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Retehi
http://revolution.nintendo.com/

Now you can tell your friends you are playing with your wii.

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AC9breaker
hahaha, Playing with my wii.


Aww man, its gonna take some getting used to. I had become quite fond of Revolution. Either way, I like where the marketing is going.
Crushinator
Ah geez.

Geez.

That is just dumb as fuck. I'm sure I'll get used to it. But geez.

I mean, the controller is already weird enough, you think people are gonna be frothing at the mouth to play the "WII"? (pronounced "whee" right?)

All the hardcore VG fans already know it as the revolution, they should have stuck with that. Or hell call it "Giga Nintendo 128 w/Wagglewand" or some shit.

I hope they know what the hell they are doing. I can see the ad campaigns now, something like "Wii play together!", "Wii! This is fun waving the remote at shit!", or even "Wii-Fi internets, play online!" beigerolleyes.gif
Kari
/killself bash.gif

Ah well, I'm gonna buy it anyway!
Henge
w t f m 8 .

i think we're all aware nintendo lives in their own little world, but uh...

this is irregularly strange even for them.

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Knightsword
Maybe wii can hope something was lost in translation beigebiggrin.gif
donkeybeatz
I lol'ed

I'll still buy it though.
Retehi
Imagine their next gameboy being the Gameboy Puu.

Why not call it a Wiivolution?

Wii-fii internet?

Well I know one thing, Nintendo has everyone using cracks left and right now.
DarkEpyon
Wii are very amused.
Mute
E3 attention ploy?

QUOTE
Kotaku reports that Nintendo hasn't registered a trademark for its Nintendo Wii. This bubbled up from an interview Kotaku editor and Rocky Mountain game columnist Brian Crecente conducted with Steve Manning of Igor International - a branding firm. Manning believes Nintendo's Wii announcement is part of a clever viral marketing program to generate talk leading up to E3 - where Nintendo will unveil the console's official name.

The plot thickens when patent information for Wii doesn't yield a relevant response for "Wii" or any response for "Nintendo Wii."

Is it possible that Nintendo has an extra special trick up its sleeve for E3? Judging by the responses from other 1UP editors, it's a safe bet to say we're hoping. However, that doesn't mean you should get excited.

1UP-owned trademarks like GameVideos don't turn up when we search the trademark registry - so chances are it's just the trademark database hasn't updated yet (Nintendo confirmed this after press time).


newslink: http://www.1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3150098

Interesting theory. Wii'll just have to wait until E3 to see what happens. Like many of you, I'll likely get this system regardless of whatever it is called.
AC9breaker
Here's an interesting quote that expresses my current thoughts on the name, as well as state some good points.

QUOTE (Falafelkid)

On the NSider forums, a great deal of people still donīt understand the genius behind the name īWiiī. Thatīs why I have pasted a few comments from posts I wrote there, to summarize my position and, hopefully, convince some critics ahead of E3 next week.

For a start, most people wrongly believe that a consoleīs name should somehow hint at the systemīs ability. Names like PlayStation, Xbox or even Gizmondo might do that (although only to a very limited extent if you think about it). But this kind of name is meaningless to the vast blue ocean of people out there that havenīt followed console gaming for years or even decades. Those people will be totally unimpressed by consoles whose names conjure up connotations of MegaHertz powerhouses. Wii is a great name for a console that is being marketed to those kind of people (as well as to current gamers, of course), because it comes across as unique and as a lifestyle kind of gadget.

Seriously, people, why did Google manage to rise to the top when Altavista was obviously the professionalīs weapon of choice (Google allows no and.t searches or even wildcards)? Name and logo went a long way to making this site unique and stand out among the vast array of good search engines out there. Similarly, Wii might become this kind of appealing and unique name that indicates an appealing and unique lifestyle product.

Most critics say the name sounds ridiculous. But what is so ridiculous or silly about the name Wii? And please donīt give me all this talk about it sounding like Wee because by now we should all have risen above that. Phonetically, it sounds like Wee, but do you still use that word? I donīt. I use the word We in almost every other sentence, though. This is the connotation that is being invoked in my head and this is the reason why I love that name now. It took me some time to get to this point, I admit. But you will get there, too.

