Sony pull masturbation advert

25 November 2014

Sony posted an advert on their YouTube channel last week, but thanks to a load of criticism, they've decided to pull it. The commercial, which uses a console for a masturbation euphemism was yanked offline after people were displeased at the depiction of a 'sexy' doctor going on like she's talking about pud pulling.

The clip talks about being able to play your PS4 games on your Vita. It seems, the more you play with it, the harder it gets.

There's criticism that adverts for games in 2014 shouldn't be just aimed at randy teenage boys anymore, but the real criticism should be that the advert is thoroughly rubbish.

Sony haven't said why it took the ad down, but you can assume it was the knee-jerk ranting about sexism and the like. That said, the gaming industry is very, very jumpy at the minute, what with all that very unpleasant #gamergate business still doing the rounds.

Of course, this isn't the first time a console-vendor has used a bit of nudge-nudge-wink-wink to flog some games. Microsoft did pretty much the same skit in 2010.

Give us a shout when everyone's stopped being so offended.

TOPICS:   Advertising

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