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Sony Survey Includes Strange Gaming And Lifestyle Questions

I have a Psychology degree but it doesn't seem to be helping. Perhaps we need a group session to determine the ulterior motives for these questions.

A reader sent us a copy of a strange survey he recently received from Sony; some of you may have seen it as well. There are some relatively normal questions pertaining to gaming habits but the questions seem to focus on a gamer's lifestyle...and when I say "lifestyle," I mean one's life both inside and outside of video games. For instance, it asks you to give a time frame concerning your "first cell phone," "attended your first concert," and "had your first kiss." Then there's even more important queries, like "Which of the following would best summarize how PlayStation fits into your life?" with options being "a guilty pleasure," "a lifestyle," "an escape," etc. It also asks if you ever "canceled a date or missed a party" because of video games. But then it gets extra bizarre. The last page consists of four questions relating to your shaving habits...yeah, no...seriously. Like, "What is your preferred brand of shaving/cream gel?" and "How often do you purchase shaving razors or replacement blades?"

Your guess is as good as mine. The only theory we can come up with is that Sony is digging into how gaming might affect one's personal life; shaving relates to hygiene and if you're neglecting that, and say for instance you said PlayStation/video games were a "lifestyle," that could be a problem. Maybe they'll publish the findings and go, "see, gamers lead normal lives; the majority had their first kiss at an average age of 14, went to their first concert at 16, and have never avoided a date or a party because of video games." But who knows?

Tags: sony, sony survey, psn, psn survey

8/20/2010 10:41:32 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (42 posts)

kevinater321
Friday, August 20, 2010 @ 10:58:46 AM
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that's just bizarre.

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Killa Tequilla
Friday, August 20, 2010 @ 7:03:45 PM

Didn't I tell you guys? We should all just sell our Ps3s.

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Phoelix
Friday, August 20, 2010 @ 11:01:33 AM
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This will probably not end well.

Some major news group may pick this up and run with it.

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bOnEs
Friday, August 20, 2010 @ 11:04:48 AM
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they want to see if gillette is a worthy advertiser for home... if enough people shave, they might sign that lucrative contract to plaster their products all over the place...

lol, i don't know...

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main_event05
Friday, August 20, 2010 @ 11:09:27 AM

Maybe they are trying to merge.

I had two punch lines but i really like them both, so you guys can choose.

A)It Only Does: Close Shaves

or

B)PS3, The Best a Man Can Get

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RobiinzZ
Friday, August 20, 2010 @ 3:40:41 PM

lmfao, aww that made me laf xD

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Axe99
Friday, August 20, 2010 @ 4:46:39 PM

lol main_event, great post :)

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smileylyon
Saturday, August 21, 2010 @ 11:53:41 AM

AHHH!!! Those damn Gillette vans from Burnout Paradise are going to be running everybody over in HOME!!

Last edited by smileylyon on 8/21/2010 11:55:46 AM

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Luiscosmo2
Friday, August 20, 2010 @ 11:09:15 AM
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SOny working with the gov? *Kanye SHrug*

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ace_boon_coon
Friday, August 20, 2010 @ 11:12:15 AM
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i have to admit to all of these. smh @ myself.

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Highlander
Friday, August 20, 2010 @ 11:21:47 AM
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Cross marketing of some kind behind this 'survey'? Perhaps Gillette and Sony are going to do some kind of joint promotion?

It's definitely a weird questionnaire. Did it actually come from Sony, or is it a fake? Too weird.

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kellett007
Friday, August 20, 2010 @ 1:44:05 PM

The cross marketing thing is what I was thinking as well but still those are not your average Sony surveys. lol

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BTNwarrior
Friday, August 20, 2010 @ 11:22:27 AM
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Hmmm... I wonder how the whole shaving thing is relevant, because we are all different. Some people can't go a day without shaving and go full grizzly adams and others (like me who have blonde hair) can go for 2 weeks before people even notice I have facial hair.

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gangan19
Friday, August 20, 2010 @ 11:35:14 AM
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I think Sony wants to know how their gaming system changes people lives, like when people stop caring about how they smell or look or keeps themselves healthy or not.


Do you think Sony cares about there consumers? maybe, maybe not?

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GuernicaReborn
Friday, August 20, 2010 @ 12:06:24 PM
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A PSP with a built in Razor?

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Zorigo
Friday, August 20, 2010 @ 3:14:07 PM

what do you think that touch screen is for... it really does touch you...
no not in that way!

Last edited by Zorigo on 8/20/2010 3:14:18 PM

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IronFace2
Friday, August 20, 2010 @ 12:15:12 PM
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Maybe this is about PS4. Maybe it will come with Gillete series or maybe.... it will shave your facial.
And .. amm..

No, I don't have a clue lol...

Last edited by IronFace2 on 8/20/2010 12:16:50 PM

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shadowscorpio
Friday, August 20, 2010 @ 12:20:04 PM

lol!

