Nintendo is considering changing the name of its next-generation console, Wii U, sources close to the platform holder have suggested.
A Name change.....thats a good idea Everytime I say it's name, the "Wii U" I automaticaly think of the Wii and then I think of how casual it was. For them trying to make this more core then the Wii, it's going to be hard when most people keep seeing the Wii when they think of the Wii U. I mean it even looks like it abit. It dosen't sound very next gen aswell, it just sounds like what the DSi was to the DS.
They need to bring back the wavebird for the wii u
Maybe they should call the consle, "wavebird"? heh.
I'm glad you learned how to post a comment on a Nintendo article without trolling. Also... wavebird< WiiUPad
I think it is a good idea to change to something else rather than Wii U. I just see Nintendo having a difficult time to explain to consumers what is the big difference between the Wii and Wii U, expected for the U at the end.
I liked the name Beem and Café
I think the big problem w/ the name is they named every accessory for the Wii the Wii_______. (Ex. Wiimote, WiiFit, Wiisports) The WiiU to the non-informed gamer sounds like just another accessory or game.
Good idea if you ask me. If they want to really steal back the core audience from Sony and especially Microsoft, they need to completely ditch the Wii title from the console name. Aside from Nintendo fans like myself, and various pockets of core gamers, overall, to the dude-bro/FPS loving 'core crowd' that make up a huge majority of Sony/Microsoft's market, the Wii name has too much of a casual stigma attached to it. This, and a serious attempt at a competent online infrastructure would make the Wii U an absolute tour de force to be reckoned with next generation, especially if its close to the Xbox Fusion performance wise ( and trust me, it will be. The leap from this generation to next won't be even remotely as the jump from 6th gen to 7th generation was).
Needs to be called Wii U Mad cause they be trippin They trolled MS into going to casuals while they scoop up the core.
They trolled MS..... LOL. That's hilarious.
Shigeru Miyamoto is even a bigger troll than Gabe Newell http://flvrd.com/static/pic...
Hahaha I lol'd so hard at that comic.
When ever I hear wii I just wanna yell WIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIÏ& amp; #161;
Nintendo have always done this. Ultra64, Dolphin and Revolution were codenames for their last consoles. I wouldn't be surprised if they change the name. It would help cause less confusion too with the consumer
Before they announced the name of their new console, the Wii U, it code name was Project Cafe.
True I forgot about that
who the hell disagreed with that?
Wouldn't mind a name change, though the Wii U logo looks kinda cool...
I think that'd be a good idea.
I have a great core console name for them that will garner attention from the core gamers..... "Revolution"..... You'd have to be a fool to not use that name..... oh wait.... Lol regardless of what they choose it definitely should NOT be Wii U. Ugh.. ;)
There gonna call it something worse lol
I hope this is true! Call it the Revolution. Or the Nintendo DS Home Entetainment system. And it should be black instead of white. Need to show the casuals that this is something different...
NAME IT "ULTRA NINTENDO"
Or UNES - Ultra Nintendo Entertainment System Has a throwback feel to the ol' SNES days
ultra revolution inspirational nintendo entertainment U.R.I.N.E.
I doubt that this is true. Let's take a look at the Wii. The Wii name may sound silly, but it is also brilliant. Everyone from the USA to the Sahara can pronounce the name "Wii". Any age group from toddler to senior can remember the word "Wii". And I believe that this was one reason why the Wii sold so well. ...but hey, as long as we're talking about the name changes... call it the SUPER Wii!
Heck just call it Wii 2 or call it the Nintendo
I just hate the Wii name. Hell they can name it the Nintendo U for all I care. Nintendo Ultra Nintendo Utopia Nintendo Universe Nintendo You NintendoUltimate The possibilities are endless.
Super Wii. Wii HD. Wii Next.
WiiRS/RS/STREAM/FEEL/ULTRA/REV OLUTION/ or stick with WiiU its good
Actually, that's a pretty good idea. I could see a lot of non-gamers and casuals getting confused by not only the name, but the logo too. It looks/sounds too much like a different version of the original Wii so that might confuse people.
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