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    Quote Originally Posted by jcalder8
    Man that name is awful. The main problem I have with it is that no one is going to know how to pronounce it. There will be so many parents who come into shops and totally butcher the name. I don't like the 360 or PS3 names but at least they are easy for everyone to remember and there aren't more than one way to pronounce it. I think it could hurt Nintendo a bit in the end, it won't hurt them much but considering the market right now you don't want to give anyone an advantage.
    As compared to the parents who come into Gamestop these days and ask for "one of them Xbox games", or "one of them Playstation games", and have no idea whether it's a PSone, PStwo, Xbox, or Xbox 360 game? And then they get mad at me because I can't visualize what's in their house, nor read the mind of their child that isn't even at the store with them.

    Yeah, ok.

    If anything, the confusion will be minimal, because we'll actually know what in the world the customers want, unlike now.

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    "How did they get the name of the system "wrong"? It's THEIR NAME! It's a unique name, it'll be weird to say, sure, but that'll be overcome easily with time. It's certainly a change from the regular bland names for systems, and far more creative than "PlayStation 3" for example."

    We'll see this fall I guess if they got it wrong like I believe.

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    I like it.

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    Great, I can see the marketing for this...."Nintendo Wii, we want you to play!"

    "hey, did he just say Nintendo wee wee?"
    These cartridges are dirty as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joker T
    That is fucking horrible, nice move Nintendo.
    Jesus Christ. I thought it was fucking joke.

    It's not?

    Are you kidding?

    Oh come fucking on.

    Hai guys guess what? Our new dog does Nintendo's new system on the floor when we leave him crated for more than 5 hours.

    I'd like to meet the marketing genius who came up with this one, and punch him in the eye.

    Yes, let's not try and alienate our old userbase.

    'Hey, let's make a name that is uncomfortable to say!'
    'Ok, how about Fawhoop?'
    'Now, that's too weird.'
    'How about NESr, so we can hark back to the days where everyone fondly remembers Nintendo?'
    'No, THAT MAKES TOO MUCH SENSE.'
    'Hey guys, I'll be right back, I gotta take a wee'
    'THAT'S PERFECT! PRINT THAT MOTHERFUCKER!'

    I would honestly take 'Snakes on a Gamesystem' over this monstrosity of a name.

    Now if you don't mind, I'm going to go drop the sequel to the Wii in my toilet in my bathroom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghouls N Ghosts
    Great, I can see the marketing for this...."Nintendo Wii, we want you to play!"

    "hey, did he just say Nintendo wee wee?"
    Better marketing examples...

    "Wii not play Nintendo?"

    "Wii on WiFi"

    "Nintendo WiiFii"

    I could go on, but Nintendo aren't paying me for this gold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by portnoyd
    Quote Originally Posted by Joker T
    That is fucking horrible, nice move Nintendo.

    Now if you don't mind, I'm going to go drop the sequel to the Wii in my toilet in my bathroom.
    DUDE thats the fucking FUNNIEST thing ive read all day
    and ive read a LOT of funny shit about this all over the net.

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    All i can say is, "What the Hell?" Never fuck with a good thing.

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    I think I Wii-ed myself a little bit.

    The name of a system is all-important. Yes, it is shallow to judge a console by the name. But the name is supposed to encompass what a product is all about. This name makes me think of urination. Plain and simple. I don't correlate urinating and videogames unless I drink too much water before I sit down to play.

    Anybody remember in the automobile industry why the "Nova" sold so poorly in Spanish speaking countries? It sounded cool to US buyers, but it elicited the wrong image elsewhere. Much like "Wii" is doing for us here.

    I'll still buy one... but I might have to give the cash to some little kid outside of the store, because I cannot fathom walking into EB and asking for a Nintendo Wii without somebody snickering at me.
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    Hey hey guys, It's not about you or me, it's about Wii.

    The name is different thats for sure, and my first reaction was WTF. But it's starting to grow on me. Like a fungus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dobie
    Anybody remember in the automobile industry why the "Nova" sold so poorly in Spanish speaking countries? It sounded cool to US buyers, but it elicited the wrong image elsewhere. Much like "Wii" is doing for us here.
    Oh yeah. It meant "No Go", if I'm not mistaken.

    Another car name rumor/story is about how Toyota and Chevrolet (emphasis mine) were going to work on a new car together. The name? A combination of the two manufacturers (and I kid you not): "Toylet".

