Why is this system called the "Wii U"?

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2 years ago#1
Can someone explain the meaning and/or significance behind this console's name?
2 years ago#2
I am assuming that it stems from the fact that the interactive controller helps to immerse YOU more into the gaming environment.

Or

They thought it sounded cool.

Weeeeeeeeyew!!!!!!!
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2 years ago#3
A bunch of suits at Nintendo sat around a table and tried to come up with the one name that would confuse the average idiot consumer the most. Sadly, Nintendo Toaster lost out.
2 years ago#4
Reggie describes it as: "It's a system we will all enjoy together, but also one that's tailor-made for you."
2 years ago#5
It really is a terrible name.
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2 years ago#6
Reflex-Arc posted...
A bunch of suits at Nintendo sat around a table and tried to come up with the one name that would confuse the average idiot consumer the most. Sadly, Nintendo Toaster lost out.


AVGN's Nintoaster FTW!

Also I bet they were going off Wii name to sell it, like "Wii U? The Wii was cool, this should be awesome!" Instead it came out "Wii U? What's that, like another Wii? NAH, I'm fine with normal Wii" and are missing the bad name Wii holds outside Japan.
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2 years ago#7
It's called that to mask its true name, the Pii U.
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2 years ago#8
"We, you"

Its a continued played on the concept of gaming for everyone, but now you are included too!
2 years ago#9
Should have called it the iWii.
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2 years ago#10
I kinda thought of it as a play on words, wii u sounds a lot like wii 2 but flows a bit better.
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