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Video games are a huge industry on a global scale, so somehow they end up making the news on political issues. For example, today the gaming community in Mexico had a good laugh after Andrés Manuel López Obrador, President of Mexico, mispronounced the name of PlayStation 5, Sony’s next-generation console.
As every morning on a working day since the start of his mandate, López Obrador has frequented the media at La Mañanera, the name by which he is known during his morning lectures. Almost at the end of the one that took place this Thursday, January 7, the president showed a card by Mexican cartoonist Patricio, which addresses the theme of the Day of the Three Kings in the middle of the pandemic.
It is a cartoon in which we see a father reading a letter from the Three Kings to one of his sons. They inform there that they had a lot of gifts – including a PlayStation 5 – but that they could not leave it due to the containment caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
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Poor Chuchín. pic.twitter.com/qFyNQBb7ow
– Patricio (@Patriciomonero) January 6, 2021
La Mañanera’s last moment didn’t exactly call the reason for Patricio’s clever joke. He did it because of the way Andrés Manuel López Obrador pronounced the name of the console. “This year we had your ‘Playsion 5’ out of the box” was how the president read the first line of the cartoon.
You can see it in the video we feature below (courtesy of El Universal). If the player takes you to the beginning of the video, skip ahead to 1:58:20 to listen to it.
The pronunciation of AMLO made gamers laugh
We’ve mentioned it before and we’ll say it again: the way AMLO pronounced PlayStation 5 sparked a lot of social media laughter among the gaming community in Mexico. This since, without a doubt, it was a moment that few expected to happen during the press conference at the National Palace.
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Although the question did not yet have its viral explosion moment, we could already see several people on social networks making memes or laughing at this funny moment in political life in Mexico.
NO MOTHERS, THIS IS MY PRESI AMLO. # Playsion5 Cc @fchinchot pic.twitter.com/KUnLrJwUiv
– Lego (@enriquelego) January 7, 2021
Has anyone else seen the morning report ?? LOL
Sorry @sony but amlo has already renamed the PlayStation 5 pic.twitter.com/cJEB2EuMoj
– Jorge Tamez (@tamezjorge) January 7, 2021
But I want a pleichon 5
– Enighma De Rune (@ 3enighma) January 7, 2021
Pleichon 5 is also overcome day by day. 🤣🤣
– Marco (@Marco_StarW) January 7, 2021
ALV had no idea that until the Poly Station was more popular, the Playsion 5 was to be the console used by the country’s elites.
– CRIS Moreno (@ CRIS170885) January 7, 2021
And you, have you seen a meme that pokes fun at this Mañanera moment from AMLO? Tell us in the comments.
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