Kristen Schaal is back to show the world how she plays Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 with the Xperia Play in a new ad. Still, it’s a bit hard to sit back and watch new ads for essentially the same phone that was saw back in May of 2011.
It’s a bit hard to really try to figure out what’s going on with Sony and the future of the Play. To say that the Xperia Play was a little underwhelming is a lot of an understatement, as the world was expecting something great. All we got a was an underpowered handset that was supposed to change the way we game. That didn’t happen, unfortunately, but that doesn’t mean it’s Game Over, so to speak.
If Sony wants to breathe some life into the Play line, it needs to ship a phone with PS Vita-like specifications. Not only is it very possible, it makes more sense than buying a Vita to begin with. The Play 2 could be the phone we were waiting for all along and hopefully Sony recognizes this. Obviously, Sony doesn’t want cut into its portable gaming market but mobile gaming is getting stronger and it’s something that shouldn’t be ignored by the company. (Remember when Tegra 2 devices were supposed to get the full Playstation Suite? What happened to that?)
Complaints aside, this ad is one of the more funny ones we’ve seen in a while. This is obviously due to Schaal being in it but we’re also glad that it’s not the semi-awkward ad where the “inner gamer” comes out to play.
At this point, it’s hard to ask if any of these odd ads would make you want to by the handset being advertised, so we’ll just ask about Schaal’s legs.