Wednesday, November 01, 2006

The stuff of nightmares...

Okay, I don't think I'll be sleeping tonight. Anyone else see the new Playstation 3 commercial? Holy crap.

You know, I really don't think "creeping the hell out of the consumer" is an effective way to get people to buy your product.

Oh God, it burns, it burns!


Anonymous said...

Dude, I thought the same thing when I saw that commercial. That was incredibly uncomfortable, and I'm not sure what it's supposed to sell me on about the PS3.

I'm not even sure why Sony is advertising. Due to a big mistake in production, they're heavily undershipping their new toy... I think they're only putting out one or two hundred thousand, versus the million of the Wii. My friend Tim who works at one of the busiest Best Buys in the nation said they're only getting 36. That is going to piss a lot of people off, come launch day.

The point is, I wonder if Sony isn't trying to scare people away from their product, so as to make the riots which are sure to come pack just a little less punch.

Tom Foss said...

Yeah, between that commercial and the price tag, I can't imagine many things scarier...or less purchase-inducing.

Seth T. Hahne said...

I don't know if you remember, but Chris Cunningham built a pretty odd PS1 commercial way back when. Seems that Sony like to play freaky.

I don't think their commercials are really meant to induce purchases. Anyone who would spend the kind of money they're talking about on a game system pretty much already knows what they do and whether they want it. I think they're only trying to keep their name out there. And weird/creepy commercials will do that trick. After launch the PS3 will sell or die based on word-of-mouth and its game releases.

Anonymous said...

Why don't they just get that Fetish doll from Trilogy of Terror to run at the screen screaming & stabbing. Or maybe that dog face 'couple' from the Shining?

What are these people thinking?

At least the BK King was funny & happy, not tearing up blood tears.