Tuesday, April 5, 2011

3DS Ads.

The 3DS is the next series of Nintendo handhelds and they're now available for purchase.



But despite this the ads for this product are somewhat less widespread. Instead, Nintendo wants to rely more on "word-of-mouth" and cinematic ads apparently. Such as this Youtube ad:



There are a few magazines ads and I've heard of infobooths popping up to demonstrate the 3DS. That being said, what do you guys think will be more effective?

29 comments:

  1. Augmented reality is awesome. I can't wait until it becomes more mainstream.

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  2. I've got a huge doubt about the 3DS.. I don't think they'll make a lot of money out of it.

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  3. They're pretty boss. Not gonna lie.

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  4. I don't think that ad entirely gets the message across or really shows what the experience is like. I think the biggest issue Nintendo is going to have is making people understand that it's an entirely new system and not just an Nintendo DS with 3D.
    I've been seeing demonstration booths with the 3DS and I think trying it for yourself is the best way to truly understand it.
    It took a while for me to get the hang of it, but once you figure out how far to hold it from your face, it's pretty awesome. It feels really natural like this is just how handhelds are going to be played now. When I turned the 3D off I wondered how I've been playing in 2D all this time. Nintendo did that with the dual screens. Having 2 screens just became natural.

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  5. i want to feel like man...theres no way you can sell something without having me go...what if

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  6. I'm in Australia and I must admit that I haven't heard anyone talking about the 3DS. The only thing I have seen is in-store posters and maybe a review in a technology magazine.

    I've seen it in a catalogue as well, but had to go looking for it, it wasn't as if it was splashed across the front page or anything.

    As far as I am concerned they should promote this a lot more than they are if they want to hold onto their audience...especially considering us Australians get it last and it costs the most here :@

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  7. Well I'm not sure what they are doing, but it seems like the 3DS is a huge success already. At least in the US.

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  8. They could've gone a bit more overboard with the 3DS. More of those animated ones where shit jmps at the player and then falls back in. Even though that's not really how the 3DS's 3D works.

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  9. ... The 3DS is out? Didn't know that...

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  10. pretty funny ad, idk considering getting one but :s

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  11. It's kinda tricky to make an effective ad for a system that has one more dimension than most tv's

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  12. Its like Virtual Reality all over again.

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  13. great, Nintendo is the best company in terms of innovation and this probes it, although the Virtua Boy sucked but that was like 15 years ago so they learn from their mistakes

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  14. Well if word of mouth works if it's the good stuff!

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  15. i have a feeling im going to mess my eyes up if i get one of these

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  16. I hear this thing really really hurts your eyes after about 20 min. of playing. I honestly don't see what the appeal is, sure the effects are cool, but the screen is so small what's the point?

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  17. I can see this backfiring for Nintendo. I have yet to try one out though, I can't normally see 3D so I'm skeptical. Also I can't wait for kids to go blind from playing this....dem lawsuits.

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  18. You know, until you mentioned something, I realized you are right. I have barely seen any real marketing or ads for the 3DS short of retail marketing boxes.

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  19. This is the first time I've heard of any of this. I must live under a rock.

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