12/02/2013 08:52 am ET

Microsoft Knows Women Play Video Games Too, Right?


This Christmas is the battle of the console gaming systems, as Xbox One and the PS4 duke it out for users. For its latest marketing effort, Microsoft decided to create a customizable form letter for those who'll have to convince mom, roommate or significant other before getting one of these $500 toys.

Unfortunately, this promotion launched with a default version that came off a tad... stereotype-y. It sure sounds like somebody's still assuming their target audience is dudes with wives/girlfriends who just don't get it:

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