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Nintendo releases another useless Wii U infomercial

Nintendo has done a poor job marketing the Wii U. For starters, the name confused many casual gamers, who believed that the “Wii U” was the GamePad accessory to the original Wii. Nintendo has released several ads and comparisons between the two consoles, which hasn’t helped a lot.

Nintendo is now trying again with a new video, explaining the Wii U and its benefits. The video is very simplistic and shows the type of audience Nintendo is targeting this Holiday season: the very casual gamer, the mom who’s looking to buy a new games console for her kids and needs to know the difference between the Wii and Wii U.

It seems that all of these Nintendo ads/videos are missing something. They’re not exciting — they’re just infomercials. A narrator explains what the Wii U is and we look at some actors who pretend to have fun.

Nintendo doesn’t need anymore of these infomercials. They’re not selling blenders, they’re selling videos games: excitement, fun, adventure.

Remember the genius “Wii Would Like To play” Wii ads from years ago? They were arguably the best ads for a games console ever made. That’s how you advertise a games console. That’s how you generate buzz and excitement. That’s how you stand out from everyone else.

The Wii U is the most unique console of this generation, yet Nintendo is marketing it like an appliance. Like a blender.

Just compare the above ad for the Wii U to the one below for the Wii.

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  • jrob23

    very good commercial. Your take on it being useless is useless. Good job Nintendo

    • WolfgangAmadeusMozart

      “John Kinsley releases another useless Wii U Daily article”

      • DK_Hadouken

        THANK YOU!

  • Xavier Lopez Chabelo

    Ohhhh… Those “Wii would like to play” commercials were the shit…

    Get your shit together NIntendo…

    • Daniel Gonzalez

      I didn’t care for the commercials, but the Wii’s were far better and didn’t try to shove it so much in your face. Maybe Nintendo should bring those dudes back to make a proper commercial.

      • NintenScience

        Wii?

        • Daniel Gonzalez

          Yes. The Wii commericals are much better than this Wii U’s. That’s how I see it.

          • NintenScience

            From what I know, most of the Wii hardware and software is backwards compatible with the Wii U.

            Two systems in one…

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            To be fair, Xbox One and PS4 made the hardware far too different from 360 and PS3 that I’m not surprised that it isn’t compatible. In Sony’s case, they are resolving that with cloud gaming at some point in 2014. How that will work, I have no idea, but I’m looking forward to that. Don’t know Microsoft plans to do about it. Could care less about them. I only plan on buying two of three consoles this generation.

          • BlazeDog

            That should have been in the commercial too,
            “And you can also play all your old Wii games and keep your controllers”

  • discuss

    I don’t think it’s that bad but it’s not that good either. It lacks the “WOW-factor”.

    • Guest

      lol

      • discuss

        no, you lol

        • NintenScience

          Welcome back…

        • NintenScience

          What is wrong in saying lol?

          • Arthur Jarret

            Depends, will you say ‘ita’ right after it? Because in that case there’s this whole stigma within the current morality of our society.

          • NintenScience

            Nope.

          • Arthur Jarret

            Oh, that’s cool then. In that case, in my opinion nothing is wrong with saying lol. Not even when you mention ‘lipop’ after it. I’m a suger addict, tho’ – so try not to mention it when I’m around. :P

    • darkcreap

      Yes, in that you are right. The good thing is that it is pretty clear explaining what the WiiU does. The negative side is it lacks tha WOW factor, as you name it. I wonder if they prefer to focus on the “WOW factor” for the Mario and other game commercials. But yes, some “magic” would have been well received.

      • Mario

        Magic…

    • Colton Kelsey

      I agree it is rather boring, but it is to just to explain the console because there are people who don’t have a clue what it is. (in a non sarcastic way)

  • babulibaba

    This is the best wii u ad ever
    U guys don’t know what you’re saying

    • FackMaaii

      The best wii u ad.. that’s not saying much

      • Daniel Gonzalez

        True story.

      • Kameron Grayson

        True. Wii U ads suck.

      • hahahero

        Ha!

      • Jeffery02

        Nintendo fans seeing Nintendo lack in something and admitting that Nintendo lacks in it? I can’t think of many other fans that would do that that I personally know unless it’s clearly a horrible disaster, like the PSN outage. Maybe it’s just me though.

    • Yousif Alromaithi

      This is by far one of the best commercial I have seen. This shows what the Wii U is capable of but I disagree that this a lame commercial like the editor says.

  • XypherCode

    It’s true that they need to step up with their ‘mercials and if you’ve seen the PS4 commercial then it’s true. But you gotta admit this was pretty good. And for one thing how can you generate buzz and excitement if in the first place they need to fix the confusion first?

  • Yen

    It said clearly that the Wii U is a successor to the Wii and even said how to distinguish them, the “U” on the box which honestly should’ve been obvious to anyone and it’s amazing how many people can’t see subtle differences like that when they’re buying something that cost $300. It showcase all the great games you can play on the Wii U. It’s a good commercial and does it’s job. The only thing I can agree with is that it lacks creativity like the Wii commercials did. They should bring the smart car back and have the same two guys go house to house, play with them, and then ask: “How will U play next?”

    • XypherCode

      Exactly.

  • Martijn Plasmans

    I dont think this will air on tv. In that case, who will see it?

    One other thing i dont get is why they dont say anything about 3rd party games!?

    • Daniel Gonzalez

      I know right?

  • Jack5221

    Honestly, how stupid can you be to not know that Wii U is a totally new system and not an attachment? The game cases are BLUE instead of white. The console is a totally different shape. Its been out for a little over a year. They clearly explain the difference multiple times. If you don’t know the difference by now you’re not a “Causal Gamer” you’re just an idiot. Not trying to offend anyone here, its just getting ridiculous how people still claim that consumers don’t know the difference…

    When 3DS first came out did people think that was an attachment? Nope. How about 2DS? PSP? PS Vita? Xbox 360? Xbox One did not confuse anyone into thinking it was the very first Xbox that came out. (Like PS1 / PS2 / PS3) So why on earth are people using this dumb excuse that the name is confusing? Its not confusing… Lack of games = lack of sales. Same thing happened with the 3DS. Have you seen the sales lately?

    They’ve gone up and are continuing to go up because those famous Nintendo games that everyone loves are releasing like wildfire. Take a good look at the line up of games next year. I won’t even list them, because theres A LOT of them, but trust me, Wii U sales are going to pick up even more than they are now. Everyone knows what Wii U is now. If you still don’t know the difference then its time for some fresh air.

    • Cyberus

      Kinect games were purple, but they were still 360 games

      • D.M.T

        Kinect games were purple but it clearly says Xbox 360. Wii U cases are blue and it says Wii U on the box, not Wii.

    • greengecko007

      The Wii U logo is just the Wii logo with a small blue box with a white U next to it. It does’t help that the U surrounded by the blue box is smaller than the Wii font, and that it takes a bit of effort to actually see the U.

      To people that don’t actively follow video game news, it looks like a Wii with a new controller.

      If I was going to design the Wii U logo, I certainly wouldn’t have the boxed U (what lets people know it’s a new console) smaller than the Wii font.

    • Johny

      seriously.. if you honestly CANNOT see through the consumers eyes, and comprehend HOW its a problem, and justify WHY there is so much confusion.. then i won’t say you’re a casual gamer.. you’re just an idiot..
      and honestly dont wanna offend you, but your comment is out of place

    • Bob Charlie

      Go ask people you know to be casual gamers what the difference between the Wii and the Wii U are and see what answers you get. Gamers live in a bubble when it comes to gaming news yet some of us still seem to think everyone is as well informed as we are concerning gaming.
      It’s probably a hell of a lot easier for a casual to explain the differences between the PS3/PS4, 360/One than it is for them the Wii/Wii U.

    • wiimenonowiiu

      The problem is most parents do not know about or what the wii u is this commercial is designed to target parents or just the unknown they should have came out with this ad and a fun ad last year if they had called the system wii2 or super wii they would have not had this problem

  • Googs

    How is it useless? They’re literally doing what Nintendo fans have been advising them to do.

    • CMB

      Who the hell asked for the writers opinion? I thought you were supposed to present facts and news not opinions.

      • CMB

        Who immediately knew who wrote the article when they saw the article title?

        • NintenScience

          xddddd

        • Deadpool U

          Me as soon as I saw the title I thought “John’s writing doom and gloom articles again.”

          • DragonSilths

            Hey now, my names John…but alas I did not right this article lol.

      • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

        It should be listed as an opinion piece…

        • Rinslowe

          That is probably a very, very polite way to put it, lol. :)

          See, you give the Emperor and his new clothes the key’s to the kingdom and we’re all off to the beach for a spot of skinny dipping.
          Only it’s winter mate. Ya Know?

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            That’s exactly what it is. He would have been wise to report the news and then give his opinion at the end. That would make more sense.

          • Rinslowe

            True, so straight forward and yet…
            Well, not our problem. :)

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            One person’s opinion is never a problem. As for this news post, well…..none of us will care about it the next day. :P

          • NintenScience

            Yes

          • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

            At least I look good skinny dipping ;3

        • D2K

          It shouldn’t been listed at all. He should get his own blog site for stuff like that.

        • Ryan Eslambolipour

          Introducing Wii U the best place this holiday season to blend the mushroom kingdom!

          • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

            blend? o.0

          • Ryan Eslambolipour

            Get it cause the blender thing get it okay….

    • Tecpedz94

      Ya i find this a very good video despite the fact that they didn’t show to many 3rd party games. Yes it isn’t that existing but one step at a time. First inform people what the WiiU is then when they finally understand you get them hyped over it. You can’t get hyped over something you do not know exists.

      Ah that explains it its cuz Ashley wasn’t the one who wrote this post :p

      • Marcos Parreira

        They didn’t show any 3rd party… That sucks, it should have another commercial showing only hardcore gamers playing HD 3rd parties.

    • hahahero

      Beat me too it. This is more or less exactly what everyone on here was asking for. NOW, Nintendo needs to try and “generate more buzz and excitement.” While continuing to inform consumers over what the Wii U is all about of course.

      • Colton Kelsey

        True, but they could have started that a long time ago. Nintendo can turn this shit around.

        • hahahero

          I agree, we’ve been suggesting it for some time. Maybe they heard us a while ago (by “us” I mean the collective pool of support and consumers) and the process of approving and creating the commercials takes a bit of time? IDK tho, didn’t get my degree in marketing. Just playing with the issue from another angle.

