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Target Doesn’t Know What A Wii U Looks Like

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A promotional flyer given out by US retailer Target suggests that the company doesn’t actually know what the Wii U looks like. The latest flyer shows a Wii U GamePad with the Pikmin 3 logo resting on a black Wii console. There’s always the possibility that this will confuse consumers just a little bit more.

Thanks, Mario007

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      1. I’ve seen you on campus you little blonde fat androgynous peice of shit. I aware next time I see you I’m going beat you down.

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      2. Ben should be… We go to the same school. I know someone in his music class last fall that hates him too. Annoying peice of shit

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      3. Uhh hello! that “see you there” bully isnt me :/ and im not scared of him because mother could kick his butt. besides my lord is protecting mii. AND I NEVER TOOK A MUSICK CLASS LAST YEER!!! sum of these bullys r just dum and pathetick. >.<

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      4. Nope, its actually Nintendo’s 4th Gen. Console. This time they went with a touchscreen controller gimmick

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      5. Uhh hello! im not a retarted! and yes im proud that mother has larger then averaj brests size insted of stupid litle mosquito bites like most girls because i love her.

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      6. Can the troll go away now? You are not funny! Making fun of people who have down syndrome is NOT FUNNY!!

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      7. I agree with you… It’s not funny. Sick of it. I go to the same school as him and know people who went to HS with him. It’s like 30 minutes from campus. I aware next time I see him I’m going to beat him down. Or ask my friends where he lives (if the know)

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    1. You think that’s bad?

      You should look at the neogaf thread the news links to. The gamers on there appearantly don’t know what it even looks like, including those that own the thing (somehow).

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      1. Like this gem of a comment

        “To be fair to Target on this one, I never found the Wii U to look all that different from that Wii design, aside from more rounded edges and other things.”

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  1. Good for them. It’s Nintendo’s fault for being so stupid making a console that looks so much like its predecessor and has basically the same name. The Wii U is definitely one of Nintendo’s biggest mistakes.

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    1. 3DS is a similar looking successor as the DSi but nobody complained that same BS right? Same goes for its early predictions when there’s lacking games. Doesn’t all that sound oddly familiar? 3DS started the same way and then boomed into something bigger. Wii U will have its day soon.

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    2. nes. Snes??? even though they dont look the same the name is almost must have been pretty confusing or is human growing stupider

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    1. Um, excuse me, how is this nintendo’s fault again? I mean, if this misconception was made by an individual consumer or group of consumers, maybe, but a huge retailer like target? Poor marketing or not, that is no excuse for this mistake.

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      1. The Wii U looks similar to the Wii family edition, The Wii U has poor ass marketing, many people think Wii U is an accessory for the Wii. Part of it is Nintendo’s fault.

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    1. Exposed!

      This is a clear indication of the west’s mind blowing stupidity that just increases every week!

      If my non gaming parents can comprehend what the Wii U is, why can’t they?…

      “We don’t know what the Wii U is…”

      Gamet set and match!

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      1. I been trying to fool my smallest siblings into getting him a wiiu saying the original wii is a wiiu and he is 6 and he knows how it looks like.

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      2. This is Target, a place that specializes in food more than games. Thats why i compared it to other supermarkets. Holy hell.

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      3. Whoa don’t insult the west dude, insult all of Targets industry. This makes them look bad on their part. Fucking idiots, this is gonna backlash Wii U hard. Why can’t it get a fucking break.

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      4. You just need to look at all recent news over the past 6 months…

        The western stupidity becomes clear…

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  2. I’m sorry… but I just freaking LOL’d so loud just now. This us outrageous but hilarious xD. God Speed people will know about the Wii U soon. God speed.

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    1. There has got to be some chance that was done on purpose by someone being a smartass in Target’s Marketing department. Gawwwwd.

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    1. Since the WiiU and Wii look similar at a glance, maybe not too big a deal. More of a jab at Nintendo, but probably won’t take away from sales.

      Hell, I had to do a double-take to notice what they did. X.x

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    1. I don’t think so. Targets don’t really care what the products look like as long its sell. In this case they trying to sell the Wii U consoles but… I guess the Ads creator never seen the console before.

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  3. It’s so hard being a Wiiu fan atm LOL! I predict sales will increase with the big titles launching this year and Asda and morrisons will magically start selling again. If they don’t other places like Gamestation, HMV , Grainger , Game will get the sales.

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  4. How do you have the gamepad but not the console in the picture? did they take the wiiu out of the box then get it mixed up with a wii while bringing it to the picture station..?

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  5. My oh my freaking god. This just..I have no more words to say but Target has gone full-blown retarded.

    This ONLY solution Nintendo can do about this is not only Advertise the Wii U like crazy but kill off the original Wii as well like now. The Wii had its time. Now its time for it to be laid to rest.

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      1. By your logic apple is bad for making the iPhone 5 look like the 4S, and the 4, and 3GS, and pretty much every iPhone created.

