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Iwata admits some consumers are confused about the Wii U

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One of the many criticisms leveled at Nintendo in the past few months has been the continued use of the Wii name in the Wii U. Since the original NES, Nintendo has always gone to great lengths to differentiate names between its consoles, but the Wii and Wii U similarities have lead to confusion for most consumers. In a statement to investors, Iwata said:

“We have not been able to solidly communicate the product value of Wii U to our consumers yet, which has been a grand challenge for us.Some have the misunderstanding that Wii U is just Wii with a pad for games, and others even consider Wii U GamePad as a peripheral device connectable to Wii. We feel deeply responsible for not having tried hard enough to have consumers understand the product.”

This statement acknowledges that Nintendo realizes re-using the Wii brand name was a failure on their part, but there’s not much than can be done now aside from making sure people know that the Wii U is an entirely new console and not just a peripheral that can be attached to the Wii.

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  • Laud

    Yup, even though I like the sound of “Wii U” I have to admit it was a mistake calling it that.

    Super Wii woulda been cool but I guess it’s too late now.

    I’m glad they’re looking for solutions though.

    -Edit-
    I know this isn’t the place for this but is anyone here a MH3U expert? I have no idea what to do and I don’t know how skill points work or armor bonuses and I think I was supposed to rank up by now because I’m on 4 star quests but I’m still HR1?

    • Nintedward

      My personal choice would of been the ”Nintendo Gigatron Ultra”. That said , I also like the name WiiU.

      I think it’s funny that people choose to hate on the Wiiu. Let them I say , as they will be missing out on an amazing experience.

    • Adrian

      Wii 2.0
      Not a great name, but it would be fun saying “two point oh”. Haha.

    • Fred

      I think Wii 2 would have been best. Capitalize on the Wii brand (I know people who don’t even realize that the Wii is a nintendo product), but still distinguish it as a new console

    • Mr. Hobo

      Yeah, I just love hearing the miis randomly say “Wii U!” at the start menu.

    • Fred

      The real problem that makes people think it’s just an add on is that the Wii did have a tablet add-on and it had a U in it’s name. The uDraw Tablet http://www.walmart.com/ip/uDraw-Tablet-w-uDraw-Studio-Wii-Wii/14977869

      • D2ThaLo305

        That might explain a bit.

    • D2ThaLo305

      Maybe “PROJECT SNES 2.0″

    • Super Buu

      Ultra Nintendo Entertainment System (UNES). Tell me this doesn’t sound badass.

      • tronic307

        That was actually one of the names considered for the N64, with Ultra Famicom for Japan. That would have made the Gamecube the Hyper Famicom.
        Where do you go after hyper?

    • Nothing5555

      Yea Nintendo dropped the ball on the naming. While most of the “gamers” know what the Wii U is, the casuals whom Nintendo hoped would also purchase a Wii U still think it is an accessory.

  • http://www.facebook.com/christopher.acuna2 Christopher Acuna

    STOP with the disney cruise ship marketing then!!!!

  • Michael Ngo

    They should have called it the Super Wii. (NES-SNES)

    • DemonRoach

      SWII (SWEEE)

      • MetroidZero

        You got no thumbs down? o_o”

    • fireheartis1

      That’s a way better name than Wii U. At least they are owning up to their mistake very quickly. Unlike Sony with the PS3 and didn’t own up to it until the PS4 official announcement. PS3 is a cool system but going with the Cell was just dumb. Developers had a hard time figuring out how to port games to Cell. Now their going with PC type technology which will be way cheaper for them to make. Nintendo only took 5 months to admit they made a mistake by naming it the Wii U. Maybe in their commercials they should say something like this; Wii U is a powerful console. It can handle more than the Wii can. Wii U is a Super Wii. Just like the Super Nintendo Entertainment System was more powerful than the Nintendo Entertainment System. Wii U is like a Super Wii it’s way more powerful than Wii and can give a bitter and different gaming experience.

      • Ugslick

        That would be a horrible commercial.

    • http://twitter.com/SeroReviews SeroReviews

      Would be very cool

  • Cerus98

    If they’re so concerned about it then why not just change the name to Wii 2 while the console is still young? Firmware update can change the logo on the menus easily. Actual logos on hardware isn’t really important for those with consoles already because they know what it is and future games can simply be rebranded. It would probably be a lot less troublesome than having to go on an educating campaign.

    • http://about.me/overlordror Ashley King

      Attaching numbers to a console when a competitor does the same makes it seem inferior. It’s why when the Xbox 360 launched, it didn’t call itself the Xbox 2, as it was a direct competitor to the Playstation 3.

      • Fred

        What about NES 6? That’s basically what they did with Mario Kart 7

      • Fred

        Yes, but giving it a tablet controller and putting a U in the name makes people think it’s a controller because they’ve seen that.

        The Wii had a tablet controller called uDraw Tablet (also a U in the name) everyone wonders how people are confused that’s how they’re confused look at this thing

        http://www.walmart.com/ip/uDraw-Tablet-w-uDraw-Studio-Wii-Wii/14977869

      • Cerus98

        Oh I know. I think Super Wii would have been ideal. I just used Wii 2 as an example for my post. Either would be easy to change IMO. Unheard of obviously for a console to change names but like I said, if they’re that concerned with confusion then change it. Doesn’t matter to me whats its called though, its a Nintendo console so I’m buying regardless.

