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Nintendo Kicks Off Ad Compaign, Users Unleash Complaints

The latest ad for the Nintendo Wii U isn't sitting well with some viewers. Hit the link to check out what people are so upset with.

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Cam_is_16bit1330d ago

At first I thought it was a commercial for Windows 8

richierich1330d ago

Ha ha ha its funny because its true:)

Anon19741330d ago (Edited 1330d ago )

I just can't help put feel there's a huge problem with this for families. As a father, I just can't see how one uber-controller with a room full of kids isn't going to end in endless fighting over who gets to use it. You can argue that kids need to learn to share all you want, that's not reality. The best kids in the world are still going to fight over who get's to use the wii-pad over and over again. I'd almost rather see the Wii-pad optional and just let all the kids either use wii-motes or pro controllers.

However, I have no idea if I'm the only one in that boat. For all I know, families will be lining up to get their hands one. I just know that I'd be hesitant to purchase one for my family where everyone would want to play with the uber-controller. It just makes me shake my head, and we know from Nintendo that a second wii-pad controller may be an option further down the line, but they've told developers not to plan on it so we can't hold out for that.

From a gamer standpoint, I love the promise of the Wii-U. My expectations went up when I say a regular controller. I just couldn't stand using the Wii-mote. The best game I played on the Wii was Mario Bros, and that had you turn the wii-mote sideways to use like a regular controller which is the only reason I could tolerate it. Even though you can't deny the Wii's success, it just felt like Nintendo was sane again the second I saw the option of a regular controller and not some relied on motion control for every game. And it certainly seems like Nintendo realizes they could probably use core gamers again, based on the software lineup we're seeing.

As for the ad, it didn't do anything for me. It just once again highlited what I perceive as a problem. A bunch of kids sitting around with Wii-motes and one kid with the super controller. What a nightmare.

rainslacker1329d ago

I thought the same thing myself. Even more so when they said they weren't releasing the controllers separately. It won't really be an issue for me though, although I'm having some people over on launch day.:)

Watching this commercial though I saw nothing that indicated to those outside the gamer's loop that this was a separate system from the Wii. In fact I'd say they were making it look like an add-on to the current Wii, with multi-player games using wii-motes and such.

Off topic, it does make me wonder why they'd unleash a big ad campaign if they really are so low on supply as they say.:)

aceitman1329d ago

i am going to buy this no matter what i have all systems, but the commercials do nothing much for the system. it looks like downgraded wii commercials to me, they need something to really make it stand out and i know they can do better than that.

rainslacker1329d ago

Thinking about it that was probably intentional. Making it seem like a cool add-on for the holiday season would get the average person who already owns a Wii more interested than an entirely new system. Especially if all those hyperbolic Wii's are collecting dust in people's closets.

As I said above, nothing in this commercial indicates to the layman that it's a new system, and even at work where we talk about games quite a bit people there still don't know anything about it.

ylwzx31330d ago

I thought it was a very confusing ad with way too much panning.

_LarZen_1330d ago

The ad is more then ok, it shows many of the features and shows that Nintendo is still aiming to bring the family together with fun games.

The hardcore gamers dont need a ad to inform them as they most likely know all there is to know allready.

That there is a little group of people complaining and that they get the focus is nothing new, and frankly it's getting really boring.

Venox20081330d ago

you can do anything and people will make complains..

videoxgamexfanboy1330d ago

That was typical Nintendo right there. I hope those complaining wasnt expecting to see Mario shove a sticky bomb up Master Chiefs ass or to see link Decapitate Nathan Drake.

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