Sony promotes Xbox 360 racer?

PSP video download site plugs Gran Turismo HD trailer with Project Gotham Racing image.

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Here we see the image on Sony's site...

It's not uncommon for gamers who don't care for racing sims to look at the Gran Turismos and Project Gotham Racings of the world and wonder what the difference is.

Apparently it can be hard for the companies themselves to distinguish between the various franchises, judging from the art for today's featured download (pictured, right) on Sony's PlayStation Portable video download site.

The download, a new preview trailer for the downloadable PlayStation 3 offering Gran Turismo HD, features art from a game that isn't Gran Turismo HD. As Xbox Live director of programming Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb pointed out on his blog, it's actually a screenshot from the Xbox 360 game Project Gotham Racing 3 (pictured, below right).

And here it is on the PGR3 developer's Web site.

Sony released Gran Turismo HD as a free download on the PS3's online store last month. Project Gotham Racing 3 was released for the Xbox 360 in time for the system's November 2005 launch.

As of press time, the Project Gotham Racing shot had not been pulled from the Connect Web site, but a Sony Computer Entertainment America representative told GameSpot that the Connect team was being notified of the issue.

Discussion

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senjutsu
senjutsu

what was an xbox live director of programming on the psp download site? does he owns sony stuff? lol This news remember me CNN that showed a video of killzone 2 when they said that halo3 popped, lol. It's hard to believe since you just have to type the right name on google video to have the videos you want... or dowload them in HD from places like gamespot, or even better, for free from official sites... anyway it's nothing important.

lomar07
lomar07

I'm tired of this console war, to me the all good that's why I have the three consoles, the choice is yours. Though the only defference is that one has more games than the other. If you decide to buy either of this systems, it does not mean you have to hate the one you didn't choose to buy. Forget about who's the best and PLAY!!!!!!

jason19
jason19

i love raver games on xbox360 is way butter all im say

ProductNumber49
ProductNumber49

I'll kill myself if they will promote RIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIDGE RACER with this.

poseidion
poseidion

PEOPLE BELEIVE IT OR NOT THEY DID IT AGAIN WITH A PROMOTION BETWEEN SONY AND KIA AUTOMOVILES, BUT THIS TIME ITS A FERRARI 430 AND ITS ACTUALLY A VIDEO, NOT A PHOTO THIS TIME

MarioMainic
MarioMainic

Sony is so stupid promoting a 360 game .

JobberGobber
JobberGobber

hahahahahahaaa.. how long is the list of sony screw-ups now?

budboarder
budboarder

It was prolly some xbox junkie that got a contract to build the site. Needless to say that guy is fired, whether or not this is the case.

premixedgandhi
premixedgandhi

I have an Xbox 360 and i'll proof it. Just type in premixedgandhi and message me and i'll message you back ,so i now have room to talk about the PS3 bghattas. Anyways yeah i feel this a very hilarious messup, things don't just happen were you "accidently" use a 2 year old game screenshot in place of a not even close to releasing game. If I where you PS3 fanboys I'd be pissed. It would be different if Sony said, "hey this what we are planning our game to look like,and we are using PGR3 as an example" but they didn't and they should be suuuuuueeeeeddddddd!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

nikefreak
nikefreak

"erm, who cares? they made a mistake, maybe they looked for gt in google and that's what came up" Sony would have to google to find an image of their own product? .... rofl... Yeah, if you really think about it, there is no logical reason why Sony would have done this - mistake or not. You dont mistakenly edit and post a picture of a competitors product on your own products website, when you easily have access to the promo materials for your own company... As for Gamespot displaying this, understand it was on many major news sites, including Comcasts start page. Once again, Sony fans feel attacked because Sony messed up, and the news places report it.

danreynolds79
danreynolds79

erm, who cares? they made a mistake, maybe they looked for gt in google and that's what came up, but to be honest i don't think this has any real gravitas concerning the supposed 'console war', we all know sony's marketing has been a bit odd of late (the black/white psp fiasco, anyone?) but it doesn't change my opinion, if you think about it it's most likely the fault of some poor sod in marketing dept. and why is it that every messageboard on this site ends up being a 360/ps3 slagging match? neither console is better, it just depends on what games you like, and how much money you've got. i'm still stuck with a ps2, but i doubt that the moment i get a ps3 or 360 i'll suddenly start slagging off the other, it resolves nothing. you're not going to change other people's opinions and preferences with 'witty' remarks and insults. get over it...