          And yes, I think they can patch this sinking ship and we are seeing it already. I don’t have cable but I see their commercials all the time on HULU (they don’t appeal to me personally). More people seem to be acknowledging the existence of the console on other game sites, and the frequency of tired phrases like “…the ten people who actually bought the Wii U” and the like have been dwindling. And of course the sale numbers have been progressively increasing.

    • Mario

      That is how I see it.

    • http://ejercitogeek.net/ Mercurio2054

      Nitendo life:

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      Wii U “More Than Capable” Of Providing The Core Project CARS Experience, Says Developer

      Video: Nintendo Minute Chooses Its Top Games of the Year

      Nintendo Reiterates Confidence That the Wii U Can Compete

      wiiudaily:

      Nintendo releases another useless Wii U infomercial

    • Rich Garriques

      so the writer is on a wiiu news site bashing the wii u. and why does he still have his job?

  • IcyCatt

    Try and have a better view on this, seriously John this is pathetic of you. We’re here to praise the Wii U and not further tarnish it, It was a commercial, something scarce on the advertisement field for our little Wii U. Even if it’s only one person who knows a little more, it’s something. You’re better then this John.

    • Daniel Gonzalez

      We’re not here to praise it, we’re here to speak freely of it. This is his view. Just because you don’t agree with it, doesn’t mean he’s pathetic. Aren’t we all here to share our point of views? No reason to attack people dude. Lol.

      • darkcreap

        Yes, I think people should calm down a little bit. I agree with the majority here in the sense that the commercial is great in the sense that it explains crystal clear what a WiiU is and does. The negative side is that they do not generate excitement, but maybe that is better for the specific commercials of Nintendo games.

        EDIT: some mention in the commercial about third party games like AC, COD, Watchdogs, Rayman and others would have been fine too, I think.

    • D.M.T

      Apparently he isn’t better than this because all he ever does is bash Nintendo and the Wii U.

      • Logic

        He’s entitled to his own opinion, although I do agree this article was a bit overdone, especially in the title.

    • RyuNoHadouken

      you’re wack

    • NintenScience

      Calm yourself…

  • cwchase

    Nintendo seems to have gotten lucky catching lightning in a bottle with the Wii… I really hope they realize they don’t have the wherewithal to design and market hardware/network infrastructure… They should partner with Google/Apple/Valve/Occulus Rift (but NOT Sony or Microsoft) with their next console effort. It will let them put more resources towards what they do best, making great games, while still maintaining console exclusivity on a platform built by a company capable of making a successful, innovative hardware. I don’t think they will, but they should.

  • uPadWatcher

    John Kinsley… YOU’RE FIRED!

    • Rinslowe

      That would actually work for me…

      • NintenScience

        rofl

    • Kameron Grayson

      That’d make my life much better

      • Daniel Gonzalez

        So your life would be that much better if he was fired? I don’t think one so called ” bad journalist” on the site is a big deal. If you want bad, I would direct you to IGN.

        • Rinslowe

          Captaaaaaain Cave Mayayayaaan! Sorry opps I mean’t to say Crusader! Captain Crusader, lol :)

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Why the long face?

          • Rinslowe

            That was just a regular smiley face, lol.
            Here, one for each eye; :) :)

            Nice picture, Hi Daniel.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Actually, that is my cousin who had one too many shots of Scotch. Poor guy.

          • Rinslowe

            Well, that is indeed a lot of Scotch in that case…
            Sure it wasn’t Bourbon? Not to be confused by the difference… :)

            What is the world coming to?

  • Kirbyomega

    I watched both videos at once.

  • Kenshin0011

    I agree that Nintendo also needs to come up with an interesting slogan though this commercial is what the wii u needs AT THIS MOMENT

  • D.M.T

    This John Kinsley guy is the worst writer I’ve ever seen. This so called “journalist” only bashes the Wii U and Nintendo and nothing else. What makes you think that people here care about your opinion? Your job is to post news articles about Wii U, you’re not supposed to give your opinion on it.

    Why John Kinsley is still writing for Wii U Daily is beyond me. I could write a better opinionated article without bashing Nintendo or any other company. Journalist aren’t supposed to be biased, they are supposed to be leveled head.

    And this Wii U commercial is fine, it explains to people what a Wii U is and why they should buy it. They aren’t trying to force their opinion on the viewers because that’s what generating buzz and excitement means.

  • Squid

    Wii would like to play with U commercials would work.

  • Daniel Gonzalez

    Infomericals now?That’s sad. At least the Wii commericals were more appealing and did catch my attention for a time. You can do better than that, Nintendo.

    • NintenScience

      The solution is for Nintendo Co., Ltd to make their advertisements suited for everyone, instead of the stereotypical “kid” demographic.

      Edit: And the stereotypical “family” demographic

      • Daniel Gonzalez

        If consumers don’t know the benefits of the Wii U by now, then Nintendo would be doing something wrong. I think commercials of Super Mario 3D World would be a better choice at this point. Better yet, how about a commercial that shows off third party games?

        • NintenScience

          “third party games”

          GTA V?

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            I mean games that are on the Wii U already. GTA V is a long shot and not happening this time around for Nintendo.

          • NintenScience

            Call of Duty: Ghosts

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            While I don’t care for CoD, it is a big seller across platforms. They’ve sold relatively well on the Wii U.

          • NintenScience

            I do NOT see any other so-called popular third-party video games on the Wii U other than the Call of Duty video games…

            Maybe EA DICE could port Battlefield 4 to the Wii U.

          • darkcreap

            Maybe on Wii, but maybe not so much on WiiU. It seems that both CODs have not sold well on WiiU. I bought ghosts, but not Black Ops 2. I hope they might sell better if the install base grows.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Black Ops 2 sold just fine on the Wii U. However, Ghosts sold less than 100k, so the Wii U version failed to impress.

          • darkcreap

            I think they say Ghosts did not sell well in general. Nevertheless, I saw some sales figures for COD games released on the Wii which are way better than sales have been on WiiU. I mean, it seems there were a lot of COD players that did not migrate. Maybe they might come back if sales grow.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Perhaps. Though, a game like COD is a game that will continue to have better sales on Sony and Microsoft consoles. As the Wii U’s install base grows, then yes, I would think the sales will as well. Personally, I don’t care for CoD or Battlefield games. I find them to be too repetitive.

          • JB

            Of course Ghosts didn’t sell as projected on any platform, so I think it’s a CoD problem in general. It also didn’t help that BO2 on the Wii U didn’t get the same support as it did the others, so perhaps people we’re worried that the same might happen again, which could have affected sales.

  • Satoru Iwata

    Please understand, we at Nintendo are doing our best to show the benefits of the Wii U. Next week, we plan on airing another commercial that will explain how the Wii U can be used as a paper shredder.

    Thank you for supporting Nintendo.

    • Yousif Alromaithi

      Mr Iwata you are doing a good job this is by far the best commercial I have seen. Showing the hardware at the beginning of the video leads the consumer to understand the difference between the Wii and Wii U. But to make people know about the Wii U, just say that the Wii U can play HD graphics while the Wii could not which was missing in this commercial.

      • BlazeDog

        I’m pretty sure the commercial said that you can play all your favorite games in FULL HD for the first time.

        • Yousif Alromaithi

          Oh I probably missed it.

  • SkullScience

    After reading the article I clicked on the ‘infomercial’ with dread. I actually found it, well, informative. If they had this at launch it would have been amazing but better late than never. It makes quite clear it is a new console, shows off some great software and runs through the functions of the Wii U. Well done! John Kinsley, I would like to put this eloquently but I won’t bother, you Sir, are a knob!!

    • NintenScience

      lmao

  • Patrick Starman

    Hey, it’s still better than those horrible “The Pitch” commercials.

  • Dylan Clark

    is this site even about games anymore? i wanna hear about games coming to Wii U not about sales or how bad the commercials are, we already have the console

    • Dylan Clark

      probably going to stop reading this site and read another site like IGN. you guys dont even update the pages about the games. you guys have Grand Theft Auto V in the games page? Worry about the games not about sales you guys arent getting a paycheck from nintendo

      • Yousif Alromaithi

        Man Wii U daily seems to be messed up a bit these days. I need to know things about Nintendo about what they are working on. Then we state our opinions about the upcoming projects to build a hype. We don’t need to hear about sales because we knew the Wii U will pick up it sales so no need for more update about that.

      • D.M.T

        If you want to stop reading on this site then fine i can’t blame you but don’t move to IGN because that website is worse, way worse than Wii U Daily. IGN is supposed to have a Nintendo section but they barely report Wii U news. IGN is a Playstation paradise, a lot of Sony fanboys there. I dare to say most IGN readers are Sony fan(boys)

        • CMB

          go to playeressence instead, much better sitethan ign will ever be.

          • Guest

            You forgot:

            alwaysnintendo.com

            nintendoeverything.com

      • Bob Charlie

        Nailed it. I abandoned this site awhile ago and then came back because of all the Ninty hate on other sites, but IGN has stepped up their coverage. NintendoLife and GameXplain are covering the more obscure or not as well-known news while this site has articles like this or articles on Target.
        More Wii U news!

        • Guest

          “IGN” sucks. I got banned from these websites.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Can’t say I’m surprised. :P

          • NintenScience

            xd

            Edit: Who downvoted my comment three times?

      • Donaald

        You should check out nintendolife.com

  • Blarg

    At least Microsoft knows how to market their system appropriately. They know how to do most things TBH.

    • NintenScience

      xd

  • Sheiky Baby

    Wii would like to play with U *Shows the gamepad*

    Only problem… Nintendo REAALLY needs to give the Gamepad some identity. That’s why their marketing for the Wii U isn’t up to par with Nintendo marketing… They don’t even know what they gamepad really is. They created this innovative thing, that happens to be a little ahead of its time, and are hoping their future work can really show what it does. There’s no doubt in my mind that everyone in gaming WILL be talking about the Gamepad when the next Zelda comes out. It’s just a shame that this is the only indication of that… More waiting.

    • JB

      That’ s the largest problem with the the promotion videos for the Wii (even the TV spots) the Wii accessories are getting WAY too much screen time. I know showing them are completely unavoidable, especially when you factor in the multiplayer games, but they need to stress the gamepad more. Maybe quick-cut people using the Wii accessories if at all possible.

      • darkcreap

        Yes and no. The problem I saw with the first concept video they made in E3 2012 was precisely that: too much showing the gamepad that it was not clear that it was a new console.

