UK - ASA moves to ban Wii U commercial over off-TV game option

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A TV ad for the Nintendo Wii U games console included the claim "Say someone wants to watch TV when you're halfway through a game ... do both, and everyone's happy". The player was shown switching from playing on the TV screen to playing on the built-in screen of the GamePad controller.

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The complainant, who believed that the option to switch gameplay to the GamePad controller would not be available on all games, challenged whether the ad was misleading.


Yes, a single person has complained about the commercial, stating that it misleads consumers into thinking that all games offer off-TV play. I swear, things like this make it very, very hard to have faith in humanity over the tiniest things.

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Categories: Top Stories, Consoles
Tags: wii-u

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