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    well u know how weirn names are thought up the guys who decide go and get pissed and start throwiing out names until one of them say, and i quote ' *hic* wii good *hic* lets call it *colapses on2 floor and one of the others pokes with stick* i think * hic* he dead * also colapses*
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    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
    (taken from nintendo advertisement)
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    Quote Originally Posted by The true Link
    i think they where sittin in the confrence room debatin what it should be called, then sum 1 wrote on a big white bored 'What Is It' and if u use the first letter of each word u get WII
    Assuming that they speak english over in japan...

    I think it was for a number of reasons that they chose Wii. They ii s look like the controlers.
    The word Wii can be said in any language across the world, furthur emphasising the fact that the console is supposed to bring people like the word 'we' suggests. Imaginge if it was left revolution. It would have a different name in every language due to translation.
    The word Wii is far more considerate of the new audience that nintendo wants to appeal to with the Wii, who don't quite appriciate strange numbers and acronyms like ps3 and 360.
    And in my opinion, the word Wii just looks cool.
    What do you call a button masher on the Wii?

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    I liked the "Revolution" but I think they went with wii because it is a more fun name and when they say it is like "Wiiii" like you are having fun.

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    Wow, so many replies in a day! Thanks for your contributions to this discussion, I feel greatly enlightened for the Wii now.

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    i dont know why they named it the Wii. they did need to change it from the Revolution but Nintendo already has a kind of reputation of being childish, and naming it that just makes it seem more for children
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    It's called Wii 'cause it's suppose to appeal to EVERYONE; young and old. People who have played video games for years and ones who have never picked up a game controller.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ebittner
    I liked the "Revolution" but I think they went with wii because it is a more fun name and when they say it is like "Wiiii" like you are having fun.
    Wiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!

    and I liked revolution better too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ComfortablyMad
    It's called Wii 'cause it's suppose to appeal to EVERYONE; young and old. People who have played video games for years and ones who have never picked up a game controller.
    I agree with that, the whole suitability for all age groups is evident in the official video clips of the Wii.

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    i prenounce it "WHY", sounds better

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