Store sells Wii U bundle with Wii games

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

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Gimmemorebubblez2010d ago

WiiU sounds like an add-on to the Wii.
Should have been the Wii 2.

MasterChief36242010d ago

Moar liek the Wii Ewwww, m i rite.

Har har, so funny, I am.

RyuCloudStrife2010d ago (Edited 2010d ago )

yes bubbles *FUNNY*

brettyd2010d ago

disagrees need to lighten up, its just gaming folks..

ElectricKaibutsu2010d ago


I bubbled you up ironically. I suggest everyone does the same.

GenericNameHere2010d 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.

Elwenil2010d 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.

Realplaya2009d ago

WTF why did you miss how people do playstation?

Skate-AK2009d ago

Haha yeah like a kid can choose his "bro" like name.

SuperShyGuy2009d ago

Freind 1 is a retro kinda guy if he is using "Groovy" unless he like Earthworm Jim a lot

darthv722009d 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).

edgeofsins2009d 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.

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Jadedz2010d ago

Though it does feature BC, so at least it works.

LOL_WUT2010d ago

Yea but did you check out the games being bundled with it? Totally not worth it IMO ;)

PopRocks3592010d 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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WitWolfy2010d ago (Edited 2010d 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!!!

stragomccloud2010d ago (Edited 2010d 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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