NeoBytes :) "South Park" parodies Xbox One-PS4 war

As we get closer to the launches of both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles, there will likely be lots of analysts and experts on television giving their opinion on which device is better. For our money, no one has explained the Xbox One-PS4 battle better than Trey Parker and Matt Stone, to hilarious effect, in the latest episode of their long running animated series "South Park."

The episode, "Black Friday", can now be seen in full on the South Park Studios website (no embed features, unfortunately). It shows the kids preparing to go to the stores on Black Friday in order to get a next-gen console for as cheap of a price as possible. However, it appears that some of the children in town want an Xbox One and others want a PS4. The kids rattle off each console's features, both good and bad, showing that Parker and Stone know their hardware and software features.

The episode also parodies the whole "Black Friday" shopping event in general, along with the Elmo doll, "Game of Thrones", and more. However, it's the conflict between the two groups of South Park kids over which console is better that's the center of the episode. We won't spoil the ending, but let's just say the battle seems to go one way, and then goes in a new direction.

Source: South Park Studios | Image via South Park Studios

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I'm buying both consoles but would like to give a particular FU to Sony fans who without a doubt act like spastic children in much larger numbers and much more frequently than fans of any other gaming platform. Sony fans actually turn me off to Sony themselves they did not and never have swayed anyone with the ranting and raving.

Arceles said,
I thought it was the other way around personally.

Agreed. All this shouting and going on about voice control. Personally I but a game console to play games. Not search porn while playing GTA. Or watch TV while playing a game.

Are we becoming that numb and overstimulated that playing a video game jest doesn't cut it anymore? We have to watch TV while playing and taking a phone call?

Reminds me of that movie Idiocracy.

I honestly do not see that many wieners when watching GoT. I think the boob to wiener ratio on that show is easily 30:1

There isn't a "console war", just personal preference. "Console War" was just a term used in the 1990s by the press and kids to make their opinions seem more important than they actually were

I'll be getting an Xbox One simply because it fits into the ecosystem that I'm part of already, Windows 8.1, Surface and Windows Phone. Having said that I do have a PSVita simply because it offers the gaming experience I want on a handheld games console.

If South Park can actually do something funny around this subject then I'm sure it'll be worth watching.

Believe me, based on your definition of "console war", a lot of people are currently involved in the console war. All you've got to do is see the kids spitting feathers in any gaming forum to see how seriously fanboys are taking this.

Majesticmerc said,
Believe me, based on your definition of "console war", a lot of people are currently involved in the console war. All you've got to do is see the kids spitting feathers in any gaming forum to see how seriously fanboys are taking this.

The keyword in your post is "kids", most adults don't get involved in such stupid arguments as they have better things to worry about than which console is best.

neo158 said,

The keyword in your post is "kids", most adults don't get involved in such stupid arguments as they have better things to worry about than which console is best.

Oh absolutely, it's completely retarded, but kids are gonna be kids :shrug:

neo158 said,

The keyword in your post is "kids", most adults don't get involved in such stupid arguments as they have better things to worry about than which console is best.

Not true. Theres actually a lot of 20+ year olds who do it. Which is even more pathetic.

It's the same with MS, Google and Apple fanboys, many of them are adults.

neo158 said,

The keyword in your post is "kids", most adults don't get involved in such stupid arguments as they have better things to worry about than which console is best.

This has to be one of the most overstated things on the internet; that "kids" are the sole source for all overblown, idiotic & immature attitudes presented on the internet.

Now I guess it all depends on your definition of "kids", but I think people would be surprised how many fully grown men engage in this kind of stuff.

Lamp0 said,

This has to be one of the most overstated things on the internet; that "kids" are the sole source for all overblown, idiotic & immature attitudes presented on the internet.

Now I guess it all depends on your definition of "kids", but I think people would be surprised how many fully grown men engage in this kind of stuff.


Have you seen the U.S. Parliament at work? This is living proof that you are right. People of any age will argue just to enlarge their e-gos.

Mr.XXIV said,
"Let these Sony f***s wallow in their limited voice control functionality."

Classic. Had to put that in my sig