Sony Has Blocked McDonalds From Releasing Its Custom PS5 Controller

1 : Anonymous2021/08/02 11:35 ID: owcn1z
Sony Has Blocked McDonalds From Releasing Its Custom PS5 Controller
2 : Anonymous2021/08/02 12:14 ID: h7f5u7r

What's the culprit? The "M" logo?

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The brand logo and the promotional nature of the McDonalds event. They are legally obliged to clear it with Sony or come to some agreed partnership. According to the press release, McDonalds failed to do both.

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It's not like this controller can't happen. It just can't happen yet

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They should just sell the skin then.

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They should change it to "W" for wumbo.

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For Majin. It must be stopped.

3 : Anonymous2021/08/02 12:11 ID: h7f5ihd

McDonalds marketing team: “Mission failed successfully”

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Pretty much. Now people will go “now I want it even more.”

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Ebay 2031, Never released Ps5 controller McDonalds Edition in Mint Condition. Price $30,000

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Well shit now I want one. But first I need to get myself a PS5.

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I....I kinda do now though.

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Yeah, now people will be more aware of this small little mom and pop restaurant!

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I actually live near that restaurant! Just the other day I told the manager that they should expand and have more than one location. Maybe even franchise it.

I could honestly see McDonalds being successful in four or five major cities at least.

Anyway, I am always glad to see a small business get some good publicity like this. ☺️

4 : Anonymous2021/08/02 11:49 ID: h7f3lca

I imagine MacDonalds has pretty big marketing.and legal teams. I'm surprised they didn't have everything cleared.

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Maccas Australia sorta do things own their own, they don't even go by mcdonalds in Australia any more it's just maccas.

For reference all their ads will say maccas and the golden arches no longer say mcdonalds on them and just have a blank spot under them.

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That's actually so funny and something I've never noticed. Fuck yeah straya. Such lazy people we made an international conglomerate adapt their actual name to our abbreviation.

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Several new McDonald's opened near me in the last few years and I don't think they have the name in the sign either so this might actually be a new branding thing

Looks really weird because it has the red stripe but it's empty

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Wow that’s interesting. Wonder how that happened.

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Kinda like how in the Philippines while we still have the normal signs, even their ads will refer to themselves as 'McDo' (think 'd'oh' but without the h sound)

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It’s still a McDonalds franchise system

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I just had a look and even their official website uses "Macca's" on the front page. The only McDonald's I find is on the address.


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This way more people will talk about McDonald's though. So their marketing team are working as intended I'd say

5 : Anonymous2021/08/02 16:16 ID: h7fzaib

the fabulous giveaway prize of a custom McDonald’s themed PS5 DualSense controller. The colours and theming were particularly gorgeous, and it made for a delicious-looking controller — one immediately coveted by many gamers.

Reads like McDonald's press team wrote the article.

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Yeah lmao. It's clear nonsense I mean who would want a McDonald's themed controller of all things?

6 : Anonymous2021/08/02 14:14 ID: h7fj2oh

The controller was ‘coveted’ by fans lol

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They'd have to mark it down to half price. Then I'd get it, and paint over that shit myself.

7 : Anonymous2021/08/02 11:52 ID: h7f3uxy

The feeling of a greasy touch comes as a feature with this controller lmao

8 : Anonymous2021/08/02 12:38 ID: h7f83xv

I often play games to distract myself from binge eating. This controller would be a detriment to my health

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Can I introduce you to the KFC video game console/bucket of chicken?

9 : Anonymous2021/08/02 11:36 ID: h7f2h65


10 : Anonymous2021/08/02 11:47 ID: h7f3fgt

It looks horrendous I'd block it too

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It’s goofy and ridiculous so I want it bad lol

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Duality of man

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I’d buy it because it looks so horrendous.

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It screams player 2 in my household. "Nope you gotta use the McDonald's controller sorry I don't make the rules."

11 : Anonymous2021/08/02 14:34 ID: h7fllv3

Sony wasn't Loving eh

I'll leave now

12 : Anonymous2021/08/02 12:11 ID: h7f5j69

despite the instant popularity of the design

Whaa..? Last I checked most hate it

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I'd imagine that in marketing popularity = people talking about it regardless of preference for or against.

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I hate it but I want one.

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Same, it’s like watching crackhead compilations on YouTube. I’m disgusted but I can’t look away

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Where did you check? Where I checked, people loved it even though they said it was cheesy.

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Some people have no taste. I think it's ridiculous and I want it more than anything

13 : Anonymous2021/08/02 12:18 ID: h7f67sc

I'm surprised mcdonalds fucked up the legal end of this deal. you'd think they'd be used to this kind of thing

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I'm thinking it's a PR stunt ... They're getting free press now.

14 : Anonymous2021/08/02 15:07 ID: h7fpvk0

You got McDumped.

15 : Anonymous2021/08/03 00:54 ID: h7hwuxz

This isn’t PS5 worthy…. It’s freakin a mess of a design and ugly.

16 : Anonymous2021/08/02 11:45 ID: h7f36yt

It's hideous

17 : Anonymous2021/08/02 12:46 ID: h7f8wje
18 : Anonymous2021/08/02 14:35 ID: h7flovk

As they should... that this is an abomination that needs to climb back into the depths.


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