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    The Nintendo Wii is a home video game console released on November 19, 2006. The Wii's main selling point was the innovative use of motion controls that its signature Wii Remote and Nunchuk controllers allowed for. It became the best selling home console of its respective generation of hardware.

    Wii or Nintendo Revolution?

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    Mushir

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    #1  Edited By Mushir

    Remember when the Wii was gonna be called Nintendo Revolution?


    I personally like Wii better. Nintendo Revolution was a little too long for me.
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    #2  Edited By DarkLegend

    Revolution sounds 10X better but that's just me.

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    #3  Edited By neilsquibb

    I wanted it to be called the Rev.

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    #4  Edited By thebipsnbeeps

    Back then, I would say Nintendo Revolution, because Wii sounded dumb and silly. But honestly, I'm liking the title Wii better than Nintendo Revolution now.

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    #5  Edited By synt4x

    Yeah at first I was like: Dude that name sucks!
    But now I've just grown accustomed to Wii and I think "Nintendo Revolution" would actually sound really bad for a console.

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    #6  Edited By sdodd02

    Wii.

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    Revolution for me. I would of been so proud to own it. But then again, probably not because it has the weakest library of games in my opinion.

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    #8  Edited By RowdyRob

    Wii. But then again, Revolution Sports, Revolution Play and Revolution Fit sound much better =P

    And that's not even mentioning Revolution Music... =O

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    #9  Edited By AnonymousLegion

    The Revolution would have been great.
    However Japan had other plans. xD Oh well.

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    #10  Edited By RVonE

    Absolutely the Revolution. The Wii still sounds dumb to me, I don't know.

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    #11  Edited By Gaius

    I would have preferred Nintendo Revolution, for two reasons.  One, it gives justice to the actual revolution that Nintendo has made in the gaming industry throughout the generations, and two, it would be one less reason to trash talk Nintendo.

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    #12  Edited By Foil_Charizard

    They should just call it "The Nintendo".

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    #13  Edited By Mushir

    I think they changed the name to Wii because casual gamers would rather buy a console named Wii rather than Revolution. Revolution sounds more hardcore.

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    #14  Edited By MasturbatingBear

    nintendo Wii

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    #15  Edited By Pikachu
    DarkLegend said:
    "Revolution sounds 10X better but that's just me."
    na, I agree with you
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    #16  Edited By Dalai

    Well, naming it the Wii was intentional... they wanted it to be simple and universal, much like the system itself.  And it worked.  The Revolution sounds cool, but if it failed to deliver, then it's not really a revolution, right?

    So I vote Wii.

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    #17  Edited By ThePlothole
    Twilight said:
    "Remember when the Wii was gonna be called Nintendo Revolution?"
    It was never going to be called Revolution. That was simply the "code name"... that is, something to call it before an official name could be chosen. Nintendo has been using codenames for at least three generations. Eg: N64 (Project Reality), Gameboy Advance (Project Atlantis), Gamecube (Dolphin), DS (Nitro).
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    #18  Edited By DanGuy

    I used to think Wii sounded childish, but now I'm used to it.

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    #19  Edited By RedSox8933

    who cares what its called, it is sadly dying. and that is what we should be focused on.

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    #20  Edited By neilsquibb

    How is it dying? To the hardcore maybe yes, but they are still the fastest selling console this generation. 

    Not that I think this is a good thing as, unfortunatly, Nintendo seems to be moving away from catering to my gaming needs and instead heading for the supposedly greener pastures of the casual market.

    Time wil tell if that is wise.

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    #21  Edited By Willy105

    Revolution was nice, but the Wii was what made it so big.

    I still liked Revolution, and the name of my Wii actually is Revolution.

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    #22  Edited By Haziqonfire

    Wii is better.

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    #23  Edited By Termite

    Revolution was a great name, I wanted that

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    #24  Edited By epic_pets

    I like the name revolution better.

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    #25  Edited By Mario_Galaxy_Fan

    Wii because it sounds like its for everybody.

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    #26  Edited By SSbabel

    Hard to say when they origanally announced that they were naming it the Wii i was like WTF, but now that its been a while im fine with it.

