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Vodafone Fakes A Stolen Xperia Play Shipment….What The Hell, Vodafone?!

Earlier today, reports came flying in that Vodafone New Zealand was the poor, poor victim of a Hollywood movie plot. Their entire shipment of Xperia Play devices were stolen. They even have footage of the theft! That is to say, “footage where runs around a store (?) and….that’s pretty much it”. To be fair to Vodafone, it does look like the guy was wearing a black hoodie and there were green lines on the footage, so the only reasonable assumption is that all the Xperia Plays in New Zealand were stolen.

Except, it turns out it was just a joke! Haha! Fooled you good, huh? See at first you were thinking, “Wow, there’s not really much of interest in tech news today, just a bunch of boring crap,” but then you read an article about how some phones in some country you’re not in got stolen and you were still bored, but now! Now you just think Vodafone is a douchey company, or possibly really bad at practical jokes! Hahaha! What a good one. Hilarious!

Said Sony, the manufacturer of the Xperia Play, to Vodafone on the matter:

Dude! We’ve been working our asses off to fix this PSN issue! WTF are you thinking pulling a stunt like this? Scare us half to death, freak out the shareholders! What the hell?! You get on the line with whatever kiwi news outlets down there you people deal with and straighten this crap out before the market opens tomorrow morning!

Vodafone slept on the couch.

[via Engadget]