Nintendo Revolution Officially Renamed 'Wii'

"Wii", like Weeeeeeeeeeeee! Reminds me of that Firefox flick, Wheee!

Less than two weeks before E3, Nintendo has released a statement addressing the change-up, and explained what exactly the name Wii represents:

"While the code-name 'Revolution' expressed our direction, Wii represents the answer. Wii will break down that wall that separates video game players from everybody else."

"Wii will put people more in touch with their games ... and each other. But you're probably asking: What does the name mean? Wii sounds like 'we,' which emphasizes this console is for everyone."

"Wii can easily be remembered by people around the world, no matter what language they speak. No confusion. No need to abbreviate. Just Wii. Wii has a distinctive 'ii' spelling that symbolizes both the unique controllers and the image of people gathering to play."

"And Wii, as a name and a console, brings something revolutionary to the world of video games that sets it apart from the crowd. So that's Wii. But now Nintendo needs you. Because, it's really not about you or me. It's about Wii."

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This has got to be one of the worst names. If someone isn't told how to prounounce it, they won't have a damn clue. It should be fun for mom's shopping for a system for their children come Christmas time when they have no idea how to say what they want to buy. I would love to know what market research went into this genius decision.

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