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Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Chat' started by NoShine, Apr 29, 2007.

  1. NoShine

    NoShine I play with my Wii

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    Why did they name this console Wii? I know it was gonna be Revolution at once. But why did they choose Wii, anyone know? Im sorry, but they left the name open for soooooo many jokes. Ha:frown2:
     
  2. Solard

    Solard WiiChat Member

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    i heard it meant wii as in we all can play or something :?
     
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  3. Wii_BrEnDo2007

    Wii_BrEnDo2007 Gran Turismo

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    wii emphesises " we" becuase everyone can play!

    rep me if i done well
     
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    rishi 20 Banned

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    its nowt actally it actally means something else in japanise
     
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    also, people over in Asia, could not pronoune "Revolution". It makes sense, and also the WII (we) can all play, meaning togethor was another part of that.
     
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    WiiZero Game Wiizard

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    The console was known by the code name of "Revolution" until April 27, 2006, immediately prior to E3. 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."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. 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.”
    Despite Nintendo's justification for the name, some game developers and members of the press initially reacted negatively towards the change. They preferred "Revolution" over "Wii" and expressed fear "that the name would convey a continued sense of 'kidiness' to the console. "The BBC reported the day after the name was announced that "a long list of puerile jokes, based on the name," had appeared on the Internet. Reggie Fils-Aime acknowledged the initial reaction and further explained the change:
    “ Revolution as a name is not ideal; it's long, and in some cultures, it's hard to pronounce. So we wanted something that was short, to the point, easy to pronounce, and distinctive. That's how 'Wii,' as a console name, was created.”
    Nintendo defended its choice of "Wii" over "Revolution" and responded to critics of the name by stating: "live with it, sleep with it, eat with it, move along with it."
     
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    nic7 Wiichat Member

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    wii is less intimating to none gamers than revolution
     
  8. En4Neo

    En4Neo Jet-Set-Jesse

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    Wii is simple and everyone from everywhere can pronounce it, with revolution it's not too easy to pronounce if you're not english speaking.

    They wanted a name that's international and can appeal to everyone, but it also sounds like we as in we all can play to symbolize the wii will bring many together ages 8 to 80.

    Another reason is because it just looks nice as a logo, it just stands out. The name also helped people start many conversations about the Wii just because it had such a different sounding name.
     
  9. Byuakuya

    Byuakuya Bleach & Heroes fan.

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    The Wii is for everyone. The "i"s at the end are meant to be people playing together. Its like Nokia's "Connecting People" but on the Wii.
     
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    Sovieto Banned

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    you want rep for saying the same thing the guy above you said??? :nonod:
     
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    keyblader123 Banned

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    damn thats a long post!!! thats longer than a report!!!but i do agree
     
  12. En4Neo

    En4Neo Jet-Set-Jesse

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    All Wiizero did is copy and paste it from wikipedia, lol.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wii
     
  13. Haz

    Haz Nintendo Encyclopedia

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    :mad2: Did you just breeze over the other topics that discuss this?

    FYI: It was never going to be Revolutions. Just like the GameCube had the code name Dolphine.
     
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    i know
    the cheek of kids these days
    especially
    those celtic fans
    who got bet off of hearts 3-1
     
  15. ShinyDialga

    ShinyDialga WiiChat Member

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    I think it is named wii because it sounds crude however you say it
    me and my four friends can all play with my wii together
     
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    Foxy Super Ninjarator
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    wii/project revoloution

    The wii was going to be called revoloution but it got changed to wii as in we can all play, the two i's symbilise people playing or something along those lines.

    revoloution is sort of a typical name but in a way the name wii was innovative and brave step forward?
     
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    ShawVAuto WiiChat Member

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    I do believe the "i" symbols also depict the remotes. Look at early commericials for the Wii and you will see the "i" symbols hitting a tennins ball and all the other things that basically come in Wii Sports. Revolution was also used to codename the new technology to be used. If you look on the bottom of your controller or anyother other Wii accessory, you'll notice RVL-xxx. The RVL is Revolution because the new technology was to be revolutionary. They simply codenamed the prototype based on the belief of the new technology.
     
  18. Brawny

    Brawny Anglophobiphile

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    hm... a year after the name change and still this question.

    What consoles KEPT the codename? that's a better question.
     
  19. Half Empty

    Half Empty CHAD SMITH IS KING!

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    Damn, I think we all got owned by WiiZero's post lol
     
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    Brawny Anglophobiphile

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    OR he just copy pasted it...
     

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