It’s official: Nintendo has named their next-generation console (formerly known as the “Revolution”) the Nintendo Wii – prounounced “We”.
Good decision guys. That certainly sounds forward-looking and tough. “Hey Jim, wanna come over and play my new Weeee? I just got it.” “Uh, I have to… uhm, be. somewhere. else.”
From Nintendo’s press release:
As in â€œwe.â€
While the code-name â€œRevolutionâ€ expressed our direction, Wii represents the answer.
Wii will break down that wall that separates video game players from everybody else.
Wii will put people more in touch with their games â€¦ and each other. But youâ€™re probably asking: What does the name mean?
Wii sounds like â€œwe,â€ which emphasizes this console is for everyone.
Wii can easily be remembered by people around the world, no matter what language they speak. No confusion. No need to abbreviate. Just Wii.
Wii has a distinctive â€œiiâ€ spelling that symbolizes both the unique controllers and the image of people gathering to play.
And Wii, as a name and a console, brings something revolutionary to the world of video games that sets it apart from the crowd.
So thatâ€™s Wii. But now Nintendo needs you.
Because, itâ€™s really not about you or me.
Itâ€™s about Wii.
And together, Wii will change everything.
What do you mean “Wii”, white man?
Somebody’s (or some bodies) huffing industrial solvents by the gallon over at the Big N’s headquarters, I tell you whut.