The lights are on
We here in the enthusiast press often find ourselves in an information bubble. We have known about the Wii U since E3 2011, but we have always been curious about how much the larger consuming public knows about Nintendo's next console.
This is a far cry from a scientific polling, but we sent associate editor Ben Reeves to walk the streets of Minneapolis, Minnesota and talk to random people about their experience with video games and what they know about the Wii U. Their answers may surprise you.
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You guys should really show nintendo this it would be so eye opening.
"What does it all mean?" Lol.
In the defense of the unsuspecting people in this video, most of whom are not gamers (obviously) the original Wii has had years of cultural integration. None of these people knew about the Wii five or however many years ago either until every one of their kids/grandkids/brothers/sisters etc starting clamoring over it for Christmas.
The guy who was talking about kinectimals first and then was told should be a game designer looked like peanutbuttergamer.
"So you've played Kinectimals for Wii?" "Yes." lol Also, that tall girl with the glasses was super cute.
Getting a huge Jay Leno "Jay Walking" vibe from this. Like you guys probably asked about 50 or so people and most of them knew or were huge gamers and you just picked the ones that would be the most comical.
I feel very esoteric now...not neccisarily not enjoying tht though
I really love the increased video content being added to the website. I listen to the podcast so it's nice to put a face with the voices I'm always hearing.
Haha, "The Wii what?" Pretty much sums up this video. Maybe Nintendo should consider renaming the console.
On another note, what exactly would one do at Wii University?