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Topic: Wii U - Worst System Name in History?

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pntjr

181. Posted:

Oddy wrote:

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

That's what i said.

While @KingH3nrry's comment was rude and uncalled for, the edit note at the bottom of your post isn't doing you any favors.

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Nintendoro

182. Posted:

I hope the God ninty will change the name before release. Wii name was poor enough (should have stuck with revolution). It is not going to change my plans toward getting console, but it would be great idea to rename it while its possible

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Nintendoro

183. Posted:

i still think that "N64" was worse that "Wii U" as a console name. I would have called next Wii console SNes 2 instead. Or at least Wii 2

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Squiggle55

184. Posted:

I'm glad people are still talking about how bad the name is. People inevitably point out that "people didn't like the name Wii either. Look how that turned out." But I liked the name Wii just fine from the very beginning. It was a pun and it was lame, but I was fine with it. The point is this is a new console and a new generation and the choice of name is embarrassing and disappointing. The days of the pronoun puns are over. I think it's possibly lost in translation how stupid it is because they think it's hip to have puns that aren't in their native language. Please rename it something sleek and not embarrassing like Nintendo HD.

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Nintendoro

185. Posted:

Nintendo should seriously reconsider consoles name. Many fans aren't happy about it. They should have offered us a list of possible names and once the votes are calculated, the winner name is announced. I bet noone would pick up Wii U

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Wesker

186. Posted:

It really is stupid. Wii like 'we' made sense because you played games together, but Wii U like 'we you' just sounds like random pronouns thrown together. I guess it's like Wii as in 'we' play together (like before) and U as in only 'you' have a controller with a touch screen, so it's like personal to 'you'. If that is the idea behind the name, it's retarded.

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Chrono_Cross

187. Posted:

I don't know why everyone hates the name. Who cares what its called as long as it meets our expectations.

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188. Posted:

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I don't know why everyone hates the name. Who cares what its called as long as it meets our expectations.

Because it confuses the average consumer into thinking it's just a slightly upgraded Wii. That cuts sales, and therefore cuts the amount of games you get.

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189. Posted:

TeeJay wrote:

Kid_Crono wrote:

I don't know why everyone hates the name. Who cares what its called as long as it meets our expectations.

Because it confuses the average consumer into thinking it's just a slightly upgraded Wii. That cuts sales, and therefore cuts the amount of games you get.

Wouldn't that be the same case with PlayStation 2 and 3, 3DS, GBA, and SNES? Yes why yes it would be.

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Mandoble

190. Posted:

TeeJay wrote:

Because it confuses the average consumer into thinking it's just a slightly upgraded Wii. That cuts sales, and therefore cuts the amount of games you get.

You are probably wrong, the average Wii consumer is someone that doesnt know anything about consoles and or games, remember that big blue sea where Nintendo was "fishing". These would be happy upgrading to something that reminds their whilte microwave style Wii, hoping that they will have new balance boards in more fancy colors and shapes where they can keep wasting time with their personalized Miis playing to ridiculous minigames forever. Because THESE are the most representative Wii users, and Nintendo wants them to be also the most representative Wii U consumers, or is that someone believes them when said "OH, we are so sorry, but with the Wii U we really want to aproach again to the traditional gamers".

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Ark

191. Posted:

Wouldn't that be the same case with PlayStation 2 and 3, 3DS, GBA, and SNES? Yes why yes it would be.

Not really. Though not creative, a number tells the general audience that it is more than an incremental upgrade and that it is its own system. Having a word at the beginning/end could go either way, depending on how different it looks from its predecessor (Game Boy Advance). Adding a letter at the beginning or end implies it is an incremental upgrade or an add-on (see DSi, GBA SP, etc.). There are a lot of different factors depending on what system we're referring to, but both WiiU and 3DS work against Nintendo.

Anyway, I've already seen people that think it's just another controller/accessory like WiiMotion Plus or the Wii Balance Board. The fact that the console also uses Wii Remotes won't help shake that image. An uninformed person looking at a 3DS might assume it's just a DS with 3D capability due to the similar designs. They'll have to market them both very well, methinks.