        Nevertheless, I think that Nintendo themselves are not really using the gamepad in an imaginative way in some titles. They did it right with Nintendo Land, but the game was not that amazing IMHO, especially when playing it with my family. It is probably the game that showcases the gamepad best by far, but not a game good enough that people say “WOOOOW”.

        MarioU did not really use the gamepad to a full potential. Zelda Wind Waker HD does really good, even for an HD port. Mario 3D world uses the gamepad, but I still feel that the new functionalities are not too natural to the gameplay, if you know what I mean.

        I find much better integration in some third party games, like:
        1) The Wonderful 101: The use of the touch screen is really great, although the game can be really frustrating in some aspects. Some people would say they do not like to use the touch screen to draw, but you can use the right joystick if you prefer.
        2) Rayman Legends: The murphy levels are incredible. The use of the gyroscope is impressive. IMHO, this is the title which uses best the gamepad and it feels natural, not forced. I mean, it feels like a natural gameplay, not like a gimmick. I enjoyed the Murphy levels a lot.

      • Sheiky Baby

        Sort of agree there. The only thing I like about displaying the accesories, is the fact that it lets the consumer know that the pricey cash they spent on em wasn’t a waste. At the same time though, it still creates some sort of confusion… I mean, consumers are so used to the whole “upgrade” thing, that they couldn’t possibly conclude that the Wiimotes could work with something new; let alone the fact that they’d be saving money. It’s sad how unheard of this could be nowadays with consoles, but Nintendo is doing it, and they need to let everyone know this, while at the same time showing what the gamepad is truly capable of.

        I could totally see some great commercials for Zelda, with the player having a hard time solving a puzzle until the gamepad’s capabilities come into play. I also believe we are bound to see some of the greatest Nintendo ads after Mario Kart is released. The console is going to be selling well, and Nintendo is going to have to keep up with it.

  • Schultz38

    I feel “Opinion:” should be added to the title of this article seeing as the content is SO subjective.

    Then again, all media/blogs are subjective, so I should expect this kind of blogging. But this is more-so than just being subjective.

    I don’t know. Just my thoughts.

  • mar laguna

    Its better something than nothing come one at least they are trying -.-.-.-.-.-.-.-

  • NintenScience

    Lol, it is John Kinsley

    • https://soundcloud.com/rauschenmaschine Kristian Kouvo

      He could get a life. Also he could stop writing about Nintendo. There’s clearly a serious attitude problem – lack of skills and wisdom.

      • NintenScience

        xd

  • CEObrainz

    Although you won’t see me say this often, this article did scream John Kinsley before I even clicked on it. However I think you’re argument in this case is rather poorly constructed, the commercial clearly shows what the Wii U can do as well as advertising games for it, being released in 2013 it’s justified that it’s still targeting families and such.

    In 2014, I suspect we’ll see commercials directed at the more “serious” gamers, especially with the release of Mario Kart, Smash, Hyrule Warriors and others happening next year.

    Last thing, that comparison to the Wii advert was unfair, pretty much every Nintendo advert with Japanese people is usually better.

    • DK_Hadouken

      If anyone get’s paid to troll… it’s John Kingsley.

      • CEObrainz

        Getting paid to troll sounds like fun, probably the only reason I would seriously troll people in such a way. I don’t think he’s meaning to troll though, just that he shouldn’t be voicing his opinions within the article, or if he does right at the end in a paragraph labeled “My Opinion”.

        • Donaald

          Yeah, like gameinformer.com but he’s a “shitty” journalist

        • NintenScience

          So, you are saying this website should be called “trolldaily.com”?

          Edit: The link does NOT exist yet.

        • DK_Hadouken

          Agreed.

  • RARE

    Nintendolife praisedthis ad for how perfect it was.
    This ad isn’t lame at all. People don’t know what the WiiU is; this ad clears up any confusion about the console.

  • Guest

    wii bash u daily.

    This advert is great, it exlains: New Console. new games. and gets the message out there just fine.

    • Johny

      from how it looks, like… EVERYONE is against the writer

      • shanafan

        Because he’s an idiot.

        • Justagamer

          Agreed!

      • WolfgangAmadeusMozart

        I think there was a time where John frequently posted doom and gloom articles, and was focusing more on announcing the third party games that were skipping the Wii U than announcing new informations about the games that were actually coming to the system, and his opinion articles tend to be pessimistic in nature like this one.

      • DK_Hadouken

        That is because Ashley is better at it and is not biased and blind.

        • Jeffery02

          Let’s be fair here, While I do disagree with him, him and Ashley are like Yin and Yang on this site and are quite necessary to help define a middle point, even if they never get there. They give you both sides of the same coin, so to speak. Where I feel that he is wrong on many points, he also helps me to think critically. He helps ME to be unbiased, if that makes sense. His problem is that he is far too negative. Ashley has her biases I’m sure, but John’s clearly far more biased which is what his problem is.

          • Johny

            you’re right on the thing that its nice to have the opposite sides, to make us less bias and more objective looking….
            but see… hearing bullshit wont make me less bias….its just crap.
            what i do want to hear is intellectual points to tell me whats wrong with nintendo and wii u. and while i consider myself somewhat unbiased person who can think of himself and can SEE wrong things when they appear with the company, i still welcome intelligent,objective people to show me where im wrong and set me hard in the ground… but this guy is not what im looking for.

          • Jeffery02

            Touche good sir. Touche

      • Mario

        Yep!

    • Magnus Eriksson

      Wiiufaily

      • NintenScience

        rofl

      • http://ejercitogeek.net/ Mercurio2054

        hahahaha good one

    • Marcos Parreira

      I laughed when the narrator said: “just look for the U on the box”

  • Logic

    This ad would have been far more effective if there were 3rd party titles included. The reason why the Wii U has horrible sales to this point is mainly due to its lack of 3rd party games. Everyone wants a Wii U for Mario Bros/Zelda/Smash Bros/MarioKart…but thats it! Without those games, the Wii U is junk. Nintendo I’m glad you have Mario Kart 8, Smash Bros Universe and Zelda U coming up…but those games can only help so much with sales. Step up your 3rd party support Nintendo! I’ve spent a good chunk of money on this console; I want to see it succeed!

    • NkoSekirei

      i blame the lack of third party games on the devs themselves cause their too lazy and they should know games sell consoles not the other way around

      • Logic

        That’s a fair statement. Though I’m still led to believe that Nintendo’s marketing and business strategy has been the fundamental problem.

        • NintenScience

          True.

        • darkcreap

          Agreed. I actually said something similar in other comments: they should have shown some third party games already on WiiU or coming in the next months. It would have helped third party sales a little bit. I wonder, why does not Nintendo do a little advertising on their third party games? I mean, it seems that the problem is that Nintendo consumers usually buy only Nintendo games on Nintendo consoles. I think they should also do some education on their consumer base in that sense.

          I have a WiiU and buy a lot of third party games. Nintendo usually is top quality, but you can have very good games in the third party library.

      • MujuraNoKamen

        True but if Nintendo would publicise the good ports like (Watch Dogs, Ghosts, AC4, Rayman Legends etc) it would show devs that Nintendo does care about their success and they’d be more open to working with Nintendo in the future. It would also show the great variety Wii U has right now which would help as Nintendo is really focusing on casuals
        -getting others interested would not only help Wii U but steal the spot light from its [serious] competition.

        • darkcreap

          Agreed. I have both AC games, Rayman and ZombiU. Also COD ghosts. I think this commercial lacks precisely that. Showing third party games a little bit too in the commercial would have been nice. What about the Batman games? What about AC? Call of Duty? Indies?

    • MujuraNoKamen

      Exactly.

    • https://soundcloud.com/rauschenmaschine Kristian Kouvo

      Those things are connected to each other. First we need the “system seller” -games. Then the 3rd party will get more interested. At least we cannot blame Ubisoft, Capcom or Sega for not helping out. They’ve done their share.

  • CiiDub

    The Wii U needs a Sandwich video.

    • NintenScience

      haha

  • Johny

    what are you guys talking about… i think its pretty good.. finally not some video only about 10 year olds playing new super mario bros…now that would have been bad.
    THIS is not… its actually pretty awesome

  • Johny

    when i saw this article i was like… wow.. nintendo has released another video AFTER that awesome wii u overview ?… and it sucks ? … i gotta check it out…
    but nope… wtf writer

  • john

    There’s nothing really wrong with this commercial except that it should have come out a year ago as soon as they realized that people didn’t understand the difference between the Wii and Wii U. And why is there so much emphasis on the whole family playing? My parents never played Nintendo with my siblings and I when we were kids. I think they should focus more on playing with friends. That’s where the real fun was in Nintendo.

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

      So it can appeal to parents looking to buy gifts for their kids.

      • john

        True, but they already have several commercials all pitched towards families, like this one for examlpe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YycMI1Tn9rQ.

        Originally the Wii U was meant to appeal to all gamers, not just young children. And does have the games, but the ads make it look like they’re clinging to the casual crowd. I doubt it would kill them to make a commercial or two like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0d9d-cdxhk

        Even the “We would like to play” commercials did this. Sure, they had the families and little kids in mind, but they had everyone else too; teenagers, college kids, business men, retirees, pretty much everyone you could think of. It’s good to appeal to families and little kids, but they shouldn’t appeal ONLY to families and little kids.

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

          I guess. :P

  • D Moness

    Nintendo doesn’t make commercials , nintedo sucks, they make commercials, the commercials suck. nintendo sucks at explaining the wii U is new console, they explain it and that sucks. Well I figured it would be a negative post anyway due to the fact it is written by mister Kingsley.

  • Theiz Zzee

    I will say the Wii ad I think is better. This is probably the best Wii U commercial done. What is most important in an ad? To tell about your product and what it does. Although I think it is a good ad it is unlikely to be seen on TV rarely if, at all since it is a few minutes long.

  • Daniel

    When mario kart 8, smash bros for wii u, AND the new zelda title comes out.. people will start to notice the difference between wii and wii u, trust me. EVERYONE is going to be buying a wii u just for those 3 games. i know that if i enjoyed mario kart wii enough, id be searching online for a sequel to the game.. and if it means buying an entirely new console.. Id definitely do it! people, give it time.

  • MrMistermister

    I swear John Kinsley is an undercover Sony Fanboy or something.

    • NintenScience

      More like a Microsoft fan…

      • MrMistermister

        Or both.

