Wii will never know

Posted by Matt Bailey

You may have seen Dave’s news post about it by now, and no, it certainly isn’t an April Fools’ joke; Nintendo’s next console is indeed called the Wii (pronounced “We”). Who really thought that would be good? We may never know.

Of course, such pronounciation brings something else to mind here in Blighty, but the name is universal. There will be plenty of jokes about this in time to come (many of them piss-poor *ahem*), so for now I’ll just post the full unedited press release from Nintendo. It might give you a, er, ‘insight’ into why they chose the name. Or you’ll just laugh at the marketing talk. Whatever.

Introducing… Wii.

As in “we.”
While the code-name “Revolution” 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 … and each other. But you’re probably asking: What does the name mean?
Wii sounds like “we,” 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 “ii” 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 that’s Wii. But now Nintendo needs you.
Because, it’s really not about you or me.
It’s about Wii.
And together, Wii will change everything.

Of course, eventually we’ll have our own Wii section on allaboutgames.co.uk – oh joy.

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