        But really people…4 down votes on 100% neutral post? Y’all kill me.

  • Jeffrey Debris

    I never understood the Super Nintendo Entertainment System either, I always thought it was an addon for my old Nintendo Entertainment System. :P

    All jokes aside, I really think the name Wii U was poorly chosen. It would’ve been much better to give the system an entirely new name. Perhaps the same could’ve been said about the 3DS. I know a lot of people in my social circle thought it was a DS but with added 3D. It wasn’t until I explained to them it was actually a new and more powerful system that they understood. Same could be said for Wii U…

  • Billy_Perry

    The console should have been called the NES (or SNES) 2.
    During the NES and SNES Nintendo where THE company to go to for games, 3rd party and first, they where the hardcore platform. Now, not only would these names sell to the nostalgia of us older gamers, but also define a new console a lot better by putting a number behind it, it would help in illustrating they are making a move into the hardcore audiences once again, and actually build a brand for them, something they have never had in the same way that Microsoft and Sony have.

  • The Mystical One

    Just rebrand it Wii 2 and get on with things.

  • JuleyJules

    One thing they need to do is get retailers to stop putting the Wii and Wii U together in stores. I was in Best Buy here in Canada the other day and when I looked over you can see the Wii signs with Wii U there. If they send out marketing material to stores it will help. Hopefully new HD games like Mario Kart, Mario 3D and Zelda WW will help as they’ll get the ads going everywhere for them. Honestly, I don’t get why this is so difficult to figure out but the idea below of a firmware update to change the name to Wii HD or Wii 2 would be a good one. After all Sony has PS2, PS3 and now PS4 and nobody gets those mixed up.

    • Fred

      One way to do that is quit selling the Wii

      • JuleyJules

        True or at least cut down the promotion of it and what’s with the Wii Mini? Did they have to go and release that the month after the Wii U? No wonder there’s confusion.

      • tronic307

        They should quit selling the Wii mini.

        • JuleyJules

          Agreed. Never understood the point of it.

    • http://www.facebook.com/christopher.acuna2 Christopher Acuna

      Besides the big U the logos are exactly the same lol. I even find myself having to do a double take when I am in gamestop or bestbuy or whatever other video game selling store.

      • JuleyJules

        I hope they figure out some way soon to get word out. Maybe when they’re releasing the big games they’ll step up and have better advertising AND better games to showcase on their website rather than Sing Party!

    • Lord Carlisle

      Wii HD would be MUCH worse!

      • JuleyJules

        Maybe so but they need to do something soon. Maybe with big games coming in the fall. Hard to tell with Nintendo these days. After all we’re still waiting on update and VC.

  • Rob Lucci

    They should call it “Nintendo U”, every console up until the Wii had “Nintendo” in front of the console’s name.

  • Link Slayer

    I have had so many people tell me when I say I have a Wii U and its powerfull and great that they dont like the Wii and its just for kids. I had my first experience with someone thinking the Gamepad was an add on. My girlfriends little sister came over and was like o cool you have the new controller for the Wii. Ive had to explain what the Wii U is so many times. I really wish they would have named it someone else. I just dont understand why people are so ignorant to the fact its not a Wii or a Wii Tablet controller. But Nintendo needs to take extream mesures to insure the cunsumer knows. I know because im not the casual consumer I’m a Nintendo fan that loves My Wii U and Nintendo products. This happend with the 3ds at first. People just thought it was a DS that was 3d. They had no idea it was a compleatly new system with more power.

  • iPedro1000

    While I think Nintendo can eventually get the message across, this is going to be a handicap going forward. It was a poor decision because core gamers associate the Wii brand with casual gaming but casual gamers are confused by the GamePad. So who are they trying to attract?

    Nintendo had an opportunity to rebrand themselves with this generation and regain its standing as a leading console developer in the eyes of core gamers but they missed it.

    Nintendo has two options:

    A – Push ahead with the WiiU brand and regain core gamers by releasing a respectable library catered to them while educating Wii owners that the WiiU is a new console.

    B- Use E3 as a platform to relaunch the WiiU with a re-branding. New outer shell considerably different than the Wii, and a new name. The hardware would still be exactly the same and WiiU games would still work on the rebranded console and vice versa.

    I nominate the name: Nintendo Six

    • Fred

      I choose option A, I’d love for them to pump out an awesome library of games (they probably already plan to)

    • Lord Carlisle

      I can just see the trolls turning that into “Nintendo sux”.

  • Lophs

    Nintendo Next Gen Meeting:

    Old stockholder: Iwata, we want another Wii like success next gen console, nobody is buying the Wii anymore

    Iwata: Ok, we will dumb down the power, and add a gimmick like motion controls or something, same thing as the Wii and it will print money, let me consult my engineering team real fast.

    5 minutes later………

    Iwata: Introducing the Wii U. Outdated graphics with a new gimmick called the WiiPad. We will also called it the the “Wii You” b/c Apple already trademarked “I”

    Old stockholder: Brilliant!!

    • D2ThaLo305

      Idiot-A!

    • NintendoNoob

      You know, people like you don’t understand the innovation and epicness of Nintendo. You will never know the truth hater

    • MetroidZero

      Fail, fail, and more fail.

