Can't This Vita Lady Get Anything Right?

Throughout Asia, it's common to see attractive celebrities pose with game hardware. The celebs might not be gamers themselves, but they're famous. Most can flub their way through without a gaff. Rainie Yang could not.

At a recent press conference in Taiwan, Sony dated the PS Vita for the region, giving it a Dec. 23 street date. Rainie Yang, a popular singer and variety show host, was on stage to help promote the Vita.

When asked what her favourite PlayStation was, Yang replied, "Super Mario Bros."-- not exactly the thing Sony wants to hear its paid talent utter.

Apparently, Yang began posing with the Vita after the Mario gaff. The ensuing photo op didn't fare much better: a grinning Yang held the Vita upside down for all the cameras to see.

Yang is no stranger to gaffs. In 2003, she thought that the 8-yearSecond Sino-Japanese War was eleven years long. After learning it was "only" eight years, she replied, "Only eight years?"

The public outcry that followed led to a TV boycott and Yang writing a public apology, in which she wrote that she left school early for the entertainment industry and promised to study history more. Add video games to her to homework list!

PlayStation Vita + Rainie Yang = Big Mess [The Magicbox Thanks, 47etienne47!]


    Yikes. You can't be happy when the talent you pay doesn't no jack about your product.

      It's "know"jack about your product, not "no" jack about your product. Sorry, no one's perfect I guess, not even her.

        Thank you, StRyKeR. It's all about communication. Of course we all make mistakes, but if we don't take our communication seriously, then nobody will take our comments seriously.

        Call it Grammar Nazi, call it anal, but I feel that effective communication is something that you MUST have to be taken seriously. Even in a comments section on the internet.

        Also, she IS perfect.

          Hihihi, Anal Grammar Nazi...

          "Also, she IS perfect"

          "RAINIE!!! I don’t care what she knows or how bad she makes them look, as long as she keeps smiling"

          You're a creepy weirdo who puts dumb celebrities on pedestals. You also probably have yellow fever.

            Yes, I do have yellow fever. What's so creepy about that? The chills and back back pain are getting better now and I'm starting to get my appetite back.

            Apart from strapping celebrities to pedestals. That's kind of creepy. Oh, you said "putting them on"... then nothing. Nothing is creepy about me. Nothing.

    Jesus! Its a good thing she doesn't work for Nintendo. At least she's promoting Super Mario though

    It's pretty insulting when companies assume their customers are stupid enough to buy into their product for no other reason than a celebrity endorses it. Especially one as woefully clueless as this girl.

      From what I understand though, in Japan this strategy actually works.

        For relaxing times. Make it.. Suntory time!

      Totally agreed man.

    Attach the stone of shame!

    Oh poor girl. That's almost physically painfull to watch

    'Attractive' is a bit of an overstatement don't you think Mr. Japan obsessed Ashcraft? What happened to that editor who was meant to delete the useless crap like this?

    I wonder if it was the same people behind the decisions on how to run Sony's PSN security that decided to hire Rainie Yang as their celeb spokesperson.

    I don't think its a big deal..... Maybe she is more intuitive than the rest of us .... look at the layout of the buttons I would prefer having the thumb sticks above the action buttons because they are easier to press and use the stick at the same time.... Good Job Rainie.... maybe you should design the next PSP.

    What's the big deal? My answer would have been exactly the same too

    RAINIE!!! I don't care what she knows or how bad she makes them look, as long as she keeps smiling. At me. It's definitely at me.

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