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New TV spot for Mario & Sonic at Sochi released

Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games is headed our way next month and so Nintendo is making sure to ramp up the advertising for the holiday season. The new commercial shows off a family trying to best each other in various Olympic winter sports, which seems to be the theme for Nintendo advertisements lately.

They’ve already announced a partnership with snowboarder Jamie Anderson for their “Road to Sochi Tour” so expect to see more from that as the game releases. The game is headed to Europe on November 8th and North America will be receiving it on November 15th.

Are you planning on getting this title?

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  • Yoshifan3

    this isnt really a system seller, but kudos to nintendo to finally start advertising its about damn time

    • Daniel Carvalho

      Actually, Nintendo has been advertising the Wii U pretty decently recently. An example is the Wind Waker HD bundles and promotions, alongside Gannon’s figurine and the personalized Gamepad. Also, the price drop (which I never believed would come so early) and the original Wii manufacturing getting halted also help with sales – following that strategy, retailers will already have already sold out their Wii’s and have to fill out their shelters with Wii U’s, leaving them were it’s predecessor once was: on the highlighted spots, and not on the darkest corner of the store like it has been until now. Of course, this doesn’t apply to USA, where they decided to keep manufacturing Wii’s.

      • IcyCatt

        But their aren’t commercials. Yeah it’s on the internet, but people need to see it on TV.

        • Truthteller

          You don’t spend much on ads when you are about to cease production soon!

          • Shigeru Miyamoto


          • Huxley Tanner

            bom bom baaaa!!

          • Jon

            You’re right, you don’t spend much on ads when you are going to cease production, you also don’t develop for a product when production for it is going to cease. So, I guess Nintendo isn’t going to be ceasing production soon because they are advertising and developing for their product. Thank you for re-assuring us that Nintendo will be continuing their product during this time of sales increasing.

          • Truthteller

            Nope. The holiday season is coming so they at least want to produce what they can and step up the ads to see what they can sell. They need to see if holiday sales will be enough to get rid of most current stock, or to see if they need to manufacture more product. You don’t just quit when the holidays are coming, even if it will flop again. After the holidays, that is when it is over.

          • Jon

            Well, we’ll see, I’ll enjoy playing the games that are in development for 2014 in 2014.

        • Daniel Carvalho

          I wouldn’t know about ads on TV because I live in Brazil, a country were only 1 on every 100 ads are related to video games.

  • Ace

    Not getting it…there are too many other great titles coming this Holiday season for Wii U that I want to get first.

  • Jon

    I am actually excited for this. the online competition for your country looks fun 😀

  • demann78

    this game doesn’t look that great

    • Sonic 2099 The Hedgehog

      why not

    • uPadWatcher

      Says the spammer who sucks at playing video games in general.

  • demann78

    who makes this Nintendo or sega?

    • Sonic 2099 The Hedgehog

      Nintendo & Sega

    • uPadWatcher

      Nintendo is the publisher while the developers are from SEGA Sports Japan.

  • demann78

    I don’t get it. I cant believe this has become a series.

    • Jon

      why are you making 3 posts when you only needed one….. in other words, why are you spamming?

  • Sonic 2099 The Hedgehog

    can’t wait for it

  • Wishsong214

    Good ad for their target demographic. Looks like something goofy and fun for families to enjoy, which is what they want this to sell to.

  • Nameucanthate

    Just kinda wanted to share this yeah…

    • Sonic 2099 The Hedgehog


    • bizzy gie

      Too bad he got it wrong.

      • Sonic 2099 The Hedgehog


        • Vextrum


          • Sonic 2099 The Hedgehog

            smoke dude i’m 15 and i don’t like smoking and its making me sick

          • Forbsz

            pussy boyyyyy

          • Sonic 2099 The Hedgehog

            what you mean by that

      • Magnus Eriksson

        Nintendo SHOULD do these kind of cross-overs. It would be really fun. Super Mario Bros goes Metroid hunting. Samus Aran in mushroom kingdom. Legend of Donkey Kong. Maybe a mini game collection of some sort?

    • Gibosdog

      Really??? He doesn’t even look that old to get it wrong. Love the drawing.

      • Sonic 2099 The Hedgehog

        he’s a idiot

        • Gibosdog

          “Question to the contender” “what game for NES was included on release date….Super ________ bros.?

          Answered: “galaga”


        • andrewjcole

          Woah, there! We’re not all gamers. There’s no way that was called for.

  • Sdudyoy

    Ashley only one more article till your 1000th article.

  • Josiah Parsons

    The bobsledding game looks kinda epic.

  • IcyCatt

    Finnnallllyyy! We needed a TV spot!

  • Truthteller

    Man I hate “Hollywood hispanics.” They know damned well they don’t look like that in person, let alone all of them looking alike in one family! They always go with the middle of the road, light mulatto type but the never show the clearly black ones or the darker native ones, who make up the vast majority. It is always the Hollywood versions.

    • Huxley Tanner

      Wow!! dada da dada dint! downvoted!

  • discuss

    Don’t like it.

  • Mike A

    Any type of Olympic Games don’t appeal to me so I pass on this. however, might buy the new Sonic Lost World. I would love to read a review of Lost World on here because a lot of Sonic games are only so-so. ..Don’t want waste my money.

  • Huxley Tanner

    Its a Mii Mario!!!

  • mch

    Way better than expected! Olympia hype here we come

  • CCM

    Wow a Wii U TV commercial! I think I just saw a pig fly by my window!