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.
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.
Agreed, but a good portion of the blame must be laid at the door of Nintendo's absolutely terrible marketing team.
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.
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?
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.
Not entirely sure how its any different than ps2/ps3/ps4, and ive never heard anyone say those were stupid names
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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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.
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'?
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.
They're still selling though, would be foolish to turn the extra income away.
They should of just called it Nintendo HD (NHD..lol) since people are that slow.
You would be surprised how many people I know that didn't realise the Wii U was an actual console. I know a few that thought it was just the controller with the screen and was an add on for the Wii.
I do think Nintendo should have called it something different, they needed to make sure that people knew it was something different. But obviously they also wanted to bring the crowd in that made the Wii so successful, and it didn't quite work the way they hoped it would. They can't do anything about it now though, as much as some people would like them to have some magical re-unveiling with a new name it wouldn't work and would just cost them more money for the privilege. The Wii U is the Wii U and they just need to work with what they've got. Hopefully with Mario Kart coming out they can advertise it heavily and carry on advertising it well. One thing that made the Wii so successful was strong advertising campaigns, they need to get back on track with that.
Shouldn't have called it the Wii U. Maybe Super Wii or Wii 2 or just drop the Wii title altogether.
This happens in general anyway. Can't tell you how many times I've seen wrong pictures or wording wrong on advertisements or in flyers. So many times I've seen an ad in a flyer for PlayStation with an Xbox picture.
This game is being heavily advertised and there's no excuse for that store to mess it up like that, it's just lazy... not Nintendo's fault this time since they've pretty much put the game on every opportunity to advertise it.
Still, having the Wii in the name really caused confusion hopefully their next console learns from this and many other mistakes ;)
"Well Said" Bubble Vote.
Screw them, not Nintendo's fault.
Dumb people dont deserve a wii u...I want to race intelligent people on mario kart 8.
The writer could just be abbreviating the name. Like how people shorten 3ds to just "ds" or how people call the xbox one just " xbox" I think this is most likely the case. EDIT: Oops, someone already mentioned this lol :P
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