    • https://www.facebook.com/BlueLightningTechnicalServices Bob Wilkerson

      Sony Next Gen Meeting

      Old Stockholder: We want a new console that is not a failure to start like the PS3 was and not insanely expensive. Something the customers want

      Sony: We will make a new console and completely change the chip architecture effectively killing of any chance of backwards compatibility. Then we will copy Nintendo and use our Vita for off screen gameplay and control. Also copy Nintendo and add in more social network capability. Present on pretty graphics and sequels of our current game lines saying look how pretty it is show nothing of gameplay,

      5 minutes later

      Sony: Here is the PS4. The graphics are pretty don’t you see? Oh you cannot play your old PS3 games on here so too bad so sad. We will probably charge $400 for the base unit and up to $600 for premium.

      Old Stockholder: Brilliant!!!

    • fireheartis1

      LOL you sure are a dork aren’t you. The power is more than efficient. It’s more powerful than PS3 and 360. It’s more powerful than PS3 by 50% and 360 by 60% that’s a lot of power dude. It cost money this day and age to make it super powerful, and it will make the console way too expensive. I can guarantee the Wii U will be the cheapest console in the 9th gen. This will add to more sales of the console in the long run. It might not put Nintendo at top but it will make them a profit. I can also guarantee that PS4 will be at leas 450.00 and the next Xbox will be at least 400.00. this puts the Wii U at the best price. Microsoft and Sony care way to much about power and in the end it will hurt them more than give them an edge. Plus bro it’s called the GamePad not WiiPad are you freaking kidding me right now. The graphics being stronger than PS3 and 360 means it’s new not outdated graphics. Man people need to do research before making stupid comments. You sound just like Ignoranceiswhatsup bro.

  • Dave_Val

    Most of the people knew that this situation could happen. Wii U name is confuse, maybe if the console was called as “Wii 2″ or another name could be better, the current name is not helping the console to be sold to the correct customers. The most of us, gamers, know the difference, and we bought the console without any issue, but the fathers, uncles, grandpas that are not well informed and wants to gift the console are facing some troubles selecting the correct console, all thanks to the similar names.

  • bizzy gie

    “not just a peripheral that can be attached to the Wii U.” Did you mean ‘Wii’? Because that’s exactly what it is.

  • old_skool

    this is not helped by retailers putting wii and wii u games on the same shelf…

  • Michael Ngo

    Ever heard of Mario Galaxy, or Skyward Sword, or Smash bros, or Metroid, or Donkey Kong, or anything that a normal human being would know? Go back to your red ring of death you troll!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jim.wanstall Jim Wanstall

    Leave a message…nintendo U

  • Lord Carlisle

    I see no reason as to why you had to bring religion into that sentence.

    • Fred

      I have no problem with that. The majority of the people in this country are Christian (including myself) it’s not offensive to me to be called a Christian

      • Lord Carlisle

        It’s derogatory and uncalled for.

        • Nothing5555

          Will if it derogatory then you are really saying Wii sports sucks since it was use in a derogatory way to describe what christian families do.

          • Lord Carlisle

            Uh… no, that was not implied in any way, shape, or form.

      • Billy_Perry

        it should be, it is essentially being called stupid.

    • tronic307

      I’m on it: Flagged.

      • Dean Mcnamara

        Oh look a Wii U blog….. nobody came here for religious views…… I think they should have called it the nintendo revolution. Use the old name for the wii and it sounds cool

  • Fred

    I guess that’s one of our differences I’m the father of a christian family and yes we love playing games together some of our favorites have been

    Donkey Kong Country Returns
    NBA 2k11/13
    Madden 04
    NCAA football 12
    NBA JAM
    Sonic and All Starts RAcing Transformed
    Mario Kart
    New Super Mario Wii/U/2
    Rayman Origins
    Wii Sports
    Wii Sports Resort
    Smash Bros 64/Brawl
    Luigi’s Mansion
    Mario Sunshine
    Tank Tank Tank
    Rhythm Heaven Fever
    Pikmin 2
    Advance Wars
    Zelda 4 swords adventures

  • Veries Seals

    No what they should do is simply discontinue the original Wii completely. The Wii U plays the wii games so it will push more sales for Wii U will still selling regular wii software. Then there will be no confusion. I think it is kinda silly to continue to sell two systems and have one to kill off the sales of the newer one. Sale all of the current Wii out of stock and stop making wii minis which have less capabilities as the regular. The advertise that Wii U is new and is completely backwards compatible to Wii. This way regular Wii developers can continue to develop Wii titles and Wii U titles. Integrate the interface where there is no longer a dedicated Wii Mode. Just have them all play from the Wii U interface.

  • Will Carpenter

    nes to snes?

  • tronic307

    Wii is the kind of name that grabs you once. At first I hated it, but I couldn’t stop thinking about it, and before you knew it I wanted a Wii t-shirt. The Wii name really popped in 2006, likely because it was so utterly ridiculous. Now it’s lost its fizz like flat, warm soda.
    Tacking a U onto Wii was a bit silly, just not nearly silly enough. Did the entire internet want to die laughing for a month this time around?

