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How? I don't remember even seeing more than one Nintendo ad on TV last year. I think I saw one for New 3DS XL, and that's it.

They are mostly on Disney channel and cartoonnetwork. It is kind of bad seeing Microsoft and Sony are spending less and are selling way more consoles. But maybe Nintendo will get it right next year.

Splatoon and Super Mario Maker were huge pushes. You would have to be blind to not see a Super Mario Maker ad on TV.

Part of it is probably because I don't watch TV all that much, but I promise you I never saw a single ad for either. I know a lot of people saw constant Splatoon ads though.

If I was Nintendo, I would skimp a bit on the advertisements towards children and try to get more word out to adults. I was once a child and if memory serves me correctly, I would fixate on something after seeing it just a few times so it seems completely unnecessary to have marketing blitzes that focus purely on children (Assuming there is some sort of marketing budget).

Hell if Nintendo had a few more technical and/or mature games, this is where they could show it to some adults who wouldn't give two for Mario Party.

Hell if Nintendo had a few more technical and/or mature games, this is where they could show it to some adults who wouldn't give two for Mario Party.

Like what? I think main house Nintendo has never made a mature rated game. If anything it's just when they collaborate with a third party developer.

Like nothing since they unfortunately don't exist, but XCX is a decent middle ground that should be okay for adult television... maybe.

Or bringing over Mother 3, and have them lose their fear on what their audience can handle.

The only franchises that could be bump to an M-rating are F-Zero or Metroid. I think.

I don't think they need to necessarily bump games up to a Mature rating (though not having it is enough to be ignored by many, many individuals), They just need to properly advertise content that will be immediately recognizable by the tastes of an older demographic. This is why I used XCX as an example despite it's T rating since I think it's technical play style and themes would be somewhat at home during some dark live action show.

Hell I think just advertising Metroid or F-Zero period on more mature channels will have more oomph for adults that would normally ignore these advertisement campaigns than say Animal Crossing or Mario Kart.

Good that they are actually making an effort to advertise their games

♪ You're a kid now ♪

♪ You're a squid now ♪

I've seen more Nintendo ads on the previews before a movie than in TV itself so this is kind of surprising to me.

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