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axisofweevils
Holy crap! Today's real megaton is that more than two people can have the same first name.
(12-18-2012, 08:51 PM)
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http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/technolo...wii-consoles/?

Yep, the Wii / Wii U confusion has even hit ABC news. The article uses them interchangeably as though they are the same thing.
Mileena
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(12-18-2012, 08:52 PM)
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That's one way to get them off the shelves
Alucrid
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(12-18-2012, 08:53 PM)
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Heh, they call it a Wii throughout the entire article but link to a Wii U review.
Beysus
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(12-18-2012, 08:54 PM)
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Wii or WiiU?

So confusing :lol

-edit

I guess it's WiiU when you do 2000000/7000

~$285 per unit
Darklord
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(12-18-2012, 08:54 PM)
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Would be funny if they were all Wii mini's.
hiryu64
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(12-18-2012, 08:54 PM)
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Image of a Wii.
"portable Wii consoles"
Wii retails for $300
link to Wii U review

holy hell
enzo_gt
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(12-18-2012, 08:54 PM)
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Originally Posted by axisofweevils

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/technolo...wii-consoles/?

Yep, the Wii / Wii U confusion has even hit ABC news. The article uses them interchangeably as though they are the same thing.

Hahahha, I doubt the thieves even knew what they were stealing.

GG Ninty.
Hato-kun
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(12-18-2012, 08:54 PM)
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Isn't the Wii like 2 bucks now. That's a lot of consoles.
gutterboy44
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(12-18-2012, 08:55 PM)
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God damn, that is some grade A crime there. Industrious lot. Man, I can't believe how poor the brand identity of the Wii U is. Still betting on a lot of disapointed kids with Xmas who didn't get the Wii U but a Wii.


Lol at first response. GAF first posts are the best posts
Carl
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(12-18-2012, 08:55 PM)
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IS that the controller thing for the Wii?
ElectricBlanketFire
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(12-18-2012, 08:55 PM)
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Originally Posted by hiryu64

Image of a Wii.
"portable Wii consoles"
Wii retails for $300
link to Wii U review

holy hell

It's seriously a problem. Such poor marketing.
John Dunbar
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(12-18-2012, 08:55 PM)
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"portable wii gaming consoles"

?
Rapstah
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(12-18-2012, 08:57 PM)
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Originally Posted by John Dunbar

"portable wii gaming consoles"

?

The truck was loaded with the $300 Wii screen controllers that you can use with your old console.
cw_sasuke
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(12-18-2012, 08:57 PM)
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Originally Posted by Mileena

That's one way to get them off the shelves

Inside Job confirmed?
braves01
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(12-18-2012, 08:57 PM)
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Wii 2 rebranding incoming
Tallshortman
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(12-18-2012, 08:57 PM)
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Welp if anyone needs more proof of how bad Nintendo's marketing/consumer awareness has been.
stuminus3
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(12-18-2012, 08:58 PM)
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The thieves managed to get away with 7,000 portable Wii gaming consoles after raiding a warehouse at SeaTacís Seattle Air Cargo.

So they're actually talking about the 3DS. :O)
Beysus
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(12-18-2012, 08:58 PM)
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Originally Posted by stuminus3

So they're actually talking about the 3DS. :O)

Or they just stole the gamepad
dragonflys545
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(12-18-2012, 09:00 PM)
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Originally Posted by Mileena

That's one way to get them off the shelves

Woah.
ymmv
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(12-18-2012, 09:00 PM)
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Originally Posted by enzo_gt

Hahahha, I doubt the thieves even knew what they were stealing.

Happens all the time.

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=502830
Visualante2
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(12-18-2012, 09:00 PM)
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I heard Nintendo shipped Wii by sea to be more green and to save money. Things sure have changed. I guess they're coming in fairly regularly, doesn't necessarily mean it's an inside job. But that's some lax security.
DMeisterJ
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(12-18-2012, 09:00 PM)
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The picture is of the Wii, the video shows the WiiU, the text of the story says 'portable Wii gaming consoles'.

Such an epic amount of confusion.
Levyne
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(12-18-2012, 09:00 PM)
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If a bunch of 360's were stolen, I could see simply "Xbox consoles" being used in the article. It doesn't absolutely indicate confusion (but not discounting the (likely) possibility)
Mileena
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(12-18-2012, 09:01 PM)
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Originally Posted by ymmv

Happens all the time.

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=502830

:lol
Quentyn
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(12-18-2012, 09:01 PM)
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The video is amazing. Full of horrible Wii puns.
axisofweevils
Holy crap! Today's real megaton is that more than two people can have the same first name.
(12-18-2012, 09:01 PM)
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Hell, even the video starts off calling it the "Wii U" and then goes back to the "Wii".

Sigh. And to think I believed there wouldn't be a problem with the name. Thank goodness they didn't sell the controller on its own.
Last edited by axisofweevils; 12-18-2012 at 09:03 PM. Reason: spelling
Malio
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(12-18-2012, 09:01 PM)
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Nintendo Wii gaming consoles retail for about $300. Check out our Wii U review here.


