British Burlesque Dancer Likes Her Wii

British Burlesque Dancer Likes Her Wii

Nintendo's British advertising campaign is all about real people liking their Wiis - even ladies who strut their stuff on the stage.

At first, the Nintendo Real Stories campaign was quaintly trying to appeal to the female audience in the United Kingdom. You had Helen Mirren talking about everything that she got out of playing with her Wii Fit, and reportedly getting paid a half million pounds to do it. There was even an advertisement featuring an all-female rugby club and how they use the Wii to loosen up new members and promote togetherness. But now the marketing department at Nintendo may be trying to nab some of the male audience in Britain by featuring a burlesque dancer in the latest Wii ad.

Well, I can't say that I didn't enjoy that. It was kind of cute how they combined the motherly feelings she has with her profession as a dancer. Nintendo may be trying to cater to the so-called casual market with its latest console but it sure seems to be doing something right. The Wii has sold incredibly well worldwide since it came out in 2006, with more than 7 million sold in the UK according to the commercial.

What do you think, friends from across the pond, is the Wii "Britain's favourite" as the advert suggests?

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Nintendo wii, because burlesque dancing matters?
I feel sorry for the kid in this situation.

She be struttin that ass...

We don't have those commercials here...tbh it's pretty few console commercials, only seen commercials for either games or Natal and Move =/

yes, I call it Natal, better name then Kinect tbh

These ads annoy the crap out of me. Everyone knows you have fun for a day with the Wii, then it sits under your TV gathering dust for the rest of the year.

It's not really our favourite console. Loads of people own one, but its like a board game, it slips your mind when someone asks you what you have

Bit of old news as this ad has been out a while and is no worse or better than any other wii advert though it is better than the JLS simulating w*nking themselves adverts (seriously watch it, it's creepy!)

Mr Companion:

I feel sorry for the kid in this situation.

Why? Because Mom's a burlesque dancer, or because Mom's hogging the Wii?

LightspeedJack:
These ads annoy the crap out of me. Everyone knows you have fun for a day with the Wii, then it sits under your TV gathering dust for the rest of the year.

Or you play it until you finish Twilight Princess..... Then leave it to the dust bunnies.

At least it's not fucking Jedward anymore.

*shudder*

It's a little bit harder to defend Nintendo for clamoring to eliminate "Nintendo DS" from tags on nude photos when they make a Wii commercial starring a burlesque dancer...

Snake Plissken:

Mr Companion:

I feel sorry for the kid in this situation.

Why? Because Mom's a burlesque dancer, or because Mom's hogging the Wii?

No, because mum decided to buy a Wii instead of something less useless.
Ok jokejoke I meant the fact her mum is now internationally renowned as a burlesque dancer with confidence issues that she overcomes by making a little virtual man wiggle about.

Mr Companion:
Nintendo wii, because burlesque dancing matters?
I feel sorry for the kid in this situation.

The kid is like 2 years old at most, I don't think it cares really.

Unfortunately our crappy little isle loves the wii .... theres way too many casual gamers in Britain to be comfortable with!

And too many 12-16 year olds who play Black Ops or Reach that think that they are the coolest people in gaming

If it's the favorite already then why does it need this advertising? I don't see any google advertising... wait that's not what i meant. I mean...

well fu&# it.

PS: thas's a pretty fancy titty bar.

Haven't seen this on TV yet... don't see why it would make any more people buy the Wii though. Everyone even remotly interested in it already has one gathering dust until the next time all the relatives come round and get pissed.

Patrick_and_the_ricks:

LightspeedJack:
These ads annoy the crap out of me. Everyone knows you have fun for a day with the Wii, then it sits under your TV gathering dust for the rest of the year.

Or you play it until you finish Twilight Princess..... Then leave it to the dust bunnies.

So very worth it.

Also, people be dissing the burlesque dancers, give them a break. For one, she isn't ashamed. For two, she has a stable job with flexible hours and can look after her kid properly.

Mr Companion:
Ok jokejoke I meant the fact her mum is now internationally renowned as a burlesque dancer with confidence issues that she overcomes by making a little virtual man wiggle about.

Or maybe it's the getting fit aspect... yes, that's definitely the obvious plausible explanation.

I think this advert appeals to men more, with its sapphic undertones and soft focusing:

That wii advert is not marketed at men, it is clearly aimed at women. The way in which the character bangs on about her figure and the importance of staying in shape (and being a good mother to her kid with a healthy routine) makes that pretty clear. If they wanted to appeal to men, they'd have a manly advert; i.e. bald guys pretending to shoot aliens on the wii and shit.

Ever notice how it is blokes in the WKD and alco-pop adverts? They are clearly aimed at men, even though no self respecting bloke would drink that shit. Advertisers don't target people who already likely to buy their product. They target those who aren't likely to buy them. If it successful, you get guys buying perfume (with manly names like "bullet" or "axe", or sell the cologne in a fist shaped bottle) or boys buying dolls (dressed as army men).

