Sony steps up its game with PSP ads

Sunday, 4th July 2010 17:47 GMT By Joe Anderson


Sony has released its new look Marcus Rivers PSP ads via the PlayStation Blog. Watch them below the fold.

Marcus Rivers is the PSP version of PS3′s Kevin Butler. He’s a kid; the ads are funny.

Sony has also released its own YouTube channel for Marcus, so you can catch up with all the latest ads.

The new PSP “Step Up You Game” advertising campaign was first revealed last month, before becoming official at E3.



  1. Razor

    Urgh, hideous.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. blackdreamhunk

    yea seen the sony adds they are really funny lol but I like blizzards better with mr t

    blizzard sure knows pc gamers lol

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Bulk Slash

    The ad seems to be as lame as the old S.A.P.S. campaign…

    I must be really good at avoiding adverts as I had no idea who Kevin Butler was during Sony’s E3 press conference.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. threadzilla

    These ads suck….stick to KB

    #4 5 years ago
  5. asdfasdf


    #5 5 years ago
  6. Erthazus

    PSP Adverts are too forceful compared to the Kevin Butler ones.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Johnny Cullen

    They’re alright tbh.

    Not as awesome as the Butler ads, obviously.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. YoungZer0

    Larry, what the fuck is this shit?

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Erthazus

    @7 They are not. It’s like Sony is trying to use force on consumers to buy their children PSP.

    “Step your Game Up” – If you don’t have PSP you suck. Thats basically the slogan and it won’t work.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. cookiejar

    Still 100 times better than that –

    #10 5 years ago
  11. itwa5medicks


    #11 5 years ago
  12. revsoul


    The name of the young man you are talking about is Bobbe Thompson and

    ..He has had more success at the age of 14 than you will ever have in this life or your next.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Patrick Garratt

    @11 – Another comment like that and I’ll delete your account. I can put up with a lot, but take that fucking shit elsewhere.

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Yoshi

    They won’t appeal to the 18+ but they’ll sure appeal to the younger audience and that’s exactly what Sony wants i’m sure.

    #14 5 years ago
  15. Detale

    I must be odd, I thought they were quite funny…

    Is that the kid from the Role Models movie? He was funny as fuck in that film.

    #15 5 years ago
  16. KAP

    Hey patrick, do the honors mate, i dont appreciate @11 comment.

    #16 5 years ago
  17. Phoenixblight


    Correct. Bobb’e J. Thompson.

    Yeah Please Pat atleast delete the comment.

    #17 5 years ago
  18. Patrick Garratt

    I’ve edited it. Please mail me at patrick [at] if you see anything else like that on here again.

    #18 5 years ago
  19. Moonwalker1982

    I don’t get something though. Why are they showing off the old PSP? Isn’t there the PSP-Go? A while ago i sold my PSP cause i simply never used it. But if i was to buy it again, i’d go for the PSP Go. For the improvements…except of course that UMDs don’t work on it.

    #19 5 years ago
  20. Haseef

    I’m 18, and I found those quite funny (especially the second one) …but I wonder if its too little too late!

    #20 5 years ago
  21. macris

    20 Haseef + 100 SE VREMENT trop trop trop trop tard ! POUR LA PSP IL AURAIT DIT FAIS SA AVANT

    #21 5 years ago
  22. Psychotext

    Awful… but then I guess I’m not in the target demographic.

    #22 5 years ago
  23. mathare92

    Don’t know about the second one,but the Peace Walker ad ain’t bad.
    Too late to be honest for Sony to be pushing the PSP. Especially with the 3DS around the corner.

    #23 5 years ago
  24. Yoshi

    I really wish they didn’t have the “Step your game up” at the end, it feels odd. XD

    #24 5 years ago

    that ad makes me not want to buy a psp.

    #25 5 years ago
  26. Crysis

    Sony is still the seelling the psp-3000 as it’s main model, the pspgo is just an alternative for those who live in the 21st century, but they both really need a price drop, atleast here in Aus where it’s almost double the US price not to mention the currency difference is usually about 10% & GST costs an further 10% but that’s still not excusable for the over inflated prices, if i could pick up a new PSP for $100 i would not even pause brfoe i get it, the point of being portable is an cheap on the go gaming system, noone wants to pay almost as much as the home console varient (pspgo costing the same price as the ps3 here, wtf is up wit that?)

    #26 5 years ago
  27. KAP

    After watching this ad, i LOVE my PSP again.

    This is KAP, “STEP YOUR GAME UP!”

    #27 5 years ago
  28. Blerk

    Good grief!

    #28 5 years ago
  29. Mauller

    I can’t stand the new run of PSP commercials. They’re just too arrogant and in your face. In truth, if I didn’t already own a PSP that’s only used to play SNES games, I wouldn’t want one after seeing this series of ads.

    #29 5 years ago
  30. Tonka

    It\s leaps and bounds better than this>

    #30 5 years ago
  31. Patrick Garratt

    @30 – Good grief. I’d forgotten about that.

    #31 5 years ago
  32. No_PUDding

    Jesus. Did tht actually happen? Wow.

    #32 5 years ago
  33. g00nerz

    I thought these were pretty darn funny. Can’t please some people huh?

    #33 5 years ago

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