GameStop is set to revolutionize the gaming controller market with the launch of CANDY CON, a ground-breaking range of customizable controllers in vibrant colors and patterns.

CANDY CON adds to the fun of gaming by allowing players to mix and match the parts of their gaming controllers and customize them in irresistible shades. The controllers have switchable accessories that bring the fun of a pick ’n mix candy store to the gaming controller. Gamers pick up a base unit and choose the color and style of the face plates, thumb sticks and directional pads, and simply click them together.

Global branding agency, BRANDED, in partnership with its creative team WMH&I, devised the name, brand identity and packaging for CANDY CON. The agency also created the launch campaign across print, social media, digital and in-store with the tagline “CREATE. PLAY. REPEAT.”

GameStop, the world’s largest gaming retailer, briefed BRANDED to build a new gaming accessories brand to make gaming even more fun. The agency developed the branding by taking inspiration from the pick ’n’ mix offer of a candy store, where you can mix and match your sweets choices. The branding seeks to replicate the colors and fun of the pick ‘n’ mix fixture.

Most gamers use expensive first-party game controllers provided by their consoles as their primary controller, as it is optimized for their system. But cost-conscious gamers are looking for additional high-quality controllers to use with friends and family.

CANDY CON offers a customizable, affordable, and easy-to-use option that allows gamers to reflect their personal style. The ground-breaking CANDY CON controller will initially be available for Nintendo Switch and PC gaming.

The launch of CANDY CON highlights GameStop’s forward-thinking approach to spotting a genuine gap in the market and offering a new, distinctive brand to strengthen their position as the world’s largest gaming retailer, while pioneering innovation.

But value isn’t only found in the product or service. 25% of product purchasing decisions are driven by cultural relevance (MAGNA IPG Media Lab), and cultural storytelling builds real connections with consumers. CANDY CON demonstrates GameStop’s commitment to enhancing the gaming experience and to offering gamers an affordable way to express themselves with a controller styled to their cultural tastes.

This professional campaign titled 'CANDY CON' was published in United States in April, 2024. It was created for the brand: GameStop, by ad agency: BRANDED. This Integrated medium campaign is related to the Gaming industry and contains 10 media assets. It was submitted about 2 months ago.


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