Nintendo released its official name for the Revolution. It’s called Wii (pronounced we)…..I know what you are probably thinking. What the hell is Nintendo thinking? I recently read Nintendo’s briefing on all this and the name kind of clicked. I actually like Nintendo’s choice although I wonder sometimes if they are just being weird for the sake of weird. Well here is the statement from Nintendo:
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 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.
Wii has a distinctive “ii” spelling that symbolizes both the unique controllers and the image of people playing it. 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.”
Here is the official logo for Nintendo Wii too. Click the image for a link to the official website
I choose to keep my faith in Nintendo. They have never let me down before and whatever the choose to call their new machine it will still be completely revolutionary and amazing fun.