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Nintendo Wiis Exploding In 2023

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Added by Adam • Updated about a year ago by Zach
Added by Adam • Updated about a year ago by Zach

nintendo wii exploding 2023
Category: Meme Status: Submission Year: 2022 Origin: Hard Drive Region: United States
Type: Hoax,
Tags: nintendo, wii, exploding, hard times, satire, exploding nintendo wiis, wii explode meme, gaming, video games, console, hoax, fake, satirical,
nintendo wii exploding 2023

About

Nintendo Wiis Exploding In 2023 refers to a hoax that developed from a 2022 headline posted by the satirical tech news publication Hard Drive joking about Nintendo's tendency to phase out old gaming hardware. As people began posting about the headline as if it were real, some began to wonder if there was perhaps a technological flaw that could lead Wiis to break in 2023, leading multiple websites to clarify it was a hoax. Nevertheless, the headline inspired memes about the impending self-destruction of Nintendo Wiis in early 2022, ramping up further in early 2023.

Origin

On March 4th, 2022, Hard Drive[1] (an offshoot of The Hard Times) posted a satirical story reporting that Nintendo Wiis would self-destruct in 2023 (shown below). The story was parodying Nintendo's recent announcement that it would pull support from and close the eShops for the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U.[2]


Hard Drive @Hard DriveMag Nintendo Announces All Still-Functioning Wiis Will Self Destruct in 2023 Wii IM hard-drive.net Nintendo Announces All Still-Functioning Wiis Will Self Destruct in 2023

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While many were able to identify the headline as satire, some took it seriously or were at least confused about if it was real information. For example, on March 7th, 2022, Twitter user @SGamer1357[3] expressed that they weren't sure if the headline was legitimate (shown below, left). On March 5th, Twitter user @pathetic_bean[4] also seemed unsure if the headline was a troll (shown below, right). The confusion eventually caused Snopes[5] and Nintendo Life[6] to post articles clarifying that Nintendo Wiis would not explode in 2023.


Official Sonic Gamer @SGamer1357 Mar 7, 2022 Is this for real or is the internet trolling with me again? If this real, @NintendoAmerica, what's actually wrong with you? Are you mad or something? If it's fake. Why do people want others to think that Nintendo is gonna literally Explode a Wii just because of a sequel? Report ad Nintendo Announces All Still-Functioning Wiis Will Self Destruct in 2023 hard-drive.net f Facebook Twitter BY MARK ROEBUCK ON MARCH 4, 2022 Reddit . perfect worni aut just barst into flames one day next year," said Doug Bowser, President of Nintendo of America. Just melting and shooting parts all over across the room. Once we get this new Switch Sports game out, we really don't want anyone enjoying a past version of it. I'm sure you understand." The announcement was met with the predictable reception of cynicism that seems to greet most Nintendo news as of late. ... =Y Bean Sprout Comms O... @Pathetic_B... . Mar 5, 2022 This is a troll, right? Tunctioning was will sen Destruct in 2023 Facebook Twitter BY MARK ROEBUCK ON MARCH 4, 2022 Reddit R EDMOND, Wash. - Nintendo has caused controversy by announcing that any Nintendo Wii that is still in working order will incinerate upon an upcoming date next year. "Due to changing standards in the gaming industry and better hardware being available, we think it's best if every single Wii that is still in perfect working order just bursts into flames one

Memes about Wiis exploding in 2023 picked up around the turn of the new year. Just after midnight on January 1st, 2023, Twitter user @Aiden1291[7] used a SpongeBob clip to joke about their disappointment that the Wii didn't explode, gaining over 2,000 retweets and 15,000 likes in less than 24 hours (shown below, left). User @notthewoz[8] also used a SpongeBob meme to joke about Wiis exploding that same day, gaining over 40 retweets and 520 likes in a similar timeframe (shown below, right).


Aiden129 @Aiden1291 Everyone after their Wii didn't actually explode in 2023: 0:00 74.3K views 12:07 AM Jan 1, 2023 G POWER RESET 08 ... jay's shitpost central @NotTheWoz_ All senior retirement homes when they try to boot up their Wii's lotTheWor lototuo 1600680617200026688/photo/1 ...

Various Examples


lemon @cramorantfan Dec 31, 2022 Wii will never forget you #PMD #ExplorersofSky #Wii #Self Destruct Even after I disappear from here... I will never forget you... 0:43 31 views : david @davidnp119 it was nice knowing you guys B)[ POWER RESET EJECT Wii Pastapower @pastapower me: *enjoying the new years countdown with my family* the nintendo wii in the tv cabinet that's about to explode:

Chaos @Chaos49068619 Aug 25, 2022 me having a great day chilling in my room while my nintendo wii slowly prepares to explode obliterating my entire body (im clueless) : Big Smoke @RongAcountFoo Me: Hey, Mom and Dad, wanna see a magic trick? I'm gonna make this Wii explode! Dad: Uh huh.... Me: Choose a game disc. Mom: Okay....Mario Kart? Me: Aight, Skara Baam Skara Boom! Make this Wii go Boo- giga luigi @thatgamershawn Replying to @Aiden1291 Me in 2023 already and the Wii didn't explode 12:10 AM Jan 1, 2023 N'S :


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