Wii update advertises Wii U

Nintendo has sent out an update to current Wii owners, informing them that the Wii U is "not just an upgrade."

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Nintendo has admitted openly that it hasn't defined the Wii U very well, most recently in comments following unfortunate annual earnings. The company is trying a new approach to educating players about the Wii U: spelling it out for all existing Wii owners. @StarfireTurtle tweeted an image of the Wii message board (via Kotaku) which emphasizes that Wii U is an entirely new system from Nintendo. "Wii U is the all-new home console from Nintendo," it states. "It's not just an upgrade--it's an entirely new system that will change the way you and your family experience games and entertainment." It's strange that Nintendo has to say so directly that the Wii U is an "entirely new system," but at least the company is trying to inform its massive Wii user base.
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    May 1, 2013 2:00 PM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Wii update advertises Wii U.

    Nintendo has sent out an update to current Wii owners, informing them that the Wii U is "not just an upgrade."

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      May 1, 2013 2:14 PM

      I was trying to identify the strange humming noise in my living room today. I finally noticed the Wii flashing blue at me (after the update mentioned above arrived). That thing has a lot of nerve turning itself on all by itself. Does it turn off eventually or would it just run forever until noticed?

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        May 1, 2013 2:20 PM

        Setting for that I believe.

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          May 1, 2013 8:17 PM

          Yeah, it's completely trivial to turn that off. One of the first things I did with my Wii.

          I guess not everybody goes through to check the settings upon getting a new gadget like I do.

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            May 1, 2013 10:15 PM

            I love doing that. Gotta see all the things I can tweak!

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        May 1, 2013 2:28 PM

        This is one of the reasons i first disconnected my wii as it's use started to wane. One of the most annoying message notification systems.

        room randomly glowing in the middle of the night

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          May 1, 2013 2:32 PM

          I turned it off because it was killing the GPU (the wifi is on the GPU die and the thing heats up because the fan doesn't turn on unless it's on).

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      May 1, 2013 2:22 PM

      lol. What a clusterfuck!
      RIP Nintendo, truly an American icon.

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        May 1, 2013 2:34 PM

        at least Sega still does what Nintendon't

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        May 1, 2013 10:28 PM

        Is it wrong that I kind of want them to die as a console maker at this point at least outside of the handheld market but continue on as a publisher? I want to play their games but not buy a console that's a generation behind everything else.

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          May 1, 2013 10:29 PM

          No it's not. I want them to follow Sega's lead so we can get Metroid game on the Xbox. Can you imagine how good a Metroid game could be on a console that isn't underpowered for it's time. :P

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      May 1, 2013 8:33 PM

      this will really be informative for the 20 or 30 people with a wii actually connected to the internet or are even aware/care that it can

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        May 1, 2013 10:23 PM

        Yeah, the crossover between the people who know how to check their Wii messages and the people who don't understand what the Wii U is is probably pretty small.

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      May 2, 2013 6:36 AM

      If there was ever an industry crash, as some are expecting. Nintendo would survive that, I have no doubt about it.

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      May 2, 2013 6:39 AM

      LOL Nintendo. People stopped using their Wiis years ago.

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      May 2, 2013 6:42 AM

      I just read that there will be no Madden 25 nor CoD: Ghosts on Wii U. If this is true, then this system is not good....