W_Claiborne
W_Claiborne

I heard at my local game store Grand Turismo for the PS3 is being canceled. Have you folks heard anything about this?

rasterror
rasterror

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dragonsruleme
dragonsruleme

Man is there only xbox 360 fan boys i never see anything negative about any other console its gonna win and u all know it

rogerarmoo
rogerarmoo

Anyone seen the new football game by EA for the 360(premiership champions) it advertises PS3 on the advertising boards in game? How ironic

AUTOgod
AUTOgod

microsoft should sue them, then maybe sony will disappear...............if only.

dem5000
dem5000

Wait a second. So do you suggest that Gamespot stop reporting any negative news about Sony? Is it also an international conspiracy that just about every single media outlet reported on Sony's exploding laptop batteries? If that's the case, Sony is DOOMED!!!!! I saw absolutely no bias in that article, whatsoever.

Riverwolf007
Riverwolf007

Millimeterpeter- yep you sussed it out there is an international conspiracy controlled by Cnet to make Sony look like idiots, they forced the Sony executives to state that there will be 4 million PS3's shipped by January 31st 2007, they used their mind powers to force Howard to say the PS3 release was in April in Europe. They snuck a M$ spy into the marketing dept. at the Sony website to put up a picture of PGR3 in the GT banner. They arraigned for any decent PS3 game releases to be pushed back months from the original release dates. They got Sony drunk one night and convinced them it was a good idea to put Blu-Ray in the PS3 and make it out of financial reach of most gamers. They whispered in the ears of all the major game producers that they should renounce exclusivity of their games and release them on the 360. Shame on Gamespot for using their powers for evil, after all none of this could ever be Sony's fault.

YukoAsho
YukoAsho

MillimeterPeter - Rest assured, if MS plastered a Warhawk image to plug one of their games, we'd all be laughing at this. Seriously, no one thinks Sony is doing this intentionally. This is just one of those fun little moments where we show just how disconnected from their products a corporate megalith can be.

MillimeterPeter
MillimeterPeter

It's "news" like this that XSpot, I mean, Gamespot will continue to report to tarnish the PS3's image. GS has shown it's true colors (green) for sometime now. Obviously it was a mess-up or there was a fanboy working at sony who did it, but the bottom line is, this article tries to make it sound like Sony couldn't tell the difference between PGR3 and GT5 (which is definitely not the case). Way to go GS!

AvIdGaMeR444
AvIdGaMeR444

LMAO @ Sony. I wonder if Sony used this image because it is better looking than any image Gran Turismo HD has right now? If so, then lame...

bwgamer
bwgamer

lol, ok that is halarious.....either it's a mistake by someone at Sony (who more than likely has been fired by now) or they have a Xbox fanboy doing there work for them lol.

Eclipse83Lives
Eclipse83Lives

Most popular list has 360s hour of victory at number 1. And A canceled PS3 game at number 5. Microsoft fans out in full force doing what they do best. And no thats not gaming lol. Oh Brendan wrote this? makes sense now.

BrodiMan
BrodiMan

That picture had been on the site for an extremely long time. Why did it take everyone so long to realize it? Anyway, this is just a simple mistake made by a graphic designer somewhere within Sony (who probably has been fired by now). Is it really that big of a deal?

Riverwolf007
Riverwolf007

If only the picture had shown some damage to the car or an online players name above it then maybe the poor sap would have known it couldn't have been GT.

ranger_waha
ranger_waha

I can't blame em, I can't tell the freakin difference either. Shiny cars, Shiny cars, convoluted racetracks...convoluted racetracks.

riddlerj
riddlerj

This makes a nice follow up to 'Giant enemy crabs' and 'Riiiiiiidge Raaaaaacer' ;)

xploded
xploded

i dont get it. makes no sense to me.

skatefreak89
skatefreak89

That's lame, real lame. I think it was sony that put that xbox360 ad in the PS3 section here on GS.

trevera
trevera

Ha you have to laugh looking at the release list for the ps3 the need to borrow is inevitable with the exception of a couple of games you wil see the 360 has the same,i see nothing on the ps3 that looks worthy of an investment even for the hardcore sony fans.

Sacapalpavo
Sacapalpavo

Striiiiiikeee 3! ya´re out!!!! ...weird thing that i have not seen any Sony fanboy making excuses about it in the hole blog...have they finally been...enlightened??? nah...that's to much to ask... hohoho ^.^

Kravyn81
Kravyn81

We're not even through the first month of the new year and they've ALREADY screwed up :P

KEITH1437
KEITH1437

WTF? Sony you have no rights to take a game from the Xbox 360 like PGR3 and say that this is your own game !!!!

