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Store sells Wii U bundle with Wii games

"Even some store owners are confused about the Wii U and Wii consoles." - Wii U Daily (Wii U)

Gimmemorebubblez  +   1015d ago
WiiU sounds like an add-on to the Wii.
Should have been the Wii 2.
MasterChief3624  +   1014d ago
Moar liek the Wii Ewwww, m i rite.

Har har, so funny, I am.
RyuCloudStrife  +   1014d ago
yes bubbles *FUNNY*
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brettyd  +   1014d ago
disagrees need to lighten up, its just gaming folks..
ElectricKaibutsu  +   1014d ago

I bubbled you up ironically. I suggest everyone does the same.
GenericNameHere  +   1014d ago
I agree. Plus, the Wii U sounds like a kid toy. If Nintendo wanted to get the hardcore back, why would they name their console Wii U?? Lets look at it this way.

Friend 1: Hey, Alfredo *or insert another friend name here*, you saw the Wii U?
Alfredo: Wii U? What's that? Is that a new game?
Friend 1: No, it's the new Nintendo console...

Now, lets look at the other side
Friend 1: Yo, Brad *i imagine Xbox fanboys as frat boys, so I chose a generic bro name*, you saw the 720?
Brad: Heck yeah, man! I'm gonna get the new Halo and Gears of War, and we can play all night and get wasted, brah!
Friend 1: Groovy, man!

Ok, I was a bit biased, but still. In this day and age, people are heavily influenced by the trendiest and newest things and what's "cool". If the Wii U doesn't attract that demographic, then they're losing money........

Not that it really matters if the Wii U isn't as successful as the Wii. The 3DS, Pokémon, Mario, Animal Crossing, and now Monster Hunter are printing billions of money. They can just make the money there easily.
Elwenil  +   1014d ago
The problem is how they used the term "Wii" with the last console. It was overused to a certain extent. Wii Fit, Wii Play, Wii Sports, Wii Party, Wii Wheel, etc, etc. And those are just the few I pulled off the first two pages of Amazon when searching "Wii". I think it's only natural that uninformed members of the public would think that it's just another Wii add-on.

Let's face the facts, the industry is very used to the idea of one item being original and the second one being "2" and the third "3" and so on. Playstations so far have been numbered, many games for all platforms have numbered sequels, hell even cell phones are numbered. For some things keeping the same or similar name works, like many automobiles but in the case of the WiiU I think it was a mistake.

Not everyone is on N4G or other gaming news sites to learn the scoop on new hardware. The average person watching the local news and only seeing new products when they are in the store and have no one but ignorant sales people to rely on may never understand that the WiiU is the next Wii.
Realplaya  +   1014d ago
WTF why did you miss how people do playstation?
Skate-AK  +   1014d ago
Haha yeah like a kid can choose his "bro" like name.
SuperShyGuy  +   1014d ago
Freind 1 is a retro kinda guy if he is using "Groovy" unless he like Earthworm Jim a lot
darthv72  +   1014d ago
not unlike they overused the terms "super" and "64" on their respected SNES and N64 games. But after a while, they did scale back the use of the terms.

The use of "Wii" wasnt nearly as prevalent as it was for Super Metroid or Super RType (as examples) or even Wave Race 64 or Pilot Wings 64.

We didnt have wii mario or wii metroid. those were titled appropriately but the ones you list probably just fit better being called wii (insert name here).

Now we will get some "U" games like zombie-u and mario-u and maybe even a metroid-u (I hope not).
edgeofsins  +   1014d ago
The hardcore gamers don't need to be advertised. They would support it despite its name as long as it has good games and potential.
jay2  +   1015d ago
Jadedz  +   1015d ago
Though it does feature BC, so at least it works.
LOL_WUT  +   1015d ago
Yea but did you check out the games being bundled with it? Totally not worth it IMO ;)
PopRocks359  +   1015d ago
How are Sam & Max and Skyward Sword not worth it? Sam & Max games are hilarious and Skyward Sword was an awesome Zelda game.
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WitWolfy  +   1014d ago
Even though the Wii U is BC you still need to buy the nun chuck, and wireless Wii remote separately if you never owned an original Wii!!!

