Does general public even know what the WiiU is?

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User Info: Sailor Goon

Sailor Goon
3 years ago#1
I've had people ask me when I tell them I have the system " is that a new Wii game?". I've had people think it's a portable system. I've heard others ask if it's a controller for Wii, or just a tablet.
EB Games in my area was actually asking every customer buying a wiiu game " are you sure you have a wiiu?"
Nintendo really needs to properly market this thing
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User Info: Buretsu

Buretsu
3 years ago#2
I hear people think it's a toaster for really skinny bread.
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User Info: Wiiplayer111

Wiiplayer111
3 years ago#3
Second best launch. Some one had to know.
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User Info: paradicio12

paradicio12
3 years ago#4
my friends on facebook thought it was an accessory for wii, which seems to be the case for most people
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User Info: Gdboyratedloud

Gdboyratedloud
3 years ago#5
Sailor Goon posted...
I've had people ask me when I tell them I have the system " is that a new Wii game?". I've had people think it's a portable system. I've heard others ask if it's a controller for Wii, or just a tablet.
EB Games in my area was actually asking every customer buying a wiiu game " are you sure you have a wiiu?"
Nintendo really needs to properly market this thing


I dnt believe you. Why would someone survey ppl about something they dont care about????

and if they dnt know about the Wii U, they musta thought the PS3 was a new satellite funded by the US government because it damn sure wasnt selling at launch. They must also think your precious Vita is a new energy drink or health bar. STRAIGHT UP FLOP
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User Info: Banjoboy3

Banjoboy3
3 years ago#6
I had explained what it was to my girlfriend months ago and when I picked one up on launch day she still was like "I thought it was just a controller for the Wii." Haha, people for the most part just don't understand it.
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User Info: geneticsftw

geneticsftw
3 years ago#7
Does the "general" public know what any of the game systems are?

User Info: toomanymouths

toomanymouths
3 years ago#8
Well, I spoke to my mother on the phone the other day, and she made the following statement: "why would I get a Wii U when he already has a 3DS?"

Unfortunately, I think MANY people are either thinking it is an accessory for the Wii OR a new portable system.

User Info: Panner

Panner
3 years ago#9
Nintendo did the roadshows for a reason. To educate the public.
As far as the UK goes, i think they've done a good job as everyone seems to know what it is.
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User Info: wingo84

wingo84
3 years ago#10
Panner posted...
Nintendo did the roadshows for a reason. To educate the public.
As far as the UK goes, i think they've done a good job as everyone seems to know what it is.


A lot of the kids I see in different school have no idea what it is... Or one out of 30 would have an idea... Not just kids too, adults are just as clueless

A lot who have heard think it's just a controller for the Wii, or a new handheld. The adverts help with awareness but are rarely shown. Just seen a ZombiU one on YouTube before the video started though, was interesting!

I think Nintendo really needed to nail the marketing, talk about the HD console in the ad before the Gamepad.
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