Why is Nintendo uploading Wii Game Trailers Now?

Okay, this is odd.  Apparently, Nintendo UK Wii Youtube channel is uploading a whole bunch of trailers showing Wii games that have been out for at least two or three years now.  Like Mario Kart Wii and Mario Strikers Charged.

Just look at the time stamps on this Youtube picture:

new wii trailers

Above: This is happening in 2013 everyone.  Not 2007/2008.

It’s September 2013 people.  And Nintendo UK is apparently uploading trailers of games like Mario Kart Wii and Metroid Other M.  And it’s not just those games either.  Here’s a full list of games which they seem to be mass uploading trailers for:

  1. Mario Kart Wii
  2. Mario Strikers Charged Football
  3. Metroid Other M
  4. New Super Mario Bros Wii
  5. Super Mario Galaxy
  6. Super Smash Bros Brawl
  7. Wii Sports Resort

It’s just rather strange if you ask me, especially when you realise that Nintendo is officially trying to market a follow up to at least one of those games and that this confusion might be cutting into their sales.  Did their channel get hacked or something?  Have Nintendo UK given up on the Wii U altogether and decided the Wii is easier to market?  Is this preparation for Wii U rereleases of some of these titles?  Or is there another reason I’m missing?


Above: Before this point, you’ve got videos of Pandora’s Tower, PokePark and Skyward Sword.  After… you’ve suddenly got videos of Mario Kart Wii and Mario Strikers Charged Football.  The hell?

Because until now, their Wii channel said the last video uploaded was a year ago.  And mostly had videos of somewhat recent Wii games like Skyward Sword and PokePark Wii. Yet now they’re uploading videos of old titles by the bucket load?  What’s going on?

Why do you think Nintendo UK is suddenly resuming their Wii Channel and uploading tons of trailers for games released many years ago now?




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8 years ago

Have you considered that they might be coming to Wii U Virtual Console?

Ace J
Ace J
8 years ago
Reply to  Pete

why would they come to virtual console? when the wii u can already play wii games? was there gamecube virtual console games for the Wii? no because the wii could already play gamecube games

8 years ago
Reply to  Ace J

I would say that has more to do with the Wii not being a viable platform to have multiple gigabyte downloads–how long do you think it would have taken a user to download one GC game? You can’t argue the Wii U has a better medium for presenting downloadable content. Why wouldn’t they explore it?

8 years ago

Actually, You are looking at the Nintendo Wii UK channel. Each console has a nintendo channel so those are wii games only. For example, there is the Wii U UK channel.