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« on: April 30, 2006, 01:53:03 AM »

http://www.nintendo.com.au/nintendo/news/index.php
 
  OMFG. Nintendo have done it again.
 
  Wii = WTF.

          [!--quoteo--][div class=\'quotetop\']QUOTE[/div][div class=\'quotemain\'][!--quotec--]INTRODUCING ... Wii.
     
  As in "we."

     
  While the code-name "Revolution" expressed our direction, Wii  represents the answer.
     
  Wii will break down that wall that separates video game players from  everybody else.
  Wii will put people more in touch with their games … and each other. But  you're probably asking: What does the name mean?
     
  Wii sounds like "we," which emphasizes this console is for  everyone.
     
  Wii can easily be remembered by people around the world, no matter what language they speak. No confusion. No need to abbreviate. Just Wii.
     
  Wii has a distinctive "ii" spelling that symbolizes both the  unique controllers and the image of people gathering to play.
     
  And Wii, as a name and a console, brings something revolutionary to the  world of video games that sets it apart from the crowd.
     
  So that's Wii. But now Nintendo needs you.
  Because, it's really not about you or me.
  It's about Wii.
     
  And together, Wii will change everything.

      [/quote]
 
 
  All I can say is WTF. What was wrong with the name 'Revolution', and what's so damn good about 'Wii'.
 
  BTW, Wii sounds like 'Wee' too, which means 'p**s' which is something you might do while reading this...
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« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2006, 01:58:44 AM »

Like I said in chat, I fail to see the big deal. The name won't affect the playability of the console, so what does it matter what it's called?
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« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2006, 05:08:19 AM »

I actually read this on CAD comics news post, I fail to see any point, it dosent really matter what its called. As long as its not calling something confusing like the Atari or something.
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« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2006, 06:45:34 AM »

Completely idiotic move by Nintendo. I don't know what the marketing director is smoking. Why would you rename a console to "Wii", more than a year after everyone started calling it "Revolution"? Just causes pointless confusion and irritation.

"Revolution" brings across the feeling of the new console clearly enough. Clearly Nintendo have tried to go for a unique and eyecatching name. Unfortunately, history has shown us that consoles with more ordinary, straightforward names sell better.

"Wii can easily be remembered by people around the world, no matter what language they speak. No confusion. No need to abbreviate. Just Wii."

Yeah right. One of their primary markets, Japan, won't be able to pronounce the name because the sound "wi" doesn't exist in Japanese (they'l be calling it "Rii", which doesn't sound anything like "we", so sorry about that Nintendo, but the poor Japanese won't be able to fully grasp the wonderful feeling of togetherness that comes from your new name. )

And oh my, the ii looks like the controllers...and *gasp* people! Who is going to read that far into it? Why did they feel a need to sacrifice a name that everyone already knows really well for a name featuring imagery that nobody is going to see?
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« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2006, 08:58:58 AM »

Wii sounds really silly. People are either going to call it "Wee" or "Wi-i".

Revolution sounds so much cooler, besides nintendo aims for younger gamers in general. Probably cooler to have a Revolution console in your house than a Wee console. Besides if you notice that a name you thought up lies well in the market, why the hell would you try to change it? :S Only costs more money and the name ain't even better to what it's called now.
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« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2006, 10:56:42 AM »

I agree its a totally stupid name, Revolution is much better and sounds more high-tech. Hopefully this will not put people off buying the console as it does look good. I hope the Nintendo marketing people are looking online and seeing all the negative feedback to the name, then they might consider changing it.
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« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2006, 02:03:22 PM »

Latest comic of penny arcade is about it as well. Just like the news post of friday 28th april.
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« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2006, 02:05:14 PM »



Puff daddy - P diddy  

Revolution - Wii  

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« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2006, 04:23:32 PM »

I don't really care what its called. I'll still be buying it, nothing will deny me the ability to play Zelda by swinging a sword around.
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« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2006, 04:42:02 PM »

See, now thats a dedicated gamer.
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« Reply #10 on: April 30, 2006, 05:08:18 PM »

I say nintendo fans should take it with a grain of salt. I mean, when they announced their first next-gen console, they called it the Nintendo Dolphin. They changed it to GameCube, which is a lot less silly. Now they've pulled a 180, probably just to get a few laughs out of their fans reactions to it. Personally, I'm gonna enjoy going to the store and asking for one "Nintendo WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!".

