Nintendo’s WiiU commercial is just . . . I don’t know

Nintendo has a vision for promoting social interaction via its upcoming WiiU game console, and that vision is, er, well and truly bizarre. Have a look for yourself:

Um, right.

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    • enzia35
    • 7 years ago

    KNIFEEEE EYEEEEE ATTACKKKKKKKKKKKKKK!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • yogibbear
    • 7 years ago

    ADD TO CART! <says the pedo grandpa>

    • TurtlePerson2
    • 7 years ago

    This commercial was probably massively successful in Japan.

      • Game_boy
      • 7 years ago

      It’s what Japan thinks America is all the time.

        • ALiLPinkMonster
        • 7 years ago

        No, [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEIi3X9NCMU&feature=youtube_gdata_player<]this[/url<] is. WARNING: Parental advisory. They have potty mouths.

    • Bensam123
    • 7 years ago

    Only in Japan…

    I think they’re grossly overestimating how positive communities are online, especially in the gamer genre. I wonder how many of his replies would’ve been ‘balls’, ‘I beat him already lololol’, and ‘you’re so terrible at this game you should go and hang yourself after turning your cat into a helicopter’.

    Maybe communities are just different outside the US?

      • Meadows
      • 7 years ago

      Have you seen any gaming communities lately? They’re normally blessed with at least a few helpful people.

        • Bensam123
        • 7 years ago

        A couple after you pick through all the shit. Go lurk the worldofwarcraft forums or league of legends. Those are especially bad. That doesn’t take into account people who just like to act right and feed you all sorts of information they aren’t even sure about.

        If only the internet was full of grandfather like figures just waiting to have a live webchat help desk session with you.

    • RhysAndrews
    • 7 years ago

    I kinda thought it was funny.. but ridiculously long for promoting such a mundane feature

    • Sam125
    • 7 years ago

    I hope that commercial never airs. Dear god.

      • Meadows
      • 7 years ago

      I hope it does. Anyone making a “commercial” like this deserves to have it aired.

    • Ardrid
    • 7 years ago

    Yeah, stopped watching after 2 minutes. That commercial is simply atrocious.

    • Thatguy
    • 7 years ago

    They are trying to make the controller do way to much. If it must have a screen on it why must it be so large.

      • Chrispy_
      • 7 years ago

      The controller is the console, right?
      If not, it rivals the Atari Jaguar’s

        • Game_boy
        • 7 years ago

        No, there is a nondescript white box that’s the actual console.

    • mcnabney
    • 7 years ago

    It is like Steam, but really really really lame.

    • rrr
    • 7 years ago

    Meh, old timey NES ads were much worse.

    • maxxcool
    • 7 years ago

    ………………..

    • Trident Troll
    • 7 years ago

    If I were a perv, I would love the opportunity to video chat with kids in their living rooms.
    Good job, Nintendo!

    • metalhead
    • 7 years ago

    Replace the hipster with a 12 year old and it may be slightly less annoying.

    • ALiLPinkMonster
    • 7 years ago

    Bad, Scott. The word you were looking for is bad.

      • Waco
      • 7 years ago

      This. Very this.

    • kamikaziechameleon
    • 7 years ago

    • Noigel
    • 7 years ago

    No offense to Nintendo but a TON of their current generation of games don’t really warrant complicated discussion.

    Also that controller design stinks IMO… game controllers slope inwards towards the top to keep your arms and wrists aligned to help eliminate fatigue. They also remove the “areas” where you don’t really grip to keep the weight down… same reason, fatigue.

    Find an image of the WiiU controller and mimic holding it with your hands for 3 minutes… starts to feel weird.

    • brucethemoose
    • 7 years ago

    I want some of whatever Nintendo’s on.

    No-one has any stock in Nintendo, do they?

    • Philldoe
    • 7 years ago

    Just because of this. I do not think I can ever buy another Nintendo product ever again.

    • Inkling
    • 7 years ago

    I spent 20 hours flying to Taiwan, 12 hours in Computex meetings and events; I’m more tired than I can describe, and I just wasted 4 minutes watching that? Why, oh why, Scott, did you post that?

    • DarkUltra
    • 7 years ago

    Oh don’t be so AOL. Non-spesific action figure is clever and funny, and the video shows off some of the features of wii u without being too serious.

      • lilbuddhaman
      • 7 years ago

      That should have been a maximum of 1 minute.

        • khands
        • 7 years ago

        It was a little long, and ADHD, but I think it worked.

    • Grigory
    • 7 years ago

    That was even scarier than playing Dead Space. I still have goosebumps from the video. :,(

      • burntham77
      • 7 years ago

      That really was like a big needle in the eye.

    • killadark
    • 7 years ago

    was that a tv series episode ?

      • superjawes
      • 7 years ago

      I suspect so…I hope so. It also had a major IGN watermark.

    • codedivine
    • 7 years ago

    Words fail me.

      • tay
      • 7 years ago

      Nintendo is fscked. Going the way of Sega with this HUGE FLOP. Wii was lucky and DS has been killed by phones.

        • Rand
        • 7 years ago

        If only Microsoft and Sony could have been as ‘lucky’ as Nintendo was with the Wii.

        • Game_boy
        • 7 years ago

        Actually Wii was fine, Nintendo just gave up on the Sports and Fitness that was making money to focus on 3D and Core games that weren’t. I don’t even like Wii Sports but they should have done a yearly installment at least from a business perspective. I bet the budget is 1/10 of the yearly CoD installments.

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