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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NINTENDO NEEDS A BIGGER AD CAMPAIGN. NAOW!!!
Was that footage of Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed in the video I see?!?!
guy says he was being beat off by his friend.
ben reeves for president!!!!!!!!
Wii University?!! Man, I wish that was a reality. Everyone gets to major in Wii!!! (or sore elbows. . .)
What Nintendo should do is leverage the success of the 3DS. Make it so that some Wii U Channel automatically appears on the 3DS (their secret background loading has, thankfully, not been used for advertisements yet), and you can watch videos of the thing. Also, they should offer something stupid and free for 3DS owners; maybe a dumb costume for your Mii in Mii-verse. A Mario Hat or something. That way, dumb kids with 3DS' will aggressively bother their parents to get a Wii U ASAP so they can use the dumb hat on their Mii.
LOL this was great! I loved the part where that one guy said he played kinectimals on the Wii!
I don't blame a lot of people who don't know about he Wii U. Unless you're a gamer and go on the internet a lot, you probably never heard of it.
From what I have seen about Wii U it sounds it has to be played to truly understand why it's so great.And on Nintendo.com it say their going to tour the country soon so everyone can try it.Which can't be cheap if they are doing it on a very large scale.
Do more of these! I really liked this. Don't usually think about how other non gamers think about this.
I just can't wait for the Wii U!
Personally, I'm excited for the Wii U, but I am also ready to accept that it will still be the least used of my consoles this generation and next, as the Wii has been. Honestly, Nintendo's lack of marketing for the device this close to launch is surprising, especially considering that many people who have heard the name and seen pictures believe it is just a controller accessory for the Wii.
You should have when to kids and teenagers when asking about the Wii U.
lol amusing, always funny when people don't know that your mocking them. Anyway, I assume if you walked around and asked random people about any game system or hell any non iphone/ipad technology, 7 out of 10 wont know what it is. Gaming may have grown exponentially from what it use to be, but the general masses will never know about upcoming gaming stuff until they start seeing it on TV and in other people's homes.