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Nintendo still has no idea how to explain the Wii U

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…So it’s now trying jokes. Nintendo has largely failed to get consumers excited for its newest console, mostly because it’s such a hard hard thing to sell. It really doesn’t make much sense unless you’ve played on one for a considerable amount of time. It’s a message they’ve really struggled to get across – so they’re not using comedy.

Here’s the latest TV spot trying to explain it all. Featuring British comedian Rufus Hound it tries to go the Kevin Butler route. Honestly, I don’t think the Wii U would be in such a pickle if they’d just named the thing differently. Even “Wii 2” would send a clearer message.

Last Updated: August 7, 2013


  1. Umar Kiiroi Senk?

    August 7, 2013 at 14:09

    Kung Pow header win!


    • Rock789

      August 8, 2013 at 08:10

      Hell yeah!! 🙂

      “What the hell is that?”
      “I call him, tongeuy.”


    • OminousRain

      August 8, 2013 at 13:25

      Some awesome moves in that movie.

      Crouch to foot technique.
      Head to fist technique.


  2. Trevor Davies

    August 7, 2013 at 14:10

    Please tell me Rufus Hound is a stage name. Otherwise I’m going to imagine him having siblings called Fido & Fifi.


  3. Theo Steenekamp

    August 7, 2013 at 14:16

    Glad to see my pun about WII U I made a while back got used as a header:P (I hope)


  4. ElimiNathan

    August 7, 2013 at 14:41

    Wow that ad was bad, I was cringing at the end


  5. Riaan

    August 8, 2013 at 08:20

    how refreshing, another article slating the WiiU. Well done lazygamer. It’s funny how, for example, when the WiiU reached a millions sales faster than the xbox and ps3 in japan (http://mynintendonews.com/2013/07/24/wii-u-has-sold-one-million-units-in-japan-since-launch/), the news doesn’t reach you guys. When developers claim how well designed it is, doesn’t register (http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2013/05/shinen_wii_u_has_enough_power_for_years_to_come_gpu_is_several_generations_ahead_of_current_consoles)…. But gosh darnit, when something negative like low sales or such bubbles up. Lazy gamer on it like sh*t on a blanket. Well trolled guys, you got me. Must feel good.


    • Brenz

      August 8, 2013 at 09:18



      • Riaan

        August 8, 2013 at 10:14

        OOhhh, u got me so hard! U must be an internets tough guy.


        • Brenz

          August 8, 2013 at 10:38

          you got me….


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