CCFanboy wrote:But to me if you play games as a hobby and frequent video game websites you'd have to be living under a rock to think wii u is a wii.
ddddd wrote:An advertising where the phrase "NEXT GENERATION CONSOLE" is used once or twice would be a good starting point.
I also think some of the games chosen for the ads dont help either.
coffeewithchess wrote:Part of Nintendo's problem is lazy press outlets and lazy "journalist" in general, but they should have stopped feeding those cows long ago and set them to pasture.
coffeewithchess wrote:They should have blitzed ads with Black Ops 2.
Frank wrote:coffeewithchess wrote:Part of Nintendo's problem is lazy press outlets and lazy "journalist" in general, but they should have stopped feeding those cows long ago and set them to pasture.
Many journalists are inherently lazy, it's a sad fact of the industry that, whilst not their fault, it is Nintendo's job to work around. Saying Nintendo should stop working with certain outlets is absurd, Nintendo needs every last consumer who would potentially buy the system to go out and buy it, and cutting off certain outlets would be a sure fire way of cutting loose a good many sales.
That said, even as a member of this community expecting a new console, I was initially confused by Nintendo's E3 unveiling of the machine, more specifically by the sizzle reel. Up until the Zelda demo, there was nothing that looked like it couldn't have been done on the Wii, and it wouldn't be the first time a rumour turned out to be wrong. Even the console itself, looking like a more rounded Wii and barely visible in the video, could have been nothing more than a revision.
Whilst those whose job it was to specifically cover Nintendo's conference didn't have much of an excuse for getting it wrong, a lot of press outlets were covering the whole show, including Microsoft and Sony's offerings, so there will have been staff who only caught bits of Nintendo's presentation and just saw the Wii U GamePad being used with a drawing app, a board game, Wii Fit and other Mii games, and I can absolutely understand how they could think that the Wii U was nothing more than an add on.
At this point though, the damage is done, I don't think Nintendo would re-brand after launch, and if they did it would probably only be more confusing. Nintendo will just have to work extra hard and put out lots of adverts saying 'Brand new console!' to help correct consumerscoffeewithchess wrote:They should have blitzed ads with Black Ops 2.
I think Microsoft have a special deal with Activision that says any CoD adverts have to show the game being played on a 360.
Except, pretty sure I haven't seen journalists saying this kind of stuff now. This was only an issue last year when Nintendo revealed it and everyone was like "I don't know what they just tried showing me", where everyone is in the same boat. We were told ahead of time that it was a new console, but it looked like they were just showing a new controller and that was what generated initial confusion. They only showed the controller and it was hard to even tell whether it was more than that.
quicklynow wrote:The hardware is crappy, but they can't fix that now. Neither can they fix the controller or the name. The only thing they can do is to make sure the lineup of exclusive titles is as good as possible. If enough WiiU exclusive titles that people actually want to play starts to show up there would be no more confusion.