    • Johny

      still kinda love when developers talk about it in interviews and videos :D always cracks me up

  • GuardiansFan

    just call it the wii 2 from now on…shouldnt be that hard…leave the systems already build with the name wii u along with the games. Those of us who already have a wii u should be able to understand we can use both wii u and wii 2 games (which really would be the same system other than the name change)

  • Paul

    I’ve always liked the Nintendo You, I thought that would’ve worked

  • Nintendofreak

    wiito (wii2)

  • brian murphy

    not only the name its the console itself looks the same parents who dont play games or keep up with this stuff wont know what there getting

  • Adam Fox

    While I do think it should have been called something besides “Wii U”, I don’t see how it could have confused anyone any more than Nintendo to Super Nintendo….i don’t recall folks getting confused by that…..

  • DigitalBlawks

    They should review their past sucessful marketing stradegies like they did with the N64, Gamecube, and possibly the Super and Regular NES era. Also they should study rival companies business stradgies.

  • DragonSilths

    Nobody got confused with PS1 being PS2, then PS3, then PS4, nobody got confused with Xbox just adding 360 to the name now 720 most likely. Adding U is the same situation people who think Wii U is just an attachment for Wii are idiots who dont spend 5 minutes doing research or looking for a youtube video that would clearly state otherwise. Gamers know Wii U is a next system. Casuals dont. If we didnt have casuals then this wouldnt even be an issue. But point is the lack of advertisment is the reason not the name. After E3 we will get some better advertisments.

    • Pikachief

      Most consumers don’t do research on products. That’s why apple and call of duty have so many sales. Not saying they’re bad products, they’re great, but they stay ignorant in other possibilities and just stay with call of duty and halo for their games and only have apple products because they don’t do research on what they like more.

      As a company you can’t expect potential customers to go out and do their own research. You need to present your product to the people in a clear and understandable way.

  • Johny

    umm… finally ? i’ve been commenting the EXACT SAME THING.. word by word as in this article like… everywhere… its a fact… and unfortunately .. its not helping nintendo :/
    im not saying wii u would be skyrocketting sales if not for the name.. .but still.. it would be much better with a different name.

  • DragonSilths

    I fall into neither of those areas. Nintendo is for EVERYONE even trolls/haters who secretly play Nintendo systems in their closet.

  • Joey Perez

    they can just start calling it the u… the new wii and it is the wii u.. however its like a short name by calling it the U……. nintendo U kinda like microsoft xbox 360 is commonly just called 360… playstation 3 is just called ps3….. calling it the U would suffice the u… is the new wii … so its the wii u….

  • mike hall

    nintendo U – easy

  • Adrian Brown

    they should call it Nintendo Utopia

  • Silent

    You have missed out on a LOT

  • D.M.T

    LOL you’re a funny troll unlike Ignoranceiswhatsup

    • fireheartis1

      LOL I see someone is using the name I gave that guy. It fits him very well I might add.

  • Jon

    well, this just shows how stupid the world is and how stupid society has gotten, no one got confused when the Nintendo went to the Super Nintendo but of couse everyone seems to get confused over the Wii to the Wii U. Man, I knew what it was when I first read about it.

  • Pikachief

    You hardly advertise it, most people don’t even know it exist. And yes people are confused. I’ve known people who’ve played it for hours and never even knew it was its own console. It’s called MARKETING and you did it so so very well for the Wii. What happened?

    • fireheartis1

      LOL this is very true and at the same time very sad. Nintendo needs to kick it in gear with the advertising. If Nintendo steps up on advertising it will sell much better. The Wii U wont get as big as the Wii because of this last five months of no advertising, but I think if Nintendo steps it up a bit the Wii U will gain some sales. At least Nintendo is taking responsibility for their actions. Unlike EA who blames the gaming public for being the worst American company 2 years in a row.

  • fireheartis1

    Ha ha being I’m a Christian I’ll take that has a joke and not some lame hatred thing, but dude there are a lot of games you missed out on, and are you kidding me Xenoblade, and Pandora’s Tower do not have generic gameplay. They are some of the most engaging JRPG’s I’ve ever had the pleaser to play. I’ve only got the chance to rent them and I can’t find a decent priced Xenoblade anywhere, but I plan on getting them soon. The Wii had many games with very deep gameplay bro. To judge a piece of hardware over the majority of people who bought it is kind of dumb don’t you think. Plus one more thing about Christian families we do huge each other a lot but not every time we play games or after dinner bro. Enough about my “religion” unlike some people I believe there’s a time and place to talk about God, and on a gaming website it usually isn’t the time and place.

  • Nothing5555

    Generic gameplay, bland, not epic? If that’s the case then the same could be said for all games. I mean all you do is sit around looking at images on a TV pressing buttons or wiggling some contraption around. Of course…In my opinion.

  • Tecpedz94

    I dont get this though yes i agree that people would be confused and think its the same thing but i mean sony has been calling they console plasytation since the first why dont people get confused with their name ???

    • Dean Mcnamara

      When i watched the announcement at E3 I thought it was just a controller for the Wii. Im now typing this off my 32GB Wii U. Once I read up on it I bought it straight away and haven’t regretted it at all.

  • Geoffrey Tasker

    I still stand by my statement that simply using 2 instead of U would have been enough…

  • Andrew Gonzalez

    Yeah the name was the first mistake.

