Marketing mistakes are both unfortunate and hilarious. Remember that embarrassing spelling mistake on the 3DS release of Resident Evil Revelations? Yep - hilarious! Now, it's the turn of McDonald's in Singapore, who has recently advertised a collaboration with Pokémon to promote the upcoming release of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.
As reported by Nintendo Soup (thanks, Go Nintendo!), the promo material for the collaboration displays a pretty severe mistake that we imagine will make executives at McDonald's go red in the face. Rather than advertising the two separate Pokémon games - Scarlet and Violet - the company has mistakenly repeated the logo for Pokémon Violet, despite the fact that the red and purple backgrounds clearly differentiate the two games.
The advertisement itself is likely at least a few months old, as it still lists the games' release window as "late 2022". As we all know by now, Pokémon Scarlet and Violet has bagged a firm release date of November 18th, confirmed via a trailer released at the start of June. Still, the age of the advertisment doesn't really excuse the mistake with the logos, and we're not quite sure how this transpired at the time of writing.
It's an embarassing error from McDonald's, but ultimately a pretty harmless one in the grand scheme of things. We imagine the company is likely in the process of replacing the offending material as we speak, if it has not done so already.
What do you make of this grievous mistake from Mcdonald's? Share your thoughts in the comments below, but watch your spelling and grammar!