Sony Stopped McDonalds Australia From Giving Away Ugly PS5 Controllers
Sony‘s awesome PS5 controller is officially available in 3 color schemes, and sadly, none of them happen to be McDonald’s-themed. A DualSense controller highlighting McDonald’s colors was set to be a giveaway in Australia as part of the company starting its first restaurant on that continent 50 years ago, but it looks like the fast-food chain’s advertising didn’t receive the grace of Sony.
In a statement to Press Start, McDonald’s Australia revealed that its intentions to give away McDualSense controllers for its upcoming anniversary week event were not approved by Sony and that fans can instead look forward to hoodies and channel subscriptions for Twitch streamers to give away.
“Sony PlayStation has not authorized the use of its controller in promotional materials related to the proposed Stream Week event and we apologies for any inconvenience caused,” McDonald’s Australia said. “McDonald’s stream week has been postponed and Sony PlayStation controllers will not be included in the giveaway.”
The original design looked unique but absurd. A white DualSense controller featured fries on the left side, a burger covered around the right, and a dash of yellow that wasn’t leftover grease to give the D-pad and face buttons a stylish finish. A McDonald’s logo in the center of the touchpad created a deep-fried look.
On the Microsoft side of promotion, Krispy Kreme’s Xbox promotion in the UK has started, although the end results somewhat change from what was promised and the doughnut just looks sad.
— TC Shauny (@TC_Shauny) August 2, 2021