Sony’s New PlayStation Plus Ads Sneak in a Shoutout to Nintendo’s GameCube

on December 20, 2016 5:35 AM

Today Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe released a new series of ads for its premium subscription service PlayStation Plus, showing a bunch of gamers as they talk about their experiences, mostly with online gaming.

Yet, there’s an interesting little Easter egg. In one of theĀ ads, gamer “Laura” talks about her first consoles, and besides the obvious mention of the PS2, we also get a rare shoutout to Nintendo’s GameCube, that isn’t just named, but even represented visually.


On top of that, “Tom” explains that his father was a big PC gamer. While we’re not exactly talking about a rival console brand here, it’s certainly an interesting mention.

It’s normally quite rare to see console a manufacturer’s promotional materials officially namedrop a competing console, even if one from generations past, unless it’s in a fairly competitive manner. It appears that the folks at SIEE’s marketing division didn’t really mind giving their ancient rivals from Kyoto a nod.

If you’re curious, you can check out all the videos below, and see what they’re all about.

 /  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.