We all have numerous gaps in our knowledge, and occasionally that can affect our work. For example, what if you work for an accessory company and are told to give its new adjustable tablet stand some promotional images for gaming? You're told to mention the Nintendo Switch and 'PlayStation', but don't play games or follow the market in any way - what do you do?
This image from a real Amazon listing has gone viral on Reddit, and no wonder. We have Mario Kart 8 (the Wii U original, it seems) running on a Vita that's called a PSP in the advert, and the player is somehow having a jolly time despite using a GameCube controller and not actually looking at the screen. Plenty of fun is being had by those identifying just how many errors one promotional image can have.
In any case, most that have bought the actual product seem to be happy with the way it handles their iPad; don't bother getting it for your next Mario Kart 8 session on a Vita, though, it'll only end in disappointment.
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What's worse, is that the guy - and more importantly the controller - are mirrored!
Why is he standing in front of that MASSIVE Vita???
That is hilarious. Also the image is mirrored as the Gamecube controller shows. Quite apt for a backwards ad. Plus the MK8 image is artwork.
Ha, It takes effort to get everything so blatantly wrong.
This is amazing, not a fail. We need more switch ads like this
Good gaming news from Earth-2, I see.
Maybe they're streaming the Cemu PC version via Moonlight for Vita, and using a USB GC controller connected to their PC?
Or maybe it's a dumb Photoshop!
Just look up bootleg consoles on ebay, some good stuff there.
The real kicker is that's labeled the #1 New Release in Nintendo DS Accessory Kits. Looks like it would be handy for Switch though.
@yuwarite Ah, you might have cracked it!
Clearly that Nomad is docked via the Super Gameboy accessory, and he’s playing on a television.
I hate it when people call PS Vita a PSP, same with people calling Nintendo consoles a "Playstation"...
@SM4SHshorts That's the first thing I noticed. The whole picture is like one of those games where you need to find everything that is wrong in the picture.
What's even better is that the Vita is not actually a Playstation Vita. The screen is way too big, the Sony logo above the direction pad is missing, the PS button should be oblong, the PSVita logo is missing from the bottom middle, there's a button where a camera should be, and the start and select buttons should be much, much smaller and oblong. (And that's just everything I noticed.)
Edit: Wait, I forgot to mention the charge cable. The actual plug is smaller and wider and features the Playstation logo.
This is what I call art 2017.
Here's an image from another of their products: https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/71oHl03yNJL._SL1000_.jpg
So, New Super Mario Bros (looks like DS original) on the Switch using a PS4 (maybe PS3) controller.
You were warned about dividing by zero, and now that you've breached the dimensional barriers, you better get used to the new normal.
@Jaxad0127 That's lime some M C Escher weirdness! He is sat on the table in front of the console...yet the console is in front of his shoulder. AAAAAAAAAAAGH!
@Expa0 Effort, or intent? Between this image and the one @Jaxad0127 posted, it's starting to feel like someone has got to be trolling.
Oh well, back to playing with my Trek Wars action figures. Just love the adventures of Han Sulu, Luke Kirk, Princess Uhura, and the United Federation of Jedi vs the Sithons.
More like Nintendo Playstation
Sony is proud to announce the new "Nintendo PSP Switch-Cube Vita!"
I love marketing departments. That is why I'm never surprised when a lay person doesn't know something about video games...how can they?
@SLIGEACH_EIRE That's what I thought. It's the cover art from the game case. Astounding.
@Rayquaza2510 Or any gaming console at all a, "Neeinteeindo"! My ever aging parents still suffer from this malady.
@yuwarite Don't forget, all while looking into a mirror. Lol
@Rayquaza2510 Or when someone calls a 3DS a DS.
Ooooh my gosh this is so painful. Lol. It would be like a sports ad showing an NFL player running across a basketball court holding a golf club.
The only thing weirder than playing a racing game without looking at it directly (not counting Kirby Air Ride) is being in front of the table holding the system yet behind the system itself.
They aren't calling the Vita a PSP, they're referencing the fact that you can play PSP games on there.
How in the Hell is he racing with both thumbs on analog sticks?
He's also standing too. Who plays MK standing? Is he at a store display?
@citizen_zane He's not doing it right in the picture, of course, but you can actually use the analog sticks only to race in Mario Kart 8. The left stick is to steer, as it always is, and the right stick is used to accelerate. The further up the right stick is, the more you accelerate. It's a neat way to have analog acceleration if you don't just want to hold down the A button to go. (and since Nintendo controllers don't have analog triggers currently, it's the only way it works)
I always love the stock models because you can tell they don't play video games themselves by the finger placement.