  • brian murphy

    nintendos Wii U update is ready for download now

    • Peter Rogers

      Yes it is indeed. Im downloading now

  • Anthox Androniux Zoltwes Zoltw

    the problem here, not the people but yourselves. reason for not submitting games to match. sesupone if it is a new console, obio that must come. Launch games but the nintendo company. icieron anything but. the times we on as before, deveriam realize that everyone has internet, and this attempt to wing technology. when you bought a console before you noticed by adding technical benefits of the console, just wanted the games that would arrive in the console. Well the times they have changed, we all want new things to blame delm software.y President iwata. to continue on the same path, how shocked with anquedado fan not to go to e3 now. if this is the maximum for submitting their software to the world. for all the media is focused on this conference. This is chaos quesepas iwata nintendo for me as a fan of nintendo, for this mariconada me to buy the ps4 boy, and exclusive wii u only. this partner deveria give up, do not expose this product calidad.lee iwata times are not like before, now it s based on technology, even children of technology guys already know, and know what they want, everything is based on technology. nintendo going to do now I have no idea, but that shit.’s cagooooooooooooooooooooooooooo. bye

  • http://twitter.com/SeroReviews SeroReviews

    I don’t see any problem with Wii U. The real problem is that it’s not being advertised: this is why people fail to understand it. “Super Wii” would be very cool and bring to mind the SNES, and “Wii 2″ would be easier to understand at first glance. But the real problem is the advertising. People could believe that Super Wii was and addon to the Wii too, lol. Like, to give it more power and stuff. The “U” they choosed to differentiate is ok, it’s different, its simple, no big deal.

  • Nicolas Dorion

    “great lengths to differentiate names between its consoles” what about NES and SNES?

  • Ducked

    Wii U is a good name in my opinion.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ryan.quatier Ryan Quatier

    Damn, wiiudaily is slow, the update is live, and every other site has posted it.

    • Cerus98

      Probably a little gun shy after the fiasco earlier this week.

  • Andrew Forza

    Super Wii would have went off!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jonathan.mugridge Jonathan P Mugridge

    I have been an AVID Nintendo fan since 85. With the unveiling of the WiiU, with just the name alone, I was concerned from the get go. Iwata says “some” consumers are confused about the WiiU? The fact is, MOST of the consumers are confused, not “some”. I’ve owned just about every Nintendo system including the WiiU “and want so much to go out and purchase games for it, which to this date I have 10 discs and multiple eshop games, but still, no connect. As much as I enjoy the Nintendo directs, I truly believe that Iwata, is completely out of sync with those who are viewing the videos. Eternal Darkness, anyone remember that one for GameCube? Ground breaking. They (Nintendo) possess’s it, but has become addicted to the profit of nostalgia. I know there is a deep resentment from game makers and I’m guessing the other console makes have spent fortunes not to have games released on Nintendo products which doesn’t help the situation. With the announcement that Nintendo is now not having a public presentation at E3, this is what has finally tipped my hat. I watched the last 2 E3’s with the hope that Nintendo would hit it out of the part, and both times, struck out. Why? Because they became to reliant on nostalgia. I believe Nintendo can improve, but looking into the mirror for those that call the shots it’s required.

  • HJ 612

    So true, I talk to friends about the console and they say “Wait, what is Wii U again, is it just a remade version of the Wii?”

  • Ernesto Perez

    Wii 2 would have been okay.Not the best but it could have worked.

  • Nintengoth

    I do feel the WiiU name was abit meh lol they should of made the console that lil bit more powerful and called it Nintendo Ultra or summin.

  • JessieCatarsis

    They should of just kept nintendo revolution

  • Grayson

    Or, yknow, just marketed at the same strength as the original Wii. What the hell? For claiming this system is supposed to be their claim back to “hardcore” gamers, and be revolutionary, they sure seem to be treating it as just a peripheral

  • gamesplayswill

    I’m sorry wiiudaily but why make a article on this?

  • MichelChartrand

    It’s about education and marketing. They’re not marketing, therefore the public is not educated on the differences. People aren’t getting blasted with ads about what the Wii U can do or is, or what makes it different.
    Add to that the fact that some sites, like Amazon.ca still have all Wii U games and consoles, in the Wii category. Wii U doesn’t even have its own category, how is someone browsing Amazon going not get the wrong impression? It’s in the Wii category, must be an add on for the Wii.

  • Philippe Corthout

    What’s up with all the religion of a Nintendo blog/site?
    Keep your religion to yourself.

  • Fred

    Are you kidding I could list off tons of awesome Wii games. Have you played Xenoblade? Have you played Pandora’s tower?

  • Justin Gray

    Right and how much money did you make last year marketing video games?

  • DragonSilths

    Wii meant 5 cause it was Nintendos 5th system.

  • Silent

    It means WEEEEE as in having fun.

  • fireheartis1

    Are kidding me right now bro there’s plenty of games that I still play on my Wii collection. Conduit 2, Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Super Mario Galaxy 1 & 2, Mario Strikers Charged, Super Smash Brothers: Brawl, Marble Saga: Koropina, Lego Batman 2, Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit( and yes I actually like the graphics it looks like a cartoon), Mario Kart Wii, and Wii Sports to name a few. Then I have my awesome Wii U collection going. Nintendo Land, The Amazing Spiderman, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, New Super Mario brothers U, Sonic and All Star Racing: Transformed, Lego City: Undercover, Trine 2, and Need for Speed: Most Wanted U( last EA game I’ll ever buy). I can choose from my awesome Wii collection or Wii U collection to enjoy games on my Wii U. Not to mention my Virtual Console games and my Sega Genesis, and Saturn Collection but I’ve said enough already lol.

