Friday, March 26, 2010

Red Steel 2 (Wii) Commercial

This advertisement has been playing nightly on your Spike TVs and your Adult Swims. Unfortunately, I doubt ads matter anymore. The third party ship has sailed for Wii. Three years of little in the way of quality, and the Wii user base has moved on. This is shown by sales of Boom Blox compared to its sequel, Shaun White to its sequel, and The Umbrella Chronicles compared to Darkside Chronicles. The real question here is who the hell but baseball coaches pats people on the butt nowadays? Argh, indeed, my pirate friend.

1 comment:

coffeewithgames said...

I think they're advertising the game to the wrong market.

I would say more people that watch Spike TV and Adult Swim probably know about than game, than the channels that the "casuals" watch.

Though the commercial is interesting, I just don't see it helping further sales of the game.

With Shaun White snowboarding,
why buy the "new" one, if you can get the older one for a cheaper price? Same with Boom Blox and Resident Evil.

I would say ads matter, but you have to target the "Wii's" audience.

How many Wii Fit, Wii Fit Plus, and EA Sports Active commercials were running on Spike TV and Adult Swim?