New Xperia Play Ad Shows Where the Android Got Its Thumbs From [Video]


Remember that creepy ad for the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play where the Android mascot found himself under the knife only to emerge from the operating table with a pair of thumbs? Have you always wondered where he got them from? Me neither, but apparently there’s a deeper story behind it. To sum it up: if a girl is digging you in a bar and offers to buy you a drink, be careful: you may end up devoid of both your thumbs. Check out the video above.

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. Love it!!

  2. the best ad ever, saw the first one and loved this one!

  3. Great design, but crappy adreno hardware. A real gaming device would at least come with a power vr chip.

  4. Okaaaaaaaaayyyy…*slowly back away from the lunatic who designed this commercial while reaching for his Sig P226*. I’m still trying to figure out if it was more odd or creepy. It is memorable though, and that is what they really go for in advertising.

  5. Umm…so the story is that Sony hired a prostitute to mutilate some tourist so they could attach his thumbs to the Android mascot? Really?!

    This is supposed to make me want to buy what?

    Why is Sony so bad at advertising?

  6. @ Dave – Yes that is exactly what is supposed to happen. I wasn’t thinking about getting it but now…

  7. That was tight. No phone like it, that’s for sure.

  8. more fail. the first ad was..meh…creepy okay ill deal with it. nw you add a backstory? still gay. fuck this phone save your money for the Sony NGP :)

  9. Where is Kevin Butler when we need him?

  10. wow this is weirder than the xbox commercial with the baby. Or the ps3 commercial with the baby.

  11. This cost more than what the play will sell. Haha.

  12. Why stuff your pockets with a phone AND an NGP when you can have it all in one thing? Convergence is where everything is going, though I guess there are some people who always carry a PSP, Kindle, Cowon mp3 player, camera and a garmin GPS with them.

  13. @Dave +10 to you, when will they learn ? Ad is selling dream, must be sexy, this is creepy nightmare, no one will buy the phone.

  14. @Aeok18109 Are you saying that this ad is sexually attracted to other ads of the same genre?

  15. naa it’s nothing compared to the xbox commercial
    and the ps3 ad

  16. Wasn’t considering the phone, (and still am not) but is it a little weird that a story about a girl grinding me just to get my thumbs got me a little hard??? Maybe it had something to do with that sexy robot @ the end…

  17. I find the Xbox one alright. It’s just a joke.

    But the PS3 one… now that’s just plain spooky.

    Who the hell does Sony hire to do their ads?

  18. Alittle strange…and that’s it. Other than that…creative and funny…and so isee no reason to trip over it…

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