Is there a good reason it's not named Wii 2?

#1 Posted by Meowshi (2911 posts) -

That would have kept the Wii branding strong, without having your console name be fucking horrible.  I don't care how much the guys believe names don't matter, or how silly they thought Vita and transfarring was.   
 
Wii U is the worst fucking thing I've ever heard a human being speak.   
 
What exactly is the problem with Wii 2?  I'd really love to know.   
 
I'm going to hate multiplatform game commercials now.  "Available now on the Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and the Wii U"

#2 Posted by angelkanarias (1440 posts) -

Heinrich Luitpold Himmler was Reichsführer of the SS, a military commander, and a leading member of the Nazi Party. As Chief of the German Police and later the Minister of the Interior, Himmler oversaw all internal and external police and security forces, including the Gestapo. 

#3 Posted by Pinworm45 (4088 posts) -

Wii Tuu?

#4 Posted by S0ndor (2716 posts) -

Wii U loves U, iiven if U don't love the Wii U.

#5 Edited by WoodenPlatypus (1365 posts) -
@angelkanarias said:
Heinrich Luitpold Himmler was Reichsführer of the SS, a military commander, and a leading member of the Nazi Party. As Chief of the German Police and later the Minister of the Interior, Himmler oversaw all internal and external police and security forces, including the Gestapo. 

lolwut? Copy and pasted the wrong thing maybe? 
 
 

Wii2 sounds terrible 
So does WiiU. 
 
It just shouldn't exist.
#6 Posted by SuperSambo (2858 posts) -

U sounds kinda like 2...

#7 Posted by craigbo180 (1739 posts) -

I'm totally over it, much quicker than I got over the name of the original Wii. Now that was a terrible name but I got over that and so did pretty much everyone else, so I really don't think names matter that much.

#8 Posted by yinstarrunner (1185 posts) -

who cares? Everyone said the same thong when the Wii was announced. You'll be used to the name in a month.

#9 Edited by JJWeatherman (14558 posts) -

Maybe because people would assume it's targeting the exact same audience as the original Wii when their goal is clearly not that. Makes sense to me.

#10 Posted by LordXavierBritish (6320 posts) -

Super Wii.

#11 Posted by CagePlay (43 posts) -

Nintendo's way of thinking is that putting a 2 at the end is toon redictable, they like to deviate from the normal rules. I think they would say this is not the 2nd attempt at Wii, it's a new philosophy for Wii so it gets a new sub-brandname. However if I was brand manager it would have just been: Nintendo Wii II. Or: Nintendo Wuu :)

#12 Posted by JackSukeru (5909 posts) -

'Cause numbers are for chumps.

#13 Posted by demonknightinuyasha (462 posts) -

@WoodenPlatypus: I think he posted that since the OP posted "Wii U is the worst fucking thing I've ever heard a human being speak." >_>

As far as the OP, it's a dumb name but at least they had some reasoning behind it as opposed to just saying "wii u....why the fuck not".

#14 Posted by Positrark (316 posts) -

For the same reason Xbox called the sequel Xbox 360. Because then the name has a marketing spin. Calling it ........ 2 just says this is the second version, but using a word or another number allows you to say something about the console. What the vision is, etc. I'm not saying I like this method, but if you're a marketing guy, I can see that making sense.

#15 Posted by MaFoLu (1858 posts) -

Well, according to the Nintendo Press Conference, it is because they are making it more for you, therefore, U...

Wii U, wider and deeper. That really should be the slogan for it.

#16 Posted by allworkandlowpay (874 posts) -

Wii U is likely not going to be the next ten year platform for Nintendo. Sony and Microsoft are past the halfway point for their systems, and could decide to release its next iteration anytime within the next two to three years. Whatever the big two release, it will likely destroy Nintendo's Wii U in a technical standpoint. Nintendo needed something to fill in the gap to stop the diminishing returns of the Wii, but need to hold their heavier punches until the other two actually release their next system.

Its likely the Wii 2 will exist, but not until the next Xbox and Playstation are out.

#17 Posted by BombKareshi (996 posts) -
@yinstarrunner said:
Everyone said the same thong when the Wii was announced.
@CagePlay said:
Nintendo's way of thinking is that putting a 2 at the end is toon redictable
I'm not normally easily amused by typos, but these are awesome.
#18 Posted by thebatmobile (980 posts) -
@LordXavierBritish said:
Super Wii.
Yes!
#19 Posted by Moebi (31 posts) -

"It pisses out shit"

#20 Posted by probablytuna (3604 posts) -

It paves the way for the next console in the Nintendo line up; Wii US Them Me He She.

#21 Posted by Vexxan (4618 posts) -

Because it's Nintendo.

No one will care about its name in a few weeks anyway.

#22 Posted by S0ndor (2716 posts) -
@JJWeatherman said:

Maybe because people would assume it's targeting the exact same audience as the original Wii when their goal is clearly not that. Makes sense to me.

/highfive
#23 Posted by ajamafalous (11943 posts) -

Because Nintendo hasn't had any idea what the fuck they've been doing since the N64.

#24 Posted by DeF (4852 posts) -

Wii

U

Next Console: They

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they messed up their chance to amuse grammar nerds with their handhelds though.

we would've needed a DSu after the DSi and then a DShe/DSshe/DSit :)

#25 Posted by Quacktastic (1066 posts) -

They've never called anything 2.

#26 Posted by jorok_goldblade (9 posts) -
@Meowshi said:
.    What exactly is the problem with Wii 2?  I'd really love to know.
Playstation 3 is the problem with Wii 2. It's also the reason we have Xbox 360 instead of Xbox 2. Stupid people will look at the box at retail and say "Well this one has 2 and this one has 3, so the one with 3 must be better, right?"
#27 Posted by Meowshi (2911 posts) -
@jorok_goldblade said:
@Meowshi said:
.    What exactly is the problem with Wii 2?  I'd really love to know.
Playstation 3 is the problem with Wii 2. It's also the reason we have Xbox 360 instead of Xbox 2. Stupid people will look at the box at retail and say "Well this one has 2 and this one has 3, so the one with 3 must be better, right?"
This makes sense.  

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