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Nintendo Trademarks Mii U, WiiWare U, Wii U Music and More

Posted by Zach Kaplan

Oh, the possibilities...

A smorgasbord of trademarks that Nintendo of Japan reserved approaching the unveiling of the Wii U at E3 has just been revealed. Most of these are likely to end up as unused protective placeholders, a usual practice for the Big N, but it's still neat to see what the company might have up its sleeves.

It's also worth noting that Virtual Console U, or some equivalent, is nowhere in sight. Recently a Nintendo executive claimed that GameCube titles would be downloadable through WiiWare; perhaps she meant to use that term after all?

The full list is as follows:

Wii U + logo
Mii U
Wii Fit U
Wii Sports U
Wii Music U
Wii Party U
Wii Play U
WiiWare U
Wii Balance Board U
Balance Wii Board U
Wii Wheel U
Wii Zapper U
Wii U Fit
Wii U Music
Wii U Party
Wii U Sports
Wii U Play
Wii U Ware
Wii U Balance Board
Balance Wii U Board
Wii U Wheel
Wii U Zapper
Wii Speak U
Wii U Speak
Shield Pose

Besides Shield Pose, one of the demos shown off at E3, which of these do you hope will become a reality?

[via siliconera.com]

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User Comments (52)

Unca_LzStaff

#5

Unca_Lz said:

@Luffymcduck: This list is just for Wii U-related games. Notice how some repeat with rearrangements. This is just to keep others from abusing the names and terms

CapedGodot

#6

CapedGodot said:

DUDE! It just struck me when I saw "Wii U Music"! They could make another Elite Beat Agents!

hydeks

#7

hydeks said:

NONE OF THESE! :D Ok, I only want wii u zapper, and we know it's coming cause they kinda showed it off at e3 (looked like the wii zapper except the wii u controller sat on top and used as aiming).

triforceofcourage

#9

triforceofcourage said:

Wii-U speak.... theres a mic on the controler. So is it just an application you can use with it? If they make another thing you have to buy for it, then they're stupid. If they make it requiring friend codes of compatible games, they're MORE stupid.

OverlordMao

#13

OverlordMao said:

:| No.
NO! NO, NO GOD, NO! NO!
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

In all seriousness, I'm fine with them putting these out as long as they make money, but I'm not buying a single one.

edhe

#14

edhe said:

Wii U Music? F#@%ing yes!

I was watching my brother playing Wii Music but 5 minutes ago, and I've got an inkling for that game now.

But I hope they allow you to have greater control over the music. It could be so much greater.

Xkhaoz

#15

Xkhaoz said:

Guys, stop freaking out. They're trademarking these so no one else can use the name and make money off it. It doesn't guarantee that they are actual products.

DestinyMan

#16

DestinyMan said:

Wii Fit U? Wii Speak U? Huh, no wonder people like making fun of these little titles.

But I thought you all posted this a long time ago?

Hokori

#17

Hokori said:

why is it: Wii U Balance Board
Balance Wii U Board
arnt they the same?

also I see the uShop channel

Supremeist

#23

Supremeist said:

Xbox Avatars look good in my opinion. And please Nintendo, I'm already getting sick of the letter "U" in everything. And haha, the uShop Channel. This is going to be so annoying, but It's turning out to be a beautiful system in my eyes.

Popyman

#24

Popyman said:

I didn't mind the "U" until now. Please don't let all of those things end up being real...

emiru69

#26

emiru69 said:

Megaman Legends 3DS cancelled, Assassin's Creed 3DS cancelled, Sega moving 2 3DS titles to 2012, 3 JRPGs for the Wii not coming to the USA... and now this list... OK I think I changed my mind... TIME TO PANIC!!!!

Henmii

#27

Henmii said:

Isn't this list old? I think I saw this list earlier on this very site!

jhuhn

#28

jhuhn said:

Wait, Nintendo has not yet trademarked Wii U Virtual Console, Wii U Sketch, Wii U & Mii, Wii U Chat and Wii U Remote.

Capt_N

#37

Capt_N said:

Hmm,... interesting list.

@edhe: #14 Yeah, I would have purchased Wii Music, if I could have actually had control over the music(notes, length of notes, pitch, etc.), instead of the game doing it for me.

StarDust4Ever

#43

StarDust4Ever said:

Funny how "Shield Pose" is the only item on said list that doesn't contain the terms "Wii" and "U" in it. This has my cufiousity factor up...

LeasTwanteD

#44

LeasTwanteD said:

I'd just have to buy a Balance Wii Board U. With such a great name how could i resist ?
It is furniture to store your Wii U at, right ?

sinalefa

#48

sinalefa said:

At tendoboy1984

Then, there should not be a Wii U Balance Board, Wii U Zapper or Wii U Wheel in that list either.

I won't get scared since it does not mean they will use them.

rjejr

#49

rjejr said:

They had a video of the balance board working with the WiiUPAd didn't they? I'm not opposed to them coming out with another WiiFitPlusU GAME but a board? An updated board with a digital - a la scale - readout isn't even necessary as the WiiUPad is held in front of your face.
Man, hope my U key doens't break anytime soon.

19Robb92

#50

19Robb92 said:

Seems more like a safety thing rather than actual ideas. I mean why would they make a WiiU Balance Board when the WiiU is B/C with the Wii one?

Looks like a 'in case of' deal to me just so they won't get sued if someone trademarked it before them. I could see WiiU Music/Play/Sports/Fit/Ware /Party come to life at some point though.

ZNemerald

#52

ZNemerald said:

WiiWillRock U
WiiSee U
WiiKick U

They all are probably code names and they don't want people coping of them. Nothing says they are real products but they might be real accessories.

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