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Nintendo of America sends GameStop employees cat ears for Super Mario 3D World launch

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Nintendo is ramping up promotion for Super Mario 3D World, as release is only a week away and Nintendo of America sent out special gifts to GameStop teams across the country in order to help them promote the game. As you can see in the image above, sets of cat ears themed in character colors were sent along with a note to all employees. The note in the picture reads:

GameStop Team,

To help you get into the spirit for the launch of Super Mario 3D World, please enjoy wearing these cat ears to help celebrate the launch of Wii U’s key title this holiday season.

Are you a Mario? A Princess Peach? Or maybe a Luigi or a Toad? Choose your color wisely!

Thank you for your continued support!

Nintendo of America Team

This is a swag item purely for GameStop employees, but if you’re an enterprising person perhaps you could convince a local employee to share the loot with you. What do you think?

[via Twitter]

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  • Justin Carlson

    Hmmm… I can see where some employees would think this is neat, but at the gamestop in my area I’m pretty sure they will think it’s dumb and not wear them.

    My kids on the other hand would love to wear these!

    • Magnus Eriksson

      Haha, Ill be wearing those the whole christmas :D

    • Javier Smith

      I know, I wish they’d give them to you if you bought the game. My niece would love to wear this while playing the game!

  • NintendoMan

    What about Rosalina? I wanna be a light blue, Nintendo!
    BTW, I hope I spoiled SM3DW for you. BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!

    • Shota

      rosalina has black cat suit

      • Steve Anatala

        And I would love a black set of cat ears lol

      • NintendoMan

        Oh, yeah. But still…

  • Jayce

    I have a feeling they’re just going to think they’re dumb and wont wear them. Heck, functionally I like the idea of the cat suit, but I couldn’t help but cringe when I saw the Nintendo team wearing the ears at E3.

  • Steve Anatala

    Fuck that give them to the customers. Most gamestops I know talk shit about Nintendo.

    • Magnus Eriksson

      Haha! Thats true. Met one guy at GS who was an asshole just because I asked him questions about WiiU games. Are they paid to be this way or just fanboys to other products? :D

      • beepboop

        I feel like im one of the rare fanboys of everything that works at gamestop haha. Then again, Nintendo comes first, due to my awesome nintendo tattoo haha

        • thedeciderU

          wish you worked around here!

        • Squid

          Please come work in New York.

        • Justagamer

          Much respect man

      • thedeciderU

        i’ve only been to one gamestop out of several in my area where anyone was even helpful. in all my other experience, they are pushy assholes. they’re NEXT GEN.

      • DragonSilths

        I have found that most Gamestops/EB Games employees are hired cause of their knowledge and passion for Xbox and Playstation. 1 girl I know who is a Nintendo fan only got hired because one of the other guys who worked there recommended her. I think most of those stores want to be “cool” and have the “core” gamers all come there. They think Nintendo is kiddy and not for the “core” gamers so they ignore Nintendo. Hell anyone else think of a reason why there is NEVER a Nintendo Midnight Launch? Wii U didn’t get one, 3DS didn’t, Smash Bros wont, Zelda doesn’t. Nothing.

        My current EB Games I go to, only the Manager is a fan of Nintendo. He likes all 3 companies honestly. And it was thanks to him I was the only person to get the Windwaker HD Limited Edition at that store lol.

        • Steve Anatala

          It’s funny too cause Nintendo fans tend to buy physical copies more than sony & microsoft, who download a lot. And by downloading games you hurt gamestop sales. I guess gamestop wants to go out of business in the coolest looking way possible :p

          • DragonSilths

            They could follow Blockbusters history.

        • Justagamer

          Our store had a midnight release of the Wii U..It was about 55 so that’s not to bad

        • Ikatsu

          I work at GameStop and I love Nintendo! I bought the Wii U Monster Hunter Bundle with the awesome Wii U Pro Controller <3

          What's not to love about Super Mario, Zelda or Donkey Kong?! they're so likeable, easy and fun to just pick up and play, it's kind of addictive! I love chatting with people about the Wii U, I get kind of warm inside when a customer stops by the Wii U section of the store, and walk up to them to see if they want to talk about the Wii U or something else :)

          I was probably hired because of my passion for gaming in general, and my positive straightforward attitude.
          I was mainly a PC/Wii gamer before I was hired.

