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Topic: Wii U - Worst System Name in History?

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121. Posted:

Haha! I'm totally stealing this gif for later use.

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At first i thought that the name was utterly awful, but then i suppose a name's a name, it won't affect your experience of the console. The only thing i worry about is that they say they are trying to recapture hardcore gamers.Obviously Nintendo have hardcore gamers as most of us on here (including myself) would class myself as having a vast encyclopedia of gaming knowledge, but i highly doubt something like Wii U could recapture hardcore gamers, you could just imagine people going, 'You have a Wii U? How gay'

It just seems like a name that people will stick their nose up and think that it's just for young kids and babies for basically nothing but educational games. I don't mind personally, as i know that all that is just rubbish, but i don't think Nintendo will be able o do what they said they were setting out to do with Wii U.

Because practically everyone hates Nintendo. I mean how many people (in person) do you know that have a 3DS compared to the # of people who have a PSP or a 360, or even a PS3 for that matter.

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123. Posted:

Funky_Gamer wrote:

3DSneedsRPGs wrote:

At first i thought that the name was utterly awful, but then i suppose a name's a name, it won't affect your experience of the console. The only thing i worry about is that they say they are trying to recapture hardcore gamers.Obviously Nintendo have hardcore gamers as most of us on here (including myself) would class myself as having a vast encyclopedia of gaming knowledge, but i highly doubt something like Wii U could recapture hardcore gamers, you could just imagine people going, 'You have a Wii U? How gay'

It just seems like a name that people will stick their nose up and think that it's just for young kids and babies for basically nothing but educational games. I don't mind personally, as i know that all that is just rubbish, but i don't think Nintendo will be able o do what they said they were setting out to do with Wii U.

Because practically everyone hates Nintendo. I mean how many people (in person) do you know that have a 3DS compared to the # of people who have a PSP or a 360, or even a PS3 for that matter.

Most people I know in person that play video games have a Wii along side thier PS3 or 360. I don't know anyone in person who owns a 3DS or a PSP.

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124. Posted:

Funky_Gamer wrote:

3DSneedsRPGs wrote:

At first i thought that the name was utterly awful, but then i suppose a name's a name, it won't affect your experience of the console. The only thing i worry about is that they say they are trying to recapture hardcore gamers.Obviously Nintendo have hardcore gamers as most of us on here (including myself) would class myself as having a vast encyclopedia of gaming knowledge, but i highly doubt something like Wii U could recapture hardcore gamers, you could just imagine people going, 'You have a Wii U? How gay'

It just seems like a name that people will stick their nose up and think that it's just for young kids and babies for basically nothing but educational games. I don't mind personally, as i know that all that is just rubbish, but i don't think Nintendo will be able o do what they said they were setting out to do with Wii U.

Because practically everyone hates Nintendo. I mean how many people (in person) do you know that have a 3DS compared to the # of people who have a PSP or a 360, or even a PS3 for that matter.

Not the best compare that you can make as 3DS is still a new console if we compare it to those others you listed, people still have time to get their own 3DS. And if everybody hates Nintendo, why does it sell more consoles than others? Have you taken a look at how well DS sold? DS and Game Boys have sold more than PSP, so I'd say that let's make a compare after few years when we have Vita to compare with.

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SigourneyBeaver

125. Posted:

Surely they'll launch with a black and white version this time. My only concern with the system is that they haven't given it a different style to the Wii. With the screen included, this controller looks like a toddler's first tablet. I was hoping for something that looked a bit more hi-tech.

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Sockymon

126. Posted:

Personally, I'd have gone with Wii HD but since Reggie didn't ask my opinion, they're stuck with Wii U now.

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127. Posted:

I Still like the word Wii U.

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JimmyWhale

128. Posted:

I've decided I now love the name.

Why?

You can sing it to the tune of Barbara Streisand by Duck Sauce!

"Wii U Wii U Wii U Wiii U, Wii U Wii U Wii U Wiii U, Wii U Wii U Wii U Wiiii U, Wii U Wii U Wii U Wiiii U (Miya-moto)"

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129. Posted:

Just when I thought that the Wii was the worst console name ever... :O

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130. Posted:

Funky_Gamer wrote:

Because practically everyone hates Nintendo. I mean how many people (in person) do you know that have a 3DS compared to the # of people who have a PSP or a 360, or even a PS3 for that matter.