A great example (albeit from a very different domain) is the childrens book and franchise Winnie the Pooh. When you hear the name, do you get distracted by fecal connotations? I am sure you donīt. I certainly donīt. A lot of the critics here fail to take into account that a brand name soon takes on a life of its own. And if the word Pooh doesnīt make people think of feces, then why in the world should Wii?

Consider that a big marketing campaign has the power to make people remember this console every time they say sentences like "What are we going to do now?" or "Shall we play a game together?" You should realise that itīs pure genius to opt for a name that is graphemically unique but phonetically prolific. This has great marketing potential.

So why shouldnīt Wii be a cool name? I am sure it will be, Nintendoīs marketing campaign will certainly throw its full weight behind this task. And Wii will become as unique a brand name as Google or Napster. Napster is another good example, by the way, because I myself used to be reminded of the words nappies or nap. It certainly didnīt sound cool when I first heard it. But through both marketing and hearsay, product and name symbiotically evolve. And so will Wii.
hamstar
Wii-nes
...yah, say is outloud. You are garunteed to giggle. Thanks Crush!
Wiryu
QUOTE (AC9breaker @ May 1 2006, 12:12 PM)
Here's an interesting quote that expresses my current thoughts on the name, as well as state some good points.

QUOTE (Falafelkid)

On the NSider forums, a great deal of people still donīt understand the genius behind the name īWiiī. Thatīs why I have pasted a few comments from posts I wrote there, to summarize my position and, hopefully, convince some critics ahead of E3 next week.

For a start, most people wrongly believe that a consoleīs name should somehow hint at the systemīs ability. Names like PlayStation, Xbox or even Gizmondo might do that (although only to a very limited extent if you think about it). But this kind of name is meaningless to the vast blue ocean of people out there that havenīt followed console gaming for years or even decades. Those people will be totally unimpressed by consoles whose names conjure up connotations of MegaHertz powerhouses. Wii is a great name for a console that is being marketed to those kind of people (as well as to current gamers, of course), because it comes across as unique and as a lifestyle kind of gadget.

Seriously, people, why did Google manage to rise to the top when Altavista was obviously the professionalīs weapon of choice (Google allows no and.t searches or even wildcards)? Name and logo went a long way to making this site unique and stand out among the vast array of good search engines out there. Similarly, Wii might become this kind of appealing and unique name that indicates an appealing and unique lifestyle product.

Most critics say the name sounds ridiculous. But what is so ridiculous or silly about the name Wii? And please donīt give me all this talk about it sounding like Wee because by now we should all have risen above that. Phonetically, it sounds like Wee, but do you still use that word? I donīt. I use the word We in almost every other sentence, though. This is the connotation that is being invoked in my head and this is the reason why I love that name now. It took me some time to get to this point, I admit. But you will get there, too.

A great example (albeit from a very different domain) is the childrens book and franchise Winnie the Pooh. When you hear the name, do you get distracted by fecal connotations? I am sure you donīt. I certainly donīt. A lot of the critics here fail to take into account that a brand name soon takes on a life of its own. And if the word Pooh doesnīt make people think of feces, then why in the world should Wii?

Consider that a big marketing campaign has the power to make people remember this console every time they say sentences like "What are we going to do now?" or "Shall we play a game together?" You should realise that itīs pure genius to opt for a name that is graphemically unique but phonetically prolific. This has great marketing potential.

So why shouldnīt Wii be a cool name? I am sure it will be, Nintendoīs marketing campaign will certainly throw its full weight behind this task. And Wii will become as unique a brand name as Google or Napster. Napster is another good example, by the way, because I myself used to be reminded of the words nappies or nap. It certainly didnīt sound cool when I first heard it. But through both marketing and hearsay, product and name symbiotically evolve. And so will Wii.

Wow, that man knows his stuff! if I were a whore I would probably have sex with him! But since that is not the case, my deal? Nothing. Just a name. It will still be in my house on it's rightful release day. ;)

That squirrel thing also; this is a much older flash version that I saw when I was in 8th or 9th grade. It's not anything spectacular, but yar.
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