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Do you like or dislike the name Wii for Nintendo's now consule?

I love it!
11 (18%)
like it
15 (24.6%)
its OK
13 (21.3%)
dislike it
10 (16.4%)
I hate it!
12 (19.7%)

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Offline El Stevo

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Re: Wii good name or bad?
« Reply #15 on: May 05, 2006, 03:46:23 pm »
like it = it's grown on me.

Fungus does the same.

What amazes me is the fact that a company that barely has had an original thought for the last 25 years (Mario anyone?) Could come out of nowhere with such a offbeat name. Now if only they started being creative with their games..
What an odd thing to say.

The name is OK, but it's a bit weak and not very catchy somehow. It would be completely forgettable if it weren't for the connotations.
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Re: Wii good name or bad?
« Reply #16 on: May 05, 2006, 07:23:05 pm »
It's just a name, and doesn't really reflect the potential of the actual system, despite its silliness/stupidness/suggestiveness, so hopefully this won't turn people off of the system before it even gets out. But still, it definitely isn't the best choice, at least for an American/European market.

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Re: Wii good name or bad?
« Reply #17 on: May 07, 2006, 05:00:17 am »
All the hype from the name change (and especially people like you bitching about it) is giving it far more publicity. I really wouldn't have known or cared about the system at all had I not heard about the name change.

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Re: Wii good name or bad?
« Reply #18 on: May 09, 2006, 04:46:32 pm »
This is all I can say about this......deep down inside I cry because I feel Nintendo has let me down in some way by naming it "wii".

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Re: Wii good name or bad?
« Reply #19 on: May 10, 2006, 09:41:49 am »
You know, I didn't like it at first. Since I've been saying it for a few weeks, I'm over the initial shock. I think it's great that Nintendo has the intestinal fortitude to try something so radical. I mean it's better than the Gamecube, I can dig it. I be right back, I have to Wii.....

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Re: Wii good name or bad?
« Reply #20 on: May 10, 2006, 09:58:23 am »
I don't really care, but I am getting used to it.

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Re: Wii good name or bad?
« Reply #21 on: May 10, 2006, 10:06:23 am »
Can we just drop this? :(

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Re: Wii good name or bad?
« Reply #22 on: May 10, 2006, 10:22:35 am »
Sure... I hated it, but now I honsetly dont care. Roll on the Wii, say I.
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Re: Wii good name or bad?
« Reply #23 on: May 17, 2006, 07:51:07 pm »
Didn't like it at first, think it's fine now. Over time it'll just be accepted like any other console/product/company name.
Doubt i'd call it a Wii much when I own one though, I'll probably just end up calling it the 'Nintendo'.

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Re: Wii good name or bad?
« Reply #24 on: May 17, 2006, 08:12:39 pm »
Didn't like it at first, think it's fine now. Over time it'll just be accepted like any other console/product/company name.
Doubt i'd call it a Wii much when I own one though, I'll probably just end up calling it the 'Nintendo'.

After my initial whining I thought i'd be over it by now bu I still dislike the name. That being said, the name is much less relevent than it was pre-E3 because now we actually have games to associate it with rather than just the mental image of people jumping on couches with a remote. And I think I may end up unintentionally just calling it "Nintendo" too. Its how I referred to the SNES back in the day.


As a sidenote, Sony shouldve taken Nintendo's strategy on announcement timing. Them announcing the price during the conference was a complete disaster and stole all potential thunder they had. The same couldve gone for Nintendo if they announced the "Wii" name at their conference. People wouldve been scratching their heads rather than paying attention to the actual tech demos.

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Re: Wii good name or bad?
« Reply #25 on: May 17, 2006, 08:43:05 pm »
I find myself calling it the Nintendo as well.  It's a name I know.

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Re: Wii good name or bad?
« Reply #26 on: May 18, 2006, 07:46:36 am »
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That being said

Its contagious!

With that being said, Ive got used to the name... its not great, but I dont hate it like i did when it was first announced.
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Re: Wii good name or bad?
« Reply #27 on: May 18, 2006, 08:57:19 am »
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That being said

Its contagious!

With that being said, Ive got used to the name... its not great, but I dont hate it like i did when it was first announced.

I don't hate it as much as I used to, but I find I either say it in a very loud, high-pitched way 'cause it's fun or I refer to it as the Nintendo. Revolution still slips out on occasion though, but I'm trying -- really trying -- to keep that from happening. Not sure if I'll succeed though; I still want to call it the Revolution.

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Re: Wii good name or bad?
« Reply #28 on: May 18, 2006, 07:24:56 pm »
I heard on a podcast how Reggie now looks out of place due to the name change. The argument was that he was such a strong figure for the Revolution, but the moment he had to start saying "Wii" it just felt out of place.

It kinda is a good argument because, from a marketing standpoint, Reggie no longer is the personality that should be selling something with such a childish name to families. The persona he created was perfect for the console wars and for pushing the butt-kicking Revolution, but now that its Wii they need a softer touch for this family-friendly-super-happy-lucky-machine. A giant with eyes that can kill doesn't really cut it when you're trying to hula-hoop your way into someones living room.
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Re: Wii good name or bad?
« Reply #29 on: May 19, 2006, 01:06:14 am »
Hey Kids! Get your folks to buy you the Wii or Uncle Reggie will kick your ass!
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