        • Michael Pullar

          maybe even a PC fanboy

          • MrMistermister

            I wonder if it’s John Kinsley himself downvoting these comments about him…

          • Jelle Knibbe

            Dun dun duuun

          • CMB

            Plot twist:

            John Kinsely is mr.downvote and is using his alts to downvote these comments

          • Rinslowe

            This is probably true. I don’t see why anyone else would bother tbh…

          • JB

          • NintenScience

            PC can refer to more than one company:

            Microsoft Corporation
            Apple Incorporated
            Linux Foundation

          • Donaald

            PC fanboys are more often associated with Steam. But I doubt jk is a PC fanboy.

          • NintenScience

            Ok.

            “Valve Corporation”?

          • http://ejercitogeek.net/ Mercurio2054

            and blizzard

          • Michael Pullar

            i was referring to services like steam.

          • NintenScience

            Steam is NOT the only main software for Personal computers (“PCs”)…

          • Michael Pullar

            i’m well aware of that. steam users are often referred to as “PC gamers”.

          • Guest

            4 downvotes????

  • Madmagican

    Well at least it seems like Nintendo’s trying now

  • BrandonIsAGod

    Before they can sell consoles, they need to make everybody aware of what the Wii U is, and show people that it’s not the Wii like millions of people still think it is. I just wish they’d change the name of the console… The name ‘Wii U’ may work in Japan, but it sure as hell doesn’t work in North America and Europe..

  • Rob

    I agree with the article, Wii ad back in the day was WAY better.

  • ETeach

    Wow, that was a pretty negative article. i think the WiiU ads I’ve seen have been pretty good. They’re appealing to families, sure, but who’s really gonna be buying these systems for the holidays? The ‘hardcore’ gamers one month after the PS4 and XBone came out, or parents who want to spend some family time with their kids?

  • Bob Charlie

    Just because somebody in the comment section of another article posted this video well before Wiiudaily even knew it existed doesn’t make it useless.
    Hasn’t one of the biggest problems for the Wii U been that casuals have no idea what makes it different than the Wii? It’s odd that I’ve been getting most of my Nintendo news from IGN and Gamespot lately because Wiiudaily has been more or less useless.

  • TCar

    Lame? What exactly are you looking for? It does what it needs to and speaks to the people that appear to have some confusion. I am pretty sure they know what they are doing, educate the people that appear confused and than reel them in with “exciting” commercials later.

  • ZeldaFan83

    This year and holiday season Reggie said they are focusing on the younger audience, parents and the casual gamer while next year in 2014 when many of their Big titles will release like Mario Kart and Smash Bros. they will focus on the core audience and the hardcore Nintendo gamers. So chill out…it’s coming!

    • rp17

      You have to know about something before you can get hyped about it.

      These commercials should have come way earlier, but that doesn’t mean Nintendo can just skip them and move on to the “hype” commercials like John wants.

  • smbmaster99

    I’m somewhat inclined to think this news post is sarcastic in nature. No this isn’t the best that it could be, but stressing that the Wii U is a true successor and entirely new console from the Wii is a huge step in the right direction. So far, this is the best Wii U commercial we have seen, and hopefully it will just get better.

  • crocodileman94

    First you criticise the exciting commercials because they’re not informative enough. And now you criticise the informative commercials because they’re not exciting enough…

    • darkcreap

      Agreed. The commercial could be more exciting, that I give you, but it is pretty clear and specific explaining what the WiiU does.

  • Vile-Okami

    Damn, you’re quite the negative asshole…

  • Veries Seals

    lol, I think the commercial is just fine and it tell what the Wii U is and what it can do. Lay off. And the console is selling just fine. I can tell you what i saw when i went into Wal-mart Just 4 hours ago. Xbox One’s and PS4′s. Guess what I did not see. Wii U’s. They are selling now more than ever. The commercials are more true to the base than anything. When you watch a Sony or Microsoft commercial they are super flash, but the games are not as fun as the commercial. Kill Zone for instance is taking a will to grow on me. So far it is pretty boring. I will wait until I get further into the game for a final verdict.

    • darkcreap

      You mean they were out of stock or that they do not give it shelf space? It seems it is selling better, but so good as to not be able to find any? I hope it is. Some people I know are buying WiiU this Christmas. Double screen, asymmetric gameplay and Off TV play are great things you cannot have in the other two consoles. Man, it is great to play a shooter in a console with separate screens. Never seen that before on a console. You had to go PC or online to do that.

      There are a lot of cons on WiiU, but a lot of pros too and, while it could be better, this commercial is a step in the right direction.

      I agree with what you say there: the new consoles try to create a lot of buzz, but tell you what? A friend of mine who always goes Play Station for home consoles (and Nintendo for handhelds) is not going to take one just right now. The reason? The games he likes arrive in 2015. None of the lunch games the PS4 has are of his interest and I think that is pretty much what they are trying to compensate with advertisement: creating a flashy impression now even if the games are not here. I think that, in that sense, Nintendo has been a little bit more responsible marketing the WiiU. It would have pissed off a lot of people to market it with no games.

      • Veries Seals

        Yeah, they are out of stock with Wii U’s. Yes i agree that the Wii U has a totally different way to play and I love it. I like the other two consoles as well. They all have something great about them so far. This is a great season for gamers.

  • wiimenonowiiu

    This should have been there first ad ever for the wii u it explains the system perfectly

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

    I hope that you’re being satirical. Because they tried to be exciting in the first place and people said they weren’t informative enough, it’s just getting under my hide now.

  • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

    I see where John’s coming from, but I completely disagree. I like the ad. The “hardcore crowd” Already knows what’s coming to the Wii U that they want. The casual crowd this ad targets is exactly who needs to know the info in this commercial

    • MujuraNoKamen

      Very true but the problem is some casual and intermediate level gamers/dude-bros will be put off by the way it looks like there’s not much to play aside from casual/E-Rated games that they may only play once in a while when friends come to visit. By ramming “hardcore games” into the public eye they’d see Wii U has decent 3rd party games like Watch Dogs and CoD and exclusives like X and B2 which would help Wii U’s image, get all demographics interested and increase hardware/software sales.

      • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

        True, but the hardcore gamers are the ones who go on gaming sites and see trailers for things like X and whatnot without the need for typical TV commericials. I dunno, it’s a tricky subject.

        They could use a really hardcore sizzle reel for like, Spike or something… Show a bunch of badass games that look like they’d be on another console, or show off some third parties like Assassin’s creed and Watch Dogs, then just throw the Wii U logo at the end to surprise the audience XD

        • NintenScience

          The Spike TV audience does NOT care for Nintendo Co., Ltd.

          • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

            then make them

          • NintenScience

            With Bayonetta 2?

          • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

            sure, why not?

        • darkcreap

          Yes, I am with you and Mujura in that aspect. It would have been better to show a little bit more about some darker games currently released on the console like Assassin’s Creed, Call of Duty and Watchdogs. I think that the really great thing about WiiU is that you have from E to M rated games and it can fit a wide demographic.

          • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

            yeah, it’s really great… they just dont talk about it much :(

  • RICK

    oh nostalgia wii like to play
    its never too late to say
    wiiu like to play
    but the wiiu ad their was ok it wasnt bad in the least

  • MetroidZero

    Wait what’s wrong with the Overview video? I thought that was the best Wii U commercial to date.

  • Shota

    “The Wii U is the most unique console of this generation, yet Nintendo is marketing it like an appliance” well that’s kinda true.

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

      How so?

      • darkcreap

        Because they emphasize a lot on Off TV play. It is good, but it is more of a “useful” than “fun” feature. Asymmetric, dual and double screen play are more on the “fun” features, I guess.

        Nevertheless, I think presenting how useful Off TV play was a right decission. Separate double screen in local multiplayer (as in Call of Duty, for example) should have been mentioned. Probably they did not because not many games support this.

      • Shota

        the marketing strategy sucked. but now slowly nintendo makes some commercial on tv.

  • Arthur Jarret

    The blonde is really cute! Too bad it’s an american commercial… I have to make do with all the cute european girls, instead.

    • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

      Poor you :P

    • CEObrainz

      The European girls ain’t too bad, you just need to search real hard and good for those diamonds in the rough.

      • Arthur Jarret

        I’m planning a trip to Ukraine soon. Apparantly, that’s the country with the highest women-to-men ratio in the world!

        • CEObrainz

          Didn’t believe that at first, but various sources confirm that, should I be saying good luck then?

          • Arthur Jarret

            I’ll definitely need some luck… I’m like… a 7 trying to find a solid 10. It’s not always easy!

          • CEObrainz

            Hehehe, whatever happens just act natural and be yourself. Or ya know…..turn into a a pimp named slickback and do your thing.

          • Rinslowe

            Slickback is a pimp? You learn something new everyday…

          • Rinslowe

            That kind of honesty is hard not to respect… :)

        • darkcreap

          Eastern Europeans can be really pretty, but I think the Nordic girls are better in average. Nevertheless, do not believe any stories that tell you everything is full of beautiful girls everywhere you step into. They are probably more fiction than reality.

          • NintenScience

            There is too much fiction in the brains of us humans

          • Rinslowe

            This is not necessarily a bad thing. The path to creativity and abstract perceptual understanding. :)

          • NintenScience

            But there are some humans who takes fiction seriously, and uses it for violence, deception, censorship….(and more)

          • Rinslowe

            Lets not fixate on the negatives only…eh.

          • NintenScience

            But, the negatives are getting more attention…

            :(

          • Rinslowe

            They need more attention for better or worse, lol.
            Thats not the same thing…

          • Arthur Jarret

            Awesome! I love attention!

          • NintenScience

            xd

          • Arthur Jarret

            There’s no such thing as too much fiction… a mate of mine claims he has a beautiful wife. I really admire the amount of fiction he’s got :P

          • Arthur Jarret

            Hm, I’ve got a pretty expanded taste. Just like with games, I’ll give everything a try at least once. What do you suggest? Western Russia? Norway? Denmark? Sweden? Iceland? (Iceland would be nice, I’d combine it with seeing the northern lights!)

            Edit: and the stories about everyone being pretty at certain places are TRUE! Well, it depends on how much I’ve had that night…

          • darkcreap

            I stayed for five months in Denmark. A lot of nice girls to be found there.

          • Arthur Jarret

            I actually know some guys in Denmark… cheap place to stay AND instant wingmen!

          • darkcreap

            Cheap? It is expensive as hell.

          • Arthur Jarret

            I was talking about the guys I know there… I’ll crash at their place so I won’t need an overpriced hotel… Denmark is quite expensive, so it’s advisable to either know someone or couch-surf.

