The Mii Generation

Who needs actors when Nintendo has millions of Mii characters to do the work for them? Beginning next week Nintendo of America will be rolling out a new round of Wii commercials featuring the popular caricatures that now are part of games such as Wii Sports and Wii Play. The new ads will feature a set a family in their living room, as well as another that takes place in a corporate board room — suggesting that anywhere is a good place to create a mini-video game version of yourself. The commercials are also available on Wii’s MySpace page. Oh Mii, oh my!