Theory on the name "Wii U"

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4 years ago#1
I, like many others, thought the Wii U was a terrible, terrible, dumb, dumb, bad name. Dumb.

However, I think I know why they named it Wii U; to capitalize on the recognition of the Wii's name by the casual audience. I think Nintendo realizes that the Wii was a fad to the casuals, and this is backed by the low attach rate. And thus we get similar branding and new gimmicks.

I really don't like this trend that's forming. I don't mind the motion controls, I think they're pretty cool. But how are you going to use the motion controls from Skyward Sword and implement new uses with the new controller for the Zelda Wii U at the same time? It looks like they're going to have to sacrifice one over the other. And I'd personally like for them to already have a control scheme down at the beginning of development to speed up development, which usually takes a long time for Zelda games.
4 years ago#2
Wii Universe sounds good.
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4 years ago#3
No, you're wrong. Dead wrong.

They said they named it that because its more personalized, and for you.
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4 years ago#4
They called it the Wii U cause everyone thought that the Wii was the stupidest name they could come up with, and they wanted to prove us wrong.
4 years ago#5
No no, you've all got it wrong.

Nintendo's new trend for naming video game consoles is to place a (misspelled) pronoun after the name of the console that came before it.

So it started with the Wii, then the Wii U, and then in another 5 or 6 years they'll announce the Wii U Them.
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4 years ago#6
It's a better name than Xbox 360. What does the word "Xbox" have to do with the word "360"?
4 years ago#7
U or 2, what's the difference?
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4 years ago#8
It should of been the UNES for Ultra Nintendo Entertainment System.
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4 years ago#9
TorchicBlaziken posted...
It's a better name than Xbox 360. What does the word "Xbox" have to do with the word "360"?

xbox is dumb xbox 360 is dumb name to. wii actually sounds cool and wii u is pretty cool to, more creative than xbox fanboys want to believe
4 years ago#10
I like the nameXBOX 360 despite not actually owning a Microsoft console. PlayStation was a good name and became very recognizable. It highlighted what gaming is about, playing on a specialized "station". I like the name PlayStation Vita too. I fully understood the name Wii and it grew on me.

But Wii U sucks. Plain and simple. I like the look of the console, the tablet has me interested but the name clearly sucks. And if you think it is a good name, I pity your children. What are you going to name them?
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