Nintendo Korea Hires Pop Group JYJ For 3DS Launch Promos

By Spencer . May 3, 2012 . 12:05am

imageNintendo has a history of working with celebrities from Beyonce for Rhythm Heaven to Seth Green for Dragon Quest IX.


Nintendo of Korea is using the same promotional playbook. They teamed up with Girls Generation to sell the Nintendo DSi and got JYJ to sell the Nintendo 3DS. TV commercials in Korea show JYJ playing Mario Kart 7 with a fourth player dressed as Mario.

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  • I love JYJ!! They’re one of my favorite Korean groups. >w< I also loved the SNSD ads a couple years back, very cool. I do feel bad for Korea though- they always seem to get Nintendo support a few years later than the rest of the world (they got SSBB in 2010, and the 3DS is just now coming out despite being out in the rest of the world for about a year now).

    • Hey, they should feel proud because they have a dedicated Nintendo division over there, after all. If anything, at least this is a step in the right direction for market penetration by Nintendo in tech-savvy Korea.

  • Enma_Kozato

    Saw some on sale yesterday after my ortho appointment. What really caught my attention was they had the Cobalt Blue 3DS. Oddly, I can’t remember the two other colors I saw. I think they were Metallic Red and Coral Pink.

  • ………me an’ da boyz have no zoddin’ idea who dese humiez are.

  • Ace.Of Hearts♥

    OOHH EEMMM GEEEE!!! yays!!!! JYJ!!! no !! Xiah turn your head this way so I can stare at your hot face!!!! hmms does this mean that my JYJ plays DS games?? maybe we can play together???? i just need Big Bang or CNBLUE to join in  and it’ll be complete!

  • Jae_Soomyung

     나는 JYJ와 여아 소녀시대 사랑한다! 도박 제품을 광고하기 위하여 그들이 가수를 선택하는지 왜 나가 이해하지 않더라도! 그것이 당신을 그것을 좀더 사고기 싶기 때문에 어쩌면…? 나는 진짜로 모른다! ^^

  • Jae_Soomyung

     나는 JYJ와 여아의 소녀시대 사랑한다! 도박 제품을 광고하기 위하여 그들이 가수를 선택하는지 왜 나가 이해하지 않더라도! 그것이 당신 그것을 좀더 사고기 싶기 때문에 어쩌면…? 나는 진짜로 모른다! ^^

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