South Park trolls gaming fans

Latest episode makes fun of Xbox and PlayStation fanboys

With the hype around the impending launch of the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One in full swing, Facebook, Twitter and forums are ablaze with fighting between fans of each console.

Ever the bastion of popular culture, South Park has risen to take a swing at the flame wars that are raging around the internet. It’s Black Friday episode manages to capture the insanity – and banality – of the arguments between fans of the Xbox One and PS4.

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The Black Friday episode sees the kids split over which console to buy on the ubiquitous US shopping ‘holiday’. One exchange between Stan and Kyle sees them discussing the benefits of each console.

“Stan, the PS4 doesn’t have the seamless transition between games, movies and TV offered by Xbox One,” explains Kyle. Stan then says the Xbox One doesn’t come with the benefits of the PS4’s touchpad interface.

Somewhat fittingly, Cartman finishes the exchange with an insult you’d expect to see on any gaming forum at the moment: “Let these Sony f***s wallow in their limited voice-control functionality”.

The episode also contains a number of references to Game of Thrones.

The PS4 is set to launch in the US in less than 24 hours. You can check out T3’s initial hands on with the PS4 here, or view our very British unboxing below.