Wtf is up with Nintendo naming some of their first party games after the Wii U?

#31picanoPosted 6/21/2014 1:59:05 PM
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Picano??? Holy Maccaronni. I remember you from DSmeet. omfg


Yup, same one. Sorry to say I don't recognize your name. Gamefaqs is pretty much the only forum I frequent now after taking my leave from DSmeet and KCMM. (Not entirely sure why~)
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#32DBeanPosted 6/21/2014 1:59:40 PM
They most likely name it after their consoles so as to avoid brand confusion. Goodness knows we've seen what calling this system "Wii U" has done. Keeps it simple, really.

They've done the same thing with the SNES, N64, GBA, DS, Wii, and 3DS.
#33cris1ussenPosted 6/21/2014 2:01:00 PM
Terminatoor7 posted...
picano posted...
Terminatoor7 posted...
picano posted...
Guess you missed the 64 and DS?


And I guess you missed GCN and Wii.


Or you know... I was pointing out examples where Nintendo (and virtually every third party) used the name of the console in the game.

Also, while Wii wasn't as bad most of the time --- there was the Wii series of games (sports, music).

I know what you were meaning. My point was that there were no games with GCN/ Gamecube on their names and as for Wii, sure there were a few of Wii games that had the consoles name on their titles but none of the main franchises had it.


Actually there was one but it debatable: F-Zero GX, some people think that the GX stands for "GameCube Xtreme", the reason started with the Arcade version named AX (Arcade Xtreme?) and the cross-data feature with the GCN version

Anyway if its true or not, it was a very clever and smart title, I'm not going to deny that
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#34player_threePosted 6/21/2014 2:11:18 PM
I think this topic is a bit premature. As far as we know Zelda's name is a place holder, so that only leaves one game that nintendo actually named after the wii u, which given that it's on 2 different platforms makes sense.
#35MrMolinaroPosted 6/21/2014 2:22:51 PM
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#36UponADarkThornePosted 6/21/2014 2:30:08 PM
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Super Smash Bros. for 3DS are actually fairly clever names but then again, I have a soft spot for wordplay.

As for Legend of Zelda, I'm pretty sure that its a working title.
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#37KittyMreowMrowPosted 6/21/2014 3:19:15 PM
thasnipermaster posted...
KittyMreowMrow posted...
Yes, Nintendo games from previous gens had the system's name included in the title.


However...

those were actually good names. THE WII U IS THE WORST NAME IN THE HISTORY OF NAMING THINGS! It's even worse than Gwyneth Paltrow naming her daughter Apple.

Even worse than "Xbox One"?

Xbox One is indeed a super bad name. I think they chose it because it sounds like Xbox "Won", when in fact they really lost. Nor, is it the first Xbox console, so I really do not get the name at all.


Horrid name, but don't think it comes nearly as close as bad as Wii U.
#38rockusPosted 6/21/2014 3:23:23 PM
Terminatoor7 posted...
picano posted...
Guess you missed the 64 and DS?


And I guess you missed GCN and Wii.


I guess you missed the Super Nintendo.
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#39Koi_TenchiPosted 6/21/2014 3:38:04 PM(edited)
Terminatoor7 posted...
picano posted...
Guess you missed the 64 and DS?


And I guess you missed GCN and Wii.
I wasn't aware that the GCN and Wii removed the N64 and DS from existence.

Not to mention:

Wii Music
Wii Party
Wii Fit
Wii Play
Wii Sports
Wii Sports Resort
Mario Kart Wii
New Super Mario Bros. Wii
Pokepark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
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#40Koi_TenchiPosted 6/21/2014 3:37:37 PM
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