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Hellbinder wrote on Jan 19, 2014, 01:01:
ColoradoHoudini wrote on Jan 18, 2014, 23:26:
I like to consider myself a gamer.. but I absolutely missed the Wii U launch, and up until recently, I thought it was an add-on for the Wii.

I am on many gaming sites weekly, work with a gamer, talk games and play games all the time.. and I didnt even know WTF a Wii U was. Their marketing team really screwed that up.

That is literally the craziest thing I have ever read. You play games, work with a gamer and visit game sites but you never saw any of the year long media blitz for the Wii U or the controller?

I just cant see how that is even possible.

Let's say this is true though. Who bought Wii's? I would wager a good majority of the tens of millions sold were not to gamer's or people in the know. And while I agree I'm surprised by ColoradoHoudini's statement (really?!), you can bet your ass many people who bought the Wii have no idea what the WiiU is. Nintendo f*cked up in many ways. Marketing, the name, launch lineup, price, complete lack of being able to transfer Wii virt console games to your Wii U, and of course online gaming. List goes on.

@Robdot, I would throw in one thing about your comment that people only bought the Wii because of the bundled Wii Sports. I would argue that a lot of what helped the Wii sell, especially at launch, was the hype and promise of what motion controls could do. It was the perfect time in the industry to release and hype up those controllers, and that got a lot of people very excited.

edit: @tagged the wrong person

This comment was edited on Jan 19, 2014, 03:10.
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