Nintendo still has no idea how to explain the Wii U


…So it’s now trying jokes. Nintendo has largely failed to get consumers excited for its newest console, mostly because it’s such a hard hard thing to sell. It really doesn’t make much sense unless you’ve played on one for a considerable amount of time. It’s a message they’ve really struggled to get across – so they’re not using comedy.

Here’s the latest TV spot trying to explain it all. Featuring British comedian Rufus Hound it tries to go the Kevin Butler route. Honestly, I don’t think the Wii U would be in such a pickle if they’d just named the thing differently. Even “Wii 2” would send a clearer message.

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Author:Geoffrey Tim

I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.
  • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

    Kung Pow header win!

    • Hammersteyn

      • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

        Hahaha need to watch this movie again

        • LordCaptainAwesomeness

          Ha ha ha Ling for the Win…

      • Matthew Holliday


    • Rock789

      Hell yeah!! :)

      “What the hell is that?”
      “I call him, tongeuy.”

    • OminousRain

      Some awesome moves in that movie.

      Crouch to foot technique.
      Head to fist technique.

  • Trevor Davies

    Please tell me Rufus Hound is a stage name. Otherwise I’m going to imagine him having siblings called Fido & Fifi.

    • Hammersteyn

      Or North West? Wait that ones taken.

  • Hammersteyn
  • Theo Steenekamp

    Glad to see my pun about WII U I made a while back got used as a header:P (I hope)

  • ElimiNathan

    Wow that ad was bad, I was cringing at the end

  • Riaan

    how refreshing, another article slating the WiiU. Well done lazygamer. It’s funny how, for example, when the WiiU reached a millions sales faster than the xbox and ps3 in japan (, the news doesn’t reach you guys. When developers claim how well designed it is, doesn’t register (…. But gosh darnit, when something negative like low sales or such bubbles up. Lazy gamer on it like sh*t on a blanket. Well trolled guys, you got me. Must feel good.

    • Brenz


      • Riaan

        OOhhh, u got me so hard! U must be an internets tough guy.

        • Brenz

          you got me….

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