Video: How Pokémon Snap Replaced Its Blockbuster Collaboration On Wii & Wii U

Next slide please, professor.

With New Pokémon Snap on the horizon, we can be sure many of you are itching to share the various photos you take around the new Lental region, but things weren’t always so simple in the olden days.

The original Pokémon Snap had quite a marketing campaign when it launched in 1999; in collaboration with Blockbuster Video, Nintendo introduced ‘Pokémon Snap Stations’ in participating Blockbuster stores around the world, allowing players to print their favourite shots from the Nintendo 64 game. All you had to do was bring your cartridge to a Blockbuster store, purchase a Pokémon gift card, insert your cartridge into the Snap Station and finally all of your digital snaps could be printed into the real world. This would surely have made you the most popular kid at school.

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