Tragedy: The Revolution is called the fucking “wii”

| brandon

wii.jpgIn (perhaps?) an effort to make the console ‘accessible’, The Revolution has been redubbed the wii. While The Revolution indicated change in bold, daring strokes, ‘wii’ indicates, well…I don’t know. Having fun? Community? It is pronounced “we,” after all. It’s going to be a bit hard to call it that though. Dreamcast was enough of a stretch. And I guess we all got used to PlayStation. But wii? How will you talk about it? “let’s wii!” Perhaps when purchasing one you can say “hey, I’m going to go take a wii. Want to come? wii can go together!”

I’m wondering if they focus tested this name. I mean…they must have! But hey. Nintendo is crazy, and they seem to be on the right track, so maybe this whole ridiculous naming thing will really take off. And maybe when their next console comes out, they’ll call it the wwii. Well. At least it plays PC Engine games. Thanks to insufferable whiner Jess “I love to get credit for my work” Ragan (beware of popups) for the image. P.S. Kohler loves Nintendo!

Best comment I’ve seen so far (via somethingawful forums) – Nintendo is so intent on becoming number one, that they named their console after it. of course…it doesn’t really matter what it’s called, does it?

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