          GameStop would even more likely hire a Seller, over some fanboy whos sitting at home all day playing his/her Prrreciouss Xbox 360 or Playstation 3 games, it is a company and it needs to make money to survive, and sellers sell more than someone who knows everything about their product.

          The reason why the majority of GameStop employees likes Sony/Microsoft more than Nintendo, is most likely because they only hire people of the age of 18 or above, and the Nintendo franchise isnt really targeted to middle-age men/women. Unless they have kids.. which would make the targeted audience children anyway.

          I can assure you they don't solely hire Sony/Microsoft fanboys on purpose.

          The reason for lack of Midnight Launches would logically be because of the lack of console buyers, it actually costs a lot having a midnight launch, that and the fact that around Christmas when the Wii U was released, it gets really really hectic for employees, a whole lot more shipments too and from the store, alooot more customers and stricter schedules/routines.

          The fact is I love Nintendo, and I love GameStop, people are different everywhere you go, even people who work at GameStop are different.

          I feel a bit sad that the Wii U hasn't gotten more attention, I believe that the Wii U is a marvelous console when it comes to both tech specifics, innovative thinking and practicality!

          And I think it's sad what people are saying they are experiencing about GameStop employess, and how they talk about Nintendo. Just remember that however illogical it is, to downhype a product, when you're working as a floorseller they're just people expressing their opinion.

          • DragonSilths

            I know a few people who were over 18 and never even got an interview at EB Games. Hell even I applied their when I was 21. Age has nothing to do with it really. As long as your 18 it doesn’t matter.

            And your reason for lack of Midnight launches is false. I go to EB Games for Halo 4′s Midnight launch since they got over 100 pre-orders. I asked how many copies of Windwaker HD was pre-ordered, 112 the manager told me. Yet no midnight launch. Maybe they think Nintendo fans are kids, therefor they wont come to a midnight launch cause its past their bed time.

        • Oni

          Honestly from my experience working there(still employed) they really don’t care if you have knowledge of ANY system, only that you will be able to make sales and promote deals. Only during specific times, like big titles of console launches will managers mainly ask you to do a bit of research, but that’s solely so you can help push sales. We have 2 employees both key holder positions that don’t play games at all. They do like it if there’s some diversity in knowledge though, I myself play every system but I have more love for Nintendo than anyone else at my store so they all refer to me as the Nintendo go-to guy if a costumer want’s anything Nintendo related or JRPGs

          As for midnights, most stores only do them base don the amount of reserves they have, otherwise employees don’t want to waste their time staying late for just a handful of people. Some stores will do it regardless but most wont, which is why most Nintendo titles don’t get midnights unless it’s piggybacking on the same launch as another big mainstream title

      • Steve Anatala

        Not sure if they are paid, or insecure and trying to appear hip and cool and tough. Obviously not everyone is like that but there is certainly a good percentage of employees with Nintendo bias.

      • Justagamer

        They don’t do that at the gamestop i go to and they have a huge stock of Wii U stuff

    • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

      Honestly, every single gamestop employee I’ve talked to loves the Wii U…

      • Daniel Gonzalez

        Or it’s their job to say they love it. Their job is to cater to you afterall. Not saying that they don’t love it, but don’t be so sure either. :P

        • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

          true, but they all talked like they owned the system at least. Talked about where we were in certain games and such :p

        • Jon

          The ones at my location all own a Wii U except one. Then at the Gamestop about an hours away, they don’t really talk down on it however I don’t know how many of them own a Wii U of it any do at all.

        • starwars360

          Go have sex with Truthteller since you already joined his shitty fields of trolls hide inside dirty cave with fully of urine infects!!!

          • Rinslowe

            Oh my, SOMEONE has their cat suit on backwards today… :)

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Not to mention cat ears. :)

          • Rinslowe

            “fully of urine infects”

            I’m not honestly sure what that is, but it doesn’t sound very hygienic in any case…. :P

            Lol.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Trolls will be trolls. They just waste their time, especially with me. :P

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Nah, I have my girlfriend for that, but thanks for the advice. I’ll take it into “deep” consideration.

          • Skelterz

            dont lie baldy you sleep alone masturbating with a banana peel listening to susan boyle

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Is she your girlfriend? I mean…..I’m not one to judge. It’s okay dude, you don’t have to show your jealousy through the internet. Don’t lie, you want a bald head just like I do. You just can’t bring yourself to admit it to others. The fact that you go out of your way reference my name shows how big a fan you are. Sorry, I’m not giving autographs at this time. :P

          • Majora’s Mask

            ok i have to admit that was clever

          • MysticDude97

            I wish I didn’t.

