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The adverts seem pretty honest in their approach showing the benefits of a portable console. Not deception or misleading at all. Good honest advertising. It's not like women wearing sanitary towels jumping out of airplanes or guys having the latest luxury car and automatically having a beautiful wife/girlfriend.

Did feel the 1-2 switch advert was false advertising though even though I've never played it myself I've read people got bored of it pretty quickly and I've yet to hear much in the way of positive feedback about it yet the advert really overplays the entertainment value of it. Looking at Amazon a huge amount are disappointed with the product and this is very rare for a Nintendo title. So that to me was a poor product over marketed and would be a 'hate to say it' moment. However you can't really argue with the commercial success of the game, over a million sold and a tiny capacity cartridge. Huge profits for Nintendo but I don't think it gives Nintendo any kudos.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Nintendo-UK-217913-1-2-Switch-Switch/dp/B01MY7KZUE



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When I see those parts of the commercials, I do think to myself "who actually plays like that?" So it's pretty cool when it happens.
If the world was always like that, it would be a bit more fun than it often is.

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bonzobanana said:
The adverts seem pretty honest in their approach showing the benefits of a portable console. Not deception or misleading at all. Good honest advertising. It's not like women wearing sanitary towels jumping out of airplanes or guys having the latest luxury car and automatically having a beautiful wife/girlfriend.

No, but it's more like the "how often are things lined up this perfectly irl?" commercials where they represent things that could plausibly happen, but over emphasize them to seem like more common occurrences, rather than rare occasions.

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Hiku said:
bonzobanana said:
The adverts seem pretty honest in their approach showing the benefits of a portable console. Not deception or misleading at all. Good honest advertising. It's not like women wearing sanitary towels jumping out of airplanes or guys having the latest luxury car and automatically having a beautiful wife/girlfriend.

No, but it's more like the "how often are things lined up this perfectly irl?" commercials where they represent things that could plausibly happen, but over emphasize them to seem like more common occurrences, rather than rare occasions.

Yes that's definitely true but I feel the huge benefit of the Switch and its portability can genuinely take gaming to new places and people really can have high levels of entertainment with it the advert is not dishonest although obviously in the real world you might forget to charge it or end up not having time to play etc. The 1-2 Switch advert by comparison I don't think would ever represent the levels of entertainment value that they show for it. It reminds me a bit of this;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLIRWTNDYIY

In fact perhaps that will be the follow up to 1-2 Switch, Switch ball in a cup unless its already one of the 1-2 Switch mini-games. I honestly don't know.

 



Reminds me of this article.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidthier/2017/04/29/i-took-my-nintendo-switch-to-a-bar-and-iwas-surprised-by-what-happened/#587b0cec31f2



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I broke out Arms and 12Switch during family gatherings over Christmas. Those two games alone got everyone involved and playing across the varying ages. Convinced a couple of buys. One mother of 2 smaller kids kept saying how their xbox purchase was a mistake. Lol



The adverts still look 110% cringey and dumb to me, but it's interesting that those things do actually happen in person... I'd feel a bit weird if people started crowding round me while I was playing a game in public though.



Yeah, I actually had the commercial Nintendo Switch experience myself since I got it, using it exactly how Nintendo intended it. The Switch is a weird product, it does exactly what the marketing says it does.



I had a fight in the UFC prelims. Me against some washed up bum.

I was so board that I grabbed my switch and played some Zelda between rounds. While I was in the full guard, I played finished a shrine while I waited for the round timer to count down. Then during the victory speech, I collected some Durians while Joe Rogan flapped his gums about how hyped he was and what was next for me.

I told him Xenoblade Chronicles 2,
and to stop bothering me while I killed And harvested Guardians.

Whoever said gamers weren’t athletes?



I describe myself as a little dose of toxic masculinity.

The switch concept is good, and I'm planning to get one soon to play with my son.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

Azzanation: "PS5 wouldn't sold out at launch without scalpers."