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PlayStation Japan Uploads Video That Seems to Plagiarize Tons of Artwork

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PlayStation Japan has uploaded a colorful commercial video of sorts that features all of their big holiday game releases.

The new video, featured above, includes clips from sixteen games, but the animations between the games are being called out for outright plagiarism.

The animations have been compared directly by multiple artists whose work the video appears to directly plagiarize from.

The video was promptly removed once users started noticing it contains a lot of seemingly plagiarized artwork. OK K.O.! creator Ian Jones-Quartey, animator Oleg Kositsyn, and many others have documented the similarities.

Here’s a direct side by side comparison:

PlayStation Japan has since pulled the video from their YouTube page.

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Brandon Orselli

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