What would you name the Wii-U (rumour of name change)

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#1 Posted by Contrarian (1205 posts) -

I was just reading what is just a rumour, no fact, no source, that Nintendo are thinking about changing the name of the Wii-U. The main reason (if true) is the experience with the 3DS and how it confused the market that is was just another DS. I don't really see how that works as we had the GB, then the GBC and then the GBA and I don't recall this coming up before. My only issue with the 3DS is that they should have taken a more radical approach to design to make it look completely different. Perhaps the Wii-U should look at that major design change itself.

So, if you were in charge of Nintendo, knowing that the finest gaming minds in the universe reside here, what would you call it? I know there will be some usual Nintendo hate-fest amongst this, but I am really keen to see what the brighter minds can come up with.

#2 Posted by SmilingPig (1370 posts) -

The Nintendo Entertainment Platform.

#3 Posted by Dolphin_Butter (1984 posts) -

The Nintendo.

#4 Posted by Dagbiker (7022 posts) -

The Nintendo 720

#5 Posted by EchoEcho (845 posts) -

I honestly don't care what they name it, as long as it's not Wii U. It's taking their naming scheme and the reasoning behind it too far. I highly doubt Nintendo will name it something semi-normal and descriptive after the Wii name worked so well for them, and I can understand them not wanting to leave the Wii branding behind since that's what the majority of their mainstream audience has latched onto. So really, the only logical thing to do at this point is probably to call it the Wii 2.

I don't see how the name Wii U is going to speak to their casual fanbase, most of whom probably don't follow things like this terribly closely. When they hear the name, are they going to think it's an entirely new system, or are they going to think it's just a newer model of the Wii they already own? How many of them are going to actually research this? I suppose word of mouth could do the job for them, but it seems like a bad idea to have word of mouth do all the work when a more straightforward name would cut through a lot of the misconception on its own.

#6 Posted by DeF (5239 posts) -

The Nintendo: Generation 6




what Nintendo would name it other than Wii U? "New Wii" (idiot friendly)

#7 Posted by Dagbiker (7022 posts) -

@DeF said:

The Nintendo: Generation 6




what Nintendo would name it other than Wii U? "New Wii" (idiot friendly)

Gen6 isnt bad

#8 Posted by Getz (3496 posts) -


#9 Posted by Mikemcn (7569 posts) -

The Nin-tenthousand.

#10 Posted by Hailinel (25787 posts) -

The Sex Machine

#11 Posted by ShaggE (7309 posts) -

The Hoist, of course.

#12 Posted by DarthOrange (4131 posts) -


#13 Posted by BlastProcessing (947 posts) -

Nintendo Revolution

#14 Posted by Vexxan (4627 posts) -


#15 Posted by Dagbiker (7022 posts) -

@BlastProcessing said:

Nintendo Revolution

You mean the Dolphin?

#16 Posted by Dtat (1710 posts) -

Nintendo 6

#17 Posted by Hizang (9359 posts) -

Anything as long as it doesn't have Wii in the tittle.

But you know thats not going to happen because the Wii name means something.

#18 Posted by Sooty (8195 posts) -


#19 Posted by DeF (5239 posts) -

@Dagbiker said:

@BlastProcessing said:

Nintendo Revolution

You mean the Dolphin?

you mean the Ultra 64? :D

Nintendo Ultra Dolphin Nitro Revolution Café

@Mikemcn said:

The Nin-tenthousand.

I like that one :)

#20 Posted by oatz (1109 posts) -

the failure

#21 Posted by MooseyMcMan (12056 posts) -

Wii Graduate School. It's the next step after Wii U.

#22 Posted by scarace360 (4813 posts) -

super wii

#23 Posted by Sackmanjones (5223 posts) -


#24 Posted by Doctorchimp (4175 posts) -

@scarace360 said:

super wii


Super Wii is actually the best fucking name. It actually rolls off the tongue and I start think about the Super Nintendo. What is Nintendo doing?

#25 Posted by Dtat (1710 posts) -

@oatz said:

the failure

I don't know why, but this one really made me laugh XD

#26 Posted by joey (1036 posts) -


#27 Posted by kindnivore (2954 posts) -

iNtendo. This way they can always say "we intend-o to add that feature soon."

#28 Posted by fini_fly (789 posts) -

@BlastProcessing said:

Nintendo Revolution

Damn, beat me to it.

#29 Posted by Tireyo (6712 posts) -

Nintendo Mii

Nintendo U

Nintendo Sii - Just sii it for yourself!

#30 Posted by thehexeditor (1436 posts) -


#31 Posted by FritzDude (2316 posts) -
  1. Nintendoo
  2. WiiDS
  3. Nintendo Jaguar
  4. Virtual Girl
  5. Nintendo Evolution
  6. Dreamcast II
  7. Wi-Fi
  8. Mario
#32 Posted by Brendan (8824 posts) -

It's good to know that despite people's bellyaching over naming scheme's for console, their ideas are always so much worse.

#33 Posted by Xpgamer7 (2461 posts) -

Nintendo Monolith

UNES (Ultimate. Nintendo. Entertainment. System.)


Nintendo Crossplay

Nintendo Return

Nintendo Whiskey Station

Nintendo Pro

#34 Posted by Tennmuerti (8520 posts) -

i Wii on U

#35 Posted by The_Nubster (2596 posts) -

@FritzDude said:

  1. Nintendoo
  2. WiiDS
  3. Nintendo Jaguar
  4. Virtual Girl
  5. Nintendo Evolution
  6. Dreamcast II
  7. Wi-Fi
  8. Mario

You're wacky!

#36 Posted by SgtGrumbles (1024 posts) -


#37 Posted by Dylabaloo (1573 posts) -

Not just a tablet add-on for the Wii™

#38 Posted by NTM (8519 posts) -

I'm actually pretty excited about Wii-U, but all I can think of are corny joke names for it.

#39 Posted by mariussmit (297 posts) -

A game console where I can continue playing games while my wife watches Netflix on the television? How about the "Nintendo Bliss".

#40 Posted by N7 (3989 posts) -

I would rename it Ru-Wii. The RevorutionarWii!

#41 Edited by DeF (5239 posts) -

@Dylabaloo said:

Not just a tablet add-on for the Wii™

pretty much perfect :D

someone I know (previously exclusive PC gamer, now transitioned to a PS3 'cause he was tired of the hassle with PC crashes and hardware upgrades) actually believed this was a portable system because to him it looked "just like a white Vita". that was in a forum thread with tons of pictures of the device and embedded videos with the TV screen etc.

that means Nintendo really needs to get the message across that this is a brand new home system.

@NTM said:

I'm actually pretty excited about Wii-U, but all I can think of are corny joke names for it.

those are exactly the kinds of names we wanna hear :D

#42 Posted by Cirdain (3495 posts) -

Wii B

#43 Posted by Toxeia (745 posts) -

The Oui, and it's now an educational tool for teaching French to children.

#44 Posted by the_OFFICIAL_jAPanese_teaBAG (4313 posts) -

Nintendo touch

#45 Posted by Jimbo (10281 posts) -


#46 Posted by Dany (8018 posts) -


t is for tablet

#47 Posted by doobie (612 posts) -

the goose

#48 Posted by DeF (5239 posts) -

@the_OFFICIAL_jAPanese_teaBAG said:

Nintendo touch

Wii Touch U :)

#49 Posted by Deranged (1944 posts) -

@BlastProcessing said:

Nintendo Revolution

Exactly what the Wii was supposed to be named.

#50 Posted by BeachThunder (13365 posts) -

Why not just Nintendo U?

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