The Xbox One Madden 15 bundle box art was revealed in a tweet today, and at first it appears everything is normal. Then you see the console name in relation to Richard Sherman’s character art and you have to do a double take.
Richard Sherman’s character image against the box art is holding out his hand just right so his fingers almost completely cover up two letters. The remaining letters spell out “Xbone.” Is that an intentional joke from Microsoft to let us know that they’re ready to accept it?
The name that Xbox spokesman Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb has gone on record as hating was earned by Microsoft’s horrible PR during their first year of advertising the Xbox One. At the big reveal they mentioned the Call of Duty: Ghosts dog Riley, TV capabilities, and the Kinect 2.0, but barely said a word about the games.
— Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) August 4, 2014
With its price tag starting out at $100 more than the PlayStation 4 bundle at their cheapest, and Microsoft’s poorly planned “vision of the future,” gamers quickly named the new console the Xbone. “Major Nelson” told the world he saw it as a sign of disrespect, but that didn’t stop us from using it anyway.
The console manufacturer has gone out of their way to make it so the gamers would be happy enough to buy at least enough to compete in the PS4 vs Xbox One console war, and it seems they developed a sense of humor over the already popular nickname.
The hilarious Xbox One Madden 15 bundle tweet was posted by NFL star Richard Sherman and retweeted by “Major Nelson,” so it appears neither of them caught the mistake. The bundle will apparently drop August 26, almost a year after the console’s original launch.
Obviously the PlayStation 4 fanboys are going to be amused with this decision for the console box Twitter promotion image, but will it be enough to convince Xbox 360 and PS4 owners to buy it just for this hilarious piece of box art advertising history?
What do you think of the Xbox One Madden 15 bundle box art tweet? Is Microsoft trolling us with the cleverly placed image of Richard Sherman over the “Xbone” logo?
[image via attackofthefanboy]