Sony Wants To Know About Your First Kiss

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Sony Wants To Know About Your First Kiss

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Sony is surveying its customers about their personal lives, including when they had their first kiss and what their dating habits are.

When you first start dating someone, do you hide your PlayStation 3 in the closet? Do you casually insert comments about interactive entertainment over drinks and dinner to see how your date feels about gaming? It's not me asking, it's Sony, with a somewhat odd survey recently sent out to PlayStation owners.

Surveys such as this normally ask questions about how many hours you play games in a week, or what your favorite genres are. This one asks about first kisses and when you reveal that you play videogames to a significant other, amongst other fairly personal questions.

The first oddity is when Sony asks respondents if they would rather give up videogames for one year, or time with their family for one year. Sony also wants to know if customers have ever missed a date or party because they were playing games.

The survey goes on to ask: "What are your dating rules around the PS3?" Available answers are: "By date three, they must be introduced to my PS3 and gaming lifestyle or it will never work," "Will only date people who like to game," and "Cannot date anyone that sets limits on my gaming."

And the weirdest part is a section where Sony gives respondents the choice of various time periods to check off for when they first encountered certain situations. Those situations include driving your first car, going to your first concert, and having your first kiss.

It almost seems like Sony is trying to determine how many of its customers have an unhealthy addiction to videogames, and which portions of its demographic never leave the house. I'm truly wondering what Sony is planning to use this research for, whether it be a dating service integrated into the PlayStation 3 or if it wants to send encouraging emails to those that haven't kissed anyone yet. The survey looks like a genuine attempt to try to get to know the personal lives of gamers, but for what purpose is unknown.

Source: GamesRadar

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...Thats certainly an...intresting, study? I have to admit out of all the ones I have heard before thats...woah? I do wonder what thy wanna know for though...

Um... ok...

Kind of odd. They using this for blackmail or something?

What do you mean 'Do you hide your PS3 in the closet', Sony? How am I going to show my date my awesome ecchi anime collection on blu-ray if it's not plugged in and fully on display? /sarcasm

In all seriousness, this is certainly a bizarre study. I fear they may be setting up a 'Playstation Home' dating service. Good God, I hope that's not the case.

An odd study, to say the least.

I guess I can kinda see the point of it, but....eh...still odd.

The purpose is clear. It's to try and get rid of the Stereotype Yahtzee just alerted us to.

Calumon: Should we be ashamed of our PS3 that we have to introduce it to people so they know about it? That's silly.

Oh-kay...

O.o

Irridium:
Um... ok...

Kind of odd. They using this for blackmail or something?

Hahaha that'd be an interest method of getting people to buy Move.

Creepy.

I'm glad I don't have a PS3 right now.

I read that item on Gamesradar. Personally I'm utterly baffled as to what the hell are they gonna do with that info.

we all know the Girls love the ps triple.

Maybe they're going to start bringing all those weird Japanese dating games over here and want to know if enough people are lonely, addicted to games and never leave the house enough to see if they'll sell.

FargoDog:
What do you mean 'Do you hide your PS3 in the closet', Sony? How am I going to show my date my awesome ecchi anime collection on blu-ray if it's not plugged in and fully on display?

In all seriousness, this is certainly a bizarre study. I fear they may be setting up a 'Playstation Home' dating service. Good God, I hope that's not the case.

Yep, cause nothing shows your a loving and caring individual like a collection of women with a breast-to-head size ratio of 3:1 getting into precarious situations which could involve losing their tops to a variety of monsters, but nothing more...

Might as well show her that friggin sweet SC4 Taki and Ivy figure you have, complete with removable clothing and adjustable arms...

Seriously though... I have no clue why these studies would be done, even if its for some possible dating thing... we got enough of that already...

besides, everyone knows chicks don't play the PS3, they'd rather use the money to pay for shoes and bags, instead of food to cook for me...

