The Atari XE commercial I posted a few days ago didn’t make a dent in the NES’ popularity. But this Sega Genesis commercial did. The boast of “16-bit arcade graphics” was powerful enough to pull even me away from the NES. This commercial and this console really were the beginning of the end for my little gray box with the black stripe….that is, until I came to my senses years later and discovered that my love for the NES was greater than the Genesis, Turbo-grafx 16, and Super Nintendo. Now, this “16-bit arcade graphics boast” seems hollow. It’s the 8-bit graphics that ultimately stuck with me!
You’d find this boast in comic book and magazine ads as well.