Nintendo’s Wii is a home video game console. The name sounds like the French word “oui” (meaning “yes"), prompting a pun:
“I asked a Frenchman if he played video games. He said Wii.”
“I asked a french bloke if he played video games. He said Wii” was cited on Twitter on November 18, 2009.
The Wii (/ˈwiː/ wee) is a home video game console released by Nintendo on November 19, 2006. As a seventh-generation console, the Wii competes with Microsoft’s Xbox 360 and Sony’s PlayStation 3. Nintendo states that its console targets a broader demographic than that of the two others. As of the first quarter of 2012, the Wii leads its generation over PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in worldwide sales, with more than 101 million units sold; in December 2009, the console broke the sales record for a single month in the United States.
RT @VodkaChik: I asked a french bloke if he played video games.
He said Wii.
1:58 PM - 18 Nov 2009
RT @FunnyJoker: I asked a french bloke if he played video games. He said Wii. (LMFAO)
5:15 PM - 18 Nov 2009
RT @honorman: I asked a French man if he liked video games. He said Wii !! [groan]
3:55 PM - 22 Nov 2009
RT @tomhcooper Asked a Frenchman if he liked gaming he said Wii… asked a scot and he said DS?
4:11 PM - 22 Nov 2009
May 16, 2014 ·
I asked a Frenchman if he played video games. He said Wii.
February 29, 2016
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23. I asked a French man if he played video games.
He said “wii”