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    #27  Edited By BiffMcBlumpkin

    It's irrelevant at this point.... but the Wii sounded fucked up to me at first. Sounds normal now.

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    #28  Edited By PaperPlain

    Revolution. Its the same system either way though.

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    #29  Edited By AnTiPRO

    Revolution sounds so much more bad ass...

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    #30  Edited By bad_crc

    should have kept rev.

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    #31  Edited By thebobster10

    Revolution sounds soooo much better, but it would turn off the older more casual players which is technically what Nintendo is aiming at with the Wii.

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    #32  Edited By Djungelurban

    No, I'm still a Revolution guy. Sure, I've gotten used to "Wii" but it's still totally ridiculous and I don't think the world will ever run out of "Wii jokes"...

    EDIT: Still think that "Dolphin" is the best name ever for a console though. Nintendo needs to use that at some point.

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    #33  Edited By thebobster10
    Djungelurban said:
    "No, I'm still a Revolution guy. Sure, I've gotten used to "Wii" but it's still totally ridiculous and I don't think the world will ever run out of "Wii jokes"...

    EDIT: Still think that "Dolphin" is the best name ever for a console though. Nintendo needs to use that at some point.
    "

    I remember when Nintendo was going to name the GC the "Dolphin", that would have been pretty cool.
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    #34  Edited By ReLoaDeD

    Revolution sounds much cooler than "Wii". I've heard several people joke about the Wii. It works great in puns too. I was playing with my Wii all night last night.

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    #35  Edited By Black_Rose

    Revolution is way too long, Wii works out quite well for me

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    #36  Edited By Nibbz

    how about wii sucks, im tired of all these gimmick games, nintendo REALLY let me down this generation! :'( at least i have the DS :)

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    #37  Edited By MikPick
    RedSox8933 said:
    "who cares what its called, it is sadly dying. and that is what we should be focused on."

    Yep, you know a console is dying when it still can't make enough systems to meet the demand of consumers. [/sarcasm]

    Like a lot of people, I prefered the name Revolution at first. However I've grown to like the Wii.
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    #38  Edited By microwavedapple

    Revolution is a much better name. I don't know what Ninty were smoking when they decided to change it.

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    #39  Edited By Dark_Link142

    I nicknamed my Wii "Revolution" in the Wii settings =P.

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    #40  Edited By twenty0ne

    Revolution. I still don't get why they elected to call it the "Wii."

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    #41  Edited By FrozenVX

    Revolution did sound really good at the time, but I really grew to like Wii, so I wouldn't have it any other way.

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    #42  Edited By tec3297

    Revoltuion..or they could have just shortened it to like Revo

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    #43  Edited By Dakota

    Well I like the name Revolution better, but I think it was a bit much in terms of how much the console actually revolutionized gaming. Something a little more subtle.

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    #44  Edited By Kloreep

    I still prefer Revolution. It describes what the console actually does - revolutionize controller design, which had been getting a bit stale. A little hyperbolic, sure, but it also gets an actual point across.

    That said, I've gotten used to Wii, and I suppose it sounds a little more accessible to people who would actually choose a console based on its name.

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    #45  Edited By TheGTAvaccine

    Did everyone forget Wii is also another way of saying piss?

    Revolution.

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    #46  Edited By timmytomthegreat

    I vote for Revolution.

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    #47  Edited By Game_Over

    Yea i agree with some other posters here, i think Revolution was the better name, but now Wii sounds so normal it doesn't really matter.

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    #48  Edited By FrozenVX
    twenty0ne said:
    "Revolution. I still don't get why they elected to call it the "Wii."
    "
    Because when you're playing the Wii, you're having fun. Therefore, Nintendo thought the best way to describe having fun was by yelling WHEEEEEE!.....and then calling it Wii.
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    #49  Edited By WolfODonnell
    Foil_Charizard said:
    "They should just call it "The Nintendo".
    "
    lol my parents call it that...

    I'd go with Wii :)
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    #50  Edited By RowdyRob
    WolfODonnell said:
    "Foil_Charizard said:
    "They should just call it "The Nintendo".
    "
    lol my parents call it that...

    I'd go with Wii :)
    "
    Almost everyone I know calls every Nintendo system "The Nintendo."

    n00bs =P

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