View Full Version : OT:Wii

05-03-2006, 11:58 AM
so what do you guys think of Ninty's new name for there upcomeing console? Wii pronunced "We".

05-03-2006, 12:16 PM
Something for Explorer then.

05-03-2006, 01:49 PM
Stupid name, but I dont like nintendo enyways.

05-03-2006, 02:33 PM
iv always liked ninty but yea i thought it was a silly move to make nameing it Wii lol.

05-03-2006, 02:35 PM
I thought it was pronounced as "WEEEEE" or something. Wii is really a dumb name for sure.

05-03-2006, 02:37 PM
No kidding. I thought Nintendo Revolution sounded great, why did they have to go and change it!

05-03-2006, 02:45 PM
Its a piss take

05-03-2006, 02:55 PM
they know their customers and its probably a calculated move... appealing to sissies

05-03-2006, 04:54 PM
Actually, its fairly brilliant, if you've got a mental age of more than about 12.

1) Its short and simple

2) Its memorable

3) It works in EVERY language

The Japanese were hardly going to go for 'revolution' since that would actually be incredibly difficult for most Japanese to pronounce.

'Xbox 360' is hardly any better and at least they showed a little more imagination than Sony's marketing department.

Remember that inside Japan, Nintendo is still the biggest console and game maker for its home market. They sold 12 million DS handhelds in Japan alone, almost as many as Sony sold of the PSP WORLDWIDE. The GameCube is still going strong in Japan as well, with better sales then the Playstation 2 and Xbox. I bought a lot of games while living over there that you simply cant get outside of Japan.