Why is it called the WiiU?

#1GloryChaosPosted 7/17/2013 4:47:36 AM
I remember Iwata or another Nintendo executive saying that it was called "Wii U" because the word "Wii" represented a together (or multiplayer) experience that the console was supposed to offer. But since the Wii U was supposed to be focused on the sole player, you, they decided to call the new console the Wii U.

So far though, there aren't a lot of first party games that stick to this ideology at all. As much as I like Nintendo Land, multiplayer is where that games shines as well. Unless I'm remembering this incorrectly and none of this was ever said.
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#2supremeblasterPosted 7/17/2013 4:54:28 AM
I thought it meant it focused on both single player and multiplayer experiences, while Wii focused only on multiplayer experiences for the most part.
#3Beatperson14Posted 7/17/2013 4:55:05 AM
It was called Wii U because they thought it was a clever play on words (it wasn't)
#4stekim40Posted 7/17/2013 5:20:28 AM
Because Nintendo are stupid..
and because they didnt realise how many thick people would assume its an addon for the Wii.

I still say 'Wii 2' as a name would have initially sold more.
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#5EstilPosted 7/17/2013 8:58:09 PM
I agree, WiiU sounds like some sort of video game design college. I wonder if they'll make the pre-season AP football or basketball poll this year? ^^
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#6GoombaXPosted 7/17/2013 8:59:45 PM
because U
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#7AllstarJasonPosted 7/17/2013 9:05:11 PM
Because that's what Nintendo decided to call it?
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#8Rayze_DarrPosted 7/17/2013 9:09:57 PM
Because when you see it, you make a U-Turn and walk away.



(Not being serious, btw. Just bought a Wii U, and I'm loving it!)
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#9geneticsftwPosted 7/17/2013 9:14:51 PM
Why is it called wii
#10TomoEK9Posted 7/17/2013 9:41:26 PM
geneticsftw posted...
Why is it called wii


As in "We" play together.

I just can't wait til Nintendo releases the Wii U Too