Nokia Lumia ad shows up on Xbox 360 Dashboard

Xbox 360 Dashboard + Nokia Lumia

In what seems like an obvious venue for pushing one of your flagship partner's phones, Microsoft and Nokia have evidently begun displaying Lumia ads on the Xbox 360's Dashboard.

The adverts appear to be localized, meaning if you're in the States you'll be hard pressed to find them. But at least in Europe and perhaps elsewhere, there's a good chance you could catch it.

Advertising Windows Phone on Xbox 360 has always seems like the most logical way to ramp up sales of the slow, but growing mobile OS. The Xbox is one of the top selling consumer devices (with the Kinect holding a world record), so riding on its coattails just comes across as the best choice. And while we think this is a right step, it is really just the beginning of what we think Microsoft should do with Xbox and Windows Phone.

Our advice? In every promo image or advert you have, place a Windows Phone next to it.

Source: @alextaylornet; via TheNokiaBlog; Thanks, @XB_Mod, for the tip!

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.

  • Samsung did this with the Omnia 7.
    I still use the free Omnia 7 dashboard theme
  • We never ever did get the free Windows Phone 7 avatar prop in the UK. (Unforgivable)
  • yea in canada last christmas telus was advertising if you bought a wp7 you got a free xbox 360 *if i remember correctly what the deal was* and I still see the weekly best wp7 apps video updating ever week.
    Only problem I see is I would be against showing the wp7 with ever image of the 360 unless your gonna show the w8 tablets or pcs with that to showcase the universalness of it.