  • Ryushi

    Then you obviously haven’t been looking very hard, if at all.

    And I have to question how you came up with the Wii simply being misspelled as “We”. Wii is meant to be a clever derivation of the word “We” and the eyes (I wasn’t sure how to spell the plural of the latter “I”) are meant to represent people getting together. The Wii was obviously meant to be a console that brings players and family members, or whoever just to play games together.

    I’ll definitely grant the original name they said “Revolution” was much more fitting. Sure the Wii didn’t have the first motion-based controller, but it was the one who made motion gaming truly famous.

  • http://www.facebook.com/AJ.Fowl Andrew Chambers

    I still go back and play Kirby’s Epic Yarn, Endless Ocean, the best version of RE4, Skyward Sword, and Forgotten Sands. Seriously, the Wii version of Forgotten Sands was the best one. And those are only the ones that I own.

    Plus the Wii U makes them look better.

  • Michael Ngo

    That’s what happen when you play FPS all day and don’t play REAL games.

    P.S. my what is being rude? That statement doesn’t even make any sense.

  • NintendoNoob

    You’re probably just a lazy fat ass who does not try to use the Wii remote. You must just sit on the couch whipping around the Wiimote instead of actually using it

  • tronic307

    Yes, and they asked when I was going to put my foot in your ass.

  • Nothing5555

    I did, but my mom said she does not care and told me to stop going on the computer and play outside. I tried to play outside but the sun…the sun….IT BURRRNNNNSSSS!!!

  • Michael Ngo

    “… your being rude.” my dog is being rude? My toaster is being rude? What?

  • Lord Carlisle

    YOU’RE being rude, not “your”. When you spell it that way, it implies you’re referring to a possession.

  • tronic307

    Hmm…

  • Fred

    You know, I’m a mechanical engineer so I know quite a bit about science and physics and I can tell you this much. Many very smart humans have thought they understood something and were later proven wrong or partially wrong. I’ve seen nothing that convinces me that the Bible isn’t true, but I’ve had many experiences that convince me that the Bible and the Book of Mormon are true so I can understand your skepticism but I think if you’d give them a chance you’d have a change of heart.

  • Lord Carlisle

    Ever occur to you that some of those stories could be symbolic, not literal?

  • Silent

    Apparently, you know everything. So the universe started with the big momma bang. OH WAIT!! thats a theory. Well at least we know how humans came to be…oh wait!!! thats another theory. I guess science is just all about theories.

  • Nothing5555

    Guess it like some people believe there are no good games on the Wii…..

  • http://www.facebook.com/AJ.Fowl Andrew Chambers

    I would like to point out two things:

    1: It doesn’t actually say anywhere in the bible that the earth is only 6000 years old.

    2: The flood actually happened, but Noah’s family weren’t the only ones that lived, therefore making the requirement to fit all animals irrelevant.

  • tronic307

    We’re fundamentalists.

  • Fred

    When you think you know that for a fact, go ask Issac Newton (or ask Einstein about Newton’s Laws)

  • tronic307

    4600 million years vs. 6000? Who cares? You act as if humans are entitled to certainty. Why cross schools of thought? The human mind is so fascinated by patterns that it manufactures its own where there aren’t any.

  • Fred

    You know when I was in school for my engineering degree I’d watch guys that would do a lab wrong and get bad results, but they were able to easily manipulate the data to make the “correct result” magically appear so that they wouldn’t have to redo the lab. You’d be surprised how easy it is to make things appear different from reality

  • Fred

    give me a break. You’re right, but you knowwhat he meant

  • tronic307

    Right, like only the devil has warriors. Lolyeah, keep believing that.

  • tronic307

    You’re an atheist, you don’t believe in any devil. Why don’t you take that back while there’s still time?
    I speak forgiveness in the Name of Jesus, but your heart has to break to accept the blessing.

  • Fred

    Does does life on another planet have to do with this? You don’t think God could have created multiple life sustaining planets?

  • Silent

    Idiot. Dont complain after i told you so. Although you can always ask for forgiveness. But not to me.

  • greengecko007

    If the events in the story of Noah did not occur, and life was not partially wiped out, and the earth is supposedly millions upon millions of years old, then why is life on earth not more diversified as a result of evolution?

  • http://www.facebook.com/eric.degrechie.3 Eric DeGrechie

    Satanism is every bit as foolish as any other religion. Why would you bash Christianity and then talk about souls and saviors?

    Also, the Wii rules. Wii-loving atheist here.

  • tronic307

    I’d never insult Jesus. Warriors for Christ bring life, not death.

  • Silent

    No, you ignorant. He means God also has warriors. People think God is just sitting around with his baby looking angels.

  • mikel334u2

    Why do Wii U Daily users always argue on both stupid related and non-related topics? Why not just a normal comment on the article, like “Nintendo is taking a step in the right direction with admittance”?

  • Michael Ngo

    Sadly no. 99% of comments have it.

  • Lord Carlisle

    That’s just my personal belief. Some are true and some aren’t.

    “Religion without science is blind. Science without religion is lame.” – Albert Einstein

  • Silent

    Apparently, you know everything. So the universe started with the big momma bang. OH WAIT!! thats a theory. Well at least we know how humans came to be…oh wait!!! thats another theory. I guess science is just all about theories.