That's not really a fair comparison. The 3DS hasn't been out for very long at all.

but hey, I'll take your bait. I know of two other people who own a 3DS. I know of at least six who have said they want to get a 3DS for at least one of the games coming out this year (Paper Mario, Mario Kart, OoT 3D etc). I know of two people who have a PSP and one of those peoples I know wants a 3DS. I know of counts in head at least ten people who own a DS. Most of the people I know who I know own a 360 or PS3 also own a Wii and I know of more people who own a Wii but not a 360/PS3 than people who own a PS3/360 but not a Wii.

I really, really, highly doubt that most people hate Nintendo let alone everyone.

(edit) I am talking Australia here, it's different globally and in the US
Here the DS:PSP:3DS ratio is 45:10:1, Globally it's 50:23:1, in the US it's 55:22:1
i.e. in the US you'll see 22 PSPs and 55 DSes for every 1 3DS, in Australia it's 45 DSes and 10 PSPs.

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131. Posted:

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I think Wii U is the perfect name for Nintendo's next generation console.

Let's face it, Nintendo were never going to shrug off motion control after the success of the Wii. It only makes sense to continue and build upon that solid platform. So based on their decision the name was never going to venture far from Wii.

I don't think people realise just what this new home console is capable of. If I were Sony or Microsoft I'd be worried, producing just another console that is a few hundred times more powerful than the last will not be enough.

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132. Posted:

Wii Dream(oh...er I mean Driim.lol) would of sounded so much better. B-)

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133. Posted:

i'd guess they struggled with either Wii U or Wii Me. I think they made the right decision.

Edit: oh sorry, "Wii Mii". lol

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KingMike

134. Posted:

No, X-Box is still one of the worst names.
Microsoft chose to name their amazing new 2000s console with something that sounded like it escaped from the '90s. :P

Second is probably GameCube.
"Guys, we don't think Dolphin is going to cut it in the marketplace, so we need a new name."
"well, it plays games and the console is a cube. ... GameCube?"
"Brilliant!"
At least with Wii, they were able to make it sound like they gave serious thought to the name.

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135. Posted:

at least they didn't just go with 'Wii 2'... in Japanese, that'd make it 'Wii Ni'.
haha, weenie

... hope no one's pointed that out yet D:

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136. Posted:

theblackdragon wrote:

at least they didn't just go with 'Wii 2'... in Japanese, that'd make it 'Wii Ni'.
haha, weenie

... hope no one's pointed that out yet D:

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137. Posted:

KingMike wrote:

No, X-Box is still one of the worst names.
Microsoft chose to name their amazing new 2000s console with something that sounded like it escaped from the '90s. :P

Second is probably GameCube.
"Guys, we don't think Dolphin is going to cut it in the marketplace, so we need a new name."
"well, it plays games and the console is a cube. ... GameCube?"
"Brilliant!"
At least with Wii, they were able to make it sound like they gave serious thought to the name.

at least the name 'gamecube' covered 2 things: it WAS shaped like a cube and it played GAMES. Wii U is just open to sooooo many bad puns. i still think the name 'Wii' is stupid. 'Wii U' just adds the fun dimension of seeing how abused it will be.

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138. Posted:

That's tbd for ya :P

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Ah, Xbox. I remember about a month or two before Christmas of 2001, my cousin was excited and ran into my room saying "I'm getting a Gamecube and Xbox for christmas".

However, I didn't know that he actually said Xbox. I thought he said X-Pac.

The wrestler who used to be.. well, in WWF (now WWE). So, my reaction was "You're getting.. X-pac? For christmas? Uhm... Okay? A poster of him?" lololol I still laugh at it to this day. I imagined a cut-out cardboard picture of him. Yeh, that's something to get excited about when you're an a 9 year-old boy.. :P

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139. Posted:

pixelman wrote:

theblackdragon wrote:

at least they didn't just go with 'Wii 2'... in Japanese, that'd make it 'Wii Ni'.
haha, weenie

... hope no one's pointed that out yet D:

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140. Posted:

I agree--X-Box is still worse. It almost sounds like a parody of console titles. I'm not saying the X-Box is a bad system, but man is that a stupid name.

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