Sony and the fake PSP blog

Sony and the fake PSP blog

Summary: Have you seen Sony's latest attempt top get people buying PSPs? It's a fake blog called All I Want For Xmas is a PSP, run by the ad company ZIPATONI. It goes to show how low companies will sink to try to push their products onto an evolving market.

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[Updated: Dec 15, 2006 @ 3:30 am] Looks like the plug has been pulled on the blog and the whole site's been deleted. 

Have you seen Sony's latest attempt top get people buying PSPs?  It's a fake blog called All I Want For Xmas is a PSP, run by the ad company ZIPATONI.  It goes to show how low companies will go to try to push their products onto an evolving market.

Here's the first post, which will give you a feel for the blog:

i (charlie) have a psp. my friend jeremy does not. but he wants one this year for xmas.

so we started clowning with sum not-so-subtle hints to j's parents that a psp would be teh perfect gift. we created this site to spread the luv to those like j who want a psp!

consider us your own personal psp hype machine, here to help you wage a holiday assault on ur parents, girl, granny, boss – whoever – so they know what you really want.

we'll let you know how it works for us. pls return the favor.

more to come,
c&j.

Now, after the whole fake Wal-Mart blog fiasco, I would have thought that companies would ahve received the message loud and clear that this kind fo thing steps over the mark (I don't think that Edelman will be suggesting any more fake blogs anyway).  But it seems that some ad companies still think that this kind of behavior is still acceptable.

What's really sad about this blog is that the visitors have already worked out that it's a fake blog and are posting hundreds of comments to that effect. 

Here's a few of my favorite comments:

- Wow. Could you guys be any more blatant? Printing out a Sony PSP ad? Are you really counting on people to be that gullible. What an insult.

- This is horribly pathetic.

- This site has single-handedly convinced me to buy a DSLite. These guys should work for Nintendo. PSP has never looked so unappealing as it does right now.

What's pathetic is that whoever's behind the blog is still at the denial stage and is coming out with comments such as this one:

yo where all u hatas com from... juz cuz you aint feelin the flow of PSP dun mean its sum mad faek website or summ... youall be trippin.

Want proof that the site is a fake that belongs to an ad company?  Just check out the WHOIS info:

Registrant:
   the ZIPATONI co.
   Gregory Meyerkord
   555 Washington Ave. 3rd Floor
   St. Louis, MO 63101
   US 
   
  Registrar Name....: REGISTER.COM, INC.
  Registrar Whois...: whois.register.com
  Registrar Homepage: www.register.com

  Domain Name: alliwantforxmasisapsp.com 

  Created on..............: Tue, Nov 14, 2006 
  Expires on..............: Wed, Nov 14, 2007 
  Record last updated on..: Tue, Nov 14, 2006

  Administrative Contact:
   the ZIPATONI co.
   Gregory Meyerkord
   555 Washington Ave. 3rd Floor
   St. Louis, MO 63101
   US
   Phone: +1.3142312400 

  Technical Contact:
   Registercom
   Domain Registrar
   575 8th Avenue
   New York, NY 10018
   US
   Phone: +1.9027492701

 Lame.

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  • Advertisment rarely affects my purchasing

    That being said, I do own a PSP. Neat little gadget. I chose it because of the titles available for it as well as its graphics and sound capabilities. I paid for those two things in disc load times... win some, lose some.

    I relied more on specs, reviews, demos and the like. What I see on the tube or on some ad site doesn't motivate me to purchase one product over another.

    This isn't the first time, and surely won't be the last, that a company uses ad tactics like this to try and pitch their product.
    Sabz5150
    • i own 1 too

      i own a psp too but sometimes its just a lose lose situation.i downloaded a piece of hardware on my psp and it crashed the whole thing,so rebooting was well needed..................getting rid of all my pics and new music :( :( :( :(
      gearsof360
  • Fake blog?

    The author's fake literacy problem is really something.
    Bill4
    • agreed

      i think u are 100% correct,with this stuff we could make up some new holiday humor on how sad some internet sites really are :)
      gearsof360
      • No Way dewd!!!

        I thinks it is all R0xZer that peeps talks liek me.

        Not to be a Grammar Nazi, but this crap gets old and I would love to see such sites get blasted for 31337 Sp33k.
        nucrash
  • RE: Sony and the fake PSP blog

    I dont think that the such kind of huge company can create these kind of fake <a href="http://psponlineinfo.com">PSP Game</a> blog.
    chankya
  • awesome story

    I think I ran across this psp <a href="http://gamecopypro.blogspot.com/"> game copy pro</a> blog/site in December and I thought it was kinda strange myself?
    archer1012@...
  • RE: Sony and the fake PSP blog

    I found this interesting site about PSP games on how you can copy them <a href ="http://copy-psp-games-review.blogspot.com/">Copy PSP Games</a>
    Koolio@...
  • RE: Sony and the fake PSP blog

    As you probably know, the psp site was totally fake. On <a href="http://pspmeeting.com"> PSP Meeting</a>, the community there has a member with close connections with sony. They say it might be an "iceream" company who did it or something. I wonder if it sold more icrcreams?
    pspmeeting@...
  • RE: Sony and the fake PSP blog

    We should rebel against sony and similar companies. <a href = "http://ezinearticles.com/?Free-PSP-Game-Downloads-Sites---Do-They-Exist?&id=1034558">Free PSP Game Downloads</a> is a great way to hurt the companies while still being able to have fun playing games and sacing money all at the same time! Who's with me, a lot of psp gamers already download most of their psp games. Corporations spend billions of dollars a year trying to convince people to purchase things while millions of people are dying each year of starvation. Sorry to get on the humanity tip, but it's very upsetting. Rebel!!
    Stacy_S
  • RE: Sony and the fake PSP blog

    here is another great article for anywho who may want to <a href="http://ezinearticles.com/?Downloading-PSP-Games---Your-Best-Option&id=1155000">download psp games</a>
    Stacy_S
  • RE: Sony and the fake PSP blog

    Yes, it seems a lot of people do get <a href="http://www.goarticles.com/cgi-bin/showa.cgi?C=1178000">PSP Downloads</a> but have you ever wondered why that may have been. I mean, look at music. People download music like crazy. I think that, you know, being face with situations like this are almost bound to happen.

    A lot of people use the Internet. I think Sony and other gaming companies may have to find ways on how to utilize the internet to sell their games, somewhat like iTunes. I don't know though. It'll be somewhat cool to see what happens, if anything.
    ohmamamia
  • RE: Sony and the fake PSP blog

    Well to be honest, I was planning to <a href="http://buy-now.net">buy the psp 3000</a> but after several negative reviews and other negative reactions, I decided not to go for it.
    wladiwostok
  • RE: Sony and the fake PSP blog

    they do have services like this for <a href="http://squidoo.com/pspdemos">psp demos</a>. I think your idea is great, i'm surprised they havent thought about / implemented this yet... people download psp games anyways.
    Stacy_S
  • RE: Sony and the fake PSP blog

    you should go for the psp...it is great you can download free and full psp games.....without any problem...for any further issues or for any information related playstation... contact me
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    legend.killer28