A few minutes ago i was clearing my desk and getting ready to grab a bite before i leave work for Japanese Class at 5:30pm, I sneaked a peak at a few gaming sites i frequent and to my surprise, after all these months Nintendo has finally decided on the “official” name for the Gamecube successor which has been code named “Revolution” for a while now. In typical Nintendo fashion the chosen name demands much discussion and thought but so far (from the couple comments I’ve read) the name seems to not be liked very much.
The New name in Nintendo Wii and personally I like it and the reasoning behind this statement released with the announcement.
As in “we”.
While the code-name Revolution expressed our direction, Wii represents the answer. Wii will break down that wall that seperates videogame 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 emphasizes that the 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 playing it. And Wii, as a name and a console, brings something revolutionary to the world of videogames 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.”
I am a avid gamer and i own quite a few Nintendo systems, I most definitely will be buying a Wii no matter what the critics say.
damn look at the time….i’ll be late for class!