Nintendo is Trying - Wii U "The Pitch" Commercial

#1 Posted by Aegon (5637 posts) -

Games are coming out, the Wii U is cheaper than the competition, and Nintendo is seeing the opportunity and going for it. Do you think anything will change for the system? I know plenty of people (such as Pachter) have already stated that Nintendo will continue doing poorly with the Wii U.

The commercial is really dumb...but they're trying.

#2 Posted by Sargus (726 posts) -

It's cheesy, but I think it's cheesy in the right way for families. Could work well.

#3 Posted by MaxxS (201 posts) -

Well if Pachter said they'll do poorly, the Wii U will become the best selling game system of all time.

#4 Posted by Eder (430 posts) -

Everything about it is fine, its just the dad that ruins it.

#5 Posted by davidwitten22 (1708 posts) -

@eder said:

Everything about it is fine, its just the dad that ruins it.

I can just imagine him watching that commercial and, after the part where he makes the guitar noise and plays the lady's leg, he smirks and says to himself "Fuckin nailed it."

#6 Edited by Wraxend (564 posts) -

I'm sorry they lost me as soon as I saw that the sofa wasn't facing the TV. Who would do that?

#7 Posted by TheHT (11261 posts) -

Interesting choice of words. "Upgrade" to Wii U. I suppose that's for the folks who are confused about the Wii U being different from the Wii.

#8 Posted by Nightriff (5084 posts) -

Totally cool with it

#9 Edited by GERALTITUDE (3320 posts) -

I think the Wii U will be a turnaround success.

Expect to see me quote myself in 5 years.

#10 Posted by Hunter5024 (5683 posts) -

This commercial is really stupid, but I like stupid stuff.

I think the Wii U will be a turnaround success.

Expect to see me quote myself in 5 years.

Likewise.

#11 Posted by Hailinel (24794 posts) -

@wraxend said:

I'm sorry they lost me as soon as I saw that the sofa wasn't facing the TV. Who would do that?

At my brother's house, their sofa doesn't face the TV. that's not to say that there aren't any seats in the living room that do, but their sofa does not.

#12 Posted by ripelivejam (3964 posts) -

This commercial is really stupid, but I like stupid stuff.

@geraltitude said:

I think the Wii U will be a turnaround success.

Expect to see me quote myself in 5 years.

Likewise.

proud to say i'm helping it along in my own insignificant way :D :( :S

#13 Edited by lord_canti (1512 posts) -

i like that in the universe of this commercial is set the kids are able to render photo realistic representation of there family and the dad is baffled by the concept of pre recorded video.

i don't think the wii u will do too badly i plan on getting one on Tuesday because game have a deal on, other people will too once there game library has enough top quality titles.

#14 Edited by RadecAU (92 posts) -

@theht said:

Interesting choice of words. "Upgrade" to Wii U. I suppose that's for the folks who are confused about the Wii U being different from the Wii.

I feel like it's not going to help with that confusion, people thinking it's an attachment to upgrade their Wii's rather than an entirely new device.

#15 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

@eder said:

Everything about it is fine, its just the dad that ruins it.

You could be describing any family ever.

#16 Posted by Marokai (2972 posts) -

The Dad in this commercial reminds me of Gilderoy Lockhart.

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#17 Posted by KaneRobot (1611 posts) -

That commercial makes me want to see them fail, although no more than when Sony or MS do their own pandering.

#18 Edited by crithon (3239 posts) -

hmmmmmmm, I don't know, family sharing isn't a bad idea. Considering most family gamers right now grew up on NES and want their kids to share with them.

I felt the Wii Punch Out ads did it better, with a dumb humor that really reminded me of the Zelda Rap silliness

but anyway, yeah the ad is bad.

#19 Posted by TrafalgarLaw (1121 posts) -

With Windwaker HD being the only major release for the latter end of this month, the Wii U has managed to sell over 40,000 units worldwide for the week of September 28th.

Poor Wii U, the laughing stock of the industry. I wish a competent ceo and management took Nintendo over, the way things are going, we might not ever see an F-Zero or Starfox.

#20 Posted by Hunter5024 (5683 posts) -

Oh, the Pitch. I don't know why I didn't make this mistake the first time. Carry on.

#21 Posted by Random45 (1209 posts) -

I still think they should have named their console anything other than Wii U. Hell, Wii 2 would have been a better choice.

#22 Posted by NekuSakuraba (7241 posts) -

@eder said:

Everything about it is fine, its just the dad that ruins it.

The dad is the best part, dude.

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