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retroish...Nintendo Wii?

Post by Mad Gerald » Thu Apr 27, 2006 12:24 pm

Nintendo Revolution named Wii
17:00, Apr 27th by Ben Parfitt
Nintendo’s next gen console will be known as Wii.
The console, previously known as the codename revolution, has been officially named ahead of further announcements at E3.

A statement from the Japanese games giants today explained: “While the code-name “Revolutionâ€
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Post by Ash » Thu Apr 27, 2006 1:00 pm

That's got to be a joke. Surely.

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Post by C4 » Thu Apr 27, 2006 1:12 pm

It's not April 1st I'm afraid.

The name 'Wii' sounds like somekind of electronic penis.
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Post by Smurph » Thu Apr 27, 2006 1:16 pm

Sorry, its official.

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Post by C4 » Thu Apr 27, 2006 1:17 pm

Smurph wrote:Sorry, its official.

Mummy, I want a Wii
Tyson Tomko: No!

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Post by necronom » Thu Apr 27, 2006 1:18 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

At first I thought it was Wii as in "The knights that go Wi!", but it's Wii as in Wee. They might as well have called it Poo.

If I was a Nintendo fan I would be extremely pissed off (or should that be wee'd off?) by the name.

I'm going to go and have a look and see if it's a joke...

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Post by C4 » Thu Apr 27, 2006 1:21 pm

I doubt even the 'mature' gamers will like the name.

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Post by necronom » Thu Apr 27, 2006 1:32 pm

No joke!

I've just Wii'd myself laughing.

This thread has the right title: "Retroish". I don't think it will be around for long with a name like that.

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Post by Sureshot » Thu Apr 27, 2006 1:43 pm

What is it with Nintendo and changing their console names!

Power to Ultra 64 and Revolution!

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Post by C4 » Thu Apr 27, 2006 1:44 pm

Sureshot wrote:What is it with Nintendo and changing their console names!

Power to Ultra 64 and Revolution!
Don't forget the best codename of the lot - Dolphin

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Post by Ash » Thu Apr 27, 2006 2:07 pm

Now I love Nintendo and I'll be buying the console on day one but you have to admit that this is commercial suicide.

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Post by C4 » Thu Apr 27, 2006 2:12 pm

I couldn't agree with you more.

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Post by Opa-Opa » Thu Apr 27, 2006 2:23 pm

If this is the real name for the new Nintendo console (I have only read this forums thread) it is clear that Nintendo DO NOT want to shake off the Kiddie image.

What does wii mean in Japanesse, if anything..?

I can't belive people sat round a large table being paid huge sums of money to come up with such bolloxs..
Being a Nintendo fan and looking foward to the download side of things I will be buying a rev (wii) when they are released but it I wont be supprised if it becomes Nintendos dreamcast, IE a great machine but a failure.. The gimicky controller and stupid name wont help..

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Post by Ash » Thu Apr 27, 2006 2:34 pm

I'll just call it Revolution. They can't stop me.

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