sony's mascot

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  1. ssjautobot

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    like the title says, i would just like everyones opinion of what sonys mascot SHOULD be. just like how nintendo's is mario, sega's is sonic, microsoft i would say is master chief.

    it used to be crash, but he is also on the xbox now. and then it would be spyro, but he is on the gamecube and nds i believe.

    so what do people think of this?
     
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    I'd say nothing. Console mascots haven't really worked since the glory days of Sega and Nintendo. I really hated the forced attempts to give Sony a mascot with Crash and Spyro.
     
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    thats a good point. one reason id think sony has been succesful is that it can make it without a mascot. it took sega till its 3rd or 4th system to get sonic, maybe the same will happen with sony
     
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    It should be the last discman I bought from them that broke after 4 months.
     
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    no.
    Sonic was on the master system and genesis, their first and second systems respectively.

    on the master system, their mascot was alex kidd, I think. well, he's the closest they had until sonic, anyways.
     
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    A dude standing outside a best buy begging people to buy a ps3
     
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    i thought sonic didnt appear until sega genesis
     
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    Snake? Snake?? SNAAAAAAAAKE!!!!

    But no, because Snake is going to be in a Wii game, and has been on the XBOX and the Gameboy Color. A mascot, I'd venture, has to be EXCLUSIVE to the system - hence, Master Chief might be a fine pick for XBOX/360.

    There are a bunch of Sony-exclusive games, but none of the characters make good mascots. I think that Microsoft's/Sony's decision, to make the name/logo of the system the "mascot," is a good way to go. Nintendo does that too, but it's never quite as flashy as Microsoft/Sony.
     
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    I nominate the guy who ran into the lamppost in the race to get a PS3.
     
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    I nominate the Giant Enemy Crab! You have to hit its weak point for MASSIVE damage.
     
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    well the thing with sony is they either have a million of them or they have none...

    Jak and Daxter, Ratchet and Clank....but these arent really that amazing

    Gran Turismo doesnt have a mascot..

    Final Fantasy changes it's characters every single time...

    its just hard to figure out...maybe the guy from GOD OF WAR?

    the thing about sony is they have so many 3rd party mascots that are awsome but they go multi-platform eventually
     
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    There ya go.
     
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    i dont get it...sorry:dunce 
     
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    I think for it to be a mascot it has to be an original property owned my Sony and not from another developer that made an exclusive game.
     
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    Jak, Daxter, Ratchet, and Clank are all owned by other companies. Naughty Dog used to own Crash, and sold him off to Universal. They can do the same thing with Jak if they want.

    Sony really has no exclusive games, unless you wanna use the car from Grand Turismo. And Final Fantasy? Give me a break.... FF12 is on the PS2 AND the DS, and FF13 is going to be spread out so far on different systems that it isn't even funny.
     
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    Actually, the SMS was not Sega's first home console. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SG-1000
    There was a Sonic game for Master System made the same year. The SMS was still alive in the US by that time, and lasted a few more years in other regions like Europe. Master System was awesome for an 8-bit console. Better in a lot of respects than the NES.
    Yep. But he shoulda been Jaggie Man ;) 
    ...and the MSX II and the NES/Famicom, and the Gamecube, and the PC...
    I think we have a winner :lol 
    Bingo. And with such a weak first-party software presence, Sony hasn't really got anything like that yet.
     

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