Was Wii U The Worst Name Nintendo Could Come Up With?

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2 years ago#31
Ultra Nintendo > Nintendo 64
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2 years ago#32
I always thought Revolution was an awesome name for a Nintendo console. They could've had awesome ad campaigns, featuring the iconic Beatles song.


Nintendo could've then capitalized on the system moniker with a new IP:
Prince and the Revolution.
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2 years ago#33
Nintendo President: Okay everybody, it's time for a new console? What is your WORST idea for a name?

Nintendo Employee: Uhhhhh.... Wii U!

Nintendo President: Wow. That's Terrible. I love it.
2 years ago#34
LurkerLord posted...
Wii = Focus on multiplayer experiences; family gaming with Wii remotes, etc.
U = Focus on single player experiences; seperate screen / Off-TV play, etc.

The name is a combination of those two concepts, and how the system caters to both audiences.


Uh, we know what it means. Doesn't stop it from being a stupidass name. Wii 2 would have been great. Wii U was the stupidest thing I've heard.
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2 years ago#35
I wouldv'e called it the Gamecube Advanced.
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2 years ago#36
WiiDS

pronounced "weeds"
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2 years ago#37
Big Wii, Huge Wii, or Giant Wii
Would have been better
2 years ago#38
Yep, its a dumb name. Its confusing to casuals and a turn off for hardcores who bought a wii for the nintendo only titles only to find nothing worth a damn from 3rd party.
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2 years ago#39
_Izanagi_ posted...
LurkerLord posted...
Wii = Focus on multiplayer experiences; family gaming with Wii remotes, etc.
U = Focus on single player experiences; seperate screen / Off-TV play, etc.

The name is a combination of those two concepts, and how the system caters to both audiences.


Uh, we know what it means. Doesn't stop it from being a stupidass name. Wii 2 would have been great. Wii U was the stupidest thing I've heard.


Actually, I don't think everyone here knows what it means, so I felt the need to explain it.

Wii 2 would have been a good name. But "Wii U" still has "Wii" in the title, and Wii is the brand name, like iPhone, DS, etc are brand names. Honestly though, I think this will probably be Nintendo's last dedicated home console, and next gen they are going to make a console and portable hybrid that perhaps has "DS" or something in the title.
2 years ago#40
Yes. It is the single most crucial marketing error since "New Coke."
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