          • NintenScience

            !!!!!!

          • NintenScience

            I doubt it…

          • darkcreap

            You doubt I stayed five months there or that there are nice girls?

      • darkcreap

        Well, it is not that difficult to find beauties here in the old continent as you make it sound. Actually, you can find beauties all around the world if you search well enough.

        • Rinslowe

          This is true. Very true.

        • Arthur Jarret

          But to find them single (and drunk or desperate enough) takes some serious searching… in the US, at least there’s an obesity problem cutting down some of the competition :P

          • darkcreap

            Taking advantage on drunk girls is technically rape, man, and it is not nice. Going the easy way is for losers, and I am sure you are not one of those, are you? The key is to never lose hope and try again.

          • Arthur Jarret

            Wow man, you’re reading way too much into that comment. I meant: drunk enough to even give me the chance to strike up a conversation… and I know how awful being taken advantage off while drunk is, it’s why I only drink heavily at home now, and take it easy in the clubs… you wouldn’t believe the stuff some girls will slip into your drinks here…

          • darkcreap

            Yeah, sorry, did not mean to be offensive.

          • Arthur Jarret

            You’re not being offensive at all, my man – you’re actually pretty kind, supportive and giving me the benefit of the doubt about not being a date-raping slimeball (even though those use the internet too… ugh…)

          • Rinslowe

            Nice rebuttal. Smooth with a pinch of self gratifying confidence…
            Yep. Respectable. :)

    • JB

      #europeanproblems? LOL.

  • Stefanos A

    Come on Wii ad is far far far better. Flashing Wii’s known feutures along with new ones along with nice music like they did in past is something better.

  • only god can judge me

    As a nintendo fan of many years since the first nintendo released in the 80′s up until this point I previously owned a wii u.With hands on experience I think wii u is a great console with some cool innovative features that their first party will truly showcase in the future.However I sold my wii u on craiglist to a fortunate kid who’s mother was willing to buy it then I went to my local gamestop to buy the playstation 4.my problem with nintendo which is my biggest gripe with them is that every console they release the only game I’m really inteested in is a new zelda and a few mario games Is that after I beat them I have to wait another 3 or 4 years to play another great game of zelda with no 3rd party games to keep me afloat which in return I suffer as a gamer being loyal to nintendo.With the wii u they have not put any serious effort to promote the console in which I totally blame nintendo for the situation they are in they jus lapped the u onto wii and thought it was going to sell because of previous success with the wii u society fooled you.While I wish nintendo all the success with the wii u because its a great console I will be moving onto gaming on the ps4.

    • wiimenonowiiu

      I disagree with you i enjoy playing 3rd party titles at ex. Ac3 and ac4 on the Wii u cause of the innovation that nes brings vs Ps4 yes i will get a Ps4 later on after they get the bugs out and have a list of games i want to play that i can not on the Wii u. Nes just made the mistake by if the word gets out ppl will buy there system but they forgot to get the word out

      • only god can judge me

        I respect your opinion I love nintendo and I respect their success and contribution to gaming as a whole its just these days they are out of touch with the wii u it could’ve been a even greater system if they marketing the system and made better games.They were not ready for this generation and its showing I’m sure they will still have some success just not what they plan I know the zelda wii u will be one of the greatest games without a doubt but after smash bros and mario kart then what u end up waiting another 3 to 4 years for another classic game and by then they will release the successor to the wii u.I chose ps4 because I know they will have good 1st party games and a steady flow of 3rd party games which is why I’m happy with my ps4.

  • JB

    John, I respect your opinion and all, but I think you’re being a bit harsh here. This isn’t a commercial for TV more than it is what you said, an infomercial for YouTube and the like. You gotta look at it in this way:

    I’m a consumer that’s interested in what exactly a Wii U is. I do a Google search and this video shows up in the results. Or say I’m a kid who’s trying to explain what a Wii U is to my parents or grandparents or I’m a gamer who knows what a Wii U is and I wanted to inform someone who may not know as much as I do. This is a PERFECT video to direct them to.

    As for the comparison to the old Wii Spots, tighten the editing, put catchy music in it and remove or replace the voice over with a more exciting voice over or bold text of the features, you have yourself a spot or three for a television audience. You probably wouldn’t be able to tell the difference between the two campaigns stylistically, save for the fact the new ones would state it’s a new console and the old ones have Japanese guys in it showing off the system (heck, they could probably even re-film some scenes and add something like that in). Shoot, maybe I should write for Wii U daily! :-)

  • MujuraNoKamen

    It’s not perfect but it’s far from “useless” They showed off some amazing games, graphics, features and inventive uses of the Gamepad. They cleared up the confusion and stated that it’s the successor to the Wii not an add-on which is what we’ve been asking them to do. I think it’d have been better if they said “next gen console” as they’d cash in the hype PS4 and XBO are getting and steal some of the spotlight from them. That coupled with the lower price-point, exclusive games (and I wish they specified free online too to get one over on Sony – and not to forget backwards compatibility) will get a ton of attention. They also didn’t show off anything “new” it was all familiar franchises so how about some love for X or Lego City Nintendo? My main criticism though is how “casual” it felt, I hope they do similar ad but with more grown up games like X, AC4, B2 and Watch Dogs to show that it’s not just for families, mature games and popular 3rd party games are there thus it can compete with PS4. Like I said this is a good ad but aside from WW they’re still overlooking the hardcore gamer here, Nintendo needs to get both casuals and hardcore gamers on board otherwise they’ll overlook Wii U and even casuals may be put off by the apparent lack of titles that they’d play more than once in a while when friends visit.
    To a point I agree with some of John’s points about it feeling forced what with the actors and it is to some extent lacking excitement (X and WD would fix that)

    Either way, great start again, pretty good ad, keep it up Nintendo.

    • https://soundcloud.com/rauschenmaschine Kristian Kouvo

      The earlier kids ad was pretty sucky, but this one was for the 1st time quite informative and really explained what Wii U basically is. Also am pretty sure more and more people watch Nintendo Direct’s and those are valuable peace of info and raises the interest in both; current owners and upcoming owners. Two of my work buddies have bought Wii U just because they’ve been checking out the Direct’s. Also I know couple people who bought 3DS XL’s because of them.

  • Brandon Olson

    “Wii would like to play with U.”

    You can leave my money in my mailbox.

  • Rinslowe

    Regardless of what your personal feelings are towards these advertisements John, I’m beginning to see why people take a certain attitude towards you.
    Terrible journalism.
    Perhaps the “Motley Fool” is a more suitable place for someone of your talents? No? Kotaku then? Oh wait, wait, wait… EUROGAMER…. (Hi five).

  • WiiUPS4 masterRace

    is this BS site becoming mynintendonews? this video rocks i think this guy is a troll

    • NintenScience

      Then go to Always Nintendo (“alwaysnintendo.com”) or Nintendo Everything (“nintendoeverything.com”).

      Wii U/PS4 master race

      Xbox One…lol

      • Guest

        -1?

      • Jonathan George Anaya

        Lumping the PS3.5 into the Master Race proves your ignorance. It’s not a true Next Gen console. The thing just got Party Chat and is a midrange PC at best. It can’t stream from a PC (I download torrents and send them to my big screen via LAN). Heck, it doesn’t even support 4k resolution… But the X1 can :-)
        And where at the Games, Sony? Greatness Awaits….and waits…. And waits…. Still waiting lol
        only the poor kids are buying PS4s because they can’t pony up the extra $100

        • Guest

          You again…

        • NintenScience

          Go back to “majornelson.com”.

        • Daniel Gonzalez

          Yet, PS4 is selling better overall, and even in Europe. Yet, it’s the worst console according to you. That’s rich. Game libraries take time to grow, even you know that. Lol. Your comment was entertaining nonetheless.

          • Jonathan George Anaya

            The WiiU has Software people want to play TODAY. I don’t see why people bash it… Also, the PS4 is nothing but potential right now. Why not wait 8 months for when the games start releasing? Probably can get a good bundle with extras thrown in, too.
            As for the X1, people bash it for no good reason. MS gave us the Harddrive in consoles. Revolutionary. They gave us online multiplayer. Revolutionary. Party chat back in 2006. Revolutionary. Media Streaming . Wait for it… Revolutionary. Now they are powering games via cloud with 300,000 servers. MS should rename the X1 to the Revolution. :) PSN is still struggling to connect BF4 or COD players together in the year 2013! That’s De-Evolutionary hahhhha

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Riiiiiight. You’re quite the delusional gamer. Again, thank you for the entertainment. :)

          • NintenScience

            @jonathangeorgeanaya:disqus is an Xdrone…

            xd

        • NintenScience

          It is NOT called “PS3.5″.

          It is a Playstation 4.

  • WiiUPS4 masterRace

    oh look John Kinsuckley dislike my comment lol

    • NintenScience

      xd

    • wiimenonowiiu

      I agree john queensley does not know what he is talking about

  • Donaald

    Newsflash: John Kinsley writes another “shitty” article. Seriously, why don’t you go with the Xbox one fanbase? They seem to share the same IQ that you have.

  • darkcreap

    Sorry, I politely disagree with the article. I’d like to remark four things:

    On the positive side:

    1) This is the first clear and explicit commercial they release. It gives a perfect, clear idea of what it does. It talks about Off TV play and unique experiences (although it does not explain how are this experiences unique), but I guess it is best to be simplistic than making a sparse message.
    2) If you want to create buzz and excitement, that is what you have the game commercials for. See Super Mario 3D World commercials. Those are better fit to explain in which aspect a specific game is special.

    On the negative side:

    3) I agree, nonetheless, that they could have released a better one in terms of creating excitement, but I honestly think they are taking the good direction in explaining why it is different. This commercial does it perfectly.
    4) I would have liked to see them indicating that it has more than Nintendo games in it. I guess there might be two reasons: 1) They didn’t want to make the message too sparse. 2) They do not talk about it because they fear some major third parties might disappear from the console (I hope this really does not happen, especially not in the case of Ubisoft. I have the two AC games for the WiiU and some others from them).

  • Michael Rowlands

    I have just played outlast on my pc now I no its coming to the ps4 but I think this game would be great no the wii u as you could us the gamepad in the game as a camrecorder…anyone who has played this game will no what I mean

    • Reason

      It may be cool but outlast not a good game in my opinion. Screamers and no real horror.

  • Lusunup

    This is what we need. It’s not useless at all why is John Kinsley still writting for WiiUdaily honestly???

