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Another Publication Thinks Mario Kart 8 is for the Wii

Recently, we brought you news of Toys R' Us confusing the Wii and Wii U in its most recent ad. However, it seems like Toys R' Us is not the only publication.

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Neonridr3652d ago

And all this time I thought you needed degrees or at least had to do some research to write articles in various publications... clearly not.

Old McGroin3652d ago (Edited 3652d ago )

Agreed, but a good portion of the blame must be laid at the door of Nintendo's absolutely terrible marketing team.

Rockefellow3652d ago

That's funny. One glance at 50% of the articles submitted on N4G should prove beyond a doubt that most of the authors behind them are completely inept.

chaos-lockheart3651d ago (Edited 3651d ago )

Nintendo better re-brand it's name this E3, like what Sony did to it's PS3 from Spider-Man font to it's original font. Nintendo should name their system "Nintendo 2, or "Super Nintendo 2". Or something recognizable. At least stick to something people will remember by. People not going to know who made what if you keep changing to a different name. When you tell people Playstation 4 or Playstation 1000, they will say "oh thats Sony". Not Mii U. Who made Mii U? Someguy: Huh... Toshiba?

ritsuka6663652d ago

It's a stupid decision to name it Wii U, but whats done is done. But we all knew this, so yeah ....beating a dead horse.

Tempest3173652d ago

Not entirely sure how its any different than ps2/ps3/ps4, and ive never heard anyone say those were stupid names

colonel1793652d ago

It's alright that you can't relate to that since you might be an intelligent person, but believe me, there are millions of people that lack common sense. It's like they say: Common sense is the least common of the senses.

I can attest to that after working 2 years in costumer service and 1 year at retail.

fatneal3652d ago (Edited 3651d ago )

do you realize that atleast half of the people buying consoles are parents? parents dont keep up with kids toys. the people that frequent sites like n4g ign gamespot and the e3 crowd are NOT the ones the gaming industry is built on. its easy for an out of touch parent to numerically understand a product than it would be with a mere added letter to an already branded name...the numbers represent progression...it really is that simple...nintendo would have been better off naming it gamecube2 or nes2 or even wii2 instead of wiiU

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colonel1793652d ago (Edited 3652d ago )

EDIT: @ Tempest: It IS different, because there's a consecutive number, meaning that it comes AFTER the other.

With Wii U, it's just a letter, and after having so many peripherals (Wii Wheel, Wii Balance board) and games (Wii Fit, Wii Sport, Wii Music) with the name Wii (X).. people can and DOES get confused.

Nintendo may be regretting on the name AND revealing only the controller. That was a huge mistake. However, nobody can blame them, because they wanted to continue the huge success of the Wii and they probably thought that by keeping the name, people will want it.

Tempest3173652d ago

Fair point to a certain extent, but I still don't understand how it can be confused with the Wii...all the accessories/games etc with "Wii" in the name all say exactly what they are, in the name, as dark-kyon proved below. Wii U is the only one that you can't tell what it does by the name. Wii U doesn't do that. Maybe I'm just having a hard time relating to that mentality, as I can't possibly imagine mixing those two up lol

dark-kyon3652d ago (Edited 3652d ago )

yeah is not stupid name you new console like that when you sell accessories for wii like these.

Wii Wheel
Wii Remote
Wii Sports
Wii Fit
Wii Play
Wii Sports Resort
Wii Balance Board
Wii Remote
Wii Fit +
Wii Play Motion
Wii U

sure the casual and soccer moms not gonna think what the wii u is a tablet controller for the wii.

BoneBone3651d ago

iPod
iPod Classic
iPod Mini
iPod Nano
iPod Shuffle
iPod Touch
iPhone
iPad
iPad Air
iPad Mini
iBeacon
iBook
iCould Go On.

BoneBone3652d ago

It's the Metro and they know what the Wii U is and have reviewed many Wii U games.

They've just used the Wii brand name in reference - just like how people say Xbox or Playstation.

It's a no-story.

Eonjay3652d ago

Agreed... when did we get so sensitive to every little thing. To the point where we attack other people and call them stupid for not using a console's 'proper name'?

MNGamer-N3652d ago

Nintendo needs to hurry up and discontinue selling the wii and Wii games so ill informed consumers don't have the choice to get confused at the store.

DoctorJones3652d ago

They're still selling though, would be foolish to turn the extra income away.

Moonman3652d ago (Edited 3652d ago )

They should of just called it Nintendo HD (NHD..lol) since people are that slow.

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