Let's pretend the Wii U was called the "Nintendo Ultra." Would sales be a lot higher, a little higher, or the same? I highly doubt it could get any worse. I know too that sales wouldn't be that much higher but maybe it wouldn't of crossed the line in America and still be above the PS4 as of now? I don't know you guys tell me I honestly think it would have been selling more along the lines of the XBOX One if it had a different name.
Sales would have been so high if the WiiU would have been named Super Wii Entertainment System!
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Well it would certainly sell less if they called it the HeilHitler Box.
Wolfenstein would have been an exclusive, bundled with a $5 off voucher for download of the Saboteur.
I would think that yes, had it had a different name like Wii 2, it would have sold better. Reasoning is solely because the predominate mass consumer confusion that the gamepad was mearly for the Wii wouldn't have happened. Thus garnering some additional interest.
But largely circumstances wouldn't have changed as even that would have been overcome had there been critical mass marketable games at launch. That would have drove the interest required for people to realize it was a new console.