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Nintend still sucks at advertising - Christmas Ed.

Journal Entry: Thu Nov 28, 2013, 7:32 PM


So apparently, other than the 3ds, Nintendo is failing hard in the US for sales on the WiiU and its games. Well I just saw their big announcement advertisement for the Christmas 2013 shopping season and it BLOWS! Talk about utter failure to capitalize on existing good games for both systems. I had to check to make sure half those WiiU games had even been released as the last I'd heard was spring 2014, like all the other delayed games. And not a single one of those WiiU games were system sellers. You might be able to make a case for Pikmin 3 or Windwaker but both of those games have a really niche audience and the rabid Pikmin fans had already bought the system at launch expecting it to be there, but it was another delayed until sometime in 2013 game just like Rayman. There's just nothing there for anyone.

As for the 3ds, if I hadn't already bought the 3ds and been collecting all the awesome games on it like, I might look at this ad and skip the system entirely! I mean come the fuck on, really? This is the best you can do to Nintendo of America? Even if you limit this dangling tile list to only released this year, you'll find a ton more interesting and better selling games than what we see here. Certainly more buzz and excitement was to be found for ProjectXZone, the Professor Layton and Phoenix Wright puzzle series, the sweet games from Atlus and Intelligent Systems like Code of Princess, Etrian Odyssey 4 and Millennium Girl, Fire Emblem Awakening, the no less than THREE Shin Megami Tensei games (IV, Soul Hackers, and Devil Survivor Overclocked), and the Tales of the Abyss remake.

I just feel that there's such a huge wasted opportunity here. I really think that most of the upper tier NoA management needs to be outright fired for this. I hate, no loath, advertising in all of its forms, so from me, this is a big deal that even I notice this complete failure to connect with any audience. I don't mind it when I don't get it, but when it feels like no one is even paying attention, its a problem.

So take a look at their Christmas Advert for Black Friday and tell me what you think. Leave comments below.




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JustCallMeZoola Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
let's not forget the whole swapnote and flipnote studio 3d thing... especially flipnote... GAAAH I FUCKING HATE NINTENDO -.- and only a few good games too? They can't just delay everything and expect their audience to still be as big.. in ten years no one is going to know who they are anymore because they get worse... and worse.. and WORSE!!! >:[
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SEMC Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I just got the new update with the miiverse and in the user guide of forbidden things are things like sharing friend codes and sending private messages. To which I have to ask, what the fuck is the point then? I just don't understand how they expect people to play multiplayer games over the internet when the client software doesn't search like in most of ATLUS games or Animal Crossing? Or arrange meetups online? Or fucking anything?
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JustCallMeZoola Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah... Nintendo fails. Miserably. -.-
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SEMC Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So do you play any games, have a 2/3ds or some such?
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JustCallMeZoola Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I have a 3ds .3. I don't have a whole lot of games though... Not a lot of the 3ds ones looked that good to me... I have mario kart and colors 3d. thats all i need xD
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SEMC Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
no problem. yeah, i have a few games on the systems, i don't like the cartridges, so i keep those on the shelf as backup.
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JustCallMeZoola Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I just find the cartridges easier xD except colors 3d because my data can probably be transferred to another system if mine breaks
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mhm98 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013
Monster Hunter not included = pure shit failure advertisement! >8[
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SEMC Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
And so many other great games from this year alone aren't on it either. Such a shame. And I don't buy the whole "its mostly 1st party titles" thing either. If you're going to put mostly first party or a mix, at least put the good ones on the ad.
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mhm98 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013
I'm not sure i get the "1st party" part, son :/
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