The Cheezy One:
It's not really our favourite console. Loads of people own one, but its like a board game, it slips your mind when someone asks you what you have

That and you play it once at Christmas and then forget about it. My dad has one and he NEVER uses it. I went out and bought a pre-owned copy of SSBB just so I could have some fun with it.

To be honest, Nintendo's advertising strategy is pretty terrible over here. It's the source of constant mockery in our gamer-centric student house, our personal favourite to poke fun at being the Jedward-Dragon Quest IX advert. Oh, and Ant and Dec advertising Donkey Kong Country Returns.

The only good use of a person I've sene in a Ninty ad has been Jonathan Ross in the Mario anniversary... Thing that they did. He, at least, has some geek cred.

Gawd, I still can't believe I bought a Wii when it first came out. I was so excited, I couldn't even imagine what I was thinking. That stupid brick is just sitting on a shelf collecting dust, right under her big brother Mr. PS3

Good for drinking games (especially Mario Kart. Rainbow Road gets me every goddamn time)and getting girls into the fun but otherwise not really; 360 or PS3're where it's at.

I can hear the nay sayers now:

"Ban The Wii! It turns single mothers into strip tease artists! The Wii is corrupting family values! Not in MY America (or wherever they're from)"

Heh, I love my wii, and I still play it a fair bit. In fact I'm going to buy GH5 for it soon, I think.

Cool ad, I don't know if it will work, but it's interesting.

Meh, that's not real burlesque...she's not even partially naked.
But yeah that ad is old.

Huh strange advertising Nintendo.

Anyway, it's good to see a mother trying to raise a child even if she's a burlesque dancer. Obviously targeted to busy mothers/woman. Makes me feel better =D, even if half of it is probably false.

Not sure if it'd exactly work though, just being open I guess. Obviously involving burlesque dancing in an ad isn't the best of options but it says 'Who the fuck cares what she does?'

HankMan:
I can hear the nay sayers now:

"Ban The Wii! It turns single mothers into strip tease artists! The Wii is corrupting family values! Not in MY America (or wherever they're from)"

These people xD

Hang on a second. Doesn't this seem a bit hypocritical considering the whole Nintendo Doesn't Want DSi Associated With Porn thing we had not too long ago?

Amnestic:
Hang on a second. Doesn't this seem a bit hypocritical considering the whole Nintendo Doesn't Want DSi Associated With Porn thing we had not too long ago?

No it's fine

"Erotica is using a feather, pornography is using the whole chicken."

The Cheezy One:
It's not really our favourite console. Loads of people own one, but its like a board game, it slips your mind when someone asks you what you have

True, and you also wait a long time for an answer when you ask someone the last time they used it more often than not.

Seeing as this is about consoles the PC doesn't count I guess, but I'd say due to WOW and casual games it'd be the most popular (although least advertised/talked about). The Xbox 360 and PS3 are pretty close but I'd say the 360 is the bigger seller and the more popular simply because it is cheaper and has been out longer, advertisement and such are pretty equal between the two.

jamesworkshop:

Amnestic:
Hang on a second. Doesn't this seem a bit hypocritical considering the whole Nintendo Doesn't Want DSi Associated With Porn thing we had not too long ago?

No it's fine

"Erotica is using a feather, pornography is using the whole chicken."

You're on the right track. Burlesque is far from porn, and not the same as strippers either, and I have a love for all three.

Strippers do flexi stuff and get naked to make you hot and take your money. Porn helps "get you there". Burlesque is about a show, hints and cues at what there is and what's possible. If I had the choice between a strip club (even in "all nude + drinks" Canada here) and a burlesque show, I'd choose the burlesque. Imagination is far more exciting.

The wii is very popular since i dont know one person who doesnt have one in their house (i live in the uk by the way) it is a great way of getting kids to do exercise so parents love them. And yes Burlesque is what people in the Victorian times thought was dirty and wrong.

Mr Companion:
Nintendo wii, because burlesque dancing matters?
I feel sorry for the kid in this situation.

Are you, sir, implying any kind of negative intonation on that very wonderful and amazing artistic dance, and the women who dance them?

Mr Companion:

No, because mum decided to buy a Wii instead of something less useless.
Ok jokejoke I meant the fact her mum is now internationally renowned as a burlesque dancer with confidence issues that she overcomes by making a little virtual man wiggle about.

What makes you deduce that she has confidence issues? Is it something about burlesque dancing that tells you that about a person or is it something more substantial?

Trying to shake their little-kid-console image I see.
Well, better they give me my God-damn official translation of Fatal Frame 4 than this.

Housebroken Lunatic:

Mr Companion:

No, because mum decided to buy a Wii instead of something less useless.
Ok jokejoke I meant the fact her mum is now internationally renowned as a burlesque dancer with confidence issues that she overcomes by making a little virtual man wiggle about.

What makes you deduce that she has confidence issues? Is it something about burlesque dancing that tells you that about a person or is it something more substantial?

Well my first clue was when she told us she has confidence issues outright in the video. Its noticing little details like that which makes me a world class detective.

 

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