Why is it called the WiiU?

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User Info: GloryChaos

4 years ago#1
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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User Info: supremeblaster

4 years ago#2
I thought it meant it focused on both single player and multiplayer experiences, while Wii focused only on multiplayer experiences for the most part.

User Info: Beatperson14

4 years ago#3
It was called Wii U because they thought it was a clever play on words (it wasn't)

User Info: stekim40

4 years ago#4
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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User Info: Estil

4 years ago#5
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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User Info: GoombaX

4 years ago#6
because U
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User Info: AllstarJason

4 years ago#7
Because that's what Nintendo decided to call it?
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User Info: Rayze_Darr

4 years ago#8
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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User Info: geneticsftw

4 years ago#9
Why is it called wii

User Info: TomoEK9

4 years ago#10
geneticsftw posted...
Why is it called wii

As in "We" play together.

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