Why is Kirby always angry on US box art? Nintendo explains.
Short version: aggressive character appearances tend to sell better in the states. I kinda agree, though when it comes to Kirby I don't think it matters what kind of face he pulls; he's still cute and still lethal as F***.XD
I wanna see somebody do a study on if Kirby being aggressive on the cover of the box actually boosts sales in the states. I'd assume it increases the sales, but just by a little bit though.
I wanna see a study that shows that US consumers care if the boxart is angry.
"I'd assume it increases the sales, but just by a little bit though." I'd assume it would be no* impact on sales. Like, box art can certainly influence sales, but I don't think anyone would skip out on a game with a character going :D instead of >:D. If anything, the :D face might attract parents to buy it because it looks more wholesome, though this would be a very very very semantic argument. * By no, I mean I literally believe that the sales for -insert a Kirby game- would be 1:1.
It's a fat pink blob, are you surprised. I'm usually like that when I get sun burnt.
Looks less cute and more badass.
Nintendo is serious about attracting hardcore gamers
Kirby is known for his cuteness in the US as well. Who the hell buys Kirby expecting an angry inflated blob with a face indicative of a gritty back story?
he a puff ball
Angry kirby is still cute though...
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