WSJ: “Making it personal on Nintendo’s Wii”

Our friends over at MiiPlaza.net just got a great article written up in todays (3/16/07) Wall Street Journal.  This comes just after one day of WiiNintendo.net getting a large write up in The New York Times.

Excerpt:

David Merrill, a 28-year-old graduate student in Somerville, Mass., struggled recently with a popular feature on Nintendo Co.’s Wii videogame console. Try as he might, he just couldn’t get the game character he created, called Mii, to look like himself.

Frustrated, Mr. Merrill turned to the pros. He shelled out $5 to a Web-based service called Mii Station (www.miistation.com), run by a Tokyo entrepreneur, which creates look-alike game characters for Wii based on photos. Three days later, he received a Mii with spiky hair and a really big smile that he says pretty much captured his essence.

Both articles are really positive about the Wii and both talk about two completely different things, this positive exposure for the Wii should really help in sales and over all interests.

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  • http://reefinyateef.blogspot.com/ reefinyateef

    I haven’t seen Nintendo get this much mainstream press in ages.

  • http://reefinyateef.blogspot.com reefinyateef

    I haven’t seen Nintendo get this much mainstream press in ages.

  • John

    I FINALLY placed an order for one when Toys R Us briefly had some inventory for the party pack Wii earlier this week. I then discovered that those Nunchuks which had been in abundance all over were suddenly gone and now the controllers are flying off the shelves too. Here’s what I finally did:
    Wii Party Package – ToysRUs.com
    4 Nunchucks – Walmart.com
    2 Remotes – Amazon.com

    I was going to get Wii Play with another remote from Amazon, but now that too is sold out. I’m going to try my local ToysRUs for that one or just wait till Amazon gets them back.

    FYI – The last console I bought was an SNES about 10 years ago. I stuck with PC games for awhile after that, but had grown pretty tired off the whole game scene. I haven’t been this excited about a new gaming platform in ages. Quite the phenomenon taking place.

  • John

    I FINALLY placed an order for one when Toys R Us briefly had some inventory for the party pack Wii earlier this week. I then discovered that those Nunchuks which had been in abundance all over were suddenly gone and now the controllers are flying off the shelves too. Here’s what I finally did:
    Wii Party Package – ToysRUs.com
    4 Nunchucks – Walmart.com
    2 Remotes – Amazon.com

    I was going to get Wii Play with another remote from Amazon, but now that too is sold out. I’m going to try my local ToysRUs for that one or just wait till Amazon gets them back.

    FYI – The last console I bought was an SNES about 10 years ago. I stuck with PC games for awhile after that, but had grown pretty tired off the whole game scene. I haven’t been this excited about a new gaming platform in ages. Quite the phenomenon taking place.

  • John

    I FINALLY placed an order for one when Toys R Us briefly had some inventory for the party pack Wii earlier this week. I then discovered that those Nunchuks which had been in abundance all over were suddenly gone and now the controllers are flying off the shelves too. Here’s what I finally did:
    Wii Party Package – ToysRUs.com
    4 Nunchucks – Walmart.com
    2 Remotes – Amazon.com

    I was going to get Wii Play with another remote from Amazon, but now that too is sold out. I’m going to try my local ToysRUs for that one or just wait till Amazon gets them back.

    FYI – The last console I bought was an SNES about 10 years ago. I stuck with PC games for awhile after that, but had grown pretty tired off the whole game scene. I haven’t been this excited about a new gaming platform in ages. Quite the phenomenon taking place.

  • http://www.xanga.com/relaxing_roth Roth

    I finally got to see the new commerical on TV promoting the Mii Channel; the same one with the granpa w/ glasses.

    // Roth

  • http://www.xanga.com/relaxing_roth Roth

    I finally got to see the new commerical on TV promoting the Mii Channel; the same one with the granpa w/ glasses.

    // Roth

  • Lewis

    ppl in the military have it good when it comes to games and other electronics, im a PFC @ fort stewart and even though we are usually behind on release dates, we pay no taxes and there’s always plenty in stock

  • Lewis

    ppl in the military have it good when it comes to games and other electronics, im a PFC @ fort stewart and even though we are usually behind on release dates, we pay no taxes and there’s always plenty in stock

  • Lewis

    ppl in the military have it good when it comes to games and other electronics, im a PFC @ fort stewart and even though we are usually behind on release dates, we pay no taxes and there’s always plenty in stock

  • Will

    The only thing I find difficult to find are the peripherals and they are always available online. If you can get a system you shouldn’t have a problem finding anything for the system, including Wii Play. Best Buy around here had about 8 in stock near closing.

    Sorta an odd article for the Journal. I think that guys Mii’s look terrible even as characters. Great idea to make money’s off of suckers though.

  • Will

    The only thing I find difficult to find are the peripherals and they are always available online. If you can get a system you shouldn’t have a problem finding anything for the system, including Wii Play. Best Buy around here had about 8 in stock near closing.

    Sorta an odd article for the Journal. I think that guys Mii’s look terrible even as characters. Great idea to make money’s off of suckers though.

  • Will

    The only thing I find difficult to find are the peripherals and they are always available online. If you can get a system you shouldn’t have a problem finding anything for the system, including Wii Play. Best Buy around here had about 8 in stock near closing.

    Sorta an odd article for the Journal. I think that guys Mii’s look terrible even as characters. Great idea to make money’s off of suckers though.

  • http://johnhood.blogspot.com/ John Hood

    Wii hardware and peripherals are still in short supply in the UK. The only Wii, I’ve seen outside of an in-store gaming pod, is my own! Stacks of empty point-of-sale boxes at stores!

  • http://johnhood.blogspot.com/ John Hood

    Wii hardware and peripherals are still in short supply in the UK. The only Wii, I’ve seen outside of an in-store gaming pod, is my own! Stacks of empty point-of-sale boxes at stores!

  • http://johnhood.blogspot.com/ John Hood

    Wii hardware and peripherals are still in short supply in the UK. The only Wii, I’ve seen outside of an in-store gaming pod, is my own! Stacks of empty point-of-sale boxes at stores!

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