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D33G

I never thought it was all that bad. I actually LIKE it.

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veganpunk

Wost. Name. Ever. I shall only refer to it as the Wuu.

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LinktotheFuture

The name stinks...Wii U! I think the system will be awesome, and has tons of potential that only Nintendo could come up with. I don't like the name "Wii" either, but that didn't stop me from buying one.

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alLabouTandroiD

In my opinion they should just have called it the Nintendo U. But maybe they were to afraid that all the "casuals" wouldn't get that i can still play Wii games.

PS: Does the recent logo kind of remind anyone else of a 3½-inch floppy disk ?

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KidRad

The Nintendo U Definitly does sound better than the Nintendo Wii U.
I still can't get over the name, "hey guys wanna play same Wii U?" Bluh.

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SullKid

JayArr wrote:

Besides the awful sound of the name I seriously think the it could be damaging for sales.

Looking at the previews from E3 it obvious that Nintendo is trying to reach out to core gamers. Unfortunately, the Wii name has a stigma for being a kiddy waggle system amongst most of the crowd they are trying to win over. By clinging to the Wii name they are instantly turning off a big portion of gamers and no amount of blood or dark games is going to wipe off the stink of the shovelware polluted library that tried to cash in on the Wii craze. You have to revamp the name to revamp the image.

On the flip-side of the coin, I imagine Nintendo thinks by keeping the Wii name they are keeping the "light gamer" audience...... wrong. The name Wii-U doesn't suggest hot powerful new hardware. To the uneducated it suggest a make over. People could pass on it thinking they have Wii already sitting in their living room. Speaking of that Wii in their living room, it has been collecting dust for over year. "That bowling was fun for awhile but we don't even touch that thing anymore. Why do I need another one?" This isn't 2008 anymore. The Wii fad is over and most casual gamers are getting their game fix on their smartphones.

The title "Wii U" is just bad for business. I seriously hope they figure it out before the release.

Damn that was a good post. I could not put it better.
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Worst thread in history. See what I did there?

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JTC-Pingas

I do not like the name either

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Negi444

right like Playstation 2, playstation 3, playstation portable, playstation portable go, nintendo gameboy advance, nintendo ds, nintendo 3ds, xbox, xbox 360 are really great names.

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pntjr

Negi444 wrote:

right like Playstation 2, playstation 3, playstation portable, playstation portable go, nintendo gameboy advance, nintendo ds, nintendo 3ds, xbox, xbox 360 are really great names.

They're all so much better than Wii U. That name disgusts me.

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KingH3nrry

you don't even know how to spell. it's DISGUSTS

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grumblebuzzz

It reminds me of, like, a college for Nintendo nerds. "Wii University" HA.

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19Robb92

Maybe. I hope the WiiU isn't the final name. The Wii was called Nintendo Revolution until like 2 months before it's release. So they might change the name. Nothing is ever certain with Nintendo.

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BR4N

I believe " Wii 2.0" would sound better.

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pntjr

BR4N wrote:

I believe " Wii 2.0" would sound better.

ANYTHING would sound better than Wii U

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Mandoble

Is the "U" meaning something actually? Ultra? Uber? Underpowered?

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