          • Javier Smith

            You know, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a comment by Daniel Gonzalez that was a “troll” comment. That word gets thrown around so loosely. Just because someone has a differing opinion or says something you don’t want to hear does not make them a troll!

          • Javier Smith

            yet you are name-calling him and swearing. doesn’t that make you a troll?

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            I see a lot of that from here.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            My thoughts exactly. People judge very poorly if you ask me.

          • Justagamer

            Myself im just a gamer who enjoys gaming.I tell people time to end the hate and lets just be gamers

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            You’re talking about a perfect world my friend. Good luck with that. That will only happen when other gamers learn to respect opinions. :P

          • Justagamer

            Yeah but most won’t and it’s a shame

      • Quicksilver88

        Actually my local gamestop is pretty pro Nintendo and its genuine as I know the manager and some of the employees and they all own 3DS and many own WiiU. True story and that is before M$ changed their customer unfriendly policies gamestop employees were trashing XB1 and the manager told me the corporation had a nationwide conference call with M$ were M$ told/asked them to tone down their negativity….. He said to me we are just telling people the truth…of corse gamestop is big in the used games market so M$ early XB1 policies were not going to be positively viewed by gamestop. Thankfully M$ listened to the outcry and adjusted before launch.

      • Steve Anatala

        I have 5 gamestops in my city and they all tend to be a little biased, but obviously that’s just my location, not every gamestop is gonna be the same.

      • Javier Smith

        I’ve had the same experience; though I don’t doubt the horror stories of other people. One employee, who I’d known from high school and always considered a “bro” gamer even said he’s considering selling his PS3 for a Wii U. I love my Wii U, but I don’t think I’d be prepared to do that!

      • Squid

        One employee didn’t know Nintendo good enough so he tried to shove the Nintendo DS cartridge sideways into the box.
        But on the other hand, most have 3Ds and agree that WiiU deserves more sales.

        • Arthur Jarret

          She shoved the cartridge sideways into her box? What kind of game did she think she was playing?

          • Christopher Columbus

            He said “he” very clearly… and what you said made no sense. Epic fail

          • Arthur Jarret

            Making sense is overrated.
            Games wouldn’t be half as good as they currently are if everything had to make sense, you know.

      • Nintenjoe82

        In GAME they pull a horrified, ‘omg what have you just done?’ face if you ask a Wii U question.

    • Chronic Gang

      hey maybe its a punishment for them lol

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

      My experience with Gamestop is the same. It seems to be who manages the store. Most of the ones I have gone to are managed by the same kids that started working there when they were 16. So if they grew up a hater dudebro gamer they make their store that way.

    • Steve

      No! This will be great for them. Nothing’s better than seeing a Nintendo hater sell me Super Mario 3D World while wearing cat ears. If the employees would meow every time a customer walks in the store, I’ll get them a tip.

      • Steve Anatala

        hahahaha that’s brilliant dude, didn’t think of that

      • http://www.senran-international.boards.net/ TwinTails

        Roflmao! XD

      • Squid

        I’ll pay them more if they do a Mario character voice (depending on which cat ear) while saying, “Y U NO BUY MARIO?” When they sell Mario 3D World.

      • Justagamer

        I would pay to see that and i would film it and laugh as i do it

      • Ganjabriel Del Campo

        Hahahahaha you guys are funny that would be great to see those nintendo haters like that !! that’s a great idea and I’ll pay too for seeing them like that jajajaja

    • TalesOfBS

      Fuck who? Nintendo probably? Or maybe they want to fuck with us?
      Because while we are getting cat ears, the PS4 is getting more third party exclusive games and no sight of a Wii U version on the horizon.
      I’m not a hater, i am just tired of seeing this happening everyday for the Wii U.

      • Steve Anatala

        No I meant fuck gamestop lol

    • Alan Michael Hensley

      You wouldn’t be entirely wrong, as I work for GameStop, but im a huge Nintendo fan, I’m pretty sure I’ve convinced several people to buy a Wii U because of its backward compatibility(which opens up a lot of games to play) plus its freaking sweet! and I have one, and love it

    • http://www.senran-international.boards.net/ TwinTails

      Exactly, it’s even more annoying when you meet trolls in person, but more satisfying when you can finally knock them out, am I right?

