Reggie on tour with the Wii U

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  1. Qtis

    Qtis Grey Knight Inquisitor

    Feb 28, 2010
    The Forge

    In an effort to boost the Wii U sales and market penetration, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime is going on tour around the US to play against fans.

    :arrow:Source via The Verge

    Thoughts? While I admit the Wii U is not very appealing at the moment for me, the idea of actually having the opportunity to play against and meet Reggie would be a fantastic opportunity to see how the person at the head of NoA sees things.
  2. gamefan5

    gamefan5 Kid Icarus Uprising connoiseur

    Aug 29, 2010
    Somewhere in this Earth
    So... The president of NoA himself, is going to market the wiiu, eh?
    Hohoho, now this should be interesting.
  3. The Real Jdbye

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    This reminds me of the old "Wii would like to play" ads from back when the Wii first came out. They're making it a reality :O
  4. gamefan5

    gamefan5 Kid Icarus Uprising connoiseur

    Aug 29, 2010
    Somewhere in this Earth
    They should make that slogan:
    Wii would like to play with U.
    How they did not make it a slogan is beyond me....
    Ace likes this.
  5. TheDreamLord

    TheDreamLord GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jun 8, 2011
    I can see this going very well :)
  6. Guild McCommunist

    Guild McCommunist (not on boat)

    May 6, 2009
    United States
    The Danger Zone

    Pretty sure "Wii would like to play" was the original Wii slogan.

    Also can't wait for Reggie to meet his mouthbreathing fans. It'll just be and endless cycle of Reggie going "So, let's play Mario Kart." and a fan going "Yeah, my body is ready!" until he finally snaps and beats a fan to death with a Wii U pad screaming "YOUR BODY IS READY... FOR THE FUNERAL."

    Yeah being Reggie is one of the least appealing jobs in the world.
  7. gamefan5

    gamefan5 Kid Icarus Uprising connoiseur

    Aug 29, 2010
    Somewhere in this Earth
    Yeah, i know it was. I should have said that they should have reused it and added the rest. XD
    I agree on that point for Reggie being one of the least appealing job ever
  8. Gahars

    Gahars Bakayaro Banzai

    Aug 5, 2011
    United States
    New Jersey

    So that's what he calls it.
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  9. Warrior522

    Warrior522 "In all things, balance."

    Jul 21, 2010
    United States
    His body is not ready for all the "My body is ready" jokes.

    Seriously though, this will be entertaining.
  10. Foxi4

    Foxi4 On the hunt...

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    Sep 13, 2009
    Gaming Grotto
    This is a great idea, Nintendo... but here's the thing.
    So the aim is to market the Wii U, a Nintendo platform, to Nintendo fans by playing Nintendo games with them. This... is not something you have to do? :unsure:

    Nintendo fans are interested in the Wii U already because, you guessed it, it's the only home console outlet of Nintendo games. Of course the event in itself will give the platform quite a bit of press, but wouldn't open events aimed at everyone be more effective in increasing the awareness and interest of gamers when it comes to the Wii U? Isn't it somewhat couter-intuitive to cater to a small percentage of the audience, cutting out everybody else from the equation when the Wii U was Nintendo's supposed come-back to the mainstream gaming community? A tip of the hat towards the so-called "core" gamers?

    I have a weird feeling that the whole Wii U marketing scheme took a 180 turn the moment the competitors popped up and the gaming community realized how far behind the Wii U is in terms of capabilities - the "return to the mainstream" is quickly heading back to the "family-friendly Nintendo system" tried and true route after it fell over the very first hurdle.
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