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

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#1 Posted by Contrarian (1143 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 (1341 posts) -

The Nintendo Entertainment Platform.

#3 Posted by Dolphin_Butter (1919 posts) -

The Nintendo.

#4 Posted by Dagbiker (6978 posts) -

The Nintendo 720

#5 Posted by EchoEcho (837 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 (5001 posts) -

The Nintendo: Generation 6




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

#7 Posted by Dagbiker (6978 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 (3176 posts) -


#9 Posted by Mikemcn (7065 posts) -

The Nin-tenthousand.

#10 Posted by Hailinel (25205 posts) -

The Sex Machine

#11 Posted by ShaggE (6829 posts) -

The Hoist, of course.

#12 Posted by DarthOrange (3921 posts) -


#13 Posted by BlastProcessing (924 posts) -

Nintendo Revolution

#14 Posted by Vexxan (4619 posts) -


#15 Posted by Dagbiker (6978 posts) -

@BlastProcessing said:

Nintendo Revolution

You mean the Dolphin?

#16 Posted by Dtat (1632 posts) -

Nintendo 6

#17 Posted by Hizang (8532 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 (8082 posts) -


#19 Posted by DeF (5001 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 (1090 posts) -

the failure

#21 Posted by MooseyMcMan (11499 posts) -

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

#22 Posted by scarace360 (4828 posts) -

super wii

#23 Posted by Sackmanjones (4774 posts) -


#24 Posted by Doctorchimp (4058 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 (1632 posts) -

@oatz said:

the failure

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

#26 Posted by joey (990 posts) -


#27 Posted by kindpixel (2866 posts) -

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

#28 Posted by fini_fly (767 posts) -

@BlastProcessing said:

Nintendo Revolution

Damn, beat me to it.

#29 Posted by Tireyo (6451 posts) -

Nintendo Mii

Nintendo U

Nintendo Sii - Just sii it for yourself!

#30 Posted by thehexeditor (1404 posts) -


#31 Posted by FritzDude (2273 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 (8293 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 (2406 posts) -

Nintendo Monolith

UNES (Ultimate. Nintendo. Entertainment. System.)


Nintendo Crossplay

Nintendo Return

Nintendo Whiskey Station

Nintendo Pro

#34 Posted by Tennmuerti (8175 posts) -

i Wii on U

#35 Posted by The_Nubster (2397 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 (1549 posts) -

Not just a tablet add-on for the Wii™

#38 Posted by NTM (7624 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 (247 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 (3724 posts) -

I would rename it Ru-Wii. The RevorutionarWii!

#41 Edited by DeF (5001 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 (3202 posts) -

Wii B

#43 Posted by Toxeia (725 posts) -

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

#44 Posted by the_OFFICIAL_jAPanese_teaBAG (4284 posts) -

Nintendo touch

#45 Posted by Jimbo (10069 posts) -


#46 Posted by Dany (7887 posts) -


t is for tablet

#47 Posted by doobie (605 posts) -

the goose

#48 Posted by DeF (5001 posts) -

@the_OFFICIAL_jAPanese_teaBAG said:

Nintendo touch

Wii Touch U :)

#49 Posted by Deranged (1859 posts) -

@BlastProcessing said:

Nintendo Revolution

Exactly what the Wii was supposed to be named.

#50 Posted by BeachThunder (12610 posts) -

Why not just Nintendo U?

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