fatherofthenoo wrote:How exactly are adverts like that intending to woo the hardcore back to Nintendo? I know they are more for the families...
I think you've answered your own question there - they're not. Scaring the hardcore away is another matter, though.
I never watch Nintendo adverts. From the bland lifestyle models of this/last generation, to the "bangin' choon" in the US Wii U advert, they're just depressing.
Aye, the first statement is a prime example of something I do often, in person
. Regarding the main point of the comment - yes, I just have my brother's words and my own cringy feelings to go on, but it would appear that our fellow CVG users are equally repulsed by these adverts. We are the core, and we are not amused. I was hoping Nintendo might try something a little more old school; where they have a bitchin' montage of all of the best moments from the games in it's launch window.
It is basic business sense; appeal to the hardcore, build up the user base, then go after the fickle casual crowd. Not rely on the dwindling Nintendo loyalists, repulse the bulk of the core, and try and lure in the casuals at this early stage, especially at that price. It's hardly an impulse buy for them, is it.
The core crowd is massive now, with sales of 140 milion 360's and PS3's combined. Nintendo should be pulling out all the stops to win us over now. Not releasing stupid ads like this