The Times makes 'Sony-Wii' blunder

Posted Apr 30, 2008 by Aaron Robson
Ever heard of the gaming console the 'Sony Wii' before? If not, don't worry, The Times newspaper has - it mentioned it in an opinion piece about GTA this weekend.
Lillian Faybik  87  of Manhattan  plays baseball on the Wii from Nintendo.
Lillian Faybik, 87, of Manhattan, plays baseball on the Wii from Nintendo.
Photo by Diane Bondareff, courtesy PRNewsFoto/Nintendo
While the well known and circuited paper shrugged off the 'GTA IV will ruin society' view that is globally expressed, it's ironic that it should throw out any potentially-earned respect from the hardcore gaming crowd by making up its own gaming format.
Observing how absorbing recent games, including GTA IV, can be, the article mentions "The latest games designed for the Sony Wii console can even force players to break sweat."
The mistake is not just an overlooked spelling error. It's almost as if gaming worlds have collided in the minds of the uninformed. Research is always essential. It would be embarrassing to mix up two of the most well known things in todays society.
At least they appreciate the game: "The result of three years' work by 150 developers, it will draw tens of millions of users into an urban dystopia modeled closely on New York and realised in such staggering detail that the protagonist can relax between sessions spent prowling the city's virtual streets."
Congratulations are in order for ignoring the most controversial problems about the newest Grand Theft Auto game, a slap in the head for thinking the Sony-Wii is real. To set the record straight, Sony created the Playstation 3 gaming console, Nintendo created the Wii. The two companies have been around for ages, and the Times is supposed to be a professional newspaper.