Not only is he not looking at the screen, the image is just a promotional image anyway, not gameplay!
The guy looks like a total d-bag with no idea what he was doing, so do the ppl who were behind this ad. Sigh... humanity has been lost but I laughed so hard.. am I a bad person?
This physically hurts me.
@SM4SHshorts Well spotted. Some doofus slightly below you apparently hasn't read your comment...
This lousy excuse for an advert also reminds of how playing video games is displayed on TV shows: wildly hammering buttons and treating the joypad like every game is motion controlled...
@ThanosReXXX Or the other old standby that every single game(even ones played on newer systems) has generic bleeps and bloops from early 80's arcade games.
@Caryslan Yeah, that too. Thought crossed my mind, but I forgot to mention it.
This makes me appreciate my photoshop skills more
@KainXavier ehm that on the picture is the second gen LCD Vita (Slim) model.
What you talk about is the first gen OLED Vita (fat) model.
This is so funny. Made my day.
i wish i could play mario kart 8 on my PSVita with a gamecube controller...
also this vita looks like its plugged in with a cable the real one cant actually use
This is marketing genius
The entirety of The Internet (tm) is looking at their product right now, they are even getting more sells because of that, I'd bet
Btw, in my country, most peoples can't even differ between Xbox, Xbox 360 & Xbox1. They just call all of them "Xbox" , Not "Xbox Three Sixty" nor "Xbox One"'.
Also, some people can't tell name of Nintendo products (Wii, NDS, Wii U, GBA, N64, etc). The worst, they even call any Nintendo products as "PlayStation" or just "PS" or any gaming handheld except smartphone as "Gameboy"
Sony's new handheld - PS Vita Xtreme. It's massive and plays with ANY controller! X3
Ah, the joys of Photoshop....
I also like how his thumbs are on the left and right sticks but he's playing mario kart.
.......And his belt buckle is crooked. Bad.
I may have forgotten that.
In my defense, I purchased my Vita last year and it's an original model, apparently.
It would be like a sports ad showing an NFL player running across a basketball court holding a golf club.
Lol lol. This comment nails the absurdity in one single sentence.
If the VITA had mario kart, it would have not failed so horribly.
That's the new Vita XXXL, backward compatible with the Wii U and backward Gamecube controllers! Pre-Order now!
@AlexSora89 I think I am going to be sick. That was traumatizing.
Over a bait screenshot? Like it's the only one...
Although the one that absolutely killed me was this slight variation.
Either one works better than the mashup seen in the article, methinks.
@yuwarite I need someone to do that
Nerds have fragile hearts. Don’t trample on mine.
@invictus4000 that actually sounds like a fun sports game.....
Well, the Vita bit is out of left field, but, in fairness, I did play MK8D on my Switch with a GameCube controller a few nights ago!
@Anti-Matter You obviously didn't live through the 80s and 90s when every console was a "Nintendo" no matter who made it... Sega, Atari, TurboGrafx, PlayStation, whatever. All "Nintendos." It's not really a big deal except to kids who get upset over console wars. Everyone else just understood the person saying that was out of touch. Which, I don't know everything about everything either.
Edit: Double post.
I can see what you mean... but this advert says "We don't really know anything about our field", which isn't great!
I was born on 1984.
NES was my first Nintendo machine that i played. My Mom bought that.
I wasn't a Pro Gamer until when i was 18 years (College age), so i didn't know about other Nintendo machines during my Teenhood.
That's a great PSP mod. Where can I get one? The nub looks WAY less likely to sheer the flesh off my thumb than on my PSP2000 model!
@SM4SHshorts maybe he's just playing on mirror mode.
I saw something similar on an ad from Wish on Facebook. It said $10, was a picture of a Vita, but on the screen was Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong, Dixie Kong, Mario, Crash Bandicoot, and what appears to be an XBox character avatar, all racing with jet packs (DK's is made out of bongos) in Superman poses, and the image doesn't even fit within the screen. And then it shows a cartridge being loaded into the system, specifically a GBA cartridge with a Super Mario Galaxy image on the label. Also includes an old Video Audio cable (composite I think). It's a hilarious mess and I'm afraid to know what they'd actually send you for $10.
FYI I literally had to scour the image for all the things wrong with it and I may have missed someone, the more I looked the more I spotted.
That gave me quite the chuckle. Don't worry, I'm not that much of a troll, as what little trolling I do here is very much light-hearted and tongue-in-cheek. (No matter what @Mikemario would tell you, I actually wasn't there to troll on that page.)
That, and mine wasn't much trolling as much as "showing you a trolling meme that the topic of the thread inevitably reminded me of".
A rare photo from a timeline where the Nintendo PlayStation was completed and released.
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