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Topic: If you were Nintendo, how would you advertise the Wii U in a better way?

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SirSmugleaf

41. Posted:

An ad should say "Wii U: it's not Wii, its an entirely new innovative console by Nintendo."(Then show off the gamepad with Nintendoland or ZombiU or whatnot) Then: "And - it works with all your old Wii remotes and games." (Then show off asymmetric gameplay or how you can play just on the gamepad or whatnot). And their slogan should be: "Wii U: it's not Wii."

Just something like that, to emphasis that it's an ENTIRELY NEW and different console and not just a controller add-on to the Wii, which both my parents, my younger sister and all my friends thought it was. (And when all my friends heard I got one for Christmas, they all instantly said: "Oh, I heard that it's really bad.")
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Ima_Gerd

42. Posted:

SirSmugleaf wrote:

An ad should say "Wii U: it's not Wii, its an entirely new innovative console by Nintendo."(Then show off the gamepad with Nintendoland or ZombiU or whatnot) Then: "And - it works with all your old Wii remotes and games." (Then show off asymmetric gameplay or how you can play just on the gamepad or whatnot). And their slogan should be: "Wii U: it's not Wii."

Just something like that, to emphasis that it's an ENTIRELY NEW and different console and not just a controller add-on to the Wii, which both my parents, my younger sister and all my friends thought it was. (And when all my friends heard I got one for Christmas, they all instantly said: "Oh, I heard that it's really bad.")
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It a good idea - however you have to do it in a way which doesnt seem like an airplane take off safety routine. Adverts are very psychological - they have to get in peoples thoughts.

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Pichuka97

43. Posted:

I would get Reggie in the commercial telling you to buy the Wii U because he said so for a minute. People would totally listen.

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Ima_Gerd

44. Posted:

I would make a video of President Putin going scuba diving and finding long lost treasure with a Wii U inside of it.

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Schprocket

45. Posted:

SMEXIZELDAMAN wrote:

Give examples of the robust 3rd party support like EA and Ubisoft.

Right now, at three months since launch, this is irrelevant.
Feel welcome to make more valid comments in twelve months time if the situation is the same.

Might have missed this being posted but I'd go for an ad showing the Wii and Wii U side-by-side doing the Wii 'things' then show the Wii U showing where it's unique. It's the 'Wii' naming which is I feel is causing confusion amongst the uninitiated - e.g. my sister-in-law's family has a Wii but she didn't know the Wii U was different/better/whatever.

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Chrono_Cross

46. Posted:

Maybe start with actually advertising it.

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Schprocket

47. Posted:

Chrono_Cross wrote:

Maybe start with actually advertising it.

... and not just on TV ;)
It needs some knock-out viral You-tube video... gangnam-style !

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CoffeeWithGames

48. Posted:

I really thought NoA did a horrid job with their original Wii U ads, so I re-edited it:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZAhlL28QC8

I think they should show the GamePad's streaming feature for certain games, in fun and interesting ways, which I don't think they have in the U.S. market....if I can stop delaying, perhaps I can film a fan-commercial for Black Ops 2 Wii U that I've been wanting to do, just haven't done it yet!

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Ima_Gerd

49. Posted:

Well they have done the rounds of Morning News programs to show the thing off, and yes it was mostly a very awkward and complicated affair, but i think they have tried the 'stale white demonstration' type of advertising with that.

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ChibiJib

50. Posted:

Put PLAYABLE demo units?

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Bankai

51. Posted:

Pay Activision for timed DLC exclusives.

Genuine marketing right there. Forget this inefficient TV advertising crap. TV advertising is like trying to take a shower using a tin can with holes punched in it.

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SMEXIZELDAMAN

52. Posted:

Schprocket wrote:

SMEXIZELDAMAN wrote:

Give examples of the robust 3rd party support like EA and Ubisoft.

Right now, at three months since launch, this is irrelevant.
Feel welcome to make more valid comments in twelve months time if the situation is the same.

Might have missed this being posted but I'd go for an ad showing the Wii and Wii U side-by-side doing the Wii 'things' then show the Wii U showing where it's unique. It's the 'Wii' naming which is I feel is causing confusion amongst the uninitiated - e.g. my sister-in-law's family has a Wii but she didn't know the Wii U was different/better/whatever.

This is completely relevant and a good idea. People love EA and Ubisoft and will be happy to see that they love the WiiU! >:0

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MrGawain

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What's the point of advertising a system when the only unique games are a 2d Mario that looks a lot like the old 2d Mario, A collection of Mini Games that is fun but still not that deep, and a Zombie game Kids can't play? It's easier to sell a game than a plastic box that sits under your telly. I'm guessing Nintendo's advertising department thought it as wasting money to do so.

I love the Wii U and playing Arkham and Darksiders 2 for the 1st time, but they needed a big new flagship title to show the way and sell units. The next Zelda/Mario may not be ready, but why Skyward Sword wasn't held back and adapted to make good use of the Wii U pad is astonishing to me.

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kkslider5552000

54. Posted:

MrGawain wrote:

What's the point of advertising a system when the only unique games are a 2d Mario that looks a lot like the old 2d Mario, A collection of Mini Games that is fun but still not that deep, and a Zombie game Kids can't play?

Because you just described easy success in gaming?

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Knux

55. Posted:

Nintendo paying third parties for more exclusives (timed or permanent), better online, an account based system not tied to one console, and a price cut would be a fantastic start. That would beat any advertising.

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OptometristLime

56. Posted:

Schprocket wrote:

SMEXIZELDAMAN wrote:

Give examples of the robust 3rd party support like EA and Ubisoft.

Right now, at three months since launch, this is irrelevant.
Feel welcome to make more valid comments in twelve months time if the situation is the same.

Except SMEXIZELDAMAN was being serious, not ironic. Their support is a definite factor - see the outrage that followed Ubi's delay of Rayman.

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scrubbyscum999

57. Posted:

I'm starting to wonder if Nintendo is self aware and knows there are not a lot of games on the Wii U, so they are waiting till they are before they spend there ad money. Also, I know since they were kids commercials its not going to happen now, but my heart long for NES-GC style commercials again.

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Mr_Trill281

58. Posted:

ill do it by buring sorry wii u and tossing it in trash...

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Chrono_Cross

59. Posted:

Mr_Trill281 wrote:

ill do it by buring sorry wii u and tossing it in trash...

How can you bury something and then toss it in the trash? lol

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60. Posted:

Mr_Trill281 wrote:

ill do it by buring sorry wii u and tossing it in trash...

Why must trolls use bad speling? :P

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