Why Do They Call It the Wii U?

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#1  Edited By insouciant

Is it because "U" stands for "Ultra" or "Ultimate"? Or do they just like using pronouns? Was there an Iwata Asks that answers this that I missed?

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#2  Edited By KittyVonDoom

"We You"

It made sense to someone.

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#3  Edited By toowalrus

Reggie said that this console was built for YOU, the hardcore gamer. In fact, the console is so centered around YOU (the hardcore gamer) they they put YOU right in the name of the console, WiiU.

I'm not shitting you. Reggie actually said that.

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#4  Edited By musclerider

Because names for things are dumb.

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#5  Edited By Baillie

Ever since the Wii, I've never understood.

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#6  Edited By jonnyboy

Because Japan.

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#7  Edited By Meepasaurus

Because it is how U will play next. Horrible.

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#8  Edited By Rasmoss

Yeah it's because Wii is for We and U is for You. It's dumb.

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#9  Edited By BananaHace

It just wants to give you a little U time.

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#10  Edited By mrpandaman

Because they watched Kung Pow: Enter the Fist.

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#11  Edited By RE_Player1

@Rasmoss said:

Yeah it's because Wii is for We and U is for You. It's dumb.

I think the name is fitting considering the console itself is dumb.

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#12  Edited By Picard

I've heard it said from a few good sources, that the whole of the upper management at Nintendo have contracted a rare form of contagious down-syndrome.

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#13  Edited By jay_ray

U sounds like 2

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#14  Edited By insouciant

@TooWalrus said:

Reggie said that this console was built for YOU, the hardcore gamer. In fact, the console is so centered around YOU (the hardcore gamer) they they put YOU right in the name of the console, WiiU.

I'm not shitting you. Reggie actually said that.

lol

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#15  Edited By Claude

Wii Whata

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#16  Edited By awesomeusername

@mrpandaman said:

Because they watched Kung Pow: Enter the Fist.

Oh man, I love that movie!

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Because when you see it, you turn around 360 degrees and walk away!

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#18  Edited By Oldirtybearon

@DazbotAthertron said:

Because when you see it, you turn around 360 degrees and walk away!

I can't tell if you made a clever joke about how the Wii U is essentially a tard version of the Xbox 360, or if you genuinely confused 360 degrees with 180.

Please help.

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#19  Edited By Hizang

Why was it not called "The Nintendo" especially with a game like Nintendo Land at launch how awesome would it have been if that was the bundled in game.

Wii U is a god awful name, the only reason they called it that is to get people who enjoyed the Wii to get a Wii U. If anything it provided large market confusion into the people they were looking to sell it to with the name not being sure what it was and whether it was even a new thing. If they still wanted to call it the Wii, then calling it The Wii 2 would have been a bad name but less confusion for all involved.

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