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      2. Yes, If they have an iphone 4 on a iphone 5 ad or commercial they will be at fault, but that rarely happens as casual people are aware of the iphone 5 but not the Wii U.

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      3. my point is that it doesn’t appear that nintendo is at fault here. Should the Wii U be marketed better? Absolutly! But Target is a major distributer, which has many Wii U’s in storage in stores, and in warehouses, meaning this mistake could have easily been avoided had the designer actually looked at the front of the products box.
        I just don’t see how this is nintendo’s fault seeing as how they are a major company and clearly already know about the wii u due to the fact THEY ARE SELLING IT!

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      4. The iOS series:
        Have a reputation for being cream of the crop products. So yeah, they are riding that wave. (soon to hurt them, finally)

        2.) Apple is targeting adults who drop 3-$400 USD EVERY YEAR. My friend, I do not think that is the business model we want as gamers.

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      5. No because Apple no how to market a fucking product. Nintendo probably doesn’t even know what the word means.

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      6. Well, the target image isn’t really the highest quality, and the Gamepad “pops” pretty good.

        I will say, THANK GOD they have Pikmin on the game pad. Even if people don’t know exactly what it is, it looks good on the game pad and makes it look nice. ;)

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  6. It’s stupid really now people say the WiiU isn’t much different compared to the Wii… The WiiU graphics are so much better. If you compare it to other consoles like the XBox 360 and the XBox One, the graphics on XBox 360 was already good so there isn’t THAT much difference when move to XBox One. Also they are both black like pretty much mose of the XBox 360 models. Whilst the Wii is usually known to be white (This is just one off chance) and the WiiU is most commonly black (Although basic is white I know)

    Wish people would stop this bullshit about the WiiU isn’t much different because it is by a longshot and people are dumb asses to think otherwise. And as for Target, they are just idiots.

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  7. Wow, they took time to photoshop them together, but couldn’t even to actually look at the console.

    Its a really bad photoshop job too, like its all out of proportion and they just used a cheap gaussian blur of a circle to put them together. Man that Wii looks xBox one sized.

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  8. Your kidding me! HOW THE FUCK YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT A WII U LOOKS LIKE…AND YOU BEEN SELLING IT FOR A WHILE NOW?! IS IT REALLY THAT HARD TO LOOK AT THE DAMN BOX, TAKE IT OUT, SEE IT, AND DISPLAY IT?! You fucking retards that WORK FOR TARGET!!!

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      1. It’s time us nintendo fans went to nintendo’s facebook page and put our company back where it’s suppose to be. End the tree house nonsense now!

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  9. lol

    Everyone knows that no one actually proof checks these flyers. There are tons of poorly photoshopped images, that have people with 3-4 arms, or a different skin colored leg than the rest of their body.

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  10. Nintendo needs to go all out advertising. People in the west are not as smart as parents from yhe eighties anymore. In the eighties parents knew what a nintendo system was and even helped you connect it to your television. NINTENDO really needs to drop that goofy tree house and go back do EAT YOUR HEART OUT ADVERTISING!

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    1. Indeed…

      As our fallen temporary misguided Nintendo Assassin Anakin Skywalker said:

      “Aggressive negotiations”…

      Or as I put it “Aggressive Media Outburst”…

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  12. BEN SANDERS GO DIE NOW!!!! SHUT UP WITH THE ”Uh hello THING”!!!! GO TO GONINTENDO YOU TROLL OR YOU KNOW WHAT, JUST GO DIE BEN!!! NO MORE BEN OR I’LL CONTRACT SICKR!!!! WHY U MAD IS GONE FOREVER AND NOW WE HAVE TO DEAL WITH YOU??!? GO DIE BEN, JUST GO DIE!!!!

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  13. I would be honest here, I didn’t even know that was a Wii until I finish read the article. I think I now understand the ‘people think the wii u is a wii’ buzz. Personally I don’t see nintendo’s fault in this, well not entirely.

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  14. wow people are dumb -_- people need to get the fact that the Wii and the Wii U are completely different things through their thick heads

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  15. Anyone else noticed the wii is photoshopped? I looked at the picture, then my white wii, and the pic looks more like a hybrid between the two. (unless nintendo has redesigned the wii as of late, of course. The main differences is the orientation of button names and the wii logo placement)

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  16. WHAT PLANET ARE THESE PEOPLE ON HOW CAN YOU NOT KNOW WHAT WIIU IS

    ITS BEYOND COMPRHENTION THIS NONSENSE

    WHATS WATER WHATS AIR WHATS THE INTERNET WHATS A POO WHATS A FART

    THATS HOW DERANGED THIS IS

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  17. WHATS A WIIU

    ITS A ALIEN FROM MARS THEY HAVE IMERGRATED HERE

    REPLY REAaaalllllllyyy how cool

    not really its a games console reply whats one of them FFS IT AINT EVEN FUNNY

    THIS IS SERIOUSLY FUCKING RETARDED

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  18. Aaawrr cmon! I know some people think the Wii u is an additional controller for the Wii. But you people work in a store, you should know better.

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