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The Wii U name is still hurting Nintendo

The name of the console cut sales in half? That's a bold claim, but it's a narrative that even Nintendo believes to some extent. You may like the name, or have at least gotten used to saying it, but the Wii U name has long been an albatross around the company's neck.

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wonderfulmonkeyman1226d ago (Edited 1226d ago )

Doesn't the fact that there are people out there who are hating on it over its name (when they know it's a new system) say more about the shallowness that had creeped into our community than it does about the quality of the system itself?
I mean, granted, the name should have been different to set it apart from the wii brand, but if there really are people out there not buying it because the name puts them off, then that's just sad...(obviously I'm referring to knowledgeable gamers who actually do their research, here, and not those who don't look into it and assume it's a wii accessory)

Summons751226d ago

Yeah. Imagine if these people were around when the SNES came out. They be b***hing that all they did was add an S to the SNES when clearly it was a much better system.

Plus after nearly 2 years even the Amish know the WiiU is a new system.

N4g_null1226d ago

Problem is the ngc and wii are not cool enough.

The revolution and ultra 64 where so cool to them.
I think nintendo needs to revisit the style card again. The wii had style and had it been called the nintendo Rev it would be more respected. The nintendo u or the nu would have been better. I really don't like I phone or iPad as names ethier but the presentation was better.

Chrischi19881226d ago

Ah, this is soooo old news. Yeah I know, the Indie guy from Nintendo said so recently, but he was referring to its release time frame and its first year and not now.

iamnsuperman1226d ago (Edited 1226d ago )

This needs to stop. The Wii U has far bigger problems than its name. It is an excuse that is used to negate the real problem of lack of meaningful support from third parties. The problem is the Wii was a hit. It was even supported with shovelware by the third parties and some major hits from Nintendo (Wii sports). It made a name for itself. It doesn't matter what Nintendo called their device it will struggle with recognition without third party support and huge heavy hitters (the latter is a necessity with the former issue). That is the real issue. Not a bad name two years down the line

MysticStrummer1226d ago

It is a dumb name, but that wouldn't keep people from buying it if it had games they wanted to play. At least, I don't think it would… Are humans that stupid? Maybe so. I need a drink now.

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