Why The Wii U shouldn't have "Wii" on its name...

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User Info: PKFreeze89

PKFreeze89
2 years ago#11
sumostickfigure posted...
PKFreeze89 posted...
...while the other companies can name their new consoles with the same name as their predecessors? I don't think I need to mention them.


Said other companies have a history of naming all of their consoles under the same brand name (PlayStation/PlayStation 2/PlayStation 3/PlayStation 4, Xbox/Xbox 360/Xbox One). Nintendo doesn't have such a history of consistently naming its consoles like that, so of course there's going to be a problem in Nintendo tries doing this without proper advertisement which gets the point across that "Wii U" is a separate console and not just an add-on or revision.


There's some logic on it but at the same time, the add-on part doesn't make sense. I agree the marketing was half assed but I don't think people thought it was a revision.
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User Info: CubeTV

CubeTV
2 years ago#12
Wii had already established itself as its own thing, so much so that trying to fit in a brand new console with no relation to it would be suicide.

Wii (Console)
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Wii Shop Channel
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Wii Sports
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Wii Play
Wii Party
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Wii Virtual Console
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Wii Classic Controller
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"Wii would like to play"

http://i.imgur.com/wmQuj1i.jpg

Do you know how easy "Wii U" is to get mixed up with that?

http://i.imgur.com/rMMuKpt.jpg

User Info: ronjon1183

ronjon1183
2 years ago#13
Calling it 'Wii 2' would have made a lot more sense.

User Info: masticatingman

masticatingman
2 years ago#14
If anyone says they have a problem with the name, then it's idiotic...you know what's a bad console name? The Xbox one
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User Info: perfectchaos83

perfectchaos83
2 years ago#15
AstralFrost posted...
PKFreeze89 posted...
AstralFrost posted...
The Wii brand name became synonymous with shovelware and an unwanted gimmick, thats why.


And it was a very innovative piece of work and still the best selling console of the last...20 years? That's such a dumb excuse to troll, thanks for proving my point.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_million-selling_game_consoles

Not even in the top 3, might want to check your sources before making ridiculous claims.


He did say the last 20 years, which places it at number 2 for home consoles and #3 overall.
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User Info: RoyalsDK

RoyalsDK
2 years ago#16
masticatingman posted...
If anyone says they have a problem with the name, then it's idiotic...you know what's a bad console name? The Xbox one


Some people were stupid enough to call it the Xbox 720 before the xbox one name LOL.

User Info: Magitek111

Magitek111
2 years ago#17
ronjon1183 posted...
Calling it 'Wii 2' would have made a lot more sense.


Yeah, this. Also the Xbox One name is really dumb.
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User Info: bicboi64

bicboi64
2 years ago#18
Wii2 would've been better

User Info: ForTheRobot

ForTheRobot
2 years ago#19
I like the name Wii U


I didn't like the name "Wii"


I feel that the U rounds out the name itself and makes it sound better.


Wii U

User Info: Troutfisch

Troutfisch
2 years ago#20
I'm still waiting for the Gamecube 2.

I want another purple console with a handle already!
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