Parents in 1991 got mad about having to buy the SNES

These days, the march of new technology is inevitable. Early adopters of the 3DS know that a 3DS Lite is going to be launched one day. We buy Xbox 360s and PS3s knowing that, in a matter of years, hotter, more powerful ones will come. Apple releases an iPhone every two weeks. It wasn’t always like that, and we weren’t always so accepting. 

A Youtube user has uploaded a news report from 1991, where parents are outraged over the release of the Super Nintendo. They call it “exploitative” because they already have an NES and don’t need a new one being marketed to their kids. It’s pretty fascinating to watch and consider where we are now, with new console iterations becoming the norm. 

Even if that doesn’t interest you, it’s cute to watch the news reporter struggle to sound like he knows what’s talking about, as well as the amusingly revealing Super Mario World spoiler.

Jim Sterling