    • NintenScience

      Not sure.

      alwaysnintendo.com

      nintendoeverything.com

  • Cesar Barroso

    useless? haha, this guy opinion is useless!

    • NintenScience

      haha

  • Daniel Carvalho

    Finally Nintendo launches a commercial that clearly states the Wii U is a new console and not an accessory, states how you can play HD Nintendo games on it, talks about released games, upcoming titles, online features, and everything the console is capable of, and this editor says it’s lame?! THIS IS EVERYTHING WE’VE BEEN SAYING NINTENDO SHOULD HAVE DONE FROM THE FIRST MONTH OF LOW SALES TO CLEAR THE CONFUSION! WHAT MORE DO YOU WANT?!

    • Michael Pullar

      idk, more excitement?

    • Sheiky Baby

      Hahaha, exactly. I could be wrong, but I’m pretty sure I remember articles on this site stating that Nintendo needs to generate ads showing the public the difference between the two. I guess, it’s just not good enough for some.

      • Daniel Carvalho

        Those articles were everywhere on the net, specially on this site! This editor is just one more of the thousands of “Nintendo doesn’t do anything right” writers out there…

  • lonewolf88

    hey wii U daily you guys should post the numbers and percentages of who likes the commerical and who doesn’t and see how much people think this commerical was amazing.

    • Daniel Carvalho

      Brilliant idea! I found the commercial amazing, since it was everything fans have been discussing on how Nintendo should make it clear what the Wii U. It took them an entire year, but it’s finally out there! I think the commercial is amazing, from the comments we can see everyone is loving that commercial too! The only one who found that commercial lame seems to be the editor…

    • Rinslowe

      That’s just silly! Then poor John would have “no” illusions left to hold onto, that maybe just maybe there is one or two genuine people out in the world who could actually agree with his particular flavour of trollish shyte!

      And yes that was all in one breath [|-_-|]

      • Daniel Gonzalez

        One or two is quite bold. Lol.

  • NintenScience

    How U will play next

  • ejownz6

    Family? check
    Token Black Guy? check
    Cheesiness? check

    You know it’s a Nintendo commercial.

    • NintenScience

      Stereotype.

  • Deadpool U

    See this is exactly why I hate John written articles. I mean why is he always focusing on the negative? I swear if it was announced Wii U was the #1 saling console in the world he’ll find some way to twist it up a make it look bad.

  • Christian

    How ’bout,”would U like to play”?

  • CaesarGood

    Ha, the only thing that sounds new is Mario World 3D, other than that we have already played WindWaker and Sports Club..other than that the illuminati plays a part in what Nintendo does…

  • readypembroke

    I know what Nintendo should do with this ad… They should put this on 2 or 3 infomercial channels for 2 hours once every day to spread the world. In the guide it should say: The Wii U: Nintendo’s NEW Console! If they do that, they could get some attention from it and people would possibly buy it.

  • GABRIEL GARCIA

    I mean…. I like that commercial, for me sounds great :) who are you ? Who you working for ? Xbone ?? Keep your opinions for yourself brota!

  • wiimenonowiiu

    Let the john kinsley bashing begin

  • TheGamerGeek128

    Well… this is a hole they dug themselves into, there should have been a bigger effort to differentiate it from the start (And of course the name doesn’t help either)

  • Rodger Jamjet

    Yes, the original Wii ads are brilliant. But the WiiU is a new kettle of fish and this new ad is not all that bad. WiiU adds should show all features the system has … The gamepad controls all your av devices, play games without the tv on, play games while watching tv at the same time, download software in the background, plays original Wii games … Really stick it to the competition for a change

  • Mendoza Manuel

    Someone remove this guy from his position…plz

  • Dimitri Theodosakis

    This is why Wii U First Year is a flop due to named Wii U should be call Wii 2

  • Justagamer

    @John you are wrong as always …so here is a facepalm for ya and all Wii U fans alike

  • iamserious

    Yes that Wii ad was awesome! That Wii U ad was NEEDED though. How many times have we heard that Nintendo needs to let the public know that Wii U is a whole new seperate system fron Nintendo? We hear this a lot on message baords and Nintendo finally listened. There is nothing wrong with the focus on family friendly gaming Mr. Kinsley. Especially during this holiday season where “hardcore” Sony and Microsoft fans are buying their respective consoles in droves. I actually really liked this Wii U ad but it would have been better if they showed a bit more of the various games the Wii U has.

  • Sdudyoy

    I don’t see how this is useless, It shows what the Wii U is, I really don’t get your opinion.

  • companyoflosers

    they need to hire that company that does the xb1 and ps4 commercials instead of making them themselves. let someone else make you look good because nintendo clearly doesnt know how. not saying the commercial is as bad as the article says, but it certainly doesnt generate any sort of excitement in my opinion.

    • companyoflosers
      • GmailIsDown

        while this commercial looks cool it does not tell me anything about the gameplay of Skyrim (wait Skyrim is not even on PS4 so why it is even here?), Driveclub (which got delayed to next year), and Killzone SF.

        • companyoflosers

          i dont think its skyrim, its probably just their take on a generic fighting game. maybe it doesnt tell you more about gameplay but apparently thats what works to get most people excited. if sony has anything to walk away with after this release its that telling people as little as possible about the product until they have it makes for the best sales. its screwed up but after seeing how nintendo and microsoft spilled their guts about their own consoles from the get-go and were bashed for what they revealed and sont didnt because they told us relatively little in comparison, you can see how this approach to their commercials would work as well. its not an approach thats best for us, the consumers but it worked out for them. they will have strong sales the first year or so before people figure out what sony wouldnt tell them. i think a mix of the two approaches would work best. keep your most detailed info online and easily accessable but make commercials similar to the one i already posted to spark interest. people can either choose to make an uninformed decision and buy it without research, in which case they can only blame themselves, or they can be interested, go do the research and find whether or not they really want it. commercials after all are only there to promote awareness and spark interest in a product. sony’s commercial accomplishes that. its not a commercial’s purpose to outline every detail of gameplay. sony went for that ” this will be an immersive experience like you are in the game” outlook, nintendo went for that “this is everything we will be giving you and how it works” outlook. honest but it hardly increases interest as much. people long to see themselves in the position of power and importance which is exactly the feeling they try to instill in viewers of the sony commercial.

  • X3Charlie

    I agree they need ads that create buzz, I disagree that this is a useless infomercial.

  • Jayden Williams

    Perhaps next time, John, you label an article like this as “opinion”, rather than news.

    As I’m sure you’re aware, there’s a distinct difference between the two types of articles.

    The headline for this article should have read: “Nintendo releases new Wii U informercial”, with the body copy providing your readers with the facts (what the commercial attempts to do, while providing a context to why the ad exists).

    If you felt so strongly about this ad you needed to have your personal opinion heard, while desiring to attract people the way you have with such an obvious “troll”, link bait, headline, you really should have written an opinion piece (“Nintendo’s latest marketing tactic is useless, misguided”).

    But bravo for luring so many onto the site with your childish “journalistic” attitude. Kotaku would be proud.

    • Satoru Iwata

      Perhaps, shut the fuck up!

      • Jayden Williams

        Very mature. Creating a Disquss profile, one that uses the guise of Nintendo’s Global President, for the sole purpose of responding to my comment.

        *slow, golf, clap*

        • NintenScience

          haha

        • Satoru Iwata

          you’re welcome. please understand.

          • Guest

            lol, your Twitter account is blocked from following and commenting…

            xd

  • nexxus6

    Of course the commercials are going to target the casual gamer, moms, kids, etc. They are the ones that are likely to be confused by the difference between Wii and WiiU. This commercial would be a waste if it were targeting hard core gamers, because they already know the difference (at least any respectful gamer does).

    • GmailIsDown

      i think by hard core gamers you mean the remaining small camp of diehard nintendo fans. they always bought the wii u.

  • GmailIsDown

    this is the best Wii U commercial I’ve ever seen. it takes time to actually show some meaningful gameplay, and all the attractive features of Wii U, some of which even I was not aware of.

  • bd-lt-dnkr

    Isn’t this supposed to be a Wii U fan site? How does articles like this get posted? Who runs this site?!

    • nexxus6

      People who are rooting for it’s failure, that is who. It is unfortunate.

    • Pikachief

      It’s just John Kinsley’s posts. 95% of them are written negatively.

  • Blazenwing

    I have to admit, for a second, as I read the title and the article, I thought perhaps I’d accidentally logged onto IGN or Kotaku.

  • Pikachief

    Me watching this video:

    Please don’t just show donkey kong, MK and Smash Bros! Oh good Mario Kart! SMASH SMASH SMASH SMASH NOO >:{

  • Shadao

    As this article is categorized in the News section and not the Opinion section, this POOR journalism on every level, especially the headline and the bias.

  • http://exazblog.blogspot.com/ Prince_AKR

    When I read the title, my first thought was this:

    “It’s another Kinsley article, right?”

    I should have betted myself $50 bucks.

    But seriously; for a site that’s motto is: ” the leading Wii U site, with news, updates, rumors, videos, and much more” – the mismanagement here is sad. If it isn’t 2-3 day old news articles (if there are any) ~ it’s another ranting/bashing piece – I mean…opinion piece by John.

    Why?

    If this is supposed to be a NEWS WEBSITE, not a BLOG about Wii U ~ then why aren’t you guys out searching for news to cover, in a timely fashion? In all due respect, it’s as if most of the writers for this site (excluding Ashley, love her) ~ do this as some time-killer, when they feel like. Not cool.

    As for my actual response to this “article””

    No, just no.

    Call it what you want, but this infomercial is exactly as it says ~ an INFOmercial.

    The incredibly intelligent (/s) – casual-consumer market has been scratching their heads as to what Wii U is for some time now, and Nintendo has been making it blatantly obvious with every new commercial, as to exactly what the Wii U is ~ and this one hits the nail right on the head.

    All a friend/family member has to do is send a link to this video to another friend/relative, who’s on the fence about exactly what Wii U is and why they should buy one. Or that potential owner could just be browsing through YouTube, and stumble across this and get all the info they need in just two short minutes.

    Nintendo hit the nail right on the head with this commercial, and honestly, it’s something I wished they had done sooner. But regardless; better late than never.

    • Shigeru Miyamoto

      This isn’t even a news site… they think they’re writing articles?… hahaha articles are not one or two paragraphs long. that hardly constitutes as professional gaming journalism. they should take note from Nintendolife.com

  • Stephen Macneil

    I thought it was a great infomercial and very needed. It’s trying to capture the casual audience because they’re missing them right now. They don’t have the games needed for the hardcore audience yet. Let’s face it, nintendo a biggest issue was always confusing marketing and they’re simply acknowledging it.

