Target Advert Thinks Wii Is a Wii U

While a lot of Wii U fans might cry foul at the media's portrayal of the console as a bit of a failure, suggesting that it's just a lack of games that's causing it to have problems, it's becoming increasingly obvious that it's a branding issue more than anything.

Case in point, Target, in its recent advert for the Wii U, perched a Gamepad on top of a Wii console, missing the point entirely.

When your retailers can't even tell the difference between a last gen system and your current gen, how do you expect the consumers too?

Spotted by Twitter user @Shane1323 (via Kotaku) and now by you fine folks, this obviously puts egg on Target's face, but Nintendo's far more.

It has got to do something to turn this trend around as at the moment, nobody cares about the Wii U and not many people know it exists - and if they do, they think it's a Wii accessory.

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Mistake?

Mistakes in adverts happen all the time. Proof read your shit before you post it "too" the site so someone like me doesn't "spoot" it and call you a tardfuck. Yeah Nintendo sucks.

It's not much more powerful

It's not much more powerful than a wii either so.. it's a bit of a wii, with the motion of the wii replaced by a.. tablet. Let's face it, there are tablets on the market right now that outperform the wii in terms of performance so why would you buy this? It might fit in some people's living room but that's pretty much it. Nintendo is greedy in hardware since more than a decade and now it hits them right in the face. This is the dreamcast 2, it actually sells less than the dreamcast did despite video games being more popular than 13 years ago. Nintendo: Gamers are tired of 2001 graphics, they were tired in 2003 and despite the gameplay to be more important, it is still a selling key that is non-negligible. Even then, the gameplay seemed better with the old wii. 300$?? For this? You deserve this fate.

I agree graphics should be at

I agree graphics should be at a certain level, but they don't need to be that great, as long as its in HD then its fine. Most of us here are PC gamers, with ultra high end specs, why should we even take a second look at a consoles "graphics". Its a joke to us that they even have some sort of graphics war among themselves. I haven't tried the tablet but I agree that it looks dumb as hell, nintendo should just stick with their original Wii philosophy and simplify instead of complicating things. The motion control idea is a good one.

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