We ask readers what they would rename the Wii u following the rumour that Nintendo may be considering this move...
The Nintendo Revolution.
since the wii denotes happiness and excitement as if to shout Weeeeeee I can think of the wii-u to be named either: "WOW" or "Whoa" because both are reactions people will have once they have seen how much better it is compared to the Wii.
Pii-U...kidding..bad j/k that I couldn't help How about Wii-nect or Wiiwinning w/ Charlie Sheen in the commercials Ok..quitting I love the fact that Nintendo is sounding like they are about to play hard ball. Do NOT underestimate them, I loved when Wii got heckled until it released and blew us all away. Whatever they call it, it looks like millions of us may be owning one this holiday if they have a strong E3 Evil
That name is generic and uninteresting.
well might as well they call it remote play or RompStation vita. the name wii u is fine but id love if they could make the controller a bit thinner and smaller but keep the same screen size. the controller needs to be comfortable for long gaming periods and they should get rid of the slide pads and add proper analog sticks. id love a new wave racer and a star fox on wii u
Anything that doesn't have the name Wii in it. Considering Nintendo has a largely casual fan base it makes it sound as if the Wii U is a add on to the Wii which one not very into gaming could understandably mistake as the Wii has tons of extra add ons. The exception is Wii 2 as that would let people know it's something new but the Wii U isn't trying to be another Wii at least not based on what Nintendo says so they should have gone with a name without the Wii name in it.
How about "Nintendo Revo" sounds catchy! :D
The Nintendo Espresso.
I 2nd that! Super Wii!
Super Dolphin Wii Cube
Nintendo U Nintendo Stream Nintendo Revolution
A wiiwii Lol I can see the ad: we wiiwii all the way home lol
NintendoHD UNES Ultimate Nintendo Entertainment System
Super Nintendo Galaxy.
Hyper Nintendo Entertainment System (HNES) Ultra Nintendo Entertainment System (UNES) Uber Nintendo Entertainment system (UNES) NES 6 Nfinite (as in infinite but with an N) Nintendo Game Station (NGS)
I thought of this but sounds to 90's for most people... i would like a Hyper Nes... Nfinite works though!
Anything without Wii in the name. Even NinPad would be better
I would simply call it "Nintendo"
You're not the only one I've seen suggest that. Though it would be redundant. When I was growing up I had an NES, a 64 and a GCN. My folks always referred to them as "your Nintendo." Come to think of it they also labelled my Dreamcast, Playstation and Xbox consoles the same thing...
You skipped the Super Nintendo?!?
@AJBACK2FRAG I know, I'm so sad about it! :( I was very young with Super NES was hot. I had an NES; my family figured it was all I needed. Then commercials for the 64 popped up and I was like "Gimme for Christmas?" The rest is history. XD
Hmmm... I really think that could work.
Who cares about the name? people only care about what it does not what it's called.
As much as I'd like to agree with you, I can't. When the Wii U was announced, there was an endless stream of comments form all over the internet ragging on the name. A large part of marketing is about generating a positive aesthetic. If the Playstaion was the Poopstation, how many people do you think would be inclined to buy it?
Nintendo Gaming System
Nintendo-Ultra. Family Computer. Super Family Computer. 18 GCN's duct taped around my manhood.
I would say SuperWii like good ol' times.
I would not call it the Dolphin like they were doing when the Game Cube came out. Wii-U is not a bad name for it
call it Nintendo Stream Nintendo RS/Revolutionary system or just stick with WiiUnique
Nintendo Wii Nii is perfect.
I also vote for "Nintendo"'.
Wii Entertainment System or WES for short, the name entertainment system has a much deeper meaning as we go into the Twenty Teens, Seeing as all the consoles have progressed into All in one media hub's now with netflix, lastfm, etc.
I think they should of called it the Nintendo. plain simple, which everyone recognises.
Probably something like WiiTendo, WiiNES (Wii Nintendo Entertainment System) WiiES (Wii Entertainment System) WiiTu NESWii (lol) Lets face it guys Nintendo put lots of money into making Wii a household name and the NES & SNES were their most successful home consoles before the Wii so if the new name had a combination of the 2 that would be cool, but i dont mind the Wii name at all...
Most people know the Wii as Wii they dont reference it as the Nintendo Wii. So as much as Nintendo is a name know worldwide for gaming, Wii has become a brand name in its own right because it got people talking quickly about it.
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