Earlier today we reported that the 3DS Facebook page would be getting a name change after several people received emails from the social network telling them that from 19th September it would be known as "Nintendo Handheld Gaming".

Well, it appears Nintendo has also decided to go down the same route with the home console products too, as many people are now finding emails from Facebook declaring the Wii U page will be changing to "Nintendo Console Gaming" on 20th September.

Here's an image taken from the email in question:


The move is likely to raise a few eyebrows, but this at least means Nintendo can have two distinct presences on Facebook. The handheld side and the home console segment. With a variety of consoles on the market, it's a good idea to group them into the two categories.

Nintendo has several country-specific Wii U pages on Facebook and it's not known whether these will change their names as well or stay as they are. We'll update this article once we find out.

While there is plenty of evidence suggesting this name change will go ahead, these emails have come from Facebook and not Nintendo and can only be deemed as a rumour for now.

What are your thoughts on the renaming of the two Facebook pages? Let us know in the comment section below.

Thanks to Madison and Robert Copeland and PhillaLoup for the tip!