So for first time Wii U owners like myself this is kinda a slap in the face! Seeing in my country both those controls cost like $120...

Fair enough we get a free Wii game, but whats the use if you dont have the original Wii remote to play it... FAIL!!!
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stragomccloud  +   1014d ago
Wow... Nintendo really messed up with the marketing. Really should have called it Wii 2..... or... Super Nintendo HD! All jokes aside though, an altogether different name would have done the company a lot of good.
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GribbleGrunger  +   1014d ago
I don't see why the shop is confused. The Wiiu is compatible with Wii and the Wii is no longer selling well. This is just the perfect way of moving Wii games stock and helping Wiiu sales in the bargain. There's nothing odd here at all.

however: WitWolfy said:

'Even though the Wii U is BC you still need to buy the nun chuck, and wireless Wii remote separately if you never owned an original Wii!!!'

Which is a very good point.
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ElectricKaibutsu  +   1014d ago
Fortunately they're included according to the label on the bundle ^_^

"Wii nunchuck and remote combo kit"
majiebeast  +   1014d ago
Its funny how nintendo was betting on the wii brand name and instead its biting them in the ass. Shouldve just gone with Nintendo revolution.
MegaLagann  +   1014d ago
Wii U's new slogan should be "For the love of god it's not a Wii".
ElectricKaibutsu  +   1014d ago
I like it! It's catchy!
PS4isKing_82  +   1014d ago
I gotta agree. Simply adding a letter to a successor product from its predecessor was a big mistake.
Kinda like sega's old add ons for the genesis, 32x and sega cd, except those WERE add ons.

The only reason why Nintendo left the wii name in there is cause they thought it would help sell as well since the original wii was so popular but it backfired on them.

The wii's audience is not buying the wiiU.
nevin1  +   1014d ago
That why I think Vita should of been PSP2 and PS4 should indeed be PS4.
strigoi814  +   1014d ago
Lol wii..01
Relientk77  +   1014d ago
You would think that they should bundle Wii U games with the Wii U
ElectricKaibutsu  +   1014d ago
Wii U gam... what? I've never heard of those.

(I kid! I kid!)
Relientk77  +   1014d ago
Uh, its like a disc thing which you put into the Wii U system. It makes a plumber pop up on the TV and you jump on mushrooms, collect coins, and stop a turtle from kidnapping a princess.
MasterCornholio  +   1014d ago
They should have called it a Wii 2.


They should have bundled all Wii Us with Nintendo Land.
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Relientk77  +   1014d ago
I'm suprised Nintendo Land wasnt bundled with the Wii U
GreenRanger  +   1014d ago
Nintendo need to really sort out their marketing of the Wii U, because if they don't....

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Kevlar009  +   1014d ago
Reading is hard. Would it kill ya to have a single clue on what you are doing?

I'm also 90% sure the creator of this title is looking for hits by saying the store didn't know the difference between the two, when the store could've decided it was a better idea to put in two Wii games instead of WiiU ones, just to get rid of their Wii games. There appears to be an unbased conclusion made by Reardan and/or John Kinsley(whoever said the store screwed up)
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WitWolfy  +   1014d ago
I seriously doubt people are getting confused when they see the WiiU mistaking it for a Wii.. I think most consumers are aware of its hardware specs, and know its a rip off buying something thats twice as expensive as a PS3, or Xbox with an almost non existant library.. Thats why it isnt selling...

Or that most retailers rather recommend buying a PS3 or 360 when people ask about the new WiiU.
Xer0_SiN  +   1014d ago
i would be bundling and giving out package deals too just to get rid of dead stock. clear up inventory and shelf space for things that are actually going to sell.
BX81  +   1014d ago
Was at toy's-r-us this morning and was looking at the wii U. Thought about getting one but there was nothing that stood out to me. Gonna wait it out, especially if they announce the ps4 on wed.

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