      • Steve Anatala

        Good call man lol

    • Nathaniel Lopez

      I went to Game Stop for the midnight release of CoD:Ghost, apparently I was the only one that was getting it for Wii U, at that store, and all the employees were baffled to hear that there was one for the console. They had to go to the back room to look for it which took like 5-8 minutes. It was funny ’cause the same person that I placed the pre-order with was there and she was surprised that someone was getting it for Wii U, even though I placed the pre-ordered about 3 days before the release, lol; Oh and she’s one of the managers.

      • Justagamer

        That proves there are some really stupid people who work for gamestop

      • Steve Anatala

        wow lol that’s crazy, didn’t know it was THAT bad

    • NintendoMan
  • MetroidZero

    Now I have even a worse headache for laughing very hard. :)

  • Elitepwnsface

    Nintendo is Gamestop’s B. Why does Nintendo show such loyalty idk.

  • PremiumSaltine

    I would get these for the kids if i could spend my club nintendo points on them. All of the available items on there are so crappy. We have like 1000 points and nothing worth spending them on.

  • http://wiiudaily.com/ Monomon

    Ridiculous.Why would GameStop wear those ears?Maybe Nintendo thinks that people will say something like “cool”,or maybe even “aw,cute”,but I’m sure many people will say”What the heck is this?A new game?Probably not cool for gamers,it’s for babies!”Then even won’t know which is a new game(unless they put something that “catches” peoples’ eyes in the GameStop).I still don’t know is it going to help or not,but I hope it will be actually,a nice promotion which will attract people.

    • Magnus Eriksson

      Ill buy those. The kids will love it. :)

      • http://wiiudaily.com/ Monomon

        It’s made for GameStop,not for everyone!

  • beepboop

    Sweet. Going to wear this next time I work. One of the benefits of working at gamestop haha

    • Josiah Parsons

      Nice. Which ones? Pink, I hope.

      • beepboop

        Haha ya I’d rock the pink ears. I lost out last night on all the goodies our Sony rep brought for the ps4 launch, so hopefully I can get the ears haha

        • Josiah Parsons

          What kind of goodies?

    • Javier Smith

      nice

    • Justagamer

      My friend game me his the other day and going to weak mine at launch for my kids

  • Green

    Nintendo……WHAT ARE YOU DOING. Who ever is your marketing guy fire him/her.

    • thedeciderU

      something needs to happen over there – fresh blood

      • Javier Smith

        I agree, their marketing department needs to get their butts in gear. There is still so much confusion, I’ve yet to meet a non-gamer who even knows what a Wii U is!

  • Josiah Parsons

    Awwww, how cute!
    I can see the big guy behind the counter who plays GTAV in the pink ones!

  • Daniel Gonzalez

    No disrespect to Nintendo……but seriously? I can’t imagine having those on my head while working. I’d rather get fired. :P

    • JB

      If you think about it, it’s probably something only GameStop employees could get away with. Well them, cosplayers and Harajuku girls…

      • Daniel Gonzalez

        I can understand cosplay, but I can’t see myself doing that as an employee. Thank god I don’t work there. I couldn’t do it. Lol.

    • Quicksilver88

      DG…we have ‘sparred’ before on here so I say this totally in jest…..I can’t imagine you wearing these either……but there are a few cute 20 something girls down at my local gamestop that I really hope where these and wearing spandex yoga pants like the girls in Cats would ad a nice touch as well….just sayin!

    • Jon

      seriously? it is hard enough to get a job in today’s world so you’d rather lose your job, spend weeks or months finding another crap job? I honestly doubt that. You’d have to be a complete moron.

      • Daniel Gonzalez

        Nah, I wasn’t serious. You have to be a complete moron to believe I was. Lighten up dude. :)

    • starwars360

      Stop being fatty ass!!!

    • DragonSilths

      Course you would, your you.

      • Daniel Gonzalez

        Precisely :)

        • Steve Anatala

          What’s with all the hate against you lol I only hop in here once in a while.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            The usual crazy fanboys and just trolls in general who care too much on what I say. For me, it’s a win/win situation.

          • Javier Smith

            Honesty isn’t appreciated by raving fanboys.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Too true.

    • Skelterz

      you’d rather get pumped in your mouth by a sailor

      • Daniel Gonzalez

        Don’t tell me what you do on Black Friday every year. You just embarrass yourself.

