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Nintendo’s Christmas commercial for Nintendo 3DS brings the snark

Nintendo's new Christmas commercial for the Nintendo 3DS trots out popular games and tons of systems.

If Nintendo has one thing it can be proud of and puff its chest out it’s the Nintendo 3DS. The latest commercial for the handheld sees various groups of kids together explaining why they play the Nintendo 3DS. The ending is a bit cheeky with a kid holding a limited edition Legend of Zelda 3DS XL and saying, “We play because it’s Nintendo. Why do you play?”

The commercial provides a good look at some of the biggest Nintendo 3DS titles of this year, including Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon, Pokemon X & Y, and strangely enough, Mario Kart 7. While A Link Between Worlds didn’t make an appearance with on screen time, the golden Nintendo 3DS XL did. Overall it’s a great commercial for Nintendo to promote the Nintendo 3DS brand. Hopefully they have something similar in mind for the Wii U.

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  • jjbredesen

    Now that is what i call a commercial! As always the 3DS will continue to sell loads and dominate the market :D

    Lets hope the Wii U starts to do so aswell, the Wii U needs a commercial like this.

    • Juilen Cardenas

      True dat.

    • Matteo Ferrazzi

      the wii u can’t have a commercial like this, it needs to be successful first.
      catch 22

  • Fred

    I’m surprised they didn’t show Zelda or Mario Party on there it’s odd to me. 2 BIG NAME games.

    • That guy who hates Spike

      They’re both getting their own 30 second commercials. It seems silly when there are multiple games that need to be spolighted on the 3DS.

  • CEObrainz

    “We play because it’s Nintendo”

    However cheesy that may be it’s still holds true today, it’s the franchises they have created and sustained to an extent that still attract gamers.

    • jjbredesen

      So true!

    • Mario

      That commercial beautiful!!

    • RoboticLink

      Yeah, I noticed that part, it was the best line of the entire commercial!

      The only thing about this is that they hired tween actors to play the fans, obviously I don’t mind young children playing Nintendo games but it makes you feel that the console is directed to the younger audience, which sort of discourages older people too play their games.

      “Because it’s Nintendo” Someone make that a famous quote ASAP!!!

      • Mario

        Yeah… That’s kinda the opposite for me.

      • MujuraNoKamen

        I agree about it looking like its focused on kids. I understand that its because parents of younger kids will be doing most of the buying over the holiday period so it makes sense but would it hurt to show a teenager or young adult on Zelda or Bravely default? If anything that would help sales, it would still be kid-focused but proves to other gamers that 3DS has appeal outside of that market and is definatley worth the buy.

  • Jack5221

    My prediction for this holiday season sales chart…

    1. Nintendo 3DS / 2DS (Basically the same thing, so lets put them together)
    2. Playstation 4
    3. Wii U
    4. Xbox One

    And well… Not really sure if Xbox 360 & PS3 are relevant anymore. Hype for PS4 is pretty crazy right now, but since 3DS is much cheaper and has a TON of great games it’ll fly off the shelf. PS4 hype is still out there, and people wanting to be the 1st to few to own it will dive right into it. Its a shame that DK tropical freeze got delayed for Wii U, but Mario 3D World is coming this friday. (YAY!) That game is without a doubt a system seller. Throw in price cut, and all the great bundles, it will sell. Then comes Xbox One. 500$ is a lot of money for most people so I feel like that alone will give it slow sales. Then theres all the bad reputation still floating around, like Kinect spying on you, etc. Thats just my prediction. PS3 and Xbox 360 will probably still sell because of GTA V, but their numbers won’t be nearly as high as the big 4 I mentioned.

    • Matteo Ferrazzi

      ps3 and xbox 360 combined will outsell the xbox one though, pushed by gta v

      • Shane ♓

        True, I just got a red PS3. Couldn’t care less about the PS4 until a price drop happens.

        • C4

          Good choice :)

    • Ducked

      I agree, if I were to put down a full list it be

      1: Nintendo 3DS
      2: PlayStation 4
      3: Wii U
      4: Xbox 360
      5: Xbox One
      6: PlayStation 3
      7: PS Vita
      8: Wii

  • pacheco90

    This same commercial should had been about the wii u! C´mon Nintendo, Wii U needs commercials like this.

  • Madmagican

    Why can’t we get something this great for the Wii U?!

  • Dáibhí wotshissurname

    AAh ending enduces console wars BS

  • PS4/WiiU

    I wish there weren’t so many kids in the commercial.

    • Jon

      except it is a Christmas commercial. Pretty much most Christmas commercials are targeted at Kids and Parents because face it, it will be parents who does the majority of buying this holiday.

      • PS4/WiiU

        True, I didn’t think of that. Thanks