 

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« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2006, 12:57:22 AM »

OK I have alot to say on this topic, being a long time member of the Nintendo Cult... thats what it is, come on if the order was given at a high enough level the majority of Nintendo gamers would take up arms and systematically destroy everything PS, our veiws on the Xbox are currently neutral as it has yet to try and steal titles and we fully endorse them as a gaming alternative.

First although the name has been mocked widely it should be taken into account that Nintendo is not just catering to kids and big-kids. Since the get go they have been aiming for an experience that the entire family can enjoy, hence the name of their original console the Famicom (family computer), also please remember this was in the early 1980's.

Yes I have had great laughs at the various reasons for the name choice, but overall I think it shows something about Nintendo, that they really REALLY believe in this console. You say that no one would read into it enough to understand the name choice aswell as the two 'ii', well then you have yet to meet a proper Jap gamer, those read far too deeply into everything... kinda why they are the elite and why the dislike the Xbox (they believed that much like Lara Croft games and FFX-2 it was an attempt at fanboy appeal... the two X's).

As for my earlier statement regarding the PS situation although it is disliked it is much like the Xbox tolerated, as it has produced some worthwhile titles, and once again the Xbox will never be as popular as either of the two in the Asian market as FPS games are not the most liked, kind of like RPG's in the rest of the world.

But the above two views are Jap my veiws are simplier. Nintendo started it and its up to them when and more importantly IF it will ever stop.

And anyway nothing has ever come close to topping Metroid, Zelda, Pokemon, FF games up to 7, Secret of Mana, Excite Bike...

Thats me ranted now feel free to tear away at it.
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« Reply #12 on: May 10, 2006, 02:26:17 AM »

Who cares about the name?  Seriously...did you see Red Steel?  You get to wield a flipping sword and be like a swordsman and it'll be crazy!  I am now officially starting a clan on this Forum for the lovers of the name Wii.  Wii shall be called..."The Knights Who Say Wii!" Give into the Revolution and embrace Wii!
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« Reply #13 on: May 10, 2006, 08:42:32 AM »

LOL Uprightman  I am sure wii all agree with you

I have seen some of the vids from E3 and they look impressive. The console will be about half the $499/599 for the PS3.
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« Reply #14 on: May 10, 2006, 05:56:17 PM »

Hmmm.... I will join your "Knights Who Say Wii"  I agree completly with Paxen.. if Nintendo ordered it I would take arms and conqueror the world..  No name, no matter how stupid, will stop me from getting the next Nintendo console. I always have been and always will be a Nintendo fan(boy)
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« Reply #15 on: May 12, 2006, 06:46:55 AM »

Xacithus just add a lil' something in your signature to represent the "Knights of Wii."  I have a few simple words for Nintendo doubters.  Super...Smash...Bros...Brawl.  Featuring the one and only Pit (from Kid Icarus), Metaknight (from Kirby's Dreamland), Wario, Zero Suit Samus, and Solid Snake (from MGS series).  Now if that doesn't convince you to get a Wii...then idk what will.  Oh and for those of you who hate the name...some online company is manufactoring decals that say "Revolution."  I'll try and hit the forums up with a link when I find it.
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« Reply #16 on: May 12, 2006, 07:01:27 PM »

Cool. I wonder is that a sign we might get a MGS on it too? *drools* that would be fun with the controller.
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« Reply #17 on: May 12, 2006, 10:02:02 PM »

I seriously doubt that Xan. But we can hope.

But who cares, the Wii is getting DUCK HUNT!

That and SSBB made me decide that I want a wii.
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« Reply #18 on: May 12, 2006, 11:09:44 PM »

Duck Hunt? Yay! I used to rock so much at that game.
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« Reply #19 on: May 14, 2006, 05:00:04 PM »

Read after the bold:
http://www.snarkhunting.com/2006/04/nintendo-wii-brilliant/


Wii all should have our fingers crossed that Nintendo knows what it's doing.

Plus, how great are the other names?

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Ignorance. That's the exact thing everyone said about the N64 controller, the GC controller, the GC game size, the GC ITSELF, the Wii controller. And now no one cares about that stuff anymore. Get over it. Baby.

It's WAY more creative than Sony.

"New system, what should we call this one?"

"Playstation"

"Alright, new system, what should we call this one?"

"Get ready for this brainstorming moment...Playstation...TWO!!!"

"Alright, new system again, what will be the name of this one?"

"Alright, I'm going to take a nostalgic moment and bring some old creative flare back into this one...how's this...Playstation.....

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THREE!!!!"

genious guys. >_>
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