Nov 6th, 2013

It seems as though Nintendo has no shortage of stars to help them promote their games, as Wayne Brady has been recruited to promote the Wii U, while snowboarding superstar Jamie Anderson promotes Mario & Sonic at Sochi. Nintendo UK uploaded the above video featuring legendary tennis player Andre Agassi having fun with Wii Sports Club’s tennis game.

It’s a great way to get awareness going around Nintendo’s upcoming games, especially considering Wii Sports Club is digital only for now.

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  • Kamon

    Pretty good ad! :[

  • Now this is a commercial. Why only UK. This commercial seem universal enough to be a US commercial tool. Make it happen Nintendo!!

    • Cesar Barroso

      they play more tennis that americans. americans are to be blame, they want every commercial to be hardcore no matter the title.

      • ItzameyaToad

        But we still do play Tennis so not really a good reason to not bring it over to the U.S.

        • ICHI

          I think it’s probably down to Andy Murray’s recent stellar performances that brits have a new generation energized around the sport.

          • ItzameyaToad

            Could be, but to leave the US out for the reason originally givin isn’t a good reason haha.

      • Javy G

        Serena and Venus having a double match against two 7-year-olds and getting schooled, would be hardcore enough for us.

    • The Clockwork Being

      IKR. Nintendo of America has seemed silent with the commercial. But we have so many ”stars” over here why on Earth isn’t there a commercial with them. Show stuff like James Franco owning Seth Rogen at Super Mario 3D World or even Reggie playing again Gabriel Iglieses aka Fluffy (Frogot his name) at Sonic the Lost World. US have so much opportunities.

      • I agree. There are plenty of Gaming Geek Celebrities that probably would be willing to endorse Nintendo.

      • TheWichi

        Iglesias ;D

    • kevin nun—-

      I know, what the hell is wrong with Nintendo’s marketing group? They are doing so bad in promoting the Wii U positively that sometimes I think they are doing it on purpose. All they have to do now is put this commercial on TV. A lot. and Youtube. A lot.

    • Nathan Verbois

      Considering that no one in this commercial is from the British Isles and that other than Steffi Graf, everyone is American, I imagine this will be used over here shortly. It certainly seems like it was produced for North Amercia. It’s hysterical.

  • CEObrainz

    Not bad, now make more of these!

  • Zuxs13

    Haha now that is a fun commercial. Now put it on Sunday Night Football and It will sell.

  • GameBoy1979

    Hahaha! That was awesome!

    Only problem, it still looks like an ad for the original Wii…until the end.

  • palomino blue

    Way better than the Wayne Brady ad.

  • Ducked

    “So I can have this on my Wii Mini right?”


  • Simon Stevens

    Haha ^^ love it, still no James Franco though?, everythings better with James Franco 🙂

    • Ducked

      Heck yeah everything is better with James Franco!

  • gtosheex

    As a tennis player and agassi fan i have to say this commercial is AWESOME!!! i will buy the tennis game because of this, Bravo nintendo, bravo.

    • The Clockwork Being

      First thing once you get the game is search for his Wii U ID and add him.

  • leafsfan73

    Is it really called Wii Sports Club? Not Wii U Sports Club? Let’s add to the confusion.

    • Yen

      Cept you can’t get it on Wii (I don’t think?). So anyone that wants it would’ve had to get it on Wii U.

      • leafsfan73


      • IcyCatt

        But that’s the thing, people are buying Wii’s thinking they’re Wii U’s.

        • Yen

          Yes but there wouldn’t be confusion with Wii Sports Club like leafsfan73 said. Because Wii Sports Club can’t even be accessed on the Wii’s eshop as far as I know (I didn’t check). So even if someone gets the Wii for that game thinking it’s a Wii U, they’d probably go back and exchange or buy a Wii U anyway if they still want it.

          • IcyCatt

            But if people see it saying Wii Sports Club, they may buy a Wii instead of a Wii U.

          • Yen

            Yea and then assuming they want the game bad enough they’d realize it and either stick with the Wii, or actually go back and get a Wii U after realizing the mistake. Either way Nintendo’s selling something.

