I made some kind of a knee-jerk ultimatum a while ago that if Nintendo had the name "Wii" involved with their new console, I'd never buy it since I was burned so bad by the freaking Wii. Then they announced it would be called Wii U.
But now that I've seen the company's plans for it, and news has been kicking around about a full-fledged Mario game to be available at launch (I do happen to place Super Mario Galaxy in really high regard) and there's a possibility that Nintendo will hand off Zelda to some other company to toy with (please, Retro Studios!), I might just get myself a Wii U launch day, if possible.
But still, that name...THAT NAME! It's so awful I can't even stand it. Think there's any chance they're planning to change the name? Companies kick around temporary names all the time and then settle for something different later (Nintendo is no stranger to that either). Does anybody think they should not change it for some reason? I think its name stands the potential of confusing the market into thinking it's just an enhanced Wii, not an entirely new set of hardware that's way more powerful.
Man, Wii U? Is that short for Wii University? Will there be a line of educational applications and products meant to enhance higher education?