- Sony Has Blocked McDonalds From Releasing Its Custom PS5 Controller
What's the culprit? The "M" logo?ID: h7f6oqv
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.ID: h7fimuc
It's not like this controller can't happen. It just can't happen yetID: h7fobvu
They should just sell the skin then.ID: h7fv8q4
They should change it to "W" for wumbo.ID: h7fs652
For Majin. It must be stopped.
McDonalds marketing team: “Mission failed successfully”ID: h7fi8db
Pretty much. Now people will go “now I want it even more.”ID: h7fsr7g
Ebay 2031, Never released Ps5 controller McDonalds Edition in Mint Condition. Price $30,000ID: h7fpzt8
Well shit now I want one. But first I need to get myself a PS5.ID: h7filto
I....I kinda do now though.ID: h7fkxas
Yeah, now people will be more aware of this small little mom and pop restaurant!ID: h7flwq3
E X P O S U R EID: h7fw4vc
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. ☺️
I imagine MacDonalds has pretty big marketing.and legal teams. I'm surprised they didn't have everything cleared.ID: h7f6wxy
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.ID: h7f7abb
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.ID: h7fjfyc
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 emptyID: h7fa667
Wow that’s interesting. Wonder how that happened.ID: h7gkwqs
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)ID: h7ff7ty
It’s still a McDonalds franchise systemID: h7fslje
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.
This way more people will talk about McDonald's though. So their marketing team are working as intended I'd say
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.ID: h7h8agd
Yeah lmao. It's clear nonsense I mean who would want a McDonald's themed controller of all things?
The controller was ‘coveted’ by fans lolID: h7gmumf
They'd have to mark it down to half price. Then I'd get it, and paint over that shit myself.
The feeling of a greasy touch comes as a feature with this controller lmao
I often play games to distract myself from binge eating. This controller would be a detriment to my healthID: h7gbo9b
Can I introduce you to the KFC video game console/bucket of chicken?
It looks horrendous I'd block it tooID: h7ff3wc
It’s goofy and ridiculous so I want it bad lolID: h7fkyc9
Duality of manID: h7fsln1
I’d buy it because it looks so horrendous.ID: h7gg9iv
It screams player 2 in my household. "Nope you gotta use the McDonald's controller sorry I don't make the rules."
Sony wasn't Loving It......eh eh
I'll leave now
despite the instant popularity of the design
Whaa..? Last I checked most hate itID: h7f7lk7
I'd imagine that in marketing popularity = people talking about it regardless of preference for or against.ID: h7f8oyd
I hate it but I want one.ID: h7ff7rr
Same, it’s like watching crackhead compilations on YouTube. I’m disgusted but I can’t look awayID: h7f8l9k
Where did you check? Where I checked, people loved it even though they said it was cheesy.ID: h7fb1wl
Some people have no taste. I think it's ridiculous and I want it more than anything
I'm surprised mcdonalds fucked up the legal end of this deal. you'd think they'd be used to this kind of thingID: h7g9g6e
I'm thinking it's a PR stunt ... They're getting free press now.
You got McDumped.
This isn’t PS5 worthy…. It’s freakin a mess of a design and ugly.
As they should... that this is an abomination that needs to climb back into the depths.