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« on: April 27, 2006, 04:26:28 PM »

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.... perhaps the dumbest console name ever - Wii.

 :shock:

Wii oh wii, Nintendo?

Seriously, the name itself might cut sales down by 50%. Who the hell wants to buy something called a "Wii"?
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« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2006, 04:31:25 PM »

I think it is pronounced "we," not "why."  Very interesting name.  I assume they will give us more idea why they chose it later on.
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« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2006, 04:41:35 PM »

It's the Nintendo WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!
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« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2006, 04:42:32 PM »

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I think it is pronounced "we," not "why."  Very interesting name.  I assume they will give us more idea why they chose it later on.


I know. I was just making a (bad) joke.

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« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2006, 04:45:27 PM »

Wow.

That name sucks ass.
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« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2006, 04:47:11 PM »

revolution in the lightning! in the lightning!

OMG! WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!
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« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2006, 04:55:54 PM »

Yep 10 minutes later and it still sucks ass.

What the hell are they thinking?  "Revolution" is a perfect name.

Wii?  What the fuck is a "wii"?

It's just... embarrassing.
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« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2006, 04:59:40 PM »

Wii is a great name.

Easy to pronounce and catchy.

The " i " looks like a revmote.

It symbolizes what Nintendo's going for this next-generation - a game console meant to play with other people.  

I like it.
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« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2006, 04:59:44 PM »

:lol:

Just when I was starting to think the Revolution....err Wii might have a chance.....they go and do this.

WORST.NAME.EVER.
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« Reply #9 on: April 27, 2006, 05:03:36 PM »

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Wii is a great name.

Easy to pronounce and catchy.

The " i " looks like a revmote.

It symbolizes what Nintendo's going for this next-generation - a game console meant to play with other people.  

I like it.


You like it?  :shock:

Frankly, I think the name is a bit wiidiculous.  :wink:
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« Reply #10 on: April 27, 2006, 05:04:38 PM »

Yeah, because the name of the console is really that big of a deal...

I looked past the idiotic "360" (still have no clue wtf that means, I mean, if it has anything to do with backwards compatibility change the name please) - I think Wii is fun to say and it's definitely distinguishable  :lol:
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« Reply #11 on: April 27, 2006, 05:14:47 PM »

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Yeah, because the name of the console is really that big of a deal...  


It is a big deal. Design and marketing matter. If you don't think the name of the GameCube and it's Fisher Price design didn't affect it sales potential in the US, well...

The Revolution was doomed to a distant third in Western markets. The Nintendo "Wii" will be a complete non-factor.

Wii == New Coke
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« Reply #12 on: April 27, 2006, 05:18:56 PM »

As excited as I am about the Revolution, and as confident as I am that the system will rock regardless of whether it "wins" the console war of this generation...

This name makes absolutely no sense to me.  I don't see it as "catchy" at ALL.   :?
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« Reply #13 on: April 27, 2006, 05:31:32 PM »

Well now the Nintendo haters don't have to call it piss - Nintendo went and did it for them.

I even thought the Nintendo Go wasn't a half bad name rumor.  Maybe it will become second nature after time, but for now it seems that Nintendo has been playing this game for years, and they finally got enough points to unlock a whole new level of crazy.
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« Reply #14 on: April 27, 2006, 05:31:50 PM »

Huh.  Too bad it doesn't sound cooler, but I suppose after a time everyone will get used to it.  

It does sound a bit wii-tarded though.
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« Reply #15 on: April 27, 2006, 05:37:42 PM »

I'm surprised that warning doesn't like it.......


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« Reply #16 on: April 27, 2006, 05:38:13 PM »

Awful, awful name.

I will still very likely purchase one, but good lord what a terrible name. Hopefully, there will be enough of a backlash for them to rename it outside of Japan. After all we didn't have the "Famicom" here either....
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« Reply #17 on: April 27, 2006, 05:42:28 PM »

Ahhahah!

Ahh, good stuff.
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« Reply #18 on: April 27, 2006, 05:59:02 PM »

Of course, this new name is Nintendo's SUPER SECRET I WIIIIIIIIIIN button.  Good lord, no one will catch me dead going in to a store and asking for a Wii.  It sounds like something you would find in Ikea.
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« Reply #19 on: April 27, 2006, 05:59:09 PM »

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I'm surprised that warning doesn't like it.......



Heh.  Beautiful!

