During the segment, host Jimmy Fallon says, “The company was actually doing pretty well but then they hit a banana peel and lost all their coins,” presumably referencing the Mario Kart series.
He then rolls a clip of the original Super Mario Bros., altered so that the iconic castle at the end of the level becomes a Cash 4 Gold store.
“Even sadder is he’s going to spend all that money on mushrooms,” Fallon quips.
Of course, Fallon’s remarks are meant only to be funny. Fallon himself is a big fan of video games, and his show hypes games once a year through its annual Video Game Week. His past guests have even included Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime.
Things could get awkward if Fils-Aime comes back next summer.
Though Fallon made light of the situation, Nintendo is probably not laughing. The company announced this week that the Wii U has failed to perform to expectation and revealed that a third straight annual loss is on the horizon.
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