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Worst Console name EVER......

Postby Steeds » Thu Apr 27, 2006 10:18 pm

Hello.

We have had some odd named consoles/computers in our time

the Bandai pippin... (really a Mac in disguise)

The BBC.... (A computer named after a TV Company)

The RX-78 Gundam (A cheesy computer named after a cheesy robot show....without the blood and guts and war and annoying kids and stuf)

But no....

Nintendo have now topped the list.

The originally named Ultra64 became the Nintendo64
The originally named Dolphin became the Gamecube

The originally named Revolution became....... The Wii

I just hope their late with their april 1st jokes.......

Will someone PLEASE tell me that there site was hacked?

Edit:

Heres a summary of the reason of the rename:

"Introducing… Wii.

As in "we."

While the code-name "Revolution" expressed our direction, Wii represents the answer.

Wii will break down that wall that separates video game players from everybody else.

Wii will put people more in touch with their games… and each other. But you’re probably asking: What does the name mean?

Wii sounds like "we," which emphasises this console is for everyone.

Wii can easily be remembered by people around the world, no matter what language they speak. No confusion. No need to abbreviate. Just Wii.

Wii has a distinctive "ii" spelling that symbolizes both the unique controllers and the image of people gathering to play.

And Wii, as a name and a console, brings something revolutionary to the world of video games that sets it apart from the crowd.

So that’s Wii. But now Nintendo needs you.

Because, it’s really not about you or me.

It’s about Wii.

And together, Wii will change everything."

Erm....yeah....sure....whatever
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Postby Deepsmeg » Thu Apr 27, 2006 11:42 pm

BUt... The BBC was made for the BBC to use. Why is it an odd name for it?
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Postby Stewsburntmonkey » Fri Apr 28, 2006 2:21 am

I actually like the name Wii. It's a Nintendo product so you expect it to be a bit weird. When the original Nintendo (NES) came out no one over teh age of 12 could pronounce it correctly. :)
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Postby Ozymandias IV » Fri Apr 28, 2006 3:31 am

Sure, people will get used to it. But wouldn't it be great if we didn't have to get used to it? If it was just a good name?
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Postby daset » Fri Apr 28, 2006 3:46 am

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Postby xyzyxx » Fri Apr 28, 2006 5:25 am

daset wrote:It's a bloody name. Really, does anyone care? I mean, unless it's REALLY stupid.
I, as a resident Nintendo fanboy of this community, do believe it's REALLY stupid.
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Postby Rkiver » Fri Apr 28, 2006 8:35 am

Erm, why did they change it? Revolution was pretty damn good for a console name.
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Postby Darksun » Fri Apr 28, 2006 11:16 am

Rkiver wrote:Erm, why did they change it? Revolution was pretty damn good for a console name.


Not if you're in marketing!
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Postby Steeds » Fri Apr 28, 2006 3:23 pm

The BBC is a strange name cause i had to ask my parents for a "BBC" for christmas one year. They looked confused at each other and bought me an Acorn Electron anyway (which is the same thing believe it or not)....

Wii is an odd name because if you read it right, its pronounced "Wee".

And i ain't takin the p***.

Just imagine it. A little kid in an electrical store. He asks his parents for a "Wii" and they arent sure whether to laugh or to take them the toilet....
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Postby vooshy » Fri Apr 28, 2006 3:31 pm

hmm so a Wireless Interactive Internet Interface. If that what the product was I could understand maybe.
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Postby MrBlack » Sat Apr 29, 2006 12:42 pm

But if you look across the forums - pennyarcade, 1up, eurogamer, IGN, gamespot, all of them - I haven't seen this much fuss over a title since.....since.....ever, really. At least Nintendo is having a bit of fun.

And they are right that everyone will become used to it eventually, nobody laughs when I say I am flying on Virgin airways etc., the name loses its literal meaning to be replaced by the object/franchise that it is associated with.

I am a 'fanboy', but frankly I neither love nor loathe the name. I just find it amusing how much furore it causes.
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Postby Stewsburntmonkey » Sat Apr 29, 2006 3:24 pm

It's good press at any rate. :)
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Postby edd8990 » Sun Apr 30, 2006 1:59 pm

Anybody just think they gave it a stupid name to get everyone talking about it? It's getting loads of free press out of this.
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Postby hemlock » Mon May 01, 2006 8:03 am

I think i'll probably just call it "Nintendo" :wink:
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Postby ScareyedHawk » Mon May 01, 2006 6:58 pm

hemlock wrote:I think i'll probably just call it "Nintendo" :wink:


That's stupid. If you don't want to call it Wii, call it Revolution.
I know I will.

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