They said we needed a Revolution in gaming. But not ‘we’, no they meant ‘Wii’
Today, Nintendo yet again shocked us all by announcing that they had dropped the codename ‘Revolution’ and are going with the “Nintendo Wii” Yes, Wii.
Official Press Release:
As in “we.”
While the code-name Revolution expressed our direction, Wii represents the answer. Wii will break down that wall that seperates videogame 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 the 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 playing it. And Wii, as a name and a console, brings something revolutionary to the world of videogames 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. And together, Wii will change everything.
I just have to say that, although it’s odd, Nintendo is keeping their word on the Revolution being a codename. Also just putting this out there: We can either Touch, or we can Wii.
And I havn’t checked any forums yet, but for the people that called the controller “the RevMote”, I gues you can now call it the WiiMote. Heh.
You should check out the trailer in Flash, at Nintendo’s site : Wii