Annecdotal, but my good friend and semi-regular gamer Derek was just asking me about the Wii U. He owns both a Wii and a PS3 but when I started speaking to him he was surprised to learn that the Wii U was not actually just a fancy controller for the Wii, but was actually a whole new console.

He’s not even slightly a casual gamer, just not one of the incredibly tehhardcorez. This is what you call a messaging problem for Nintendo.

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