This Japanese Wii Commercial Is Just Mean To Grandma

New Year's, the time with extended families come together, is just around the corner in Japan. When grandma and grandpa come over, perhaps the kids want to play videos games, instead of talking to their elderly relatives. Heck, I know I did!

The first commercial is not what this post's title refers to. It's the second one. The one in which the kids start singing and dancing to the country's most popular idol group AKB48, but then have granny get up and dance around to the singing schoolgirl idols.

Nintendo release essentially the same ad last year, minus the cruel, cruel granny dancing. Careful kids, she could break a hip, you know.

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    I love how they put the price on the commercial! But really - do Japanese girls like horse racing THAT MUCH? If it was a table surrounded by a bunch of old guys with rolled up form guides in their jackets I'd be more inclined to beleive it.

    How is that mean? The Grandmother was laughing, and acting embarrassed, just as any person not used to dancing in front of their TV would. They were including their grandmother in the game, connecting on a different level.

    Would you prefer her just to sit back and watch / be ignored?

      its bashcraft. just ignore anything he writes.

    I think that this article is exactly why I don't take Kotaku seriously most of the time... Complete waste of my time.

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