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I'm not trying to start a flamewar so if anyone is trollbaiting then ignore them or report them!



So apparently Shuhei Yoshida from Sony Worldwide Studios have been banned on Nintendo's MiiVerse service twice. for promoting PlayStation :excl:

What do you think about the higher ups in one company using a competitors service to promote their on service and/or services?

If I'm gonna be honest then I don't see the reason for why he did this, since if you look at the games that Sony and Nintendo makes then there's a quantum leap in what kind of games they make and publish... So in other words the costumers who are using a Nintendo platform probably won't buy a Sony system.

I just want to clarify once more that I'm not trying to start a flamewar, don't force me to use this picture (meme)



http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/133707-Sony-Exec-Admits-He-was-Banned-From-MiiVerse-for-Promoting-PlayStation
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Heh. High ranking trolls.
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Phersu wrote:

Heh. High ranking trolls.


Don't you mean https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ti9LL5mEVVw?

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Eh. I don't really have too much of an opinion on it to be honest. If I had to though I would say it is just whatever. If them promoting their stuff through their competitors works then I don't see why they shouldn't. Businesses do far worse things than that to get ahead of the competition.

When it comes to Nintendo and Sony specifically I would say it isn't necessarily true that customers will only pick one or the other. I think a lot of people can be swayed based on current game selection, price and hardware specs. I certainly didn't choose one over the other. I own a 3DS XL and sold my original 3DS to help pay for my Vita. They both are different enough where I want to enjoy all that both have to offer and so I won't be sticking with just one.
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For me it makes me think of them as weak and lose faith in them, they're that scared of Nintendo beating them? =.=

Also, I wouldn't say a Nintendo console owner wouldn't buy a Sony console. I for one would definitely buy a Sony console if I had the money, sadly I have to settle for one and I've always chosen Nintendo.
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I read the article and it doesn't really seem like he was promoting Playstation. The first time he was banned for having his twitter handle on his profile, so it's not really advertising. The second time was because he had "I love PS" in his profile. It's not like he was flat out asking people to buy a PlayStation console or anything.
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I worked in retail about a decade ago and the company I worked for had these ridiculously useless promotions every few weeks with huge signs, flashing lights, and the whole nine yards. I was the one kid with a large pickup truck so I got the duty of hauling a 9 ft sign around town all day long (got hourly pay plus mileage, so I loved it) with pretty explicit orders to make my rounds through the competitors parking lots. Needless to say this pissed them off to no end, cops were called and they threatened to arrest my manager (probably would have arrested me had they found me).

So...yeah, competitors don't like it when you play in their front yard.
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TsunLemon wrote:
I for one would definitely buy a Sony console if I had the money, sadly I have to settle for one and I've always chosen Nintendo.


I own both a 3DS XL and Vita, what I was trying to say is that Sony's core fans would never switch to Nintendo and Nintendo's core fans would never switch to Sony. There are always some who own both and/or want to own both.

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