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Let's take a look at the Splatoon commercials.

Recently, commercials for the new game Splatoon have been popping up lately. The first commercial was released in Japan with two commercials coming out to the US a few days later.

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KaladinStormblessed943d ago

I would rather not look at these commercials...if they want to sell their games Nintendo needs to pull its crap together and get a decent ad out here. They should fire their whole advertising department and start fresh. And people wonder why Nintendo is seen as a kiddy company...I love you Nintendo, but you have to learn how to make an ad.

superchiller943d ago (Edited 943d ago )

They really are terrible ads. Awful voices, bad music, and geared heavily towards young kids. Not sure why Nintendo thinks that ads like these are going to boost sales.

Neonridr943d ago

I thought the Japanese one was fine.

The other ones definitely used some cheesy music, but the game is geared towards a younger audience anyways. Besides, it totally reminds me of old board game commercials from the 90s.. lol

KaladinStormblessed942d ago

That's the problem, the game shouldn't be geared to the younger audience. It should be geared to everyone, young or old. Kids aren't stupid, these ads are made as if they were geared towards toddlers. The game isn't a kiddy game, sure it doesn't have blood and gore, but it takes strategy and thinking and teamwork. Advertise to more demographics and you'll get more sales.

aali_bandy943d ago

True, but I thought the Japanese one was grand.

ChickeyCantor942d ago (Edited 942d ago )

"if they want to sell their games Nintendo needs to pull its crap together and get a decent ad out here."

Cause obviously the only sources you have is your television. These ads are not aimed at you. Claim your tits.

", these ads are made as if they were geared towards toddlers."

No they are not. It's more like it's geared towards kids in their early teens.

KaladinStormblessed942d ago

For all you know I could be in my early teens. And yes it's probably supposed to be geared towards early teens, but they definitely got it wrong. They're not horrible ads, but they need a lot of work. And what I'm trying to say is that they shouldn't just aim their ads at kids. The Japanese ads are decent, it appeals to both younger and older audiences, and is much more effective. Like I said kids aren't dumb, they understand more than we give them credit for. I'm merely giving my opinion on the advertising of the game, so maybe you should calm down a little and not assume things you don't know or understand.

ChickeyCantor942d ago

" And what I'm trying to say is that they shouldn't just aim their ads at kids."

Why wouldn't they? Kids are most likely to watch TV. You yourself are on a gaming website. So what do you care? You already get more in depth information than those commercials ever could.

"Like I said kids aren't dumb"

Nothing in these videos suggests that kids are "dumb".

"and not assume things you don't know or understand."

Major ditto.