Sony Signs Deal to Display Half-Naked Swimsuit Models in 3D

 Pages 1 2 NEXT
 

Sony Signs Deal to Display Half-Naked Swimsuit Models in 3D

image

Sony is banking on the popularity of bikini-clad women to bring more attention to its 3DTV initiative.

The latest 3D content coming to the PlayStation Network isn't exactly for the hardcore gamer, but it'll likely still get lots of attention. Sony and Sports Illustrated have signed a deal to bring the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue to 3D television in February.

Sports Illustrated has been releasing an annual swimsuit issue featuring various popular models for decades. The 2011 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit video to be released on the PlayStation Network will be the first time the series has taken to 3D.

On February 15, the 2011 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue will land in stores, and an accompanying 3D Sports Illustrated Swimsuit video will become available for sale or rent on the PlayStation Network. It'll be accessed through the PlayStation 3 and through certain network-enabled Sony Bravia televisions and Blu-ray players. If you're on the fence about whether or not a 3D video of swimsuit models appeals to you, there will be a three-minute sneak preview available for free.

As part of the partnership between Sony and Sports Illustrated, PS3 users will also be able to buy Sports Illustrated Swimsuit dynamic themes, and 2D Swimsuit video content will additionally be made available. With Sports Illustrated bragging that its Swimsuit issue has 60+ million fans worldwide, this could be a lucrative partnership for Sony, which hopes to get as many 3D televisions into public hands as possible.

Sony might technically be using boobs to popularize 3D here, but boobs are popular, so that's life. All I know is, with barely clothed ladies coming to the PS3 in 3D, it's a good time to not have a young male teenager in the house. Knock before entering.

Permalink

Damn... That's absolutely genius!

Good to see Sony have a good idea how to market their 3D...

Won't stop me buying a glasses free Toshiba TV.

...I like it.

this is most interesting (zip)

Damn. I need a 3d TV.

All I have to say is that this is

Fiendish and perverted

This is strange but awesome at the same time.

Genius.

thiosk:
All I have to say is that this is

Fiendish and perverted

I see what you did thar.

OT: This kind of has an aura of desperation for Sony. Like maybe people don't want 3D.

(Boobs + 3D) X Males = $$$$$$$$

The future is here!

OT: Nothing draws more attetion then half naked people. So i guess Sony know how to advertise.

Sony finally realized how to sell 3D TV, took them long enough

Huh.

I didn't know that Sports Illustrated still did the swimsuit issues, as they've been overtaken by easy access to the internet and therefore much bette-I MEAN-"more deplorable" materials.

Decent idea, though. Or INdecent, bam.

If this was Microsoft, people would be spewing hate.

Either way, I have no desire to buy a 3D tv.

If I wasn't already jaded by 3d porn I might find this fascinating...

I think the money spent on the TV would be better spent getting a real Girl to strip down in your living room. A real person will always be better that a 3d facsimile, and there is the added potential for SEX (and not with yourself).

Evilsanta:
OT: Nothing draws more attention then half naked people.

Fully naked people?

Now let's get this straight, I like boobs. But 3D? Doesn't that just enhance the distance while not giving any of the feedback?

That's more torturous than a selling point.

Because this'll improve the image of our demographic... >_>
Not that I'm complaining. :P

The_root_of_all_evil:
Now let's get this straight, I like boobs. But 3D? Doesn't that just enhance the distance while not giving any of the feedback?

That's more torturous than a selling point.

Sort of like a Strip Club.

Only your Grandma might be in the room!

Easton Dark:

Evilsanta:
OT: Nothing draws more attention then half naked people.

Fully naked people?

I have to go with this...

WanderingFool:

Easton Dark:

Evilsanta:
OT: Nothing draws more attention then half naked people.

Fully naked people?

I have to go with this...

then you will like this http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=249383

Jim From Accounting:

WanderingFool:

Easton Dark:

Fully naked people?

I have to go with this...

then you will like this http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=249383

I actually think Sex has done more for human advancement of technology than people give it credit for...

OMG, Sony is employing a gimmick in order to sell a gimmick.

But honestly, come back and see me when they can figure out how to produce 3D without glasses for a reasonable price.

Let it not be said that Sony don't know their marketing. First those ads and now boobs.

Top job, Sony!

Sounds like Sony is now run by a fourteen year old...

...I didn't say it wouldn't work.

Sony=GENIUS

Have fun spending $150 on the glasses for something that isn't as good as what you get for free on the internet. *wink wink*

The last thing I want is to get a headache while I'm looking at boobs: It could create a serious aversion towards real boobs : >(

Is there someone who is not going to sink this low and buy 3D tv because of sexual figures?
Hell, I ain't buying...
So am I alone along with the militant feminist front who's not going to buy this TV? It went off my "possible purchases"-list now for sure...

To avoid comments where people are calling me gay or insulting me in some other way, I am Asex... Thank you very much... And I have my right to protest against use of beautiful figures only to sell an items and hell I am going to use it... Ps... There is more to womens physical appearance than only sexual context. Sorry about the rant... Just sick of the constant flooding of sex/sexuality from every possible media...

Will there be men for the women to look at? Just asking.

Double D's in 3D? Delightful. And yet also, depressing. I see sony's hoping to make the third dimention the desperate one. Good idea, class things up, make your name synonymous with softcore porn.

Would I stop and look at this? Yes. Would I drop a thousand bucks or more to own it? No.

Easton Dark:

Evilsanta:
OT: Nothing draws more attention then half naked people.

Fully naked people?

I'm with you. If instead they gave say, porn subscriptions, they might get more takers.

So this is the step 3 that ends up in profit.

Stay classy

 Pages 1 2 NEXT

Reply to Thread

Log in or Register to Comment
Have an account? Login below:
With Facebook:Login With Facebook
or
Username:  
Password:  
  
Not registered? To sign up for an account with The Escapist:
Register With Facebook
Register With Facebook
or
Register for a free account here