Deadmau5 Did Not Lose PS Vita Unit After Spike VGAs

Published 3 years ago by , Updated December 7th, 2012 at 6:04 pm,

Deadmau5 Troll Did Not Lose Vita Sony PlayStation VGAs Spike

Did anyone pick up a PlayStation Vita last night in Los Angeles after the 2011 Spike Video Game Awards? If so, don’t attribute your good fortune to a certain mouse-loving DJ, because the rumor that DJ Deadmau5 had lost his demo unit of the Vita has been retracted just hours after the “incident” occurred.

After a long night of dropping beats for a feisty crowd of video game fans, developers, producers, and celebrities, Mr. Mau5, also known as Joel Zimmerman, claimed to have dropped his Vita in a cab in LA. This incident was announced publicly throughout the Twittersphere around 1am PST.

The “hunt” began hours after the VGAs when Deadmau5 tweeted, “F***! I left my PSP Vita in a f***** cab, calling cab company and they say they have like 500 dispatched now. Gunna be a long night… :(” Zimmerman later explained that he had allowed a friend to play the demo unit who sat it down between them in the cab. Unfortunately, it slipped Zimmerman’s mind and the demo unit was left behind on the seat of the cab. Hours later, the tale of the misplaced Vita proved to be bogus as Deadmau5 posted an image of the unit on his Facebook, revealing that even popular DJ’s like to troll Sony. He wrote to everyone concerned:

“Sorry! didn’t lose the lose the PS Vita! i just wanted to see how much management would freak out over it, trolololol. i’d never lose this thing, love it too much. :D”

Deadmau5 Vita Demo Unit

The fictitious incident initially triggered memories of the iPhone 4 bar incident a while back. Luckily for Sony, it was just a hoax. At least Deadmau5 is actually familiar with the product.

If you’re wondering why DJ Deadmau5 had such a unit in the first place, his music is set to be featured on the Vita launch title Sound Shapes. If he was lucky, Sony threw in a couple of its expensive memory cards as well.

Japan will be the first to get their hands on the PS Vita when it hits shelves on December 17, 2011. The release for North America is set for February 22, 2012, and will initially cost $249 for the WiFi model and $299 for the WiFi+ 3G model.

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TAGS: Sony, Sound Shapes, Spike Video Game Awards, Vita

  • Elijah Brown

    you, my friend are the lord of trolls. u have quite the balls to troll sony :p

  • kyle

    Don’t you mean Feb.22 2012 not 2013? XD

    • cj waldron

      that indeed they did.

    • Tyler Schirado

      Thanks for the catch.

  • Riley Little

    That pic is just so great. xD

  • hypersackboy

    Deadmau5’s PS Vita has HDMI and USB Audio & Video Out!

    Looking at the picture of the PS Vita posted by Deadmau5 here:

    You can clearly see his PS Vita unit having 3 ports the full USB, the wide propriety USB and what looks like an HDMI port in the middle.

    Since the NGP announcement last January I know and many smart gamers know, that the PS Vita capable of outputting High Definition Audio & Video via USB or HDMI by the videos and images we have seen.

    But why the heck Sony won’t give us a retail PS Vita unit with audio & video out right out of the box ?

    I know by next year wired and wireless mirroring from mobile devices are the next big thing but at least they could give us a hint that the retail version can output audio & video just like this unit Deadmau5 has … even if its a propriety cable we had to buy on top of it.

    You know millions of gamers are at their late 30’s with vision problems & like to game on the large screen with the PS VITA. Millions of PS3 gamers are the type who would like to crash on the couch, relax and play a game on the wide screen.
    I bought a PSP 3000 simply because of the AV Output cable so I can game on the big screen and share the video with the whole family.

    Now why would Sony deny us loyal fan base of this feature?
    Are they gonna screw us with a PS Vita 2000 later on again?

    Most mobile device has wired and wireless mirroring today and being a next generation device I expect the Vita to be on the same league.
    I would love to get the PS Vita at day one launche but the lack of AV Out will hold me off and perhaps millions out there and would rather wait for the PS Vita 3000 or stick with my PS3.

  • Ken J

    I only have one question. What kind of retarded ass name is Deadmau5??? He already sounds like a moron and I don’t even know who he is…

    • jaws

      he’s a producer of house music…

      • Ken J

        Oh ok, so pretty much I’m dead-on. Thanks.