Editorial: Nintendo Needs to Rename the Wii U at E3 writes: "We can all admit that whenever a new console name is announced, everyone hates it. The same thing happened with Nintendo’s Wii U when it was announced at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2011. Originally it was meant to release around March, but it has been delayed till after E3 2012, and here’s why we think Nintendo should use the opportunity to rename the Wii U."

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PopRocks3592166d ago (Edited 2166d ago )

*Needs* is a pretty strong word there. I don't think the Wii name is detrimental, but if they plan on marketing this thing to core audiences, it would do them well to come up with something more... core-y.

I still say Ultra Nintendo. Heck, I'd even take Super Wii.

gaffyh2166d ago

They should definitely keep the Wii name, just because it could help convert a lot of current Wii owners, they need to get rid of the U.

PirateThom2165d ago

I think the "Wii" is part of the problem.

Consider this, with the Wii everything was "Wii [name]". Wii Sports, Wii Play, Wii Fit. The name was very heavily part of the branding.

Even when the Wii U was unveiled, there was some confusion over what exactly it was initally.

The casual Wii crowd won't see it as a new console, but rather an upgrade or add on to a console they already have, similar to how the 3DS initially started.

Hisiru2165d ago (Edited 2165d ago )

SUPER NINTENDO 2! The revival of one of the best consoles ever.

Ramon3MR2166d ago

Super Wii, Wii Entertainment System, Nintendo Ultra, Nintendo Revolution

Seventh_Blood_Reborn2165d ago

Nintendo Revolution implicitly contains a great promise, difficult to maintain for anyone in this industry.

Super Wii is better in my opinion, has more meaning for Nintendo old fan.

Darkspade2165d ago

I think it's a good name.. since U can only have one LCD Screen Controller, U get to play with U

PopRocks3592165d ago

That's not confirmed, so the name doesn't really work.

GamingPerson2165d ago

As long as they bring top quality content they will be fine.
Who buys a console because of the name anyway?

I want to be a NIN fan again.

Smashbro292165d ago

Ultra Nintendo Entertainment Center.

Nintendo Infinite

Be creative people!

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