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How did nintendo come up with the name "wii"

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Chat' started by tgjester7, Apr 22, 2007.

  1. tgjester7

    tgjester7 WiiChat Member

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    I'm aware that they were first going to call it the "revolution" but it was too hard to pronounce in asian countries, but why/how did they choose the name "wii"? What does it meana nd where does it come from?

    Just something I've been wondering about
     
  2. David328ci

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    My guess is that they thought what the most relieving bodily function is and named it that. Another option would have been Poo but that's not really a good name is it? Gotta go fire up the Nintendo Poo. I got to Poo. :0
     
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    I think its supposed to mean like people playing it together and they used ii instead of an e because it looks like two people that would be playing together or some **** like that.
     
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    well i heard that the two i's " ii" are to symbolize like two people or two wiimotes and wii is universal in any country yeahh i dunno thats what i heard
     
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    its supposed to be a sound of joy. i dont know why they decided it was better than "revolution" but they did.
     
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    miiplaywii WiiChat Member

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    Ya thats all there is to it.
     
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    it was supposed to be we an the "i"s are 2 ppl so its wii
     
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    Wii is an international word, easily said by anyone
    We as in all of us together
    ii as in 2 people and it interlaces the look of 2 wiimotes as well
     
  9. adf3424sdff

    adf3424sdff Guest

    Wii - 'we' play together
    Wii - Anyone can pronounce it
    Wii - 'we/wii' would like to play :rolleyes:
     
  10. dchao

    dchao WiiChat Member

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    Just a wild guess :blush2:

    Does it stand for Wireless Internet Interactive?
     
  11. adf3424sdff

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    lol NO :tard:
     
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    when they first released it, the slogan was "not you, not me, but wii/we"

    nintendo wanted it to be a console not just for gamers but to expand thier users so that "everone" can play
     
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    No lol, The Wii is a games console but a function is internet that can also be wired. Why would they call a games console Wireless Internet Interactive when the internet through it doesn't have to be wireless and that is a small function however good it is lol. I thought it was about "we" play together and l that too. It seems logical? :shocked:
     
  14. Wii_Smurf

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    Wii:

    Wii [Two 'i' to symbolise 2 people playing]
    Wii [As in 'We', 'We' are playing the console [Multiplayer]
    Wii [Scotish term for 'Small']

    Thats all I got...
     
  15. adf3424sdff

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    Example of small (wii) ,
    Martha says 'my Gordon, look at that wii elephant over there'

    Gordon then says in great fear 'i agree twice,dear'
     
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    LOL thanks for providing an Example xD
     
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    no
    its not wii is a japanese word for everybody
    i think
    thats wat it said in onm
     
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    Yeah
    It's a word everyone can Pronounce the Same....
     
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    2 reasons:

    1) everyone can pronounce it...everyone.
    2) Wii (two ii's) indicate multiplayer, which is what the wii is trying to promote.
     
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    Name

    The console was known by the code name of "Revolution" until April 27, 2006, immediately prior to E3.[8] According to the Nintendo Style Guide, the name "is simply Wii, not Nintendo Wii." This means it is the first home console Nintendo has marketed outside of Japan without the company name featured in its trademark. While "Wiis" is a commonly used pluralization of the console, Nintendo has stated that the official plural form is "Wii systems" or "Wii consoles."[9] Nintendo spells "Wii" with two lower-case "i" characters meant to resemble two people standing side by side, representing players gathering together, as well as to represent the console's controllers.[10] The company has given many reasons for this choice of name since the announcement; however, the most well known is:

    Wii sounds like 'we', which emphasizes that the 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
     

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