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PostSubject: About the Wii U's Name...   Fri Jan 27, 2012 12:05 am

http://www.destructoid.com/rumor-nintendo-considering-a-new-name-for-wii-u-220411.phtml

http://www.computerandvideogames.com/333583/whats-in-a-name-nintendo-considering-wii-u-rebrand-sources-claim/?cid=OTC-RSS&attr=CVG-General-RSS

"Just when we thought names for game systems couldn't get any worse, Nintendo hit us with the name 'Wii U' last year. It somehow managed to be even worse than 'Wii,' and many quickly pointed to how the name could potentially confuse consumers. Shoppers could see the familiar white box with blue text and logos, and white console, and pass on what they think they already have at home." (North, Dale)

"CVG says that sources 'close to the platform holder' have suggested that Nintendo is considering changing the name of their next console before E3 comes around. They say that discussions are going on at the highest level right now, and that they could be moving to avoid some of the public confusion they saw with the 3DS. They say that a name change is a real possibility, and that Nintendo is keen not to repeat the same naming mistakes with this next console." (North, Dale)

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PostSubject: Re: About the Wii U's Name...   Fri Jan 27, 2012 12:08 am

If I'm completely honest, I think Wii 2 would be a better name than Wii U. And that way people would know it's a follow-up (who might not be the most 'active' gamers out there).

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PostSubject: Re: About the Wii U's Name...   Fri Jan 27, 2012 11:36 am

I thought Wii U was an expansion thing for the Wii...
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PostSubject: Re: About the Wii U's Name...   Fri Jan 27, 2012 12:04 pm

Branch wrote:
I thought Wii U was an expansion thing for the Wii...

Exactly what my friend thought as we watched the reveal live.

The name "Wii U" has grown on me, but I really hope they change the name, just to have some new branding.

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PostSubject: Re: About the Wii U's Name...   Fri Jan 27, 2012 12:41 pm

Super Nintendo Wii entertainment system is expected.
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PostSubject: Re: About the Wii U's Name...   Fri Jan 27, 2012 5:19 pm

Branch wrote:
I thought Wii U was an expansion thing for the Wii...

Kinda sorta.

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PostSubject: Re: About the Wii U's Name...   Fri Jan 27, 2012 5:42 pm

Hmm, well the Xbox became Xbox 360, and PS1 became PS2 and then PS3, so I guess the Wii could become Wii 2, especially since it's not just backwards-compatible, but requires the wiimotes and nunchuks for most games. Still, I wouldn't mind if they did something like Nintendo Stream.
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PostSubject: Re: About the Wii U's Name...   Fri Jan 27, 2012 5:53 pm

I think Wii U isn't that bad of a name to be honest, just wish they'd stop associating it SO much with the Wii, and give it something new to call.

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PostSubject: Re: About the Wii U's Name...   Tue Feb 14, 2012 8:57 pm

Call it the Nintendo Dolphin Revolution. NDR has a nice ring to it.
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PostSubject: Re: About the Wii U's Name...   Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:16 am

The Dolphin and Revolution sound much more epic, even though they are beta names for past systems, they still sound more epic than the "Wii U".
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