Date? First Kiss? I've been to damn busy playing your consoles sony D:

Just one? My first kisses in the Sims still make me go all fluttery.

FargoDog:
What do you mean 'Do you hide your PS3 in the closet', Sony? How am I going to show my date my awesome ecchi anime collection on blu-ray if it's not plugged in and fully on display? /sarcasm

In all seriousness, this is certainly a bizarre study. I fear they may be setting up a 'Playstation Home' dating service. Good God, I hope that's not the case.

Whoah that is a very scary thought.. wow I that would be so AWES silly.

I want to take this survey now! haha sounds fun!

Uhm...first kiss?

Let's just say that Sony were still making Betamaxs at that time.

And they still haven't caught up. ZING!

...Interesting.

*Heads to Sony HQ to figure out wtf is going on*

Is this on the website, or on the PS3 itself? I haven't turned my PS3 on recently because of SCII and TF2.

I expect they're collecting that kind of data so they can laud it over Microsoft in a future press release.

Sony: Playstation 3 owners are more sexually experienced than 360 owners because the PS3 is the console for all the cool people and not socially awkward dorks.

I assume future questions will include...

What restraunte did you go to on your first date?

Are you trying to get your significant other to play your PS3?

Did you "do it" in the same room as your PS3?

Would you sell your soul to us if we promised you a cookie?

Im lost.

DONT ANSWER! RUN RUN THEY'RE TRYING TO CONTROL USSSSSS!!!!

Sony i think is going a bit too far here xD

Jack and Calumon:
The purpose is clear. It's to try and get rid of the Stereotype Yahtzee just alerted us to.

Or reinforcing it.

Tom Goldman:
It almost seems like Sony is trying to determine how many of its customers have an unhealthy addiction to videogames, and which portions of its demographic never leave the house. I'm truly wondering what Sony is planning to use this research for, whether it be a dating service integrated into the PlayStation 3 or if it wants to send encouraging emails to those that haven't kissed anyone yet. The survey looks like a genuine attempt to try to get to know the personal lives of gamers, but for what purpose is unknown.

I'm going to wager a guess that perhaps they might be considering a gaming console's role in romantic relationship dynamics. The kiss question seems to be more of a lateral inquisition to determine more of the survey-taker's profile. Perhaps they are working on a game to aid in facilitating a relationship dynamic.

There are "date movies" so maybe they are seeing if it would be possible to make a "date game?"

Uhm... No thanks Sony.

The results will inevitably be skewed by the under-representation of those customers who are too busy making out with their significant other to fill out a survey about their personal lives put forward by the company of complete strangers who made (or work for the same company as the people who made) their console.

That's a Privacy violation if you ask me... and that's where sites like Facebook and Twitter enters, cause they sell your informations to them.

im all for them setting up a dating service. just dont expect me to be honest about it XD

My first kiss is none of Soney's business. Of course I don't own a PS3 so I won't be doing this survey. ...not that I would anyway.

Ha love that game Bully! But I know here it comes. I have never had a first kiss, thats how pathetic I am :[

latenightapplepie:
Creepy.

I'm glad I don't have a PS3 right now.

Your avatar is pretty creepy man. That being said, Sony wanting to know your dating habits does seem ultra-creepy. Is Sony going to show up at your door one day and ask you out on a date? No thank you Sony, and if you come back i'm getting a restraining order.

Jamash:
I expect they're collecting that kind of data so they can laud it over Microsoft in a future press release.

Sony: Playstation 3 owners are more sexually experienced than 360 owners because the PS3 is the console for all the cool people and not socially awkward dorks.

PS3: "Hello, I'm a PS3."
X360: "And I'm a 360."

Orcus_35:
That's a Privacy violation if you ask me... and that's where sites like Facebook and Twitter enters, cause they sell your informations to them.

If you give them the information just like that then it's not a privacy violation at all.

That's... weird.
No really, that's a really odd thing for a console developer to ask.

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