        Here, I think you may need this right now, don’t thank me. It’s free of charge. :)

        • Justagamer

          Cool pic

    • Steve Anatala

      Lol I’d love to wear them! Wish they had a black pair for rosalina. I love cats lol.

    • Guest

      well, i don’t think it’s required but… yea i don’t know if i could do it either.

  • Niknique

    Dang it Nintendo I want some!

  • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

    I’d really like a pair, but I think it’d be so fun to be able to wear them for work too :P

  • Lusunup

    The cat ears are adorable but I can’t picture a single employee giving good advertisement, I mean they literally put wii u games on the very front corner of there store but it’s not really visible unless you bend over and look down it’s ridiculous! while they place ps4 and xbox one at the front entrance that literally takes up half of the gamestop.

  • Shagrath1983

    Role playing night with me and the lady, things get hot in bed and I spoil it all by crashing my ass on her head :)

  • starwars360

    Ohhhhh *** CAT TOY!!!!!! :D

    I cannot wait for that damn game. But I will like use cat ear toy for sleep with my partner on bed and ready for … hehehehe

  • kevin nun—-

    I think the captions under the title of the article needs some fixing.

  • Jack5221

    Is it just me? Or does it seem like Nintendo is trying to take down Xbox. Think about… Zelda Link between worlds AND Super Mario 3D World both come out on Nov 22, the same day Xbox One comes out. Both games got 9.6 / 10 from IGN, and are both without a doubt, system sellers. Looks like X1 will have 3DS, and Wii U to deal with come Black Friday. :o

    • iamserious

      The competition between all systems will be very high from here on out. Nintendo finally realizes they are up against tough competition on all fronts.

    • DragonSilths

      You forgot Mario Party. And its not that Nintendo is trying to take out Microsoft. They just want to have something that can compete with the Xbox One launch. And since the Wii U is already out, 3 big hitters on launch day is a major blow to Microsoft.

    • Guest

      I can’t wait to get my my gamestop next friday to pick up Mario 3D World, Link between worlds physical copy plus the XL special edition, & pokemon X and stare down all the xbone buyers and smile knowing I’m gonna have so much more fun with my purchases than any of them.

    • Javier Smith

      I know that Xbox One will be very successful, but secretly I hope Mario steals all their thunder. Meow meow bitches!

      • Justagamer

        Priceless!

  • videogamedude52

    I got these cat ears at NYCC 2013 this year for playing Super Mario 3D World and it was AWESOME!!!

    • Clel

      I get them if I play Super Mario 3D World? Deal.

  • ZeldaFanzzzz

    LOL HAHA, oh Nintendo….

  • Adam Fox

    THIS….is funny…would love to have some of these cat ears just for a keepsake…but no way in hell would I wear them! lol

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

    So how long before these are up on Club Nintendo as a club reward?

    • Jon

      In NA, probably never as it never gets updated with anything except for mediocre VC titles with the occasional awesome one that everyone probably already has.

      • Steve Anatala

        yup lol. only thing I’m slightly interested in is the Hanafuda Cards, love how they have old school Mario art, which I love way more than modern day Mario. I’d have to get 2 sets though for fear of ruining one set with bent cards or something lol. But yea the VC games I already have like you said, and everything else is eh. I have so many Nintendo posters already and no space for most.

  • Yen

    Wow so much negativity on this topic! They’re just cat ears to promote the game! It’s not like they told all Gamestop employees wear these or you’re fired. It’s just a fun little accessory to get people into the spirit of things. It’s like some stores have their employees wear Santa hats around Christmas time. What’s the big deal?

  • Nintendofreak

    Well my local gamestop is filled with dudes this should be fun xd

    • Jon

      make sure you take a camera :D

    • DragonSilths

      My EB Games has 2 guys, one is the manager, other is a regular sales guy, and 1 girl.

  • Jon

    I can just see it now, people walk in to buy their Xbox and see the staff wearing Mario cat ears. lol

    • X3Charlie

      It’ll be a conversation starter, help spread the word about the game.

    • DragonSilths

      HAHAHA. They will think wait did Nintendo go 3rd party? Now Mario is on Xbox? AWESOME!!!

