Wii hits the mall

Now this is the sort of marketing Nintendo needs to be spending money on -- it's a Wii mall tour!

Don't take this the wrong way. After all, we love the ads. We're full of ad love. But the best footage we've seen of how the Wii works isn't in the polished ads. It's not any of the Red Steel guys or the kids throwing down with Bleach. No, the best of what we've seen is tucked away in the Wii experience videos, because they showcase the vast oceans of fun that the Wii can provide. How to communicate that to the masses of nongamers? Let them get their hands on a Wiimote. Perhaps this mall tour can do a little more of what the kiosks are supposed to do. And if you're near a Westfield mall between November 15th and January 13th, maybe you can see it in action. Take a nongamer friend and put a Wiimote in their hand. It'll work, because peer pressure is what friends do best.

Full list of mall tour locations after the jump. We do not have specific dates for each location yet, but we'll guess they go in order. So if you're around Arcadia, CA, start making some calls!

Westfield Santa Anita
Arcadia, CA

Westfield Topanga
Canoga Park, CA

Westfield Plaza Camino Real
Carlsbad, CA

Westfield Fox Hills
Culver City, CA

Westfield Parkway
El Cajon, CA

Westfield North County
Escondido, CA

Westfield Palm Desert
Palm Desert, CA

Westfield Galleria at Roseville
Roseville, CA

Westfield MainPlace
Santa Ana, CA

Westfield Valley Fair
Santa Clara, CA

Westfield West Covina
West Covina, CA

Westfield Connecticut Post
Milford, CT

Westfield Brandon
Brandon, FL

Westfield Fox Valley
Aurora, IL

Westfield Chicago Ridge
Chicago Ridge, IL

Westfield Louis Joliet
Joliet, IL

Westfield Annapolis
Annapolis, MD

Westfield Montgomery
Bethesda, MD

Westfield Chesterfield
Chesterfield, MO

Westfield West County
St. Louis, MO

Westfield Garden State Plaza
Paramus, NJ

Westfield Sunrise
Massapequa, NY

Westfield Great Northern
North Olmstead, OH

Westfield Franklin Park
Toledo, OH

Westfield Southcenter
Tukwila, WA

[Thanks, Josh!]

This article was originally published on Joystiq.