BraindeadRacr
BraindeadRacr

Either they were too lazy to Photoshop a image, or they just wanted to max their stupidicy.

Kravyn81
Kravyn81

OMG! The epitome of SELF-PWN3GE! :lol::lol::lol::lol:

Shinigami027
Shinigami027

All Sony idiocy aside: yes, yes I would like to hook up with Kate from Lost.

JeTGoDLiKe
JeTGoDLiKe

WTF SONY what are you doing taking xbox360 pictures off PGR3 is it becuase sony u know that your about to get pwned it 2007 is it becuase we have the best graphics is it becuase we have rumble controllers is it becuase we have the best online service wel sony YOU will get owned in 2007 here is all the best games that out in 2006/2007 on the xbox360 (Halo3,GearsofWar, Fable2, LostPlanet, PGR4, Dead Rising, Test Drive, GTA4, VertaFighter5, G.R.A.W2, Too Human, BioShock, Mass Effect,HaloWars, C&C3, Half-Life2, Unreal2007, Stranglehold, Def Jam Icon, Assassins Creed, Blue Dragon, Pro Evo, Fifa, Rainbowsix Vegas, F.E.A.R, BrothersinArmys, MedalofHonor, CoD3, ResentEvil5) lol and if any off you sony fans think that thats not a good lineup your freaks becuase thats the best ever lineup off games on ANY Consel 2006/2007 are the years for the 360 time to get owned ps3 big TIME!!!!!!!!

AndysInsane515
AndysInsane515

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hrah
hrah

SLEEPING WITH THE ENEMY???

RaiKageRyu
RaiKageRyu

Other, the idiot who was responsible for that was a really hardcore-fanboy and wanted sabotage the site or... he really did goof big time.

kamicolo
kamicolo

I agree with YukoAsho...an employee shouldn't make mistakes like these. Hey Sony give me the guy who F-d up job, I won't never do such a thing. --------------------------------------------- Respectively Yours, I Need Money

YukoAsho
YukoAsho

drim - Still, you have to admit, that's idiocy on a high level. Come to think of it, why the hell does anyone at Sony even HAVE PGR3 stuff on hand while making their website?

incredibilistic
incredibilistic

Why this happened is anyone's guess but my guess is that it was intentional and probably by some disgruntled employee that probably laughed for a week -- or however long the image sat there -- before someone noticed. As for comparisons that PGR looks better than GT, well, PGR was built from the ground up for the 360 while GTHD is nothing more than GT4 with some extra icing. I would like to think that by the time GT5 is ready it will be a better looking and better playing game than GTHD is at its current state. With that said, right now this puts yet another feather in the caps of Xbox fanboys as Sony can't seem to get anything right. Meanwhile I haven't heard any stories of misfortune for Bill Gates' team since, well, the launch of the 360. They're launch was just about as bad as Sony's but not nearly as publicized or deadly. Since then they've done nothing but good with 3 million Gears of Wars sold, regular updates on XBL, movie and TV service, the list goes on and on. No I don't own a 350, I own a PS3 and wouldn't trade it for a 360 or a Wii but even I have to admit that Sony is sh***ing the bed right now on just about everything except for the PS2. The only system that's still selling well but obviously not the mecca of games anymore. The PS2 era is over. I'm not sure Sony is aware of this just yet and unless they start getting some positive press soon people will slowly start giving up regardless of what Sony turns out over the next 6 months. Last thing and I'll shut up, Sony can't afford to take the summer off like most of the industry does. They need to be releasing 2 or more key titles every month for the rest of the year in order to build themselves back up for the Christmas season, which will be the true test of whether or not people are truly interested in the system. If Christmas 2007 is a bust it's basically over. You Xbox fanboys may have a new convert.

drim_vells
drim_vells

They're not promoting MS you jack@$$e$. All that happened was whoever was working on advertising is an idiot and used the wrong screenshot. If it said, "Hey this is a shot from the amazing PGR3 and you should get a 360." then yes I'd say they're promoting Xbox...But they're not. It's a simple error on behalf of someone who may not even work for Sony directly but a design firm.

epormada
epormada

darth-revan said: "sony claims how powerful thier console is... and how much better it is, and they confuse a game from 2005 with a game from 2007..... " I couldn't agree more!!!