  • thedeciderU

    this game will be incredible, and i understand nintendo’s absolute NEED to promote the wiiu, but this is pretty fucking stupid. maybe they just shouldn’t bury all the wiiu shit in the corner of the store where no one can see it. as someone before me said, gamestop doesn’t seem to appreciate nintendo. in this case though, nintendo is asking to be outright laughed at. how much more can a company cater to children when it was the adults that buy consoles?

    i wish nintendo had two teams – a team that continues to make the aesthetically cutesy games, and a new team that exclusively works on new ips for the adult crowd interested in something that’s aesthetically more appropriate to their wants. if nintendo pursued this, sony and microsoft would be in trouble (not that i want that – competition is good and those platforms have their own great titles). yes, there are some multiplats, but many of them do not interest me at this point.

    this is just embarassing. i would not go to gamestop anyways, but now i have an even better reason not to pick up this game there upon release.

  • starwars360

    Trolls keep coming bashed on Wii U.

    So PS4 getting bricked. Hahahahahaahahahahaha BRICKED ALREADY!!!!! PS4 Trolls crying!!!! :D

    PS4 doesn’t got many amazing games expect one downloadable game and FIFA 14. Hahahaha PS4 is huge failed at launched just like Wii U. PS4 and Wii U getting so much better.

    So now trolls can shut their mouth. PS4 and Wii U share same boats now. :)

    Made me so feel good. :)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

    • Jayce

      Ok let’s keep it real. Nintendo and Wii U fan though I am, the PS4 is going to quickly sell more units than the Wii U.

      • Googs

        It depends, PS4 is somewhat in the same position as Wii U was, massive demand at it’s launch (Wii U’s launch was really good), but no ‘good’ games in sight to keep that momentum going. I’m just going to wait and see what PS4 will do after a couple of weeks.

        • Jayce

          See if consumers were logical, the momentum would just slow down for that very reason. I dont have much faith in them though. All my friends are clamoring for PS4s despite the lack of games.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Exactly.

        • Josiah Parsons

          They also have the increasing pressure from mobile games.

        • Dáibhí wotshissurname

          No the Wii U’s launch was crap (I say stuff like this often but honestly though im a Nintendo fan I need to call bullshit sometimes). Though it had high demand in pre-orders, the 360 still outsold the Wii U on its launch week and the Wii U alsogot bricked quickly (Though that was the fault of the coincidentally stupid mass market).

      • Justagamer

        Not so sure on that ..It will sell well at first but alot people can’t afford 400 or 500 dollar consoles

    • Javier Smith

      I agree that the Wii U has been underestimated, but Sony, in my book, has done basically everything right so far. Relatively low price, a lot of power, indie support, I could go on.

      Plus Yoshida himself has said he wants Nintendo “to do well”. We spend so much time bashing each other’s favorite consoles on these websites, that even the CEOs show more class and sportsmanship!

      I don’t plan on getting a PS4 until they have some games I care about (Kingdom Hearts 3, Battlefront 3). But that doesn’t mean I hate Sony or Sony fans. And I hope they don’t hate me : (

      • Justagamer

        I got my PS4 and it’s cool but Mario and zelda really have my attention right now

      • William Cole

        Ii think Yoshida says this because he recognizes that a balance must be put in place in the videogame market. He is very wise for noting this. Others have failed to do so and want Nintendo to fail just because. Do you realize what can happen if Nintendo gets Dreamcasted away? That’d be catastrophic! In my opinion, the video game market runs well on Nintendo, XBOX, and PS. They must stick together and not seek to kill the other but… they can hurt the other. Nothing like a little friendly competition.

    • Daniel Gonzalez

      If it helps you sleep at night. It doesn’t change the reality of the situation. I agree with Jayce. Being a fanboy about it isn’t helping the Wii U. :P

  • MysticDude97

    Now I want a pair!

    • William Cole

      They’ll be in stores around Christmas time, trust me.

      • MysticDude97

        Sweet!

  • Michael Pullar

    sexy…

  • iamserious

    I would wear them at home while I played the game! It would be funny to do this with 3 of my friends Lol!

  • YayGs

    My friend was wearing some pink ones yesterday when I went in.
    It’s funny thing is that people call her Kat for short.

  • ETeach

    The gamestop employees in my town would never wear these. Which is a shame, because they’re glorious.

    • alex toschi

      Speak for yourself, I wear them and I work at Gamestop. I even brought a pair back for my girlfriend and go out of my way to steer people towards the Nintendo section :p sold two bundles yesterday!

      • Javier Smith

        great! we need more like you.

      • ETeach

        Nicely done. I wish you worked near me!

    • Megami Sama

      The Gamestop employees at your town sound like complete tools. Just sayin’.

