Nintendo PMs Wii owners to buy WiiU; "Not just an upgrade".
Terotrous posted...This is one of the most hilarious marketting failures of all time. To be quite honest they really do need to rename the console.
How about Wii Uber?
Tie it on, in your mind. It's your Noctourniquet.
PM's to wii users, LMAO!!!
lol thats desperate
...I don't see the problem here, or how it's desperate. They screwed up by not marketing the Wii U properly so people think it's just an upgrade or add-on for the Wii rather than a new console (they focused too much on promoting the gamepad alone rather than everything else the Wii U can do). To fix this, they directly tell Wii owners that, yes, it's a new console. It's a good idea and I'm surprised they just now got around to doing it. A lot easier and cheaper than pretty much every alternative, and very effective.
Besides, are you guys going to tell me that Sony and Microsoft aren't going to do basically the same thing when their new systems pop up? I'm almost positive that there will be tons of advertisements on the PSN and Live for their respective new systems.
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jackorhoads posted...People complaining how the consumer doesn't know the difference between a wii and wiiu...nintendo sends out a message in laymans terms...trolls laugh. I don't get what these people expect/want tbh.
The marketing has been terrible yes but you seriously think people aren't complaining? really?! most topics on this site are complaints.
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I think it is bad that they need to do this.
I think casuals have moved on from video games and it won't help because they probably don't play games or the wii that much anyways.
The ones who still play wii often probably already know what the wii U is.
Wow nintendo is really really desperate. So sad nintendo has come to this.
They aren't complaints relating to not knowing that the Wii U is a different console, they're complaints related to how poor Nintendo's general execution and support of the Wii U has been. Two different things.
it's actually a pretty ingenious marketing strategy.. it costs no money, no effort, can be send to all wii owners and nintendo fans, it's a win win.
Sony had PS4 info all over my PS3 after their event in February. Microsoft will do the same in May. It is smart and advertises directly to your fans. Nothing desperate about it.
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Very desperate. Guess Nintendo cant rely just on casuals anymore like they did with the Wii.