Though the World Cup bookies bane, Paul the Psychic Octopus, may have only just recently given up the ghost (may he rest in peace), he’s already got an heir to his mystic, underwater throne. His cousin Ollie is taking up the tentacled predictions game, and has been splashing around with his top tips for this year’s must have Christmas gadgets.
Two year old Ollie put the PS3 Move at the top of his most wanted list, wrapping his eight slimy arms around Sony’s latest motion controller despite the fanfare surrounding the launch of the Xbox 360’s Kinect today.
“Unfortunately for Microsoft, Ollie didn’t ‘Kinect’ with the Xbox, but was ‘moved’ by the PS3, tipping Sony’s motion controller wand to win the battle for gaming supremacy this Christmas,” said a Kelkoo rep, the price comparison site that orchestrated today’s madness.
Ollie also predicted that the iPad would hold out against the Samsung Galaxy Tab and BlackBerry Playbook in the tablet wars this Christmas.
“Working with Ollie the octopus was a bundle of fun and given his psychic lineage, we couldn’t think of a better way to predict the UK Christmas best-sellers this year,” said Kelkoo’s Joe Cross.
“From the X Factor, to Hollywood, to Silicon Valley, Ollie’s discerning tentacles know no bounds and his mystic insight into which products are set to sink or swim this Christmas are certainly set to add spice to the sales race over the festive period.”
I’m sure Ollie has the best intentions, but I think I’ll stick with reccomendations from lifeforms with opposable thumbs for my gadgets, thanks very much.
Click here to view a video of the eight armed wonder in action.