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PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 2006 9:18 pm 
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The Nintendo Revloution has an official name. Wii. No really, look at Joystiq and Gamespot.
What do you all think? I like revolution better but I will warm up to Wii.

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I think it's pretty bad. Revolution was an awesome name, but Wii? That's nowhere near as cool. It sounds weird.

I'll till be calling it the Revolution.


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Why do I KEEP reading that as "Wiki" even after I've seen it so many times? :P

I like the we=wii pun, but the name'll take some getting used to... I can say I'm not looking forward to years and years of people making stupid tired jokes based on that name, though. >_>

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Are you sure this is the final name? Remember the Gamecube? The working title of it was the Dolphin. (no foolin') I'm sure they'll change it before they bring it over to the States.

(also, I recall the Revolution's name being changed to the Nintendo Go...so you can't trust everything you read)

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Homerun Starrer wrote:
Are you sure this is the final name? Remember the Gamecube? The working title of it was the Dolphin. (no foolin') I'm sure they'll change it before they bring it over to the States.

(also, I recall the Revolution's name being changed to the Nintendo Go...so you can't trust everything you read)


This is, I think, pretty much final. Though the working title of the Gamecube was Dolphin, you can say that the working title of the Wii was the Revolution. Finally, the Revolution's name was never changed to Go, that was a clever fake.

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Wii? More like... why?

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I smell some "Wii! SHUT UP!" jokes coming on...

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Homerun Starrer wrote:
Are you sure this is the final name? Remember the Gamecube? The working title of it was the Dolphin. (no foolin') I'm sure they'll change it before they bring it over to the States.

(also, I recall the Revolution's name being changed to the Nintendo Go...so you can't trust everything you read)

This is, I think, pretty much final. Though the working title of the Gamecube was Dolphin, you can say that the working title of the Wii was the Revolution. Finally, the Revolution's name was never changed to Go, that was a clever fake.

Ah okay, I thought that was suspicous....

I want to find the bizzare Japanense marketing guy who thought of the name and strangle him with a controller. :eekdance:

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I am the only person in the world who liked the name Dolphin better than Gamecube, aren't I? :P "Dolphin" just sounds so... pretty and elegant. "Gamecube" just sounds kind of bland in comparison.

S'not like "Wii" is the first really bizarre console name anyway. Wonderswan? Dreamcast? (though I'll admit, as odd as it sounds I still think Dreamcast is one of the absolute coolest sounding console names EVER) Heck, even Xbox sounds pretty odd at first, and when I first heard the word "Playstation" I thought it sounded more like a preschool toy than a gaming system. :P

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I am the only person in the world who liked the name Dolphin better than Gamecube, aren't I? :P "Dolphin" just sounds so... pretty and elegant. "Gamecube" just sounds kind of bland in comparison.


If it was called Dolphin, I would of loved it even more.

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Dark Grapefruit wrote:
Wii? More like... why?

Right on. They could have picked so many better names, too.

So much for me not getting made fun of for being a Nintendo fanboy. :S

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What!? It can't be! IT CAN'T BE!!!!!!!!
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Acekirby wrote:
Dark Grapefruit wrote:
Wii? More like... why?

Right on. They could have picked so many better names, too.

So much for me not getting made fun of for being a Nintendo fanboy. :S


Matt Wilson was right, Nintendo does make gamers make themselves look bad. >.>

did anyone else hear the name and think: "Yo so I saw this squirrel get run over by a car and it was like WHEEEEEEE!"

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EW! Just EW!

I hope for their sake that Nintendo makes a bit of money off this thing.

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Well...sales to imature 6 year olds will skyrocket....
PLEAAAAASE CHANGE IT!

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I must be the only one who likes it.

Pronounce it as "We".

Well, I really like the new name.


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It'll grow on me. To the detractors, I say, merely: "Celda." Remember that? Remember the uproar? Remember everyone who hated it? Remember everyone who fell into raptuous love with it once they actually PLAYED it?

My point exactly.

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Um, I'm unsure. It's creative, you got to give them that (see also: Nintendo 64) I hope it grows on me. I'll still be calling it the Revolution, or revo, for a long time coming...

Edit: it's official, even the Wiki has something about it. The page is even locked, to stop vandals...

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Ah, the inevitable phallic jokes.

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Way to go, Nintendo. You successfully found the WORST POSSIBLE NAME for a console EVER. I'd say more, but I need to go to the bathroom and take a Wii.

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Cybernetic Teenybopper wrote:
It'll grow on me. To the detractors, I say, merely: "Celda." Remember that? Remember the uproar? Remember everyone who hated it? Remember everyone who fell into raptuous love with it once they actually PLAYED it?

My point exactly.


Come to think of it, there were a lot of people thinking "Wind Waker" was the stupidest name ever when it was revealed...

"Wind Waker? More like WIND BREAKER amirite?"

Not to mention lots of people whining about the name "Twilight Princess" being too "girly" o_O

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No. Anyone who DARES to start making those jokes, like the eighty-million immature Joystiqers and GameSpotters already have, will be thoroughly PWN'D. I don't mind you people dissenting, but if you start being immature, you're going to make me one seriously mad Cybernetic Teenybopper. And I'm unpleasant when I'm angry.

However, "We are the knights who say 'Wii!'", "Wii Are The Champions," Elmer Fudd/Homestar jokes, and all others in that vein are welcome, be they good or bad.

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I have kinda been following the revolution partly becasue (i admit it i have been listening to bulbacast) but i don't know if i will be able to accept the name... nothing against it but i just allways will know it as the revolution. It isn't like the gamecube which i new nothing about when it was called the dolphin. I guess that I will have to adapt. Oh well

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However, "We are the knights who say 'Wii!'", "Wii Are The Champions," Elmer Fudd/Homestar jokes, and all others in that vein are welcome, be they good or bad.


Don't forget "Wii will rock you"! (See the news article on that link.)

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All I can say is, Nintendo is taking a HUGE risk with this console.
If it fails, then Nintendo fails. If it prevails, Nintendo prevails.


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what would the Famicon of the Father think of this???

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I feel betrayed. ._.

I'm not sure how I'd be able to buy it... I mean, the Revolution is fine, but I just can't see me going to my dad and asking "Dad, can we go buy a Wii?" Or to my friends, "Wanna come to my house and play my Wii?"

*shiver*

Nintendo better be sure about this working, because I know I'm not.
SUPER SMASH BROTHERS WII!!!! ...okay, so they'll change that. :bubs:


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I saw someone make a very pertinent point about this elsewhere...

"Well, what about the Cox cable company?"

And when you think about it, that's a pretty good point. Stupid names can still sell stuff. And the logo still looks really classy. From an aethetic standpoint, "Wii" is a cool-lookin' word.

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It's not a big deal but why that? It doesn't even sound like a complete word!


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i remember "dolphin" yeah that was bad. but i think revolution was really nice but Wii is pretty lame. good thing im looking forward to PS3 because at least i know how to pronounce it.


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