Nintendo made several attempts to advertise GameCube to video game consumers with mixed results. An early ad in Japan seems cluttered and a bit manic:
Advertisements that ran in the UK and US took a bit more serious and surreal tone. While beautiful, this series of commercials may have been too weird to capture a wide audience:
Even game-specific ads made some bold attempts. Admiral Ackbar was called back to active duty and given a lame catch phrase for a series of Rogue Squadron ads:
And finally we see a near-cinematic masterpiece for Metroid Prime. If the Metroid movie is half as cool as this ad, we’re in for a treat:
So despite a few good commercials and ad campaigns, Nintendo’s promotions for the GameCube were mostly failures. How can Nintendo get it right when promoting Wii?