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Rumor: Nintendo renaming the WiiU before E3

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sure people got confused by the 3DS being a DS but with some commercials clearing that up and it has sold more than 15m making it the fastest selling console ever! if they remove the "Wii" from the next console they might risk losing the strong sales they might have gotten if it had "Wii" in the name.

i think they should keep it as the confusion will ware off eventually anyway plus the design of it, if designed not too look like a Wii people will know the difference. the 3DS looks like a DS with an analogue stick and a bigger top screen so its not just the name that caused the confusion.



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Galaki said:
We all know it would be named WiiPad.

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Galaki said:
We all know it would be named WiiPad.

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DélioPT said:
I can see some sort of change so people don`t think it`s a new version of the Wii. I think the name is not the real issue. More than the name i think the design of the console will help diferentiate Wii U from Wii.
3DS was too close to DS in name and design and the later was probably the biggest flaw.

What he said. 



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Wii 2. Keeps the Wii name people will recognise and makes it clear it is a sequel device same way PS2 and PS3 did. Simples.



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KylieDog said:
Wii 2. Keeps the Wii name people will recognise and makes it clear it is a sequel device same way PS2 and PS3 did. Simples.

Was about to say this^

However, using the Playstation to Playstation 2 transition as an example would be better from every possible angle... xD



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If they actually called it Café, they'd be disappointing a lot of people.

Person 1: "Hey, wanna come home with me and check out my Café?"
Person 2: "You have your own café?! Of course I would!"

Disappointment. Everywhere.
Unless you actually own one, then it'd just be really fun.



Figured since this isnt the first time nintendo changed the name of a console prior to release.



odellwwww said:
Figured since this isnt the first time nintendo changed the name of a console prior to release.

So, prior they didn't just replace the codenames?