What's in a name? Nintendo considering Wii U rebrand, sources claim

Nintendo is considering changing the name of its next-generation console, Wii U, sources close to the platform holder have suggested.

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PamPoovey2487d ago

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.

Colwyn2487d ago

They need to bring back the wavebird for the wii u

stragomccloud2486d ago

Maybe they should call the consle, "wavebird"? heh.

yabhero2486d ago

I'm glad you learned how to post a comment on a Nintendo article without trolling. Also... wavebird< WiiUPad

manman62486d ago

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.

AWBrawler2486d ago

I liked the name Beem and Café

MariaHelFutura2487d ago (Edited 2487d ago )

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.

Optical_Matrix2487d ago

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).

tehpees32487d ago (Edited 2487d ago )

Needs to be called Wii U Mad cause they be trippin

They trolled MS into going to casuals while they scoop up the core.

MariaHelFutura2486d ago

They trolled MS.....

LOL. That's hilarious.

Pikajew2486d ago (Edited 2486d ago )

Shigeru Miyamoto is even a bigger troll than Gabe Newell

Tenkay232486d ago

Hahaha I lol'd so hard at that comic.

h311rais3r2486d ago (Edited 2486d ago )

When ever I hear wii I just wanna yell WIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIÏ& amp; #161;

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