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

    You know how some people that write stuff have a made up name? Well you should change yours to Negative Nancy.

  • Landesca

    Nintendolife.com is better. They actually seem to be fans of Nintendo.

  • Sol Ridgeway

    One of the problems with the WiiU launch, was there were no good titles that were coming out for both the Wii and the WiiU. With the Wii, you had Zelda, Madden, Resident Evil 4 and more that came out on the GC and the Wii. This gave people an opportunity to compare and realize they wanted the new system to play these games. They should have released NSMB WiiU and Pikman on both so people could have payed them and compared them for themselves. See the graphics and gameplay style pitted up against the old style.

    • Sol Ridgeway

      This also gives you the opportunity to tell your friends playing it on the Wii,how much they are missing out by not playing it on the Wii U, the way I did with my buddies when I found out they were playing RE4 on the Gamecube.

  • Guest

    IN OTHER NEWS: you guys here that A Link Between News got GOTY from gamespot.

    http://www.gamespot.com/articles/overall-game-of-the-year-2013-winner/1100-6416469/

    • crocodileman94

      Which is interesting, since Gamespot and their community usually criticise every desicion Nintendo does.

  • Sdudyoy

    I always loved the music in the Wii would like to play commercial!

  • Oni

    That wasn’t a useless commercial at all. This is exactly what they needed to have done in the first place lol

  • Marcos Parreira

    Yeahhh… Now they took the misunderstanding to the literals…

    Great job to BIG N, if this commercial goes to the GLOBAL TV, then “wii” will see some new people in Miiverse.

    But yet I still agree with some of John’s opinion, they could show something like the “project Natal”. Family having FUN (good actors please) with party games, specially Nintendo Land, oh please, show them why to have a GamePad. Then cut the scene and show two hardcore gamers: “We should play some CoD”, “Ok, but the split screen sucks”, and then Magic takes place and we have two different screens. “OMG, a videogame where you can play Mario and CoD.” BOOOOM innovation.

  • Joey

    Yup, big difference between the Wii and Wii U, watched both video’s…both are still good as i still have mine :)

  • JuleyJules

    Useless? Did the writer look at the video?? All along we’ve heard that people don’t know what the Wii U is so they release this video. Of course it’s geared towards parents who don’t know it exists. That’s the POINT! Why put out a video that’s exciting yet geared at gamers who know it exists?? What would that do?? Absolutely NOTHING!! According to this writer on Wii U Daily Nintendo can’t win. I think they need to write for Sony & Microsoft as they’re clearly fans of them NOT Nintendo.

  • Chris Jones

    This writer is a fool…… It does exactley what it needs to and shows cool games which look exciting. Total moron writer. I have seen some exciting adverts that show loads of exciting stuff with cool music but at the end of the ad you are left thinking what was that about and then your tv programme starts again and you forget all about it.

  • ICHI

    The only major omission from Wii u advertising over original wii ads is that we are not yet seeing footage of new Zelda, smash Bros and metroid on TV

  • Random12multi

    Why are there more.negative articles now…

    Edit: Not seeing as many negative articles but still…

    • NintenScience

      Maybe because Wii U Daily is NOT interested in facts?

      • Random12multi

        I geuss? *It’s 12:21 am I’m kinda lost Idk what your point is sorry*

      • Rinslowe

        Underhanded. :(

        John’s Kinky does not represent Wii U Daily as a hole… :)
        That was naughty, cover your eyes. Oh God, get me a bucket!

  • http://people.ign.com/gameguy523 Anthony (Gameguy)

    Some good objective journalism here.

    • NintenScience

      “objective”?

      lolololololol

  • Alexander Kleinwechter

    I didnt really think at all that the add was bad when i first saw it at youtube!

  • HypocritesRROD

    For many months, these losers kept saying Nintendo should advertise the Wii U. Explaining the difference between Wii and Wii U. Now that Nintendo made one, this kinsley insults it.

    Haters will always hate. They will always find a time and a way.

  • D2K

    Why is John Kinsley employed here?

  • Colin Parks

    erm this is a good advert??? this is doing what they need, it’s imformative, and shows new and existing titles?
    This is a correct advert, Are you on drugs?

  • gamesplayswill

    Is the writer… serious? obviously yes, but damn, this is something you just do not write about. In my opinion this “article” isn’t a true article. Just opinion based and the topic isn’t actually an issue. I think the advert did a very good job describing the Wii U, sadly it is aimed towards the “family” market again though… meh.

  • NintenScience

    At least this Wii U advertisement gives out some details about the Wii U

  • Fred

    If you’re looking to buy a wii u as a last minute christmas gift here’s a GREAT DEAL http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?type=category&id=pcmcat319500050004
    Any Wii U (Mario Bros, Nintendo Land, Wind Waker, or Skylanders) plus a game plus a gift card for just $299!!!

  • DC777

    Needed explanation wise as calling it almost the same name as the last console was probably a huge mistake. But you still need something out there like this guy made. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUhfs6SIEco

    • FutureFox

      That was pretty darn good! From what I’ve observed even Sony and Microsoft don’t have rapid fire game footage in their commercials. Its usually mostly live action of genres for game they have (Sony) or a quick screen scene of a FPS (Microsoft) with Ryse. Maybe Nintendo will do something like this next year.

      I remember when the SNES first came out their commercials were about as non-existent or much weaker. But when they had those hit games out they pulled all the stops. So as I said they maybe they are working their way up to that momentum.

  • BGhp

    I don’t think this is completely useless, but a infomercial???!!!!!

    Who the He11 watches infomercials!!!! Its not like this one is going to be on TV!!!!!!!

  • Germany

    Honestly, this John Kinsley character seems to be almost as bad as that truthteller troll at times. All this guy does is write doom about Nintendo and I honestly do not understand why he is still here. 70-80% of the stuff is crap and bogus stuff that comes from a guy who looks like he never graduated from school. Examples are in previous articles where he screws up math so bad, a child in middle school could have done better. And then this one article here where he contradicts himself essentially.

    “For starters, the name confused many casual gamers, who believed that the “Wii U” was the GamePad accessory to the original Wii.”

    This kind of ad is needed because people seem to be dumb. if you need to find a way to tell people that it is a new console and not just a new addon, You need to have something actually explain that. a 20 second advert won’t be enough to do that if people already made up their mind to believing that it is just an extension. it need to be explained.

    • DC777

      I actually saw an ad like that at the movies before The Desolation of Smaug so at least they are putting it out there. But what you really need is a quick ad with Black Flag, Ghosts, Batman, Mario 3D, X, Smash, Watch Dogs and get people asking more questions about what’s this new Nintendo Wii thing. I’ve been out a lot shopping and every time I’m in the Wii U section there is always a woman looking for Wii games and every time the store associate asks her “wii or wii u” they are thoroughly confused. I’ve seen this same scenario quite a few times over the past month or so.

  • Dominicruz

    this is not bad you can understande more when thay say look for the U

  • Gabe Hoffman

    Looks at author not surprised. This commercial explains Wii Us benefits and features and makes it clear its a new system and not an add on. Yet you call it useless because its like an infomercial. That’s a very idiotic and shortsighted reason to call it useless. Sorry John but you lost me on this troll/clickbait piece of junk

  • wober2

    i kind of like the UK commercial with the goobery looking middle age man. why cant we have charmingly weird stuff in the US? The japanese commercials seem more imaginative too…

    I have to admit while I like Bill Trinen I think the US advertising is lacking direction. Not sure if this is his responsibility or not… I think he is Director of PRoduct Marketing…

  • Jonathan George Anaya

    John has a Point. WiiU sales are down a whopping 50% year over year. Clearly Nintendo is doing something wrong. Since Nintendo can only change ONE THING at this point (Advertising), they need to step up their game. This article points that out. Hardware is locked in. Games are what they are. If Nintendo wants higher sales, they must create a Buzz around their new console.
    Heck, the Indiestation4 is flying off shelves for no good reason! It’s a GAME CONSOLE with No games right now. $400 to play Flower? Knack? Ghosts with no servers? OMG, Sony Ponies will buy ANYTHING if the buzz is there

  • TimmyKyleMannyYumiya

    Como bien dice el título es una verguenza el video, aún así éste WII U es mejor que PS 4 y XHueso760mhz. Ya quiero jugar los juegos de Sonic el Erizo contra Mario en Los Juegos Olímpicos. Lástima que en mi pais en vez de salir 3000 pesos, está entre 5000 y 6000 pesos, Aquí también lo mal promocionan, solo mostraron el controlador sin la consola y dijeron que: “era para nenes pequeños” lamentable, siendo el único programa de TV que habla de VideoJuegos (TN Tecno) que hay en mi pais. Bueno, trataré de conseguirlo.

  • TimmyKyleMannyYumiya

    As you said the title is a lame video, yet this WII U is better than PS 4 and XBox 760mhz. Already I want to play the games of Sonic the Hedgehog against Mario at the Olympic Games. Shame that my country instead of leaving 300 dollars, is between 500 and 600 dollars, here also how badly promoted, only showed the controller without the console and they said that: “was for little kids” regrettable, being the only TV program that speaks of videogames (TN Tecno) that exist in my country. Well, I will try to get it

  • Nicolas Dorion

    I like Wii U daily, but I don’t get why this would be “useless”. It’s an infomercial. The point of it is literally to describe the product, so of course it’s less exciting than the “wii would like to play commercials”. An infomercial gives a lot of details and information about a product, and a commercial doesn’t give you as much information, but it’s supposed to create a lot of excitement.
    So of course it’s “useless” if you don’t know what an infomercial is

  • http://nintendopapercraftvideos.wordpress.com/ Sam

    That’s not useless! It’s great!

  • Sonic 2099 The Hedgehog

    NINTENDO DON’T LISTEN TO FANS TO YOUR THING

  • Noah

    Stop with the doom and gloom. It’s like you want Nintendo to fail. There is a monumental difference between “completely useless” and “not-as-effective-as-I-want-it-to-be.”

    I’ve had enough negative and fear-based journalism on national news, I don’t need it to infect my video game news either.

  • Will (ishigum)

    Hmm I dunno it doesn’t seem useless to me. I understand the point you are trying to make but I think this video was necessary to help finally distinguish the difference between the Wii and the Wii U ever since the fiasco of the “This is an upgrade” commercial.

