Sunday, July 30, 2006
Ad reveals launch date?
Yes, the launch date debate has received new cannon fodder. Let´s tear it apart. There´s an alleged ad making the rounds through various forums that Game On picked up on in his blog. Here´s the picture:
Interestingly enough, a lot of commentators are seeing the poster as confirmation of the October 2nd launch date. Maybe they are all still dizzy with Nintendo´s recent press release. I myself can only make out a date of October 21st 2006.
There are two questions to ask here. Firstly, is it real? And if it is, does the date relate to the system´s launch? It´s most likely that the ad already fails the first question. But even if it doesn´t, the date may relate only to a pre-launch event, not the launch date itself.
The image shown doesn´t show the ad up as fake, that´s for sure. It´s the most recent Wii hardware image, used in the first print ads that cropped up.
Source: Game On