    Anyway, to get back on topic, at first my reaction was a "saaaaaay what?" Wii. "We". More like "Why?" Then I saw the video and read the above GI interview. The more I mull it over, the more it makes sense. It's kinda like "iPod"-probably one of the dumbest names I heard of at the time. Now it's essentially the new "Walkman" and when you mention it everyone knows exactly what you are talking about.

    *IF* Nintendo has a decent ad campaign to go with Wii, the whole concept might work. Make it hip, trendy and marketed to a *person* rather than a *gamer*. Just like iPod, as there were digital media players before it but they really didn't make an impact. iPod comes out with a snazzy campaign along with a surprising ease of use and an unobtrusive kinda hip design and now it's everywhere. "i" anything is the new catchname/phrase. Nintendo could hit paydirt.

    I just hope they don't mention that your DS can "touch" your Wii.....

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    I dont care what the systems name is, when you think about it, what game system's name doesnt sound a little odd?

    Nintendo, theyve got serious balls to make a descision like this, and if anyone could make the name work its them.

    Nobody is going to complain about the name if the games are good.

    Wiiva Nintendo.
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    That's the most absurd thing I have heard all day.

    Personally I would have preferred "Super 64 Nintendocube DS boy - Limited Edition Platinum"

    But I guess we can't all win.
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    Haha is this serious? I agree, WTF?!?! Nintendo Wiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii? haha that is fucking crazy.

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    I swear, Nintendo is a 10th degree black belt in the art of taking one step forward and two steps back! I mean, talk about shooting yourself in the foot!

    Sure, I'm still gonna get one. I love Nintendo games, and a stupid system name isn't gonna keep me away. I'm sure most of us old school fans feel the same way. But Joe Public off the street who's never played a game before - who just so happens to be a big part of the demographic Nintendo's trying to attract now - is going to laugh at this. He's going to think it's one of the stupidest things he's ever heard. And he'll be right!

    Now, I hope to God Nintendo's gamble here pays off, and this things winds up just like Google, iPod, TiVo, Yahoo, etc. Weird name, but everyone likes it anyway and knows what it is. But man, why not just stick with Revolution?! Wii is in no way going to help Nintendo shake that "kiddy" image! Can you picture heading into Game Crazy and saying "I need to pick up Mario Wii!"? I can picture it, but no matter how hard I try not to be, I'm always wearing a diaper and sucking a pacifier!

    I love Nintendo, and God knows I'm counting the days until I get this thing, but Wii has got to be the single stupidest name for a game system of all time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YoshiM
    Quote Originally Posted by Dobie
    Anybody remember in the automobile industry why the "Nova" sold so poorly in Spanish speaking countries? It sounded cool to US buyers, but it elicited the wrong image elsewhere. Much like "Wii" is doing for us here.
    Oh yeah. It meant "No Go", if I'm not mistaken.

    Another car name rumor/story is about how Toyota and Chevrolet (emphasis mine) were going to work on a new car together. The name? A combination of the two manufacturers (and I kid you not): "Toylet".
    No kidding - this is the first thing I thought of. I was like - "some Japanese exec came up with this name and didn't listen to NOA when they told them it was asinine."

    It's the most ridiculous and horrible name I could have possibly conceived (short of PUU, which is what others have been joking about). Looks like their tight-lipped plans are coming to fruition - maybe they should have run this by some focus groups first. Whoever went by this internally was a complete nitwit.

    So much for Nintendo understanding gamers. Honestly, who wants to admit to owning one of these things now? This has single-handedly converted me from the "I'm excited about this and will tell other people" camp into the "I will wait and see, and MAYBE buy this after a year or so has gone by" group.

    Can you imagine launch day with this thing? Everyone will be lining up - maybe they'll bring in urinals and port-a-potties for launch day!
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    RULE number one opf marketing: NEver, ever confuse the consumer.

    It's certainly a change from the regular bland names for systems, and far more creative than "PlayStation 3" for example.
    Yes, and the sam ol' same ol' is why we will have a PS3. People in general don't want creativity...they want the same old shit. GTA type games, FPSs, EA sports games...same old shit, different title.

    Yes, I hate the name Wii, but revolution was a far better name...it was perfect and spoke volumes. If you need a volume to EXPLAIN your name, there's a problem.

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    Aw come on, can't Wii all just agree on something for once?

    Sorry, it just got the best of Wii.

    Nintendo Wii. Wii aim to pwiiease.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rev. Link
    I swear, Nintendo is a 10th degree black belt in the art of taking one step forward and two steps back! I mean, talk about shooting yourself in the foot!
    Agreed. Totally lame.




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