Loooooool. See? The soccer moms are going to have NO idea what a Wii U is.
Skiesofwonder
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(12-18-2012, 09:02 PM)
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This is obviously a scheme from Nintendo to cause supply constraints and make the WiiU look like a hot item.

Seriously though, Nintendo has done very poorly with differing the WiiU from Wii in consumer's eyes. BGamer and I debated on whether or not Nintendo would correct this confusion going froward in the Jimmy Fallon add-on thread, looks like BGamer was correct in assuming Nintendo wouldn't.
Mihael Mello Keehl
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(12-18-2012, 09:03 PM)
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Is the Wii U still stoled out?
Visualante2
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(12-18-2012, 09:06 PM)
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Originally Posted by Khold

If a bunch of 360's were stolen, I could see simply "Xbox consoles" being used in the article. It doesn't absolutely indicate confusion (but not discounting the (likely) possibility)

That actually happened, but the Sun is on another level of dipshit than ABC I think. They literally Google image search, and post. This writer saw the WiiU gamepad and thought it was a portable. It's clearly the WiiU that was stolen 'cause why would Nintendo be flying those things?

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/72301/.html
DMPrince
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(12-18-2012, 09:07 PM)
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I guess it's a good time for Nintendo to make another video for everyone to tell what is a wii and wii u.
Keyouta
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(12-18-2012, 09:07 PM)
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Horrible marketing of the console leads to the inevitable.

Even just Wii 2 would have sufficed
Takuya
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(12-18-2012, 09:07 PM)
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Do these count as shipped or sold? ;)
Az
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(12-18-2012, 09:08 PM)
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Still not a steal.
Steelrain
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(12-18-2012, 09:10 PM)
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Boy are they going to be pissed when they realize they can't get rid of them.
Guevara
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(12-18-2012, 09:11 PM)
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$2,000,000/7,000 = $285 per unit so I'm guessing these were actually Wii U consoles.
Xav
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(12-18-2012, 09:11 PM)
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Originally Posted by Mileena

That's one way to get them off the shelves

El Sloth
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(12-18-2012, 09:12 PM)
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Originally Posted by Takuya

Do these count as shipped or sold? ;)

E-bayed.
B.O.O.M
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(12-18-2012, 09:12 PM)
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Originally Posted by Mileena

That's one way to get them off the shelves

damn. Ice cold
SmithnCo
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(12-18-2012, 09:13 PM)
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Originally Posted by hiryu64

Image of a Wii.
"portable Wii consoles"
Wii retails for $300
link to Wii U review

holy hell

Games journalism.
Seiru
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(12-18-2012, 09:13 PM)
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Will the thieves let us know whether they were able to sell them or not though?
Aquamarine
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(12-18-2012, 09:15 PM)

Police in SeaTac, Wash., are asking for help in tracking down thieves who they say stole $2 million worth of Nintendo Wii gaming consoles (Hotlink goes to Wii website).

The thieves managed to get away with 7,000 portable Wii gaming consoles after raiding a warehouse at SeaTac’s Seattle Air Cargo.

Nintendo Wii gaming consoles retail for about $300. Check out our Wii U review here (Hotlink goes to Wii U review).

This kind of ignorance is downright painful.
Turok_TTZ
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(12-18-2012, 09:16 PM)
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Originally Posted by Steelrain

Boy are they going to be pissed when they realize they can't get rid of them.

CadetMahoney
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(12-18-2012, 09:16 PM)
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Originally Posted by Seiru

Will the thieves let us know whether they were able to sell them or not though?

Fox Mulder
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(12-18-2012, 09:18 PM)
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Originally Posted by hiryu64

Image of a Wii.
"portable Wii consoles"
Wii retails for $300
link to Wii U review

holy hell

100% Nintendo's fault.

It would be worse if they sold the gamepad separately for two player WiiU games.
Tagg9
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(12-18-2012, 09:18 PM)
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Joke's on them. Unless they want to use eBay and sell them for below retail, they'll have a hard time getting rid of them. (Also, to maximize profits they should probably ship them out by just plastering postage on the Wii U box)
Nirolak
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(12-18-2012, 09:19 PM)
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Originally Posted by Khold

If a bunch of 360's were stolen, I could see simply "Xbox consoles" being used in the article. It doesn't absolutely indicate confusion (but not discounting the (likely) possibility)

Yeah, but here there is a picture of a Wii and a link to Nintendo's site for the original Wii, followed by a $300 price tag and a link to the Wii U.
WrenchNinja
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(12-18-2012, 09:20 PM)
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NoAs marketing is so bad that no one is sure what was stolen.
dallow_bg
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(12-18-2012, 09:21 PM)
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Originally Posted by Tagg9

Joke's on them. Unless they want to use eBay and sell them for below retail, they'll have a hard time getting rid of them. (Also, to maximize profits they should probably ship them out by just plastering postage on the Wii U box)

Joke doesn't work because they paid 0 for them.
Dark Octave
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(12-18-2012, 09:21 PM)
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Originally Posted by Mileena

That's one way to get them off the shelves

It's freezing in here all of a sudden.

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