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I never liked the names 3DS or Wii U because they didn't sound like new consoles, just add ons or iterations (the DS sure had enough of them, didn't it?). A hardcore (ugh) gamer friend of mine and his buddy actually thought it was just a new controller for the Wii after the E3 reveal. Wii Sports, Wii Fit, Wii U ... do they really sound like they are not all using the same console?

Nintendo is the brand. Wii was a new thing and they launched it successfully by pushing that it was something new. They could do it again with the "Wii U" and don't need the Wii "brand to do it. That's my take.



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They should call it the Super Wii.

That worked for them before.



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Just call it Mario that has more brand recognition then Wii....



Former something....

NeWii, Wii Touch, or U.



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Moonhero said:
NeWii, Wii Touch, or U.

Wii Touch U



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Pavolink said:
Moonhero said:
NeWii, Wii Touch, or U.

Wii Touch U

My body is ready.



happydolphin said:
Pavolink said:
Moonhero said:
NeWii, Wii Touch, or U.

Wii Touch U

My body is ready.

His body too. He will grant your whishes.



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DKCTF didn't move consoles

Prediction: No Zelda HD for Wii U, quietly moved to the succesor

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Pavolink said:
happydolphin said:
Pavolink said:
Moonhero said:
NeWii, Wii Touch, or U.

Wii Touch U

My body is ready.

His body too. He will grant your whishes.





I didn't actually make this up but I googled Wii U today and it was tied to Wii U Evolution. I say drop the 'U' and make it "Wii Evolution"



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i dont mind Wii U myself and i dont mind a name change, but they really should keep the WII in the name, that is what are going to keep the soccer moms and teeny boopers who bought the Wii in the first place interested. Hardcore already knows what the thing really is, and most Ninty fans are gonna buy it no matter what