Are Flagship Characters Dead?

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2 years ago#11
VobeDarkElf posted...
Lol, believe it or not, Crash Bandicoot.

He was created for the express purpose of being Sony's cartoony mascot character. Where Sega had Sonic, and Nintendo had Mario, the Playstation never had one. Unfortunately, crash was a lame character with bad games, so they dropped him quickly.

The Playstation mascot could have easily been Lara Croft, if only Sony had bought out the tomb raider series.

Today you can name lots of iconic Playstation characters, but none of them are truely a mascot. They need to be owned by the console manufacturer and marketed along with it. All of the good playstation games and characters have always come out of third parties.


Crash was bad? lolwut?
2 years ago#12
Not for Nintendo. Mario continues to bank like a mo' fo'.
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2 years ago#13
The rubber duck is Sonys mascot.
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2 years ago#14
VobeDarkElf posted...
Lol, believe it or not, Crash Bandicoot.

He was created for the express purpose of being Sony's cartoony mascot character. Where Sega had Sonic, and Nintendo had Mario, the Playstation never had one. Unfortunately, crash was a lame character with bad games, so they dropped him quickly.

The Playstation mascot could have easily been Lara Croft, if only Sony had bought out the tomb raider series.

Today you can name lots of iconic Playstation characters, but none of them are truely a mascot. They need to be owned by the console manufacturer and marketed along with it. All of the good playstation games and characters have always come out of third parties.


The Crash games made by Naughty Dog were amazing. The ones made after they sold the liscensing...(aka, after CB3: Warped) were trash.
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2 years ago#15
Also, during the PS1 era especially, Crash(and his "dance") were extremely popular in Japan. There were tons of commercials, public dance events, etc. Over here, it was MUCH more subdued. Only thing I specifically remember were some Pizza Hut(Dominoes?) ads featuring Crash and advertising Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped.
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