      • ETeach

        You should have heard them when I asked for a Wii Fit Meter. “What’s that?” It’s the new attachment for Wii Fit U. “Wii Fit U?” Yeah, the new Wii Fit game on the WiiU. “Is it supposed to come out soon?” It came out two days ago -.-

  • Tim van Broekhoven

    I made this Wii U Gamepad of coockie dough :D Pretty sweet huh?

    • CaesarGood

      not really, looks like shit…

      • William Cole

        Ya know I appreciate his/her work but man did you hit it on the spot. You tore my insides up, don’t do it again.

      • Tim van Broekhoven

        It needed to be baked of course XD

    • Rinslowe

      “Quick swipe of the cookie, down the hatch in one go” &…

      “I didn’t do that!”

    • MetroidZero

      Eat it quickly, before Iwat-

  • Squid

    I got those at Comic Con, today I went to pre order and he told me to come in later for Mario because the place should be crowded for Xbox One (With like what? Five people?)

  • Justagamer

    I got my PS4 and it’s cool but im really look forward to this Friday…New Mario and New Zelda…This week will be Awesome

  • Nintenjoe82

    Bright coloured cat ears would have scared potential gamers away in my youth.

  • john

    Welp… *leaves to apply at Gamestop*

  • CaesarGood

    Might try and get some for the kids

  • William Cole

    Or are you a Rosalina…?

    Anyhow, did you guys see Reggie!? If he was in Smash Bros. I could definitely see his taunt being : “Get your body ready!”. That would just be it for me, seriously. I’d buy a Wii U and a game just so I could give it to someone else. That’s how bad I want to see that.

  • JeanPaul

    I think nintendo thinks America is Japan… In japan this would probably be seen as cute or fun… may people here would just see it as dumb…

    • thedeciderU

      yes, i get the feeling the culture is quite different. they don’t have this country pegged the way they used to. in the 1990′s.

  • Miles “Tails” Prower

    Wish I was working at Gamestop. x)

  • Christopher Acuna

    ha i work PT at gamestop for the holidays…looks like i have got some swag comin to me :)

  • 00EpicGamer00

    Wish they had the cat gloves too.

  • Megami Sama

    Based on a lot of the comments here, it seems like the GameStop employees have a bias against Nintendo. They should get fired. As an employee that sells different consoles, it is their job to understand the needs and wants of their customers and highlight every consoles main features. If you hate Nintendo, keep it out of your job. These people need to be professional and tell the customers the good in every console and let them decide what they want to buy… not just shove a console down everyone’s throat. What a lack of respect for Nintendo who remains a gaming Titan, and has been for nearly 40 years. It sickens me.

    As for the ears… I totally want them! Should stop by a GameStop and ask for a pair if they aren’t gonna wear them lol.

    • NintendoMan

      Another thing is that it always smells bad when I go into ANY GameStop. I’ve gone to several over the country, and the employees sometimes play games in there and don’t pay attention to the customers at all. I could’ve walked out of there with several games and they would not have noticed.

  • ThePolarKuma

    i want one !

  • kaygivs

    i’m going to the midnight release of a link between worlds! the gamestop employee called it the xbox one release though which i don’t understand

  • Matthew Stapleton

    Well I can see all of us at Wal-Mart getting those as well.

  • josh

    I’ll have to buy my girl one of those so she can wear em while i do her doggy style

  • Oni

    I’m a gameStop employee, and the only one that supports the Wii U in my store… I doubt i’ll be able to convince everyone to wear these ears considering the X1 is coming out the same day…

  • Christopher Acuna

    I got mine! :) a Luigi pair. Was hoping for the yellow Mario pair but one of my coworkers snatched up before I had a chance.

  • Boss Hoss

    Poor Bastards

  • WolfgangAmadeusMozart

  • Jon

    so….something that will probably be the females that wear them makes that the gay market? I guess you never have fun things in your life.

  • starwars360

    STOP BEING FATTY TROLL!!!

  • Deadpool U

    Well you just exposed yourself as homophobic and ignorant.

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

    He will never stop and he will always be a ignorant homophobe. Actually his infatuation with gay people is probably masking the fact he is unsure of his own sexuality. I guess his parents and family make him feel it is a bad thing to be gay. So sad.

  • WolfgangAmadeusMozart

    It worked in 2011 with Super Mario 3D Land on the 3DS. Troll harder.

  • Rinslowe

    Hahahaha…. True.