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Sony pulls "PSP White is coming" ad

http://www.engadget.com/2006/07/12/s...n-netherlands/
I don't find the billboard ad offensive, but I can see how some other's may of had a different reaction to it. I take it as this though: The black PSP came out first, but now Sony is coming out with the new white colored PSP. So to boost its sales, they try to advertise that it's better than the older black one, hence the picture of the white character appearing dominant over the black character. It's just marketing a newer product to me. But I guess it is a good thing this advertising never made it to the States. My brotha's Al Sharpton and Jesse James would be having fits right now
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Has nothing to do with this board. I didn't hear about that on this board, it's old news period.
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http://www.engadget.com/2006/07/12/s...n-netherlands/
I don't find the billboard ad offensive, but I can see how some other's may of had a different reaction to it. I take it as this though: The black PSP came out first, but now Sony is coming out with the new white colored PSP. So to boost its sales, they try to advertise that it's better than the older black one, hence the picture of the white character appearing dominant over the black character. It's just marketing a newer product to me. But I guess it is a good thing this advertising never made it to the States. My brotha's Al Sharpton and Jesse James would be having fits right now
who thought of that ad campaign surely someone must have thought "wait a minute, this could be taken as racist" does anyone have a brain at sony?
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who thought of that ad campaign surely someone must have thought "wait a minute, this could be taken as racist" does anyone have a brain at sony?

They knew it would cause problems they just wanted to creat a buzz. Just like that company that sold Nogger Black Ice Cream.

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Did you type that on purpose?
she said it w/ some black girl attitude.

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surely Sony could have come up with a better ad campaign... i mean why even take the risk?
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Has nothing to do with this board. I didn't hear about that on this board, it's old news period.
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