  • JB

    Not bad. Not bad at all.. Now get this on television Nintendo!

  • Gabe Hoffman

    Great commercial. It shows Wii U both system and gamepad at the end too

  • bizzy gie

    Tennis is my best Wii Sport sport. If online isn’t anonymous I might get it now.

  • Justagamer


  • Tecpedz94

    I liked it lmaooo

  • iamserious

    So this game is online also?

    • The Clockwork Being


  • Michael Ocampo

    Anyone wanna add me please? I really wanna take some people on day one in Tennis. Thanks 😀
    NNID: WhiteBlaze
    Nickname: Mikey

  • JeanPaul


  • Adam Porter

    and now i want this so badly it’s not even funny, this is how wii sports should have been on the wii, but no matter, TAKE MY MONEY NINTENDO!!!

  • sd

    WOW. Just a heads up has anyone seen the latest wii u weekly sales for Japan. Since Wii Fit U and party U were just released the Wii U hardware sales increased from 2500 to 38,800 consoles in a week and just in Japan. Thats a bit of a turn around.

    last week’s sales are in parenthesis.

    3DS LL – 58,627 (69,001)
    Wii U – 38,802 (2,598)
    3DS – 29,749 (40,507)
    PlayStation Vita – 27,618 (24,513)
    PlayStation 3 – 11,148 (11,460)
    PSP – 3,680 (3,807)
    Wii – 477 (742)
    Xbox 360 – 328 (351)

    Edit:- oops just saw the news article on this site so I am sure anyone reading this already knows. Good work Ashley for putting the story up so fast.

    • IcyCatt

      What is the total console rate? How many in total have we sold?

      • sd

        It was 3.9 million a few weeks ago, but that was before the pick up in sales. Weekly sales increased to 60+K, although this is still too low. But with this recent pick up in Japan and any further pick up in any other part of the world its certainly possible that it will reach 5 million by years end. It has been pretty slow going though.

  • Agent721

    My little brother is named Andre & loves tennis…he will be so stoked at this ad!!

  • MujuraNoKamen

    Wow a decent Wii U ad! I’m going to look out my window, see if are pigs are flying past. I’m not sold on the actor-heavy ads but that last bit was quite funny, and I guess this is one of those game that doesn’t need much explanation and gameplay shown – you can easily see what the game is about.
    I still maintain that they NEED to do one for the console itself and clear up the confusion, talk about the benefits of the Gamepad from being a tablet for internet browsing/Miiverse to being used in games from Zombi U to Wii Party U. This brings me on to my next complaint with Nintendo’s advertising, they only ever show casual ads, never the hardcore stuff unless they’ve watered it down with actors and shit.
    I want to see WD and COD advertised for Wii U to show that there’s good games for a mature audience and I wish they’d learn there’s a difference between catering to an E-rated demographics and and pleasing EVERYONE. Sony does a good job at this, they might show of stuff like The Last Of Us and God Of War a lot but parents and youngsters know there’s little big planet and Skylanders available so they buy it as well as grown ups. Nintendo have games for everyone like Zelda, X, B2 and Mario, Kirby etc but they only ever advertise the “kiddy” games, which is half the potential audience. Remember what I said about Sony, they publicise games for all audiences and both audience buy them, whereas Nintendo try to cover up the “hardcore” games because they’re scared a handful of gritty titles will ruin their image – the success of the PlayStation brand shows that you can appeal to all groups (not just E-rated) without ruining it for the others and if people are against mature games then they just wouldn’t buy them, they’d still go for the family friendly stuff though.

  • Rinslowe

    More of that!!

  • Kirbyomega

    XD this was funny

  • Dennis

    Haha this commercial is really funny! I hope to see it in the Netherlands but we don’t know those people quite well so I guess we get a standard European commercial which is poorly dubbed with Dutch voices -.-

  • juancamiloarq

    This is an insta-buy for me, although I can’t wait to play Golf on HD. That was the best one!