Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Nintendo of Canada needs to step it up

Here's some significantly more sane journalism to go with last night's madness-fest. Also, that review's going on hold for a while. I decided some more play time is needed before I write it up. Sound fair?

I'm a fan of Nintendo, that's no secret. I like their games and consoles quite a bit. What I don't like, however, is how little attention they pay attention to us up here in Canada. Nintendo of Canada hardly does anything in the way of promotions or tours. We never get the promotional Pokémon downloads like Mew or Celebi or anything like that. We never got the chance to get the monkey neighbours in our copies of Animal Crossing: Wild World. And it doesn't end with lackluster promotional services, either.

Just take a look at Some of the "recent" headlines that float by announce the "new" developments that players can become Pokémon in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time/Darkness. Dated April 23rd, 2008. No, really. Next behind that is Nintendo announcing an "incomparable breadth of upcoming games for Wii", such as Metroid Prime 3 and Super Mario Galaxy. This press release is dated July 11th, 2007. Hey, I suppose news once a year isn't so bad when compared to how royally we get screwed in all the other categories.

Oh, and you just have to LOVE how much advertising they do. I don't think I've seen a single print ad since September 2007. When it comes to advertising on television it's no better, with no original Canadian commercials, and the American versions airing for maybe a week then never showing up again. I think I know why it's so great to work at Nintendo of Canada: You just sit around all day!

See all this up here, Nintendo of Canada? It's stuff that needs to change. We need to get promotional tours, we need to get more commercials, and we need to have a properly updated If this isn't possible, please, please tell me why. Nintendo of America has it, Nintendo of Japan has it, Nintendo of Europe has it. Why not us? Sure, we may be a smaller population compared to the above (Our people could fit in Japan over five times), but we still shouldn't be getting shafted like this. If it's smaller scale than what happens in the other regions, fine. Anything's better than what we have now, which is practically nothing.

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Anonymous said...

Hey, at least you're not Nintendo of Europe. Poor guys don't get a lot of releases... or they steal OUR releases and make us mad. >_> Stupid Europeans.

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