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PS3 ad deemed too violent, pulled


Another of Sony's "it was a good idea on paper" advertising campaigns has recently been pulled for being "too violent for public consumption". The ad for PlayStation 3 depicts a man with a black eye, stitches, and stab wounds beneath the words "STOCKS ARE LIMITED. THINGS COULD GET UGLY". A complaint lodged to the Advertising Standards Authority of South Africa said the ad was "irresponsible and offensive as it encourages crime and violence". The ad was withdrawn, and Sony's marketing department will be sleeping on the couch tonight.

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