Nintendo UK Partners with One Direction to Promote Pokémon B&W

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    The British boy band team up with Nintendo to shoot adverts for the new duo of Pokémon games.
    Earlier this week Nintendo UK announced that they are partnering with One Direction, from The X Factor series, to promote Pokémon Black and Pokémon White.

    The boy band recently attended the launch for the duo of games in the UK last month and have filmed commercials for the games. The adverts will premiere on British TV this Monday, April 11.[/p]

    One Direction's Liam, who has already completed the new games, said that:
    Check out the video below of One Direction on tour discussing their experiences with the Pokémon series.
    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTNSAo3hkDo[/youtube]


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  2. Hadrian

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    Nintendo UK continues to partner with untalented soon to be forgotten nobodies.
     
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    I'm not buying Pokémon Black now.
     
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    I don't even know who they are but after looking at that ridiculous pair of shoes on the guy on the right in that picture, I already started hating them.

    Plus it says "boy band" so that doesn't help.
     
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    They've not even released anything, fact is they came 3rd on a talent contest and that is it.
     
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    Girls still giggle about them though, which I suppose gets the young female market interested in Pokémon [​IMG].
     
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    next is a partnership with justin bieber [​IMG]
     
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    Oh dear god no

    Nobody wants this
     
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    Why Nintendo? Why?
     
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    LOL, I agree.
    This chain of forgotten nobody continues. The chances of any of those "STARS" to be permanently in the industry is almost like 1/1000(or higher).
     
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    Tehehehehe, hahahahaha, HAHAHAHA!!!

    ...Who are those guys? o.o
     
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    Umm what? Who are these jerkheads? Why the fuck did ninty do this?
     
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    A band from UK X-Factor show. As Hadrian said, they were THIRD. They didnt even win the competition.
    But yeah, little girls/tennies still have their HEAVY moment about these losers [​IMG]
     
  14. Zorua

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    Ehh that's stupid. They could've used Linkin Park.....
     
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    LoL, the fact is little girlies love these losers. If LP promoted, that would all cool to me, but not the best idea for UK young audience.

    Anyway, I saw the advert on TV with the pokemon thing and I was like WTF.. who wants to see them -.-. I guess some people do.. lol
     
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    If it was my first time playing Pokémon and I had to buy the games with THAT advertising, I doubt I would.

    Seriously, Nintendo needs to stop having monkeys choose their advertising >.>
     
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    Well, they are probably good marketing material for a younger audience. And probably meets their budget the best(since they are only like 3rd). It's for promotion now, its not like they are using them for 10 years. By then they would have like 30 other X Factor acts to choose from.

    Most of the most talented acts probably aren't keen on working with a corporate anyways, and if they did their fans would all be like "oh my god is selling out!". Besides, those bands probably wouldn't fit in well with the commercials anyways.
     
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    The advert on TV annoyed the shit out of me, trying to make them look so busy and important o.o.

    but trust me, they are probably really good choice for UK audience. Now their fans will be like "awwwww they play pogeymanz.. lets go buy it [​IMG]"
     

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