 Cool

The name still sucks ass...
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« Reply #20 on: April 27, 2006, 05:59:52 PM »



Wii, Nintendo, wii?
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« Reply #21 on: April 27, 2006, 06:06:14 PM »

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Just when I was starting to think the Revolution....err Wii might have a chance.....they go and do this.

WORST.NAME.EVER.


What Hetz said!
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« Reply #22 on: April 27, 2006, 06:12:12 PM »

I'm waiting patiently to see what Devil has to say about this...
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« Reply #23 on: April 27, 2006, 06:12:50 PM »

I don't mind it at all, if you really think about it "playstation 2" and "xbox 360" are terrible names as well.  

Wii, sounds like having fun, I find it fitting for Nintendo.  I wish Playstation would name Playstation 3 something better.
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« Reply #24 on: April 27, 2006, 06:18:11 PM »

Utter horseshit and perfectly eloquates Nintendo's childish outlook on gaming.

Nintendo is sure fucking lucky that they're based in Japan.  That's about the only place on the planet where you can box something, name it Piss, and expect people to buy it.
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« Reply #25 on: April 27, 2006, 06:23:19 PM »

Nintendo is making money.
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« Reply #26 on: April 27, 2006, 06:27:00 PM »

No it doesn't, it perfectly eloquates Nintendo's desire to have video game consoles be more than just an anti-social way of getting away from life - they're really pulling for the multiplayer aspect, even putting two revmote's in the title of their game console.

The more I think about it, the more cute I find the name Wii.
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« Reply #27 on: April 27, 2006, 06:41:17 PM »

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Just when I was starting to think the Revolution....err Wii might have a chance.....they go and do this.

WORST.NAME.EVER.


Yeah, because "360" is so wonderful.  In fact, I remember everyone on here bashing that name as well and saying it wouldn't sell because of the name.  Honestly, if they called it the Ninteno Flaming Turd, I'm still buying it.  I don't play the name.
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« Reply #28 on: April 27, 2006, 06:43:35 PM »

Simple fact is that effective marketing includes a product name that people shouldn't have to guess how to pronounce.

They would be smart to give this thing a different name in the english speaking regions.
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« Reply #29 on: April 27, 2006, 06:44:14 PM »

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I don't play the name.


I play with my Wii.

....what?

(agreed, and for the record, I still think the "360" is a retarded game console name)
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« Reply #30 on: April 27, 2006, 06:53:47 PM »

I just hope the Wii does wiifii.

On second thought no.  That sounds like porn.

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« Reply #31 on: April 27, 2006, 07:09:19 PM »

Am I the only one who looks at the name Wii, and thinks WWII without a W?  Jeez, Japan, we're sorry already.  Get over it, let's move on... :wink:
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« Reply #32 on: April 27, 2006, 07:11:02 PM »

And another thing.  Xbox named theirs the 360, so the Playstation 3 wouldn't seem to be a higher number.  Nintendo is, instead, taking a step backwards with the Roman 2 in the name.  Indicative, much?
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« Reply #33 on: April 27, 2006, 07:54:47 PM »

I like Wii.  It's a name that makes me think of quirky, fun, that sort of thing.

I also think the 360 is a stupid name for a console that doesn't have full "360" game capabilities.  What's so 360 about the 360?  Not a whole lot.
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« Reply #34 on: April 27, 2006, 08:12:38 PM »

It's a stupid name in pronunciation, though I like the look of it. I think I'll just call it "The Nintendo."
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« Reply #35 on: April 27, 2006, 08:15:50 PM »

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It's a stupid name in pronunciation, though I like the look of it. I think I'll just call it "The Nintendo."

I call my DS a Gameboy.
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« Reply #36 on: April 27, 2006, 08:21:41 PM »

I thought we were supposed to teach our kids not to play with their Wii Wii's in public?
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« Reply #37 on: April 27, 2006, 08:32:11 PM »

Awful, awful name.  I thought it was a bit silly that they stuck with the "Revolution" codename initially but it's really grown on me and, in particular, has had a year to build up brand awareness.  I think it was a mistake to change the name at this point anyway but the name makes it all the worse.
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« Reply #38 on: April 27, 2006, 08:38:06 PM »

I'm frankly amazed that anyone thinks that's a good name.

And say what you want about meaningless names like "Xbox 360" at least it's not the "Xbox Poop."

C'mon, Wii (Wee)?  That name will not fly in North America or Europe.
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« Reply #39 on: April 27, 2006, 09:07:15 PM »

More Wii news here

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