I guess Revolution wasn't a good enough name for Nintendo, so they decided to go with the name Wii (pronounced 'we') for their next generation console. I have to say that, honestly, I'm a bit disappointed. I liked the name Revolution as it really described what the system and company's goals were for changing the industry. Nintendo had this to say in regards to the name change:
"Introducing ... Wii. As in "we." 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. And together, Wii will change everything."
The line "Wii has a distinctive "ii" spelling that symbolizes both the unique controllers" raises an eyebrow on this blogger's face. Maybe the rumors of the system being bundled with two remotes isn't such a far-fetched idea after all?
What say you all?
- Key specs
- Game format Optical disc, Downloadable
- Online features Multiplayer, Voice chat, Store, Browser
- Drive capacity 512 MB
- Controller type Wired, Wireless
- Motion controls Accelerometer, Camera / optical
- Video outputs Component, RCA / composite, S-Video
- Weight 2.65 lb
- Released 2006-11-19