Sell it to Me: A Brief History of Nintendo Adverts

Kyle takes a look at Nintendo’s adverts from NES to now!

By Kyle England. Posted 11/19/2012 13:30 1 Comment     ShareThis

Wii U Advert Still

Get N or get out

Watching ads like these really makes you appreciate how much better video game marketing has gotten over the years. Sadly, Nintendo did not fare so well in the back half of the 1990s. Sony’s PlayStation beat out the N64 in almost every way: sales, quantity of games, and marketing. Nintendo took the stance of creating a sort of prestige around its system with the “Get N or get out” ad campaign, featuring commercials like this one:

Ungrateful little twerps, right? They are just sad they did not get to experience the sheer joy of opening a Nintendo 64 on Christmas morning.

The N64 era also graced us with some pretty cool ads, like the classic Super Smash Bros. commercial, and the debut ad for Game Boy Color.

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