Pretend all you like: You’ve almost certainly used your phone will sitting on a toilet. Let’s just be honest, folks.
And if we’re being completely honest, let’s take that logic a step further: You’ve probably spent some of that toilet-based phone time playing games. Maybe it was “Angry Birds” a few years back? Or “Flappy Bird”? Or perhaps “Super Mario Run”?
Starting in March, Nintendo’s new console will enable you to play a full-on “Mario Kart” game while sitting on the porcelain throne:
That’s “Mario Kart 8 Deluxe,” an updated version of the Wii U game. More importantly: Yes, that’s a real Nintendo Switch advertisement prominently featuring a man playing a game while defecating.
Here’s the actual ad:
The commercial comes from Nintendo’s European arm (hence the bidet), which is headquartered in Germany. And this isn’t some aside in a bigger commercial for the Switch, which launches on March 3 for $299 — this is the very first thing shown in a new commercial for the forthcoming console.
Talk about brutal honesty.
The gimmick with the Switch, if you hadn’t already guessed, is that it can be taken on-the-go (wherever that may be, including the bathroom). That doesn’t mean it’s a dedicated portable game console — it’s a home console that can be turned into a handheld.
Put more simply, the Nintendo Switch is a tablet game console that can be played on a television at home or as a portable game system.
And while much of Nintendo’s advertising for the console thus far has people using it, say, while sitting in aeroplanes, the latest ad from Nintendo’s German arm is a bit more realistic with how people will play the Switch in portable form: while sitting on the toilet.
What a time to be alive.
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