  • FutureFox

    Looking at the comments one would think the author was a supplanted operative from Sony or Microsoft.

  • Noah

    Generate “buzz”? What’s the point in generating buzz about something that people aren’t informed about? After all the Wii/Wii U confusion, it makes sense to have a “inform first, excite next” strategy, which is what I think Nintendo is probably going to do.

  • Oliver Barraza

    I have to agree with the comments. This article’s bias doesn’t strike me as good reporting.

  • CCM

    Who’s the lame-ass “reporter” who wrote this article? This ad is ESSENTIAL in informing customers on just WTF the Wii U actually is!

    Pretty damned tough (as is evidenced by the system’s first year of sales) to “generate buzz and excitement” when 90% of the target audience doesn’t have a clue what the product is!

    Amateur hour “journalism” at it’s worst.

    Also the Wii was quite a bit easier to explain than the Wii U. “wave and swing this wand controller around to simulate sword fighting, golfing, playing baseball etc” People could watch those ads on mute and get the concept fairly easily.

    With the Wii U…not so much, thus the more infomercial-like ads.

  • leo

    Kinsley says what others won’t

  • Shy Ronnie

    I work as a retail salesperson and I think this commercial could help if the right people see it.

    I had some customers come in and ask for a Wii a couple weeks ago, we were sold out and so I asked if they had considered a Wii U. The wife said “isnt that just a handheld?” I then went on to explain to her all the reasons why she should buy a Wii U. One of the biggest for them was that they own a 60″ HDTV and I told them they would be much happier with how the picture looked in HD on the Wii U then the SD on the Wii. I talked to them for about 15mins, explained everything to them. Sold them the Wii U and an extra controller and they walked away happy.

    So yes there are alot of people that are still unaware that it is actually a console. I think my sale pitch was better than this commercials but I had more time for mine, lol.

    • jrob23

      Sadly, most salesmen do not do as you did. They would ask them why they are getting a last gen console and either point them to the Wii U without any explanation or suggest ps360. Kudos for you doing it the right way.
      I will say that I saw a Fred Meyer salesman who knew his stuff and helped a lady avoid a Wii MIni purchase. I hovered near to make sure he was giving good advice and he did. He and another guy there really were helpful and knowledgeable. I find Target to be near useless and Best Buy even worse.

      • Virus6

        I work at Target in the stockroom and a couple of the Electronics people are complete retards. I’ve often walked by hearing the team members just blatantly lying to the guest just to get them out of the way and I’d step in and help to correct the wrong information. I really should work for Nintendo -_-

  • Gust

    The commercial seem pretty good and informative to me. I don’t know what’s this writer’s problem

  • Jonathan Dogey

    Look up the original Sega Saturn commercial “theater of the eye” and you’ll know how to make a console commercial!!

    • http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B008SRISGU#reader_B008SRISGU Adam Howell

      Now there’s an advert that worked! :S

  • GmailIsDown

    it just hit me that this year’s holiday shopping season is all but over and i still don’t see the wii u commercials bombarding the tv channels. missed opportunity.

    i remember seeing lots and lots wii commercials when wii was released.

    is Nintendo really standing behind their products? if you are not willing to spend big money to get the words out, to educate the public, wii u will just keep bleeding money until dry as what it needs is momentum to attract 3rd party developers. this is especially true when your target audience is the casual/family folks, who are unlikely to go out of their way to research for video game related products. they probably don’t read video game news either.

  • Michael Singh

    Is it just me or the 3ds commercials are far more interesting?

  • killjoy505666

    Its better then nothing Its like Damn if they do and Damn is they dont. all i see is negative on this site now Everyone go to nintendoeverything for your wii u and 3ds news they update more and there just ah lot better :)

  • Alienfish

    Soooooooo.. opposite day then?

  • zoohero

    Whey cant I downvote the righter off this article. ..?

  • Nathan Verbois

    Not bad. It’s an infomercial. We can argue till we’re blue in the face on how poorly Nintendo has marketed the system, but this is still a step in the right direction. It details the system along with many of the unique features and gives a glimpse of some key titles both recently released and coming soon.

  • edge

    There’s a simple expression: Show, don’t tell. That’s the advantage Wii had. Seeing Wii Sports, everyone got it. It didn’t need an infomercial. One year in, and if there’s still a need to explain just what Wii U is, then there’s problems with the console. To me, they boil down to two simple mistakes, which could be explained by laziness or perhaps even arrogance on the part of Nintendo: 1) The name. Wii U? I can understand why they’d want to keep a successful brand name like Wii going, but what is U? Why not just Wii 2? The Xbox and Playstation brand names have kept on, but they’re clearly delineated with numbers. U might mean something to the people at Nintendo, but it means nothing to the casual observer. 2)Look at the Wii U casing. It looks almost exactly like the Wii, except with more rounded sides and corners. Put them side by side, and I could see how some would get confused, especially the “mom and dad” casual gamers that Nintendo markets to.. Again, for all their faults XBox and Playstation have never made this mistake. Each generation of those consoles have clearly looked differently from each other. Because these mistakes exist, coupled with Nintendo’s refusal to take the original Wii off the shelves, Nintendo has to explain one from the other. Again, the failure of the “show, don’t tell” principle. This infomercial, good or bad, shouldn’t have to exist. People should’ve known just by looking or hearing the name that the console was different and not an add-on.

    It’s clear the people who own the Wii U love it, and that’s great. But its current fortunes are tied to a few simple, but bad decisions in its design. It’s like a house with a bad foundation. Everything about the house could be luxurious, but if the foundation is bad, it still might sink. It might be fixable, but it’s extremely costly and difficult.

    • FutureFox

      They need a commercial that clearly says, “Wii would like to play…with U.” Do little fancy transition to highlight the “U” and fade to the box showing the Wii U box lining up with “U” from the top scene layer. Hopefully with that people would associate this gaming console wants to play with them. The Wii U. As it is clearly a play on words for anyone who speaks english.

    • jrob23

      I love my Wii U. But thinking about this a lot, I totally agree about the name. Not only not call it Wii U…but take out Wii entirely. Name it something brand new and don’t have wii controllers. Like every other Nintendo console, you play with the controller for the system i.e. the gamepad. If that means you need to sell a more expensive two gamepad bundle, or sell gamepads individually then do it. Using the same wii motes with it is very confusing and I can’t help but think that people not able to use the gampad feel slighted somewhat.
      Doing away with all wii peripherals might cost them that easy money but the console would have been taken more serious. I mean, nobody took the wii seriously due to the wii motes and graphics. Having that as part of the Wii U experience immediately reminds people of their dust collecting wii. Top that off with a similar name like Wii U and I can see why people were wondering why the heck they need to buy a gampad peripheral for their wii for $299 when they can already get that experience (albeit wrong) from an IPAD.
      But if they walk into a store and see this new gamepad Nintendo console with no affiliation with the wii (maybe use pro controllers instead of wii motes) both by name and controllers, they might actually see it’s completely different.
      I do think that message is coming around. Just like with the 3ds, Wii U is hitting its stride and assuming they can announce 5 or so more unique 1st party games or exclusives for 2014, they will be fine. If they don’t announce anything new beyond what we already know i.e. Bayonetta 2, DKTF, Smash, Kart, X, Hyrule Warriors, Watchdogs…then they are screwed. They need to bombard us with Wii U games like this last year with the 3ds.

  • ChildrenoftheNIN

    how did this undercover fanboy get a writing job on wii u daily somebody yank his access :P

  • Leo

    Is this John Kinsley supposed to be a journalist? Really, i wonder, because all i see is a retard with a keyboard.

  • Dominicruz

    its not that bad

  • Fuzunga

    “Just look for the U on the box.”

    Oh boy.

  • Fishy

    I have to agree with this author. I am a HUGE Nintendo fan and I love the WiiU (so do not call me a troll). But their marketing in the past few years has been hugely disappointing in my opinion. This commercial is pretty tasteless if you ask me – an attempt to explain to parents verbally why they should buy the WiiU. Unfortunately, successful marketing is more about visual and stylistic impressions that have an emotional resonance – commercials leave strong impressions when they “pop,” catch your attention with light and sound, or are cleverly edited and put together. The style of this commercial is beyond cheesy, corny, and worst of all, will leave the impression of dorkiness in the eyes of younger gamers. This might be ok for this Christmas season – as parents are the ones doing the buying – but it is a bad idea in the long run. There is nothing contradictory about Nintendo’s emphasis on all-ages play and producing marketing material that could have the elements of “cool,” “edgy,” or “exciting.” This commercial is about as exciting as a Werther’s Originals clip (look it up). So I don’t believe the author is hating on anyone. If Nintendo wants to improve their “image” – and they should, SERIOUSLY – so that more people might associate them with “excitement,” they should fire whoever is cranking out these cheeseball infomercials TODAY and connect with a marketing firm who knows how to appeal to and convert younger fans.

  • Chris

    Yeah no idea why you have stated this is a useless commercial given that it has finally & specifically gotten the message of new system across. I love the “look out the the U on the box” this should be a tag line moving forward.

    So quick to jump into negativity, and condescending! Does the author of this article have a marketing degree as you seem to know more about how to market the Wii U (in your opinion anyway) than anyone else? Hmmm, sounds like the commercial wasn’t the right fit for yourself, personally.

    Do you even know when was this aired? During what shows? on what channels? Other Media? How can you deem it useless? For all you know, the goal for this particular piece of advertising was to explain and clearly define to families / casual gamers of certain ages who are of a certain other criteria’s that this is not a Wii. If this is the case, they nailed it.

    Conveniently (mainly due to your poor writing skills), you omitted the context in which the ad was played, rendering this whole article useless.

    Further to that, wiiudaily.. your losing my interest really fast… content lately is getting worse and FYI there are plenty of other gaming sites out there so dont force me to change my reading habits, once your out of the bookmarks your gone.

    PS: i didn’t know blenders were running Mario and in HD too. Fuck your an idiot, John Kinsley.

    • FutureFox

      you’re — not your.

  • Majora’s Mask

    ???? wii u daily has become a facepalm i deleted it from my bookmarks john zacari fortunately has a youtube account so i can see his videos which i was here in the first place

  • Hueuheuhe

    what? this commercial was really good weird i was told this website was pro nintendo so i came, never returning… lol

  • Cold Heat

    I thought they communicated the message quite well with that Wii U ad.

  • https://www.amazon.com/author/keithwhitejr Keith White Jr.

    Those “Wii would like to play” ads were terrible…