10 modern serial killers send their psychotic cryptic taunts to the police using a Playstation Phone"

    What the heck is with Sony and freaking terrifying ads?

    I guess I'm the only one that liked it. It's very Guillermo del Toro

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