PlayStation Italy Hilariously Trolls the Nintendo Switch on its Launch Day

The Nintendo Switch launches in Italy tomorrow, but the local arm of PlayStation has a sneaky ace up its sleeve.

on March 2, 2017 5:36 PM

Tomorrow the Nintendo Switch launches in most countries around the world, but the good folks at PlayStation Italy decided to divert the attention somewhere else with a funny troll.

You can check out the tweet below.

In the red square, obviously designed to evoke the logo of the Nintendo Switch (it uses exactly the same red, combined with white, as you can see at the bottom of the post), we read “Tomorrow is a special day for the world of gaming” followed by “PS4 is yours at only €199,99.

The tweet itself recites “Even tomorrow, make the right choice. PlayStation 4 always knows how to surprise you.”

The funny tweet advertises a temporary price cut that is happening at multiple retailers in several European countries, slicing the price of the PS4 by 33.33% only for tomorrow. Quite obviously, this is aimed at diverting some of the attention, and possibly a portion of the customers’ money, away from the launch of the Switch.

It’s worth mentioning that not all arms of Sony Interactive Entertainment took the same trollish (but admittedly funny) stance. PlayStation UK congratulated the competing console manufacturer on the launch, while still drawing attention on Horizon: Zero Dawn, but mentioning that this is an amazing time for gaming whatever adventure you’ll play this weekend.

If you want to know how we feel about the Nintendo Switch, you can read our review, alongside the one for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

Below you can check the image included in the tweet from PlayStation Italy, compared with the official logo of the Switch, revealing the not-so-subliminal message.

PlayStation Italy Hilariously Trolls the Nintendo Switch on its Launch Day
PlayStation Italy Hilariously Trolls the Nintendo Switch on its Launch Day

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.