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Submitted by OOG 930d ago | opinion piece

The Wii Who?

Greg Romeo from STFUandPlay writes, "Speaking with my younger cousins the other day, I asked them what they thought the Wii U is. One cousin answered with a confident, “Oh it’s a cheat system for the Wii” while the other hesitantly responded, “Umm isn’t it a new controller thing?” Now mind you, in no reality would these two be considered ‘gamers’ or even slightly in touch with gaming trends but answers like these beg the question- who is the Wii U attracting?" (Wii)

OOG  +   930d ago
This is sad and true... most "casual" and or non gamers I know that have a Wii ... didn't really know wtf a Wii U was. Hopefully they figure out a way to better market their product.
Trunkz Jr  +   930d ago
As much as I love Nintendo products, my heart sunk at E3 when they showed it and called it a "Wii U". Their better off taking the old Wii's name, Nintendo Revolution, which is still better then Wii U...
Old McGroin  +   930d ago
Yup, met a couple of buddies a few weeks back and told them I bought a Wii U for Christmas and both of them thought it was a new controller type thing for the Wii. Nintendo's entire marketing department should be fired. And then executed. Maybe.
OOG  +   930d ago
yeah they are slipping.. shouldnt have used the same name
dboyc310  +   930d ago
Or just add a numeral to the name like most companies do lol wii 2 could have been more appropriate than a U. What does the U even stand for? O.o
insomnium2  +   930d ago
Yeah the "U" irks me. I think they dropped the ball with a name like that. Wii 2 would've been atleast 36987276809 times better.
Qrphe  +   930d ago
The typical consumer does not know what the Wii U really is. Unfortunately, the typical consumer was also the one who bought the Wii.
Kingthrash360  +   930d ago
Lol....dam same here. I told my aunt about the wiiu she thought I was joking....she loves her wii but has no idea a new wii was released....I also told her tye wiiu price....she dosent approve.
Wow they going hard on wiiU this week. From ps3 doom to nintnedo doom. xbox is next..
Evil_Ryu  +   930d ago
most people probably think Wii u is a Wii just with a touch screen controller add on kinda like Wii fit was a add-on.
OOG  +   930d ago
thats basically how most people I know see it... lol
Fel08  +   930d ago
Nintendo shoulde've just completely forget the Wii and should have introduced a completely different console. The Wii was a huge success. They should have just left it at that and moved on.
stragomccloud  +   930d ago
True. They should have dropped the Wii name.

Remember how much problems Nintendo ran into with the 3DS? People thought it was just a 3D version of the regular DS.

Oh Nintendo.
OOG  +   930d ago
so true... identity crisis lol
Legendary-Status  +   930d ago
lol wii as in WE and u as in YOU..the name is lame but that's what i was told it ment..I thought it ment wii Universe..lol
Legendary-Status  +   930d ago
umm why would you confuse consumer's with your console name he** I didnt know what wii u actually means come on nintendo tighten up! just like wii sports etc. consumer's will probably think it's an add on for the wii.. should of never use that name ugh!
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strigoi814  +   930d ago
if you are here in canada and dont know any idea with the wii u..

try to go to best buy or gamestop and ask for the new wii..you will be either end up buying the wii mini because of the attractive $99 price.

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