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Nintendo ads try to explain Wii U

Nintendo has released a sex of six adverts for the Wii U, in which it tries to explain what it is the machine actually does, with a little help from Nintendoland.

Each video shows a clip from the game, giving those watching an idea as to the unique features of the Wii U.

The fact Nintendo is still trying to explain its machine to people eight days before launch is a little worrying, but as long as it sells, we doubt Nintendo will care about such things.

Edited On 21 Nov, 2012

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Stephen 4 years ago
"sex of six adverts" ?? Something on your mind?.
troublemaker's avatar
Maybe it's a misquote. Maybe it was supposed to be "Six sex adverts" gotta market the WiiU to the grown ups after all!
troublemaker 4 years ago
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PrometheusFan 4 years ago
I take it the ads don't explain why the console has a truly ****ed up approach to online transaction management (Tied to console, not online profile. So if your console breaks, you lose your profile, your saves and EVERYTHING you buy digitally from the online store!) and why the Wii U versions of games are so inferior to PS360 versions then?
hazzatori's avatar
Has this been confirmed by nintendo yet?, i highly doubt this will bethe case, esp as you can buy full title releases from day one.
hazzatori 4 years ago
PrometheusFan's avatar
Nintendo are refusing to discuss such specifics and customer service are telling people they can't help, but it's been 100% confirmed by US Wii U owners that this is the case right now. It COULD change at some point, but that's how the situation currently sits.
PrometheusFan 4 years ago
Barada's avatar
From early reviews, most games are getting very good feedback; gamers still think this is an inferior machine released, though. Graphically, they stand side-by-side to PS3; some releases may have an odd mode or two missing but the games WILL play/look the same. The PS3 and Xbox have had the 'HD market' to themselves for a good few years, suddenly Nintendo enter with their own console and gamers get paranoid.
Barada 4 years ago
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IAIN 4 years ago
There just doesn't seem to be as much hype this time round. When it was 8 days till the wii was released i remember me and my friends desperately looking around shops and websites to try and get one pre ordered, seems a lot easier this time. Although that may be just because of better stock numbers
COP3Y DUNT's avatar
When I did some work at my nearest GAME, they told me that generally nintendo only produce a certain amount every day to keep demand high. The amount of people who came in for those wii fit boards and were told sorry we're sold out was staggering. In one delivery came 10 boards and within 45 minutes they'd gone.
COP3Y DUNT 4 years ago
adwan's avatar
I just think everyone has been massively disappointed by the new Nintendo console. The first Wii did something groundbreaking and new with motion controls so no-one really cared about the graphics. This time though, people are concerned that it will be fighting a losing battle against the next Xbox & Playstation. Yeah it has the tablet controller but so does the Xbox with Smartglass and Playstation with the Vita.

The Wii U is basically a Wii 1.5, and not a proper new console to tempt people away from the Playstation or Xbox. Everyone is waiting for those two next consoles, at which point the Wii U will probably lose a lot of third party support, unless they get poor, lower quality ports.
adwan 4 years ago
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rick75fowler 4 years ago
sadly i think the lack of promotions and tv ads dont help there sales and to sell it at i high price when you can get better consoles like ps3 and xbox for less,but saying that i still like it but sadly cant afford it this year :(
rjc's avatar
Yeah, it's interesting to of not seen much in the way of advertising on TV. If I'm not mistaken I'm sure the Wii had a ton of advertising.

Maybe we'll see more after release. Surely not going down the Sony route of barely advertising. That's done them no good.
rjc 4 years ago

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