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192. Posted:

Wii U's name is not only misleading but makes it just seem like a slight upgrade to the system. There is a reason why over time home console try to make the name significantly different from the last generation one. If Nintendo put it's name in every console and just stuck with one console name like "Xbox" or "Sony Playstation" this wouldn't matter. Nintendo does not do that though, ever since the N64 video games has gotten old enough where if you are not going to stick to one name, you have to keep changing it. What would it be if they called the Wii the Gamecube2? It does not seem like a new system, it seems like an upgrade.

The fact that the Wii's name was already extremely simplistic doesn't help either. If they want to attract gamers that aren't already on the Ninty boat like us they need to get away from the stigma of the Wii. Casual gamers will see it as just another upgrade. They already have smartphones and only play games at home every once in a while, why would they pay for a new system, let alone a system that seems like a simple upgrade.

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astarisborn94

193. Posted:

I still think it's a bad name.

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Bacon_Gal_Blaze

194. Posted:

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I still think it's a bad name.

I agree. The name 1.Sounds Horrible 2.Will seem simply like a Wii upgrade, making so called 'Hardcore' Gamers thinking of this as a Wii upgrade which they hate and therefore will stay away. 3.Casual gamers will think, I don't need this, I have a Wii, as they will assume the Wii can do everything Wii U can.

TBH though, I think the Wii U is going to be an amazing system! :D I just think Nintendo have made a really stupid careless mistake with the name!!! :(

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Shuokaimana

195. Posted:

Is this stupid thread still going on? All right, let's look at history. Here are just a few of the more curious names that ever graced the video game world:

1976: Fairchild Channel F
1993: FM Towns Marty
1993: Mega Duck a.k.a. Cougar Boy
1999: WonderSwan
2010: GP2X Caanoo

I bought a Wonderswan just because of the wacky name, and I'm trying to decide whether I want a Caanoo or a Pandora. Because as crazy as the names may be the system is awesome. Pardon me for focusing on what's important.

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Faron

196. Posted:

Trainer_DJ wrote:

Wii U's name is not only misleading but makes it just seem like a slight upgrade to the system. There is a reason why over time home console try to make the name significantly different from the last generation one. If Nintendo put it's name in every console and just stuck with one console name like "Xbox" or "Sony Playstation" this wouldn't matter. Nintendo does not do that though, ever since the N64 video games has gotten old enough where if you are not going to stick to one name, you have to keep changing it. What would it be if they called the Wii the Gamecube2? It does not seem like a new system, it seems like an upgrade.

The fact that the Wii's name was already extremely simplistic doesn't help either. If they want to attract gamers that aren't already on the Ninty boat like us they need to get away from the stigma of the Wii. Casual gamers will see it as just another upgrade. They already have smartphones and only play games at home every once in a while, why would they pay for a new system, let alone a system that seems like a simple upgrade.

So, with your logic "Super Nintendo" was just an upgrade to regular "Nintendo" and "Game Boy Advance" just an upgrade for the ordinary Game Boy". What i mean to say that Nintendo has been done like this with names before. Also, DS to 3DS.

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John-John

197. Posted:

I agree. The name bites. I think the Super Wii Entertainment System would've been a cool name. It would've captured the nostalgia of gamers as well as hipsters who act like they're all cool for only playing old consoles. _ If anyone's already suggested this name, sorry, I didn't read the entire thread. Tl;dr.

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Scary_Old_Lady

198. Posted:

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I agree. The name bites. I think the Super Wii Entertainment System would've been a cool name. It would've captured the nostalgia of gamers as well as hipsters who act like they're all cool for only playing old consoles. _ If anyone's already suggested this name, sorry, I didn't read the entire thread. Tl;dr.

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TheDreamingHawk

199. Posted:

I... Actually like the name. It's way better than a dumb name like: "HD Wii!" or "Wii 2" Reggie said right before the Wii U was revealed that it was named because it would involve more personal activity than the wii did. I think people will be able to tell the difference, like people did when Xbox became Xbox 360.

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19Robb92

200. Posted:

The name is bad. Yes. Don't know about the worst in history though. Those Wii ripoffs that appear in some locations with the name "Vii" is definitely worse IMO.

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