Would you change the Wii U's name, and if so, to what?

Discussion in 'Wii U - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by xwatchmanx, May 11, 2012.

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Do you like the name of the Wii U?

  1. Yes

    12.4%
  2. No

    40.0%
  3. Not sure

    5.3%
  4. Could care less

    19.4%
  5. Yes, but it could be better

    22.9%
  1. xwatchmanx
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    xwatchmanx GBAtemp's (Un)Ironic Weeaboo

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    Do you like the name of the Wii U? Why, or why not? If you had the opportunity to name it yourself, what would you name it, and why? I'll go first...

    I would call it the Nintendo 6, in reference to it being Nintendo's sixth main console after the NES, SNES, N64, GCN, and Wii.

    As a second choice, I would call in the Nintendo Revolution (the original Wii's codename).

    What do you guys think?
     
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  2. jurassicplayer

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    I would call it Wii Poo because we do.
     
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  3. KingVamp

    KingVamp Great... AETHER!

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    Nice slogan. Here is the logo.
    Wii :shit:



    Honestly,I didn't like it or dislike it and I didn't think it a need for a name change since some people going to be confuse no matter what.

    This could have been a poll.
    Do you like the name?
    Yes
    Neutral
    no
    Would you change the name? (May be unnecessary.)
    Yes
    Neutral
    no

    @below Np
     
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  4. xwatchmanx
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    That's actually a good idea. Adding a poll now! Thanks
     
  5. Psionic Roshambo

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    I like the Wii but I thought the "Revolution" name was so much better, and Ultra 65 was better then Nintendo 64... Sometimes Nintendo I think could use a hand with its marketing.

    That being said it I will still buy it.

    Edit: A more direct answer is yes I would rename it, and I would probably call it Revolution since Nintendo did not use it for the Wii except as a code name.
     
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  6. YayMii

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    I remember when the name was announced, people were saying that the name sounded like a little kid imitating a siren.
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    That being said, I personally think it's a fine name. However, the public is too...ignorant to know that the Wii U is its own thing and not just a new controller for the Wii. It could benefit from the name change.
     
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  7. Eerpow

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    ERROR!
    It definitely could use a name change to avoid consumer confusion and all that.
    What I think would be a much better name...
    Nintendo U.
     
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  8. RikuCrafter

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    Wii U should, imho, be named the Nintendo Revolution.
     
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    That's precisely what I'm concerned about.
     
  10. YayMii

    YayMii hi

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    Well, the reason they changed the name of the Wii is because "Revolution" can't be properly pronounced in many languages. Even in Japanese, they'd need to pronounce it "revoryushon", fudging the R to sound like an L (although this isn't an abnormal thing in the Japanese language).
     
  11. xwatchmanx
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    Yet another reason I'm a little concerned.
     
  12. appleburger

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    Ultra Nintendo Entertainment System.

    But seriously, I think it needs to differentiate itself a little more from the Wii name - Wii U sounds like an add on or something.

    It'll most likely end up being called the wiipad or something. Nintendo has been taking a liking to Apple's marketing since this past gen...
     
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  13. TwinRetro

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    I'm voting on the Wii Tablet-but-not-really-a-tablet-because-it-requires-the-console.

    ...

    It's a work in progress.
     
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  14. Gaiaknight

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    i didnt like the name at first but it has grown on me like the original wii name
     
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  15. xwatchmanx
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    With a little tweaking, you could probably turn that into a really cool acronym :P
     
  16. Clarky

    Clarky Don't you know who I think I am?

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    the name has never bothered me really, afterall, it is only a name. would be more interested in seeing some games on though
     
  17. DiscostewSM

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    Wii-volution?

    I'm just throwing something out there. I honestly don't mind Wii U atm, nor do I mind the Nintendo Revolution.
     
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    Lol, that's actually kinda catchy.
     
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    Wii-don't-know-what-the-hell-we're-doing.
     
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    Fixed :P