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shadowscorpio
Friday, August 20, 2010 @ 12:18:18 PM
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Well, Sony is thinking of colllaborating with Coca Cola. They might be asking these types of questions because they may be looking into other feilds that could be worth diving into. Who knows for sure.

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shadowscorpio
Friday, August 20, 2010 @ 12:19:36 PM

Wouldn't be surprised if Sony got into the mobile phone industry to be quite honest.

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BikerSaint
Saturday, August 21, 2010 @ 9:15:17 PM

Sony's already collaborating with the Subway sub shops right now with a huge Playstation promotion in their stores right now.

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englishgolfer
Friday, August 20, 2010 @ 12:19:19 PM
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hmmm sounds like the move is coming with an optional razor blade attachment.....

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, August 20, 2010 @ 2:40:15 PM

A simple move game to teach youngsters how to shave?

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Zorigo
Friday, August 20, 2010 @ 3:13:35 PM

might help some of my friends...

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Simcoe
Friday, August 20, 2010 @ 12:19:37 PM
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I wonder if it might be for legal reasons, to stave off claims that Playstation 3 has a direct negative impact on young peoples lives. So Sony is collecting data to prove that playstation does not cause antisocial, loner behaviour. Or something along those lines....

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Xombito
Friday, August 20, 2010 @ 12:23:59 PM
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My theory is Sony is trying to find out how severe the epidemic of gamers with mutton chops actually is.

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sawao_yamanaka
Friday, August 20, 2010 @ 12:49:58 PM

Lol!

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main_event05
Friday, August 20, 2010 @ 6:34:31 PM

Wolverine isn't gonna like that.

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Scarecrow
Friday, August 20, 2010 @ 12:43:33 PM
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Maybe Schwarzenegger is forcing Sony to do this...

Anyway, weird
What about those who like having a healthy beard?

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CharlesD
Friday, August 20, 2010 @ 1:02:17 PM
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Next thing you know they'll come to your house and make you answer questions of they ban you from the PSN and take your system O_o*

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BikerSaint
Friday, August 20, 2010 @ 10:52:14 PM

CharlesD,

....and then microwave your pets!


Nahhhh, only MS does that

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nogoat23
Friday, August 20, 2010 @ 1:33:26 PM
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After reading the comments, it seems like the majority of the readers didn't receive this survey. (I didn't.) In statistics it's always better to have a larger sample size. If this were an official survey from Sony, why wouldn't they just send it out to everyone? If they were being humanitarians and researching how video games affect people's lives, why wouldn't they brag about their efforts?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, August 20, 2010 @ 2:41:39 PM
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Scary, is Sony gonna send in the black helicopters?

At least they didn't ask about pubes or butt-wiping strategies.

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Zorigo
Friday, August 20, 2010 @ 3:12:58 PM
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Okay, this is how it always start, the strange questionnares... next people will be disappearing of the streets and strange experiments will start.... f*ck it, im running now.

on topic: i would have liked to have been in the survey, would have been interesting. Just hopefully this changes things for the better... somehow...

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totozero18
Friday, August 20, 2010 @ 5:55:33 PM

LMFAO, nah I think they are trying to prove that gamers aren't only basement wookies.

Unless...if what you are saying is true then LV must've been one the first victims!!!

*starts wrapping foil around his head*

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Lawless SXE
Friday, August 20, 2010 @ 5:16:51 PM
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Erm, what now? Just trying to fathom why Sony would be interested in this kind of thing is doing my head in. My guess: They're planning on making a Sims killer. This is all realism research to make the game as detailed in the minutiae as possible. Colour me confused.
Peace.

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main_event05
Friday, August 20, 2010 @ 9:49:06 PM

Sony Sims Killer = Massive, nay, EPIC Home update.

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BikerSaint
Friday, August 20, 2010 @ 11:00:40 PM
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Beside gaming, the new Sony Gillette PSP2 will not only be able to shave your face as smooth as babys a$$, it will also give those their very first kiss if it senses that at 49, they still have puberty pimples and no girl will step anywhere near their dank basement lair.

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RebelJD
Friday, August 20, 2010 @ 11:13:49 PM
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Weird.

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SolidFantasy
Saturday, August 21, 2010 @ 12:43:22 PM
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Maybe it was some kind of safety check to see if the gamer was taking the test seriously. If the answers all contradict themselves (somehow??) then Sony would know enough to throw that person out of the mix... Well probably not. This really is pretty strange?

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The CEO
Saturday, August 21, 2010 @ 4:49:30 PM
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Well lets see. I like to shave daily with my Gillette Wolverine razor. I also shave my balls every two weeks. That enough info Sony?

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khsora
Saturday, August 21, 2010 @ 6:14:19 PM
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@main_event05 whos the gurl in ur picture?

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