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If you feel like you’ve been seeing more ads around featuring Nintendo, chances are you’re not alone: according to VentureBeat and iSpot TV, Nintendo spent an estimated $14 million on TV ads in March. 

This estimation would be over $3 million more than February, while that number blew all other gaming brands out of the water, as no other company spent more than $1 million. That money was spent on 20 different ads which aired over 3,000 times; an Animal Crossing: New Horizons trailer saw the largest spend on a single ad, too. 


Of course, it seems like Nintendo was onto something leading up to Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ release, as the game arrived at a time when the world needed it the most.


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A father, photographer, and husband, Caleb still finds time to create content about his favorite company Nintendo. You can still catch him riding a Tauros to hatch Shiny Pokémon eggs.