Amazon.com really needs to work on their product suggestion routines.

Got the following email just a few moments ago:

We’ve noticed that customers who have purchased or rated Mercenaries or other games in the PlayStation 2 > Adventure category have also purchased Disney Hannah Montana: Spotlight World Tour. For this reason, you might like to know that Disney Hannah Montana: Spotlight World Tour will be released on August 12, 2008.  You can pre-order yours by following the link below.

Just so you know Mercenaries is an action game in which you play a mercenary (natch) who runs around blowing up everything in sight while tracking down various bad guys you’ve been hired to put out of commission. Hannah Montana doesn’t do anything even close to as entertaining. Or at least she doesn’t for me. 

All I ask is that I’m allowed to believe the reason said customers out there are purchasing both was for Krismas gifts to their kids and not because of the other, much more scary, reason that comes to mind.

4 thoughts on “Amazon.com really needs to work on their product suggestion routines.

  1. Well, it’s a pretty simplistic “You want fries with that?” system, so I don’t pay it much mind.  They’re probably right: people who bought hot game number one also bought hot game number two, and never mind whether they bought them for two different people.

    Besides, haven’t you fantasized blowing up Hannah Montana and hearing the screams?

    I was once browsing recordings by cellist Yo-Yo Ma, and their system suggested that I might also want a book about playing with yo-yos.  So… don’t take it too seriously.

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