As mentioned earlier, the final name of Nintendo’s next-gen console will be Nintendo Wii. It seems the general agreement with most of the forum dwellers is negative. I however think this is a cool name. Sure, once you get past the wii wii jokes, you are still left with the question: Why Wii? Well Wii is Japanese for ‘good’ (Good Japanese marketing, Buy the Nintendo Good!) Other that that, the name signify’s multiplayer (Wii play together). Wii also means it is a system for everyone ( I can see your Grandma’s Wii is white!).
Another thing is that you won’t need to abbreviate it (Xbox 360= 360, Playstation 2=PS2, Xbox 360 Power Brick= House Fire starter)
The move has made alot of gamers seriously pissed. But, I recall the same reaction
A) when the Revolution was first shown at E305, B) When the controller was first shown C) Now with Wii.
I think that just like those events, gamers will eventually warm up
But now it’s late, and I gotta go touch my DS. And wait for my Wii to come out. (Sorry)