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Post by TyBO » Thu Apr 27, 2006 7:22 pm

Wow... this name sucks. Lets start an online petition to get them to change it!!

In all seriousness though, maybe it will grow on me... originally I thought the name "Revolution" was stupid but that grew on me.

BTW... I just realized... it's no longer the Revmote, it's the Wiimote!!!

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Post by Specially Cork » Thu Apr 27, 2006 7:25 pm

JellyWarrior wrote:Disney's "Winnie the Pooh"
Ahem..Disney's? I don't think so. :P
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Post by Skynet » Thu Apr 27, 2006 8:16 pm

:o

I dunno what to say. I'll still get one.

They should do this. You know back in the genesis days it was called the Mega Drive in PAL regions (I guess all of the PAL regions? not sure). Do the same thing with this. Keep it as Wii in Japan, rebrand it revolution or go (either is better than wii) in other countries.
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Post by AgentGreen » Thu Apr 27, 2006 8:19 pm

I want to pronounce it "Why" just so I can say "Nintendo, WHYYYY?!"
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Post by Nick » Thu Apr 27, 2006 8:36 pm

BoneyCork wrote:
JellyWarrior wrote:Disney's "Winnie the Pooh"
Ahem..Disney's? I don't think so. :P
It actually is Disney who makes the movies and cartoons based off of Winnie the Pooh.
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Post by MetaFox » Thu Apr 27, 2006 8:38 pm

Nick wrote:
BoneyCork wrote:
JellyWarrior wrote:Disney's "Winnie the Pooh"
Ahem..Disney's? I don't think so. :P
It actually is Disney who makes the movies and cartoons based off of Winnie the Pooh.
Not to mention that fact that they now own the characters and the rights to the AA Milne books.
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Post by JuddWack » Thu Apr 27, 2006 9:27 pm

I'm confused. They are trying to sell this whole "we" idea, but their most dedicated market is in Japan. What is their explanation of why they named the console Wii to the Japanese when they don't know what "we" means?
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Post by JellyWarrior » Thu Apr 27, 2006 9:29 pm

MetaFox wrote:
Nick wrote:
BoneyCork wrote:
JellyWarrior wrote:Disney's "Winnie the Pooh"
Ahem..Disney's? I don't think so. :P
It actually is Disney who makes the movies and cartoons based off of Winnie the Pooh.
Not to mention that fact that they now own the characters and the rights to the AA Milne books.
LOL, kinda makes me look even more stupid hey.
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Post by GyroVorbis » Thu Apr 27, 2006 9:37 pm

I think I'll just call it a Revolution. I don't know if I can handle "Wii."
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Post by TyBO » Thu Apr 27, 2006 11:18 pm

I have this theory that if you think about something too long you can convince yourself that something that's horrible is actually good. If anyone read the IGN interview with a Nintendo rep, they said they were thinking of a name for the machine for over a year.

Maybe they thought about it for so long that Wii sounded good.
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Post by toastman » Fri Apr 28, 2006 12:23 am

Still going to get it.
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Post by butters » Fri Apr 28, 2006 12:25 am

toastman wrote:Still going to get it.
Amen.
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Post by melancholy » Fri Apr 28, 2006 12:38 am

toastman wrote:Still going to get it.
You are not who I am worried about. I'm worried about the people that either have no clue about this system, or already are put off by the controller.
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Post by butters » Fri Apr 28, 2006 12:41 am

melancholy wrote:
toastman wrote:Still going to get it.
You are not who I am worried about. I'm worried about the people that either have no clue about this system, or already are put off by the controller.
When these people are in Best Buy and try out Madden using the controller, they'll buy it in a heartbeat.
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Post by Lunchbox » Fri Apr 28, 2006 1:07 am

butters wrote:
melancholy wrote:
toastman wrote:Still going to get it.
You are not who I am worried about. I'm worried about the people that either have no clue about this system, or already are put off by the controller.
When these people are in Best Buy and try out Madden using the controller, they'll buy it in a heartbeat.
Assuming Madden comes out for the "Wii" and plays well (edit: looks like it is coming). I mean really, I can't wrap my head around playing most sports games with the thing. It look like they'll be based on one or two gimmicky gameplay functions like making a throwing motion to throw a ball or something. Good luck to you on that one, EA.


Anyways, after reading that description for why they chose "wii" it seems to me that they put way too much thought into it. It's like they're going the 360 approach in that they're trying to use the name to convey the experience, except wii needs a lot more explaining to make sense.
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Post by Dreamcast4life » Fri Apr 28, 2006 1:14 am

the "Wii" name is really stupid being a fanboy I am. However I thought the name "360" was retarded too. However are you really buying a system for the name.HELL NO, your buying a system for its games.
however after a dicussion with some people, were going to still call it revoltion because it sounds better then "wii" IMO.
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Post by DeeMON » Fri Apr 28, 2006 1:22 am

Two guys in a church...

guy 1> I'm bored...
guy 2> i know! let's go home and play with my wii
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Post by Ex-Cyber » Fri Apr 28, 2006 2:37 am

On the other hand, Nintendo haters can now be accused of simply having Wiiner envy. :roll:

I think it's worth keeping in mind that most console names are stupid on one level or another. In this case it's just more juvenile than usual.
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Post by not just souLLy now » Fri Apr 28, 2006 3:13 am

The thing is, I know the games are gonna be great. Nintendo's first party stuff is always killer so I will be getting one regardless.

I think the problem is Nintendo's trying to do this slightly oddball ubermodern stylee thing. iPod esque design, which they've actually done quite well I think, even if it is a bit off the wall which may turn a few people off. I think the naming is going for a little of that ubermodern chic too- think viao, aibo, ipod... unfortunately wii is pretty bad compared to those.

I understand the graphic quality of the name, when designing logos you really have to consider the animatable quality, and two "i"s do look like people, which is clever... it's a shame only graphic designers and not marketers were at the meeting...

still... nintendo must have balls of iron to make a move like this, at least wii is a more innovative name than x-box360 or ps3 *yawn*
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Post by DaMadFiddler » Fri Apr 28, 2006 3:22 am

Ex-Cyber wrote:I think it's worth keeping in mind that most console names are stupid on one level or another. In this case it's just more juvenile than usual.
True...Nintendo Entertainment System. Super Nintendo Entertainment System. Fami(ly) Com(puter). Mega Drive. Play Station. X Box. Turbo Graf-x. PC Engine. Video Computer System. Dream Cast. Game Boy. Wonder Swan. Virtual Boy. Say them all slowly.

I suppose "Revolution" would be pretty ostentatious...almost as much so as "Genesis." And can you imagine the advertising? Misappropriated snippits from John Lennon songs; it would be the worst misuse of music since those CCR Levi's ads.

...though there's no denying: Wii does kinda take the cake for silliness. I'd have to say WonderSwan and Dreamcast get second and third place, though (I never did get why they chose that over "Katana").
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