Why is it called the WiiU?

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2 years ago#11
TomoEK9 posted...
geneticsftw posted...
Why is it called wii


As in "We" play together.

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


I know this is the internet, but are you serious?
2 years ago#12
I wish it was Nintendo Ultra. I thought of a slogan for it:

Now U are playing power! ULTRA POWER!
*ultra games not included until 2013
2 years ago#13
AllstarJason posted...
Because that's what Nintendo decided to call it?


lol this guy
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2 years ago#14
stekim40 posted...
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.


In Japanese, that would translate to Wii Pi. You can see why they chose not to go with that name.
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2 years ago#15
CrystalKing5426 posted...
In Japanese, that would translate to Wii Pi. You can see why they chose not to go with that name.


not to sound like words that would be modded, but learning to count to 10 in other languages isn't that hard...

and Wii Ni...

/i was gonna make a 'wii one' joke, but pet peeves got in the way.
2 years ago#16
I guess it's meant to be like "You" or something.

Alternatively it could also mean Universe which is kind of what Miiverse is.

Doesn't change the fact that the Wii U was the crappiest name Nintendo ever came up with. It's like they tried to reel in the casual crowd again by using "Wii" in the title. I would have at least called it the Super Wii or something. Or preferably an all new title for the console.
2 years ago#17
CrystalKing5426 posted...
stekim40 posted...
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.


In Japanese, that would translate to Wii Pi. You can see why they chose not to go with that name.


I don't know where the hell you got pi from, but two in japanese is ni.
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2 years ago#18
Epic wii now were talking.
2 years ago#19
TomoEK9 posted...
geneticsftw posted...
Why is it called wii


As in "We" play together.

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


Bono would send in the starving African Children if they called it that.
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2 years ago#20
Bowm4080 posted...
I wish it was Nintendo Ultra. I thought of a slogan for it:

Now U are playing power! ULTRA POWER!
*ultra games not included until 2013


Had they stuck with the original Ultra Famicom/Ultra 64 name for the N64 that would've been perfect then! :)

Taken from 1992-93 era Nintendo Power:

Classic Power! (top loader NES)
Portable Power! (Game Boy)
Super Power! (SNES)

(and from Crusin' USA arcade game):
And coming to your home in 1995...ULTRA power!!!
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