Nintendo Sparks International Fury over Wii U Flyer

Tynan Muddle at writes: "Nintendo have sparked global rage over a new flyer that explains the features and benefits of buying a Wii U console over their outgoing product, Wii.

What… what?

How ridiculous that many video game, technology and even news journals like Forbes are reporting on this stupid story. It will come as little surprise that the culprit behind this obvious smear campaign was none other than tabloid blog (tablog?) Kotaku, who took an opinion from a Tweet and decided to spin it into national hate mongering."

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caseh1854d ago

I'm totally furious over this flyer, FURIOUS....FEEL MY FURY!

LOL_WUT1854d ago

I think Nintendo is reaching a little too much with those flyers. A comparison to the Wii doesn't really speak volumes as opposed to it being compared to the Xbox or the PS3, which in my opinion would've been a much better fit. Overall I think this could've been avoided if it were named after its successor simply put, Wii 2. ;)

ChickeyCantor1853d ago (Edited 1853d ago )

It doesn't speak volumes?
Here people cry how non-gamers don't understand the difference.

Now that they put up a chart ( what all companies do about their products, especially with subscription types ) it's a bad thing? It's simply an overview of what the difference is and what it can offer to the consumer OVER their older product.

Seriously WTF is wrong with people? If Sony or MS did the same it would just be a nother day on n4g where both sides just talk about how it megahurtz to be insulted by one and the other over specs.

rainslacker1853d ago


While I agree that the outrage that people show over this is pretty dumb, I still have to admit this isn't a typical comparison flyer. It really does downplay the original Wii in favor of the Wii U.

Usually when you see comparisons such as these they have all the options and what they offer. Those big check marks/little dots are an obvious(not even well done) subliminal technique to get people to choose the Wii U over the Wii.

I think it does do the job of distinguishing the two, and really I think that is Nintendo's biggest problem right now. If this were their only marketing then I can see it being truly criticized, but they have been pro-active in other forms of media...although I don't find it terribly good overall.

Stroke6661853d ago

I feel like I'm the only one whoe has seen this comparison up on the nintedo website and on gamestop website since late december. now its an issue cause they printed it out as flyeers to hand out to those who don't quite understand. "nintendo doesn't advertise enough" they put info for the general public and there is still something wrong with that. there are almost 100 million wii's out there they really don't need to sell anymore so even if they were actually down playing the wii, so what. and most of the people using that excuse are the people who down play the wii themselves but if nintendo does it "oh no the sky is falling". now all of a sudden everyones a marketing expert.

MegaLagann1853d ago

*Cue scene in Metal Gear Solid 3 with The Fury*

Dj7FairyTail1853d ago

just went
FABULOUS LORD GHIRAHIM ON International Regions.

PopRocks3591854d ago

I really don't see what the big deal was. Nintendo basically put out a flyer showcasing differences and reasons to buy the new console over the old one. That's really all there was to it. As usual everything was blown completely out of proportion.

kneon1854d ago

The correct title should be

"Nintendo Sparks International Apathy over Wii U Flyer"

If it weren't for all these articles telling my I was supposed to be furious I would have never known.

PopRocks3591854d ago

Actually if you read the article, the writer is criticizing the people who made it into such a large and heated issue. The article itself is fine, the situation is not.

kneon1853d ago

Sorry I was unclear, it wasn't this article I was complaining about. It's all the others trying to make a big deal out of nothing.

Nevers0ft1853d ago (Edited 1853d ago )

You Sir, are a wise and knowledgeable sage :)

It's just Kotaku doing their usual tabloid crap (which will be easier for me to avoid now they've rolled out that ugly-ass redesign, ugh).

It's not even an advert, it's not a marketing campaign, it's just a flyer. Admittedly at PAX it's largely useless as most of the attendees will at least be informed enough to know that a Wii and Wii U are different... But it's not like they've just spent millions projecting the Nintendo logo onto the moon - some bloke from Nintendo printed a table with a list of derpy differences and gave them away at a show. It probably cost about $50 to organise.

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ijust2good1854d ago

Next flyers should be:-

"Why Nintendo is NOT a next gen system".

"Why PS4 is better".

and finally, in my view....
"Why Princess is always in another castle"


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kirbyu1854d ago (Edited 1854d ago )

How bout YOU give us some reasons for those first two things?

Nevers0ft1853d ago

Answers are as follows:

1. Because it's a manufacturer not a system, derp.
2. Because you say so, and your uninformed opinion is the only one we listen to.
3. Because she's trying to escape the deafening racket of fanoys on N4G?

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