Why is this system called the "Wii U"?

#1SolnotPosted 3/25/2013 7:55:22 AM
Can someone explain the meaning and/or significance behind this console's name?
#2dubc82Posted 3/25/2013 7:57:02 AM
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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#3Reflex-ArcPosted 3/25/2013 8:15:37 AM
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.
#4Tsutarja495Posted 3/25/2013 8:16:59 AM
Reggie describes it as: "It's a system we will all enjoy together, but also one that's tailor-made for you."
#5SlimeSwayzePosted 3/25/2013 8:32:54 AM
It really is a terrible name.
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#6Crazy_tank51Posted 3/25/2013 8:38:57 AM
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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#7RazieruPosted 3/25/2013 9:14:50 AM
It's called that to mask its true name, the Pii U.
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#8TomoEK9Posted 3/25/2013 9:26:43 AM
"We, you"

Its a continued played on the concept of gaming for everyone, but now you are included too!
#9jackorhoadsPosted 3/25/2013 9:28:40 AM
Should have called it the iWii.
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#10XenoFFvsPosted 3/25/2013 9:32:04 AM
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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