  • Silent

    Couldnt have said it better.

  • D.M.T

    Hey assholes, stop talking about religion, especially the way you guys are doing it.

  • Cap9

    Jesus speaks~Matt 5:38-48
    [38] “You have heard that it was said, ‘Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.’ [39] But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also. [40] And if anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, hand over your coat as well. [41] If anyone forces you to go one mile, go with them two miles. [42] Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you. [43] “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ [44] But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, [45] that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. [46] If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? [47] And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? [48] Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

    Some of this is a bit profound and should not be misinterpreted but point is, you all need to read your bible. Lol

  • Silent

    People actually treat science like a religion. most people say that the difference between science and religion is that science is based on ”facts” and religion on beliefs. I think science has more theories than facts. Scientific method. Lol. More like logic.

  • Silent

    Apparently, you know everything. So the universe started with the big momma bang. OH WAIT!! thats a theory. Well at least we know how humans came to be…oh wait!!! thats another theory. I guess science is just all about theories.

  • tronic307

    No, the sexual sins aren’t any worse than any other sin. Sin is not an evil deed; sin is when you don’t share your life with God.

  • Cap9

    Sinners go to hell, not just gay people. It is sin that seperates is from God. When we reject God, we in turn reject all of the privileges and good things of life. Because every good and perfect gift is from God. All good things are the blessings of God’s grace which is still upon the whole human race. Love and peace are all things that you feel because God, loves u and Sovereignly oversees and rules over the universe. But once you die, if you are not in communion with God and corrupted by unrighteousness, your soul will be sealed in darkness and you will not be able to reign with the Holy Holy Holy God of the universe. Light cannot dwell with darkness. Therefore he’ll is the place where there is no life, no blessings and good, it is the equivalent of a place without God’s gracious presence. If we loved hate and evil, that is what he’ll contains. If we love righteousness, heaven is where we will be. We ultimately choose our path.

  • Nothing5555

    No gay people don’t go straight to hell they always have a chance to repent just like everyone else. If there was no forgiveness then according to Christian teaching no one could go to heaven. Christians correct me if I am wrong.

  • greengecko007

    I can’t speak for mormons, as I don’t know about them that much, but nowhere in the Bible does it say being homosexual means you will go to hell.

  • D.M.T

    What’s so crazy about my name?

  • Cap9

    There’s only one way thou, either we follow Christ or we don’t. God’s desire is that we might become like Christ in Holiness and righteousness. Jesus said himself that “I am the way the truth and the life…and he also said “man shall not live on bread alone but on every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.” And that is a fundamental truth. Basically the word of God tells us to not use any unwholesome word but only words that edify and to be kind, gentle, loving and dedicated to God. Everything we do should glorify our maker. Insulting others, does not give glory to God but rather it satisfies our own pride….But yea, just saying, read the word of God and apply it to your life if you are a son of God.

  • Cap9

    Genesis 1:1-3,6,9 NIV
    [1] In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. [2] Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. [3] And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. [6] And God said, “Let there be a vault between the waters to separate water from water.” [9] And God said, “Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place, and let dry ground appear.” And it was so.

    Bottom line, God spoke the universe into existence because only something can create something and only God could create something out of nothing. It was God’s Big Bang. Only an eternal self existent being could create something out of nothing. All things proceed from him and are held together by him. It’s deep…Scientists can go on and on about physics etc. but it all fails under the natural law that nothing creates nothing…without God, there would be nothing.

  • Ian Rahn

    There is no debate in the science community that evolution is true, just how it happens.

  • Billy_Perry

    Do you believe in Gravity? because that is also just a theory, there is no such things as scientific fact, just theories backed up by evidence.

  • Philippe Corthout

    So I guess you have prove of God, apart from a book, written by people?

  • Nothing5555

    Conspiracy theory?

  • greengecko007

    Except that religion, especially in the past, created government. Not the other way around.

  • http://twitter.com/SeroReviews SeroReviews

    Go study history.

  • Dhika Praditya

  • Nothing5555

    I hate when people treat science like a religion. Science is a philosophy of studying and understanding a subject using a specific thought process. Observe your subject, come up with a hypothesis, ect..

  • Nothing5555

    I’d like to think peoples ideas created all social constructs.

  • greengecko007

    Radical believers are found in every religion and nation.

  • tronic307

    Who? Not me; I find that type of behavior abhorrent. It does make news, so it might seem more prevalent for that reason.

  • greengecko007

    Also true. There have to be belief systems of groups of people first, in order to create a government that supposedly uses beliefs to control people.

  • Silent

    I mean its like, Nowadays, people think scientists are all-knowing beings. Its like:
    Dumb guy 1: Oh you herd, scientist saey that eating shit its good for u
    Dumb guy 2: Relly? I did not know dat
    Knowledgeiswhatsup: Well if scientist say it, its true. You know their always right.
    knowledgeisyourmom: Nap time!

    Since when scientists became divinators?

  • NintendoNoob

    I still don’t believe you, liar

  • greengecko007

    ” How come theres so many different races of humans.”

    Most anthropology studies say that there are only 5 races of the human species. It also states that among those races, we all share 99.99% of the same DNA. Meaning, there are actually very few genetically differences among humans, which doesn’t make sense if we’ve had millions of years to evolve.

