Vote For Best Flog 2006: Sony PSP vs. Walmart vs. McDonald’s

UPDATE: Results are in!

Since nobody should be allowed to move on from their mistakes, we’re holding a knife fight to see who had the “best” flog of 2006.

Contestants…

McDonald’s, for 4Railroads and Mcdmillionwinner
Walmart, for Walmarting Across America
Sony, for All I Want For Xmas Is A PSP


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The winner receives a golden feces. — BEN POPKEN

Previously: Announcing The Floggies

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  1. photoboy says:

    I don’t think Sony should be allowed to sweep their PSP flog under the carpet just yet. I know they apologised, but at the end of the day they were trying to mislead people with this marketing tactic. They really should spend more time making good games for the PSP instead of stupid advertising gimmicks. What’s happened to that Gran Tursimo Mobile we were shown when the PSP was first announced eh?

  2. Yeah, I want to know how much money they spend on that Flog. Because it was money that could have been used to improve their products, or lower the price for consumers. (It’s no accident that “flogging” is sometimes a euphemism for masturbation…)

    And where did you get a picture of golden poop???

    -PD

  3. Dremagus says:

    I vote Sony for alienating just about everyone who visited their flog including the flogs target audience.

  4. tomsamson says:

    haha,awesome,current poll results show sony leading,hope that stays like that.
    Finally an award Sony deserves.
    Have their marketing mumbo jumbos actually done anything the right way in the last two years?
    Ok,i bought a psp thinking there would be more original and cool games for it and not 98% downscaled ps2 ports,i also wasn´t aware of the short battery life and huge loading times coming with the drive it has. Ok,all accepted,sad about the wasted potentital of the console,but ok. Then they release a console for 600 bucks and not a single game worth it,like wtf?!?
    But ok… But combine that with their arrogancy to cheat all consumers and there you´ve got the loser of this console generation who deserves it more than anyone else =D

  5. By “best” I assume you mean “worst.”

    Agreed, Sony lost almost all support for their UMD format, and they spend money advertising it surreptitiously? It smacks of hubris.

  6. Grrrrrrr, now with two buns made of bacon. says:

    I’m placing my vote for Sony. I think Wal-Mart’s story is obvious enough and enough people shop there that the Wal-Mart flog is like a drop of water in the ocean. McDonald’s…misleading, but it’s McDonalds…and a contest. If anyone believes that ordering 50,000 Big Macs will make them a winner, they deserve exactly what they get (50,000 Big Macs and a trip to the ER).

    Sony, however, went beyond the call of duty by manufacturing fake teenagers, fake enthusiasm, and putting up posts like “hey, wow, i just got my new PS3 and it roxxors! dude, u should get this!” The sleaze factor is an order of magnitude higher, and aiming your blog at inexperienced teenage consumers is far more irresponsible and deserving of the Golden Feces than the other contestants.

  7. raindog says:

    If last fall’s “Working Families for Wal-Mart” debacle had happened just a little later, I totally would have given it to them. This year, though, Sony’s unbelievable ham-fistedness (complete with a video that seems deliberately designed to embarrass) deserves the prize.