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Daisuke72 said:
d21lewis said:
Ooh! Ooh! Me next! Curse me out next!!


You know I wouldn't be so upset if the Nintendo army didn't assault me over a simple misconception, if they came at me like adults I would've easily returned the favor. 


I know.  Sometimes, people get upset over anything negative about their plastic of choice.  I assume you just came into the thread and saw what seems like several peopl attacking you all at once.  Don't let it get you fired up, though.  It's just games.

 

*edit* and you know what you saw and what you didn't.  You don't have to prove anything to anyone.  You posted your experience.  We can't ask for more than that.



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Honestly, I think the Wii U looks just as different as the PS3 does to the PS4. I think the only way to really get confused is if you don't know how either one looks like very well. The Wii stands differently than the Wii U, the Wii U has more rounded edges, the size is different, the buttons are slightly different (in placement), and they have their logos on it.

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Funny thing is the exact same thing happened to me earlier this year when I was over a buddies house... I was checking out his entertainment cabinet which had PS3, 360, a PS2 phat and what I assumed was a Wii sitting on top of it because there was a Wiimote next to the 360 and PS3 controllers sitting on the shelf.

Then a bit later we're sitting on the couch across the room just BSing and watching TV, and I ask him if he'd gotten any new games lately. He told me he had just picked up Injustice on PS3, and was thinking about picking up Lego City but decided to hold off for now. I looked over at him and said "You know that's only on the Wii U, right?" He goes yeah I know. I paused a second, and then I said "Wait... you have a Wii U?!?" He's like yeah man it's right over there and points across the room at his entertainment center. Well I'll be damned. And the gamepad was in the cabinet underneath the consoles so no I didn't see it.



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You know I was always wondering why no one ever used the dollar sign for $ony, but then I realized they have no money so it would be pointless.

MDMAlliance said:

Honestly, I think the Wii U looks just as different as the PS3 does to the PS4. I think the only way to really get confused is if you don't know how either one looks like very well. The Wii stands differently than the Wii U, the Wii U has more rounded edges, the size is different, the buttons are slightly different (in placement), and they have their logos on it.

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Daisuke72 said:
MDMAlliance said:

Honestly, I think the Wii U looks just as different as the PS3 does to the PS4. I think the only way to really get confused is if you don't know how either one looks like very well. The Wii stands differently than the Wii U, the Wii U has more rounded edges, the size is different, the buttons are slightly different (in placement), and they have their logos on it.

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I'm not entirely sure how to interpret that.



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So what, everyone in this post is saying is that non Nintendo fans don't know what the Wii U looks like. We had also seen examples of how a lot of products (including X Box) share the same flaws. So what was this thread about? How the Wii U should look different? God, this is just another one of those threads that are simply created to piss people off. (sigh)



There are many things that Nintendo could have done differently with the Wii U.

- Better marketing in general.
- A better name instead of "I'm the Kinect of Wii". (Which is actually what I thought it was, some kind of extension hardware.)
- Mario Galaxy 3 on launch.



PattonFiend said:
If people don't know the difference between a Wii and Wii U, there is something far more wrong with them then being dumb, lol.

Or people just dont even read and then judge just by the designs. It even says WiiU....l0l.




    

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They do look exactly alike



tuscaniman99 said:
They do look exactly alike


I don't think you've read any posts besides the OP.  There are pictures here showing the two in one picture.  They are about as different looking as most other systems this gen vs last gen.