- He planned to use the top screen of the Nintendo DS to display advertisements.
- Hideo Kojima almost included ads in a Nintendo DS game to reduce its price.
- Metal Gear Solid and Mario Kart 8 contain ads.
Hideo Kojima almost included ads in a Nintendo DS game in order to lower the price, but ultimately decided against it.
Kojima revealed his early intentions for Lunar Knights, a 2007 Nintendo DS JRPG, on Twitter. He planned to use the top screen of the Nintendo DS to display advertisements.
“We have tuned the top screen of the Boktai DS version [to] a “pseudo-sun”. What I wanted to do was put ‘corporate ads’ on the top screen and use the revenue from those ads to lower the price of the (almost free) packaged product,” Kojima tweeted.
“I gave up because there weren’t many supporters and there were a lot of hurdles to overcome, but it’s not an uncommon project now.”
Lunar Knights top panel displays its ParaSOL weather control technology in the final design. Players can see if the sun or moon is shining or hidden by clouds. These weather conditions determine the energy and skills of the characters.
In the end, we defined the upper screen of the Boktai DS version as a “pseudo-sun”. What I wanted to do was put “corporate ads” on the top screen and use the revenue from those ads to lower the price of the packaged product (almost free).
— HIDEO_KOJIMA (@HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN) June 29, 2022
Kojima games contain advertisements. Metal Gear Solid advertises. CalorieMate restores Naked Snake’s stamina in Metal Gear Solid 3. Apple and Sony are in Metal Gear Solid 4.
PSP spin-off Pepsi, Doritos and Axe, hired Walker. Kojima tweeted in 2010, “I will surprise users.” Surprises destroy teamwork. Hollywood merchandising (translated by Google).
Even Kojima advertises. Mario Kart 8 offered free Mercedes-Benz automobiles, Logitech player cards, and Verizon billboards.
Kojima’s Lunar Knights commercials were outstanding. He wanted Konami to include ads to lower prices. The Kindle Screensaver advertises a cheaper electronic price, supposedly. reader
Will MGS6 offer product placement? Every game.