So imagine you are working in a regional Microsoft office and you know that the Xbox One isn’t releasing this year and your largest competitor, Sony PlayStation, is releasing their newest console this year. Oh wait maybe it would be easier just to say imagine you were here in South Africa.

Anyway this story actually comes from India where the local Microsoft marketing team tried to raise excitement in the ability to get a Xbox 360 for Christmas. I won’t spoil the fun though, rather read the poster yourself.

xbox-360-india-fail

Yes I am absolutely sure this is not a funny fake image, the morons er wonderful people behind the advertising decisions did in fact let this one go live.

However it was quickly pointed out that maybe saying you have no interested in the Xbox 360 isn’t the best message you could put out. Microsoft has now removed that advert from circulation but not in time for us not to get our giggles in.

Last Updated: September 30, 2013

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was reviewed on PC

27 Comments

  1. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    September 30, 2013 at 09:17

    HAHAHAHAHHAH THAT IS HILARIOUS!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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    • Lara's John

      September 30, 2013 at 09:47

      I often wonder how stuff like this gets passed the guy in charge who has to approve it. Or do they just let the marketing guys make it and then send it out without giving it a second look?

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      • SaintsRowNigri

        September 30, 2013 at 09:51

        I can see what they were aiming at: Zero percent interest on finance for an Xbox… no wait. Even that explanation sounds wrong. Fail on all fronts

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        • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

          September 30, 2013 at 10:09

          They should have gone with “After this, you’ll have zero interest in the competition” but this is comedy gold! Hahahaha!

          This last year or so, MS has really been struggling on the PR front. I’m not sure if they’re just unlucky or extremely incompetent. I mean just yesterday there was a massive issue with a comedian MS had hired for an event, and extremely offensive comments he made to a transgender guest. Sparked a twitter frenzy….

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      • TiMsTeR1033

        September 30, 2013 at 09:52

        Well In my job alone, My boss hardly checks shit, and I am in signage so I guess is even less when going on a website! lol

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  2. Otto_ki

    September 30, 2013 at 09:19

    Well this made my Monday morning better 😀

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  3. TiMsTeR1033

    September 30, 2013 at 09:27

    Flipping idiots who do that!

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  4. ToshZA

    September 30, 2013 at 09:28

    It was already 0. Guess we beat you to the punch, eh MS?

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    • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

      September 30, 2013 at 10:01

      hahahaha

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  5. Bob the Zealot

    September 30, 2013 at 09:29

    But what if my interest was already 0%? This wouldn’t be a very good deal for me 🙁

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  6. Umar Jaeger

    September 30, 2013 at 09:31

  7. Rincethis

    September 30, 2013 at 09:31

    HAHAHHAHAHAHAHAH! XBOX ONE ZERO!

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  8. SaintsRowNigri

    September 30, 2013 at 09:40

    Eish…

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  9. Martin du preez

    September 30, 2013 at 09:43

    First MS (Netherlands) put a Killzone Shadowfall screenshot on their official FB page and now this? Good God MS keep it together!

    http://stream1.gifsoup.com/view4/1610321/kid-cant-kick-ball-o.gif

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    • SaintsRowNigri

      September 30, 2013 at 09:47

      Damn Vereeniging parents and their mampoer in Frikkie’s bottle parenting methods…

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      • Spathi

        September 30, 2013 at 10:05

        Dude, that’s QWOP 2, ultra realistic graphics.

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  10. Ultimo_Cleric N7

    September 30, 2013 at 09:48

    Hahahaha!!
    Marketing 101…..ALWAYS GET SOMEONE ELSE TO PROOFREAD BEFORE GOING LIVE WITH AN ADVERT.
    You just know someone got fired for this….

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  11. Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

    September 30, 2013 at 09:50

    Microfail

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    • SaintsRowNigri

      September 30, 2013 at 09:51

      Micro? More like Majorfail.

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      • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

        September 30, 2013 at 09:52

        lol

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  12. Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

    September 30, 2013 at 09:52

    There aren’t enough facepalms in this world

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  13. Seraphim

    September 30, 2013 at 10:10

    I wonder if someone had a conversation that went a bit like this:

    “I’m sorry Jim, but you’re going to have to pack you bags, we’re transferring you to the South African branch.”
    “What, but I was just transferred here from head office!”
    “After you named the ID@ Xbox we moved you to the India Marketing so that you wouldn’t be able to make mistakes like that again…”

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  14. ElNicko

    September 30, 2013 at 10:25

    but what noise does the FoxHound make ?? ??

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  15. Aussious

    September 30, 2013 at 15:27

    Wow how did they know that I have zero interest in everything Xbox lately?

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  16. Carmen Johnson

    October 1, 2013 at 10:07

    thanks

    Reply

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