Nintendo Partners With John Cena for Nintendo Switch Promo

Do you love Nintendo, and John Cena? Are you excited for the Nintendo Switch? Do you also have an affinity for secret meetings in the California desert?

Well, Nintendo is planning a nationwide Nintendo Switch promotion, and the first location will have the WWE superstar literally showing off the console.

To help boost the console and its public viewing, the company has partnered with John Cena to show off the console at an invite-only showcasing, somewhere in the California desert. Cena will play 1-2 Switch on the Switch with invited fans and YouTubers.

Here’s the full list of events and times:

  • The Desert – Invite only
    Feb. 23, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. PT
    Blue Cloud Movie Ranch
    20019 Blue Cloud Rd.
    Santa Clarita, CA 91390
  • Aspen – Open to the public
    Feb. 27, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. MT
    Snowmass Village
    45 Village Square
    Snowmass Village, CO 81615
  • New York – Open to the public
    March 3, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. ET
    Flatiron Plaza
    Broadway between 23rd and 24th St.
    New York, NY 10010

The Nintendo Switch is set to launch on March 3rd.


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  1. Chensaw
    February 21, 2017 at 9:33 am

    Why not

  2. Etherblaze
    February 21, 2017 at 9:34 am

    This is wrong. I can still see him.

  3. BaronKrause
    February 21, 2017 at 9:49 am

    Unless its some weird promo that just sees how many Switch units he can snap in half in a minute for some inexplicable reason then I don’t see the point in this.

  4. garf02
    February 21, 2017 at 10:02 am

    normies and kids eat anything that involves Jhon Cena

  5. stobgopper
    February 21, 2017 at 12:16 pm

    The point is memes. They could probably get similar mileage from anyone with a knowyourmeme page.

    I don’t get memes.

  6. Cy
    February 21, 2017 at 12:24 pm

    And Nintendo.

  7. Kiryu
    February 21, 2017 at 1:23 pm

    A meme console manufacturer partners with the living meme,fits.

  8. Guest
    February 21, 2017 at 3:03 pm

    I don’t blame them. My nephew runs around saying ‘John Cena’ and he doesn’t even know what wrestling is. The tablet generation is all memes and no attention span.

  9. RichardGristle
    February 21, 2017 at 4:24 pm

    I think James Ellsworth fits the Switch vibe a little better.

  10. Fenrir007
    February 21, 2017 at 6:09 pm

    This is a prelude to memetastic localizations. Nintendo is knee deep in the memes, now.

  11. catazxy
    February 21, 2017 at 6:15 pm

    They are really desperate.

  12. catazxy
    February 21, 2017 at 6:18 pm

    That’s weird, I’ve expected Snoop Dog to jump on this.

  13. GlacialSolace
    February 21, 2017 at 6:21 pm

    Hopefully not, but we know what Treehouse is like.

  14. Eighto
    February 21, 2017 at 6:53 pm

    I briefly wondered, just for a second, if we skipped March somehow and went straight to April 1st today.

  15. Kiryu
    February 22, 2017 at 12:40 am

    I can now imagine John Cena appearing on the Threehouse,that would be a big meme in itself.

  16. scemar
    February 22, 2017 at 5:05 pm


  17. Loli de 42 Anos só na folga
    Loli de 42 Anos só na folga
    February 22, 2017 at 8:58 pm

    if he showed up at Threehouse and Suplexed everybody there, I would be very happy.

  18. Loli de 42 Anos só na folga
    Loli de 42 Anos só na folga
    February 22, 2017 at 8:59 pm

    I went to EB Games today and they had preorders for the Switch.
    Appearently John Cena was there but I couldn’t see him.

  19. chaoguy
    February 26, 2017 at 7:09 pm

    I can’t see…
    A reason to get a Switch at launch with that line up.
    Gimme 4-5 games and a price drop.