  • Dumbpants

    I’m guessing that Noah’s ark is the only story you’ve heard from the bible, as that is the only instance you seem to harp on. I think the problem is you need to read the bible and learn of God before you can criticize Him and His creations.

  • greengecko007

    The Bible is whole, it starts with the creation of our world, and ends with Revelation, a prophecy of what is to come. It is a complete text, whether you agree with what it says or not.

  • Fred

    That’s true, but that doesn’t mean you can’t use it to learn about God and grow closer to him. In fact, you can.

  • MetroidZero

    Amen :)

  • tronic307

    No, we’re not the bedroom police.

  • Dhika Praditya

  • http://www.facebook.com/eric.degrechie.3 Eric DeGrechie

    First of all, life has been partially wiped out many times. There have been extinction events that wiped out over 99 percent of the species that had existed prior.

    Second, just how diverse do you think life should be? There are countless different species that exist today, many of which are yet undiscovered. Evolution explains the biodiversity. Religion doesn’t.

    I’m not bashing your religion, but evolution and the big bang are based on facts, evidence and research, while Noah’s Ark doesn’t stand up to the same scrutiny. The bible is all faith-based, isn’t that the whole point? You’re supposed to simply have faith, not try to refute science with it.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/purepuchi Severus Swerve

    Let’s not bring religion into video games. If I recall, Nintendo censored religious symbols because it is such a touchy subject. Bottom line is what you enjoy. I am atheist and my girlfriend is Christian but we don’t shovel our beliefs down each other throats. She enjoys cloths I enjoy games. Can’t we all just get along?

  • Billy_Perry

    No scientist has ever claimed to know everything. We simply study the world, and come up with hypothesis that we then test. If we find substantial evidence for these hypothesis then they become scientific theory, such as evolution, gravity, heat convection, and the big bang. The reason we shouldn’t believe in a divine spirit is because he comes in direction conflict with many scientific theories, and as their is no evidence for him/her, they become as likely to exist as every other thing that could ever possible exist, i.e. infinite possibilities.

  • http://www.facebook.com/john.pope.18007218 John Pope

    STFU with this god BS this isnt a convert people site its a NINTENDO SITE

  • greengecko007

    I agree with pretty much everything you said. But I think you misunderstood what has happened here. I am not trying to refute science with religion, but rather Guest is trying to refute religion with science.

  • Nothing5555

    Hate to say this but I believe in order to have a stable society or any society at all, there needs to be some control mechanisms over individual people. Whether this is done through a belief/religious system, political system, through threat of force, consent of the governed, etc these are all necessary (how much is debatable). Sorry for being so off-topic from the article.

    GO NINTENDO! WiiU sounds like another Wii model version they should have called it the Wii 2 since using numbers is usually indicates a continuation (ex. movies, stories, games)

  • Fred

    Guest is correct it has been altered, but again that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t contain truth that will help us learn about God and His son Jesus.

  • Fred

    Once again, I understand the scientific method I have an engineering degree, my point was they are theories just like you said. Sometimes we prove old ones that have been embraced to be false.

    As for your other point, I disagree, there is evidence of a divine spirit, but not in the exact same way you see it with scientific theories. I’ll tell you what, you go grab a Bible (or pull it up online) and I’ll bet you that if you read Matthew, Mark, Luke and John with an open mind (I won’t ask you the read the whole thing) you will feel and see evidence that it is true.

  • Billy_Perry

    Yes they are theories, but theories backed up by evidence, and if that isn’t fact I don’t know what is. We do change them regularly when we make new discoveries about uncertain theories. However, theories such as Evolution, Gravity, Quantom Mechanics, First Law of Thermo Dynamics, etc all have substantial evidence to support them. Surely you believe in gravity? well that is just a theory, dismissing something because it is “just a theory” is ridiculous.
    I have read the Bible, many times, it makes no sense, it is no moral guide, commits humanitarian war crimes such as selling your daughters, pedophilia, slavery, rape and genocide.
    Non scientific evidence for a divine spirit is not evidence. There is not such thing as non-scientific evidence.
    Evolution, the Big Bang, Quantom Mechanics and other scientific theories directly conflict largely with Genesis, but also other areas.

  • Silent

    If you were going to a unknown place with no maps or anything, and you met a person who has been there and knows where you should go, would you prefer to take the risk of traveling the place by yourself or be guided by the person who knows the place and can guide you only under certain conditions?

    Yes, I have proof. Look at the complexity of the universe, nature, our brains. You think all that happened by chance? You think you can create something from nothing?

  • Fred

    Just because a theory has evidence to support it doesn’t make it a fact, although it does mean that it could be a fact. Trust me I’ve learned about every one of these principles you discussed. However, when you said “Non-scientific evidence for a divine spirit is not evidence” is where we will have to agree to disagree.

    Just because it isn’t the type of evidence you want to see doesn’t mean it isn’t legitimate evidence. I’m glad to hear that you read the Bible, but my question is did you read it with an open mind or a closed mind. If you read it with the mindset of trying to prove it’s not true you’ll finish it feeling like you were right, but if you read it with an open mind honestly trying to determine if it’s true or not (it also doesn’t work it you read it trying to prove that it is true that’s also not an open mind) you just might see what I’m talking about.