A recently published interview in Gamedots revealed Nintendo’s stance on marketing the upcoming Xenoblade Chronicles X title in Latin America.
The interview was with Dianne Segovia, manager of marketing for Nintendo for Latin America and translations were provided to Nintendo Everything from one of their readers. Within the interview, Gamedots pointed out that titles such as Splatoon and Super Mario Maker had received large marketing campaigns whilst Xenoblade Chronicles X hadn’t had so much. Segovia answered with:
“Splatoon was a new IP and we had to start from scratch in terms of introducing it to the public. Mario Maker was a title that served as a celebration of 30 years of Super Mario Bros, and that’s why we had to make a big deal; it was truly a grand celebration, not just any video game launch.
Xenoblade Chronicles X is an RPG, a game for RPG and Xenoblade fans. We didn’t do anything too big because the audience for the game already know it exists and is already attentive of its release.”
Dianne Segovia was also asked about who the target audience is for their commercials, to which she replied:
“It depends on the game. Right now, to promote the Wii U, we’re launching commercials directed towards parents who have young children who don’t know much about the console. They are the target audience right now, and thay’s why sometimes the commercials can seem a bit childish.
Games like Super Mario Maker had two commercials, one for kids and one for adults. This was done so that the adults could be appealed by the nostalgia, and the kids would be attracted to the use of GamePad and other novel elements.
In Splatoon’s case, we used a song for the commerical. The commercial’s design made it look like the game was only for kids.
For situations like these, to attract adults, we bring the game to public spaces so the general public can get to know the game and play it.”
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