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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