It has long been speculated that Sonic might be in Nintendo’s upcoming fighter Super Smash Bros Brawl. Now, two of North America’s biggest game related retailers, Best Buy and GameStop, haven added even more fuel to the fire, by apparrently including Sonic in their own SSBB ads. Keep in mind that these ads where made by their respective retail companies, and are by NO MEANS a confirmation of Sonic being in the game. This stuff isn’t from Nintendo or SEGA. These ads are very simple cop y and paste affairs using pre-exisiting CGI promotional images from SEGA and Nintendo. Such practices are very common among retailers that make their own ads, and the Wii logo in the ad used below is very commonly used in makeshift (fake) box shots in GameStop ads.
The first one, seen above, was snapped at a New Jersey GameStop, and has been confirmed to be 100% real.
The second one (confirmed by Kotaku) taken out of a Best Buy coupon book from Ontario, Canada. If anyone could confirm or deny this, I will update accordingly.
This is an odd coincidence….two separate retailers from two separate countries using the Sonic in their SSBB ads? Far from a confirmation, but definetly interesting.
Credit goes to Go Nintendo for posting this news.