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Nintendo's Game Titles are Becoming Absurd

Since the dawn of the Super Nintendo, gaming’s oldest company has done its own thing when naming their products. That one worked out, likely because the SNES was an amazing piece of gaming tech. The Wii U wasn’t so lucky, struggling to find an audience amidst confused consumers who thought it was an add-on to the popular, and only slightly better named Wii. Then there was the New Nintendo 3DS, which was home to New Super Mario Bros. 2, which was the counterpart to New Super Mario Bros. U, which has just been announced for Switch by the name New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe. What the hell is going on here Nintendo?

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PhoenixUp23d ago

“Deluxe seems to have become the de facto add-on for a game making the transition from a previous system to the Switch.”

Nintendo was using the term “Deluxe” ever since 1999 with Super Mario Bros Deluxe. I like to think this NSMBU port is a callback to that.

DJK1NG_Gaming23d ago

Better than using the overused Definitive Edition Director's Cut, Remastered, HD Remaster, Game of the Year Edition, Special Edition and all those other terms

LucasRuinedChildhood22d ago

Not really. A single term is being added to the original title in all of the cases that you've sighted. There's nothing particularly absurd or odd about those titles.

New, U and Deluxe are all additional terms being attached to the basic name "Super Mario Bros." Nintendo's naming schemes are so all over the place that they actually HAVE TO call the game something similar to their final decision since the Wii U version is already a mouthful with "New Super Mario Bros. U". Overall, it's inconsequential but it's funny. Chill out.

DJK1NG_Gaming22d ago

New has only been used for Super Mario Bros.
U has only been used for Wii U games. Just like Super for SNES, 64 for N64 and Wii for Wii.
You really see these on Nintendo games. It only and mostly only Mario titles.

LucasRuinedChildhood22d ago

That's all fine and good (as I said, "Overall, it's inconsequential ... ") but it is amusing how the terms have all piled up on top of each other. It just is.

Outlawzz22d ago

In Japan these terms sound exclusive and high end, at least I know that was the case for "new" . I remember they stated that's why they named the 3ds "new Nintendo 3ds" . There was an article about it a while back with them talking about the naming. Not sure if deluxe has that same effect. And the U was just for wiiu games.

TekoIie22d ago

It was probably the worst way to name a console too. Super Nintendo 3DS would've been much better and If we get a mid-gen upgrade for the Switch it should be the Super Nintendo Switch. It's just the best way to name things when it comes to their products IMO. Rolls off the tongue nicely.

RosweeSon22d ago

Call it what they want I’ll still play if the games are as good as they always are. Gaming gold so it’s name is the last of my concerns

lptmg22d ago

They should learn with THQ how to make cheesy but badass names for remasters like Deathinitive Edition, Owltimate and Re-Mars-Tered

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