The internet has been buzzing with rumors that Microsoft sent employees to Best Buy stores to disrupt Nintendo’s Wii U promotional tour. The problem with this story is that it isn’t true. “But there’s a video of a Microsoft employee talking to people waiting in line at a Best Buy, I saw it online!”
If you happen to visit your local Best Buy, chances are you will see a Microsoft employee walking around, but they won’t be there for Nintendo. Instead, they’ll be working at the company’s dedicated Windows kiosk. In fact, Apple and Samsung also have similar setups at the blue and yellow retailer to help push their own products to potential customers.
A typical day for the guy in the video below is trying to explain to someone why they should buy a Surface Pro instead of a cheaper iPad or Android tablet. A tough sell indeed.
Still not convinced? Check out a video from Best Buy’s official YouTube channel promoting the expansion of its internal Windows stores.