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Grampa Simpson
(04-13-2012, 08:29 PM)
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DeftectiveReject caught an update on Nintendo's Japanese Website that suggests that the Wii U may be renamed to the Wii Entertainment System.



This is making me a bit giddy. Either that or it's finally the week to stop sniffing glue.
Trancetronic
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(04-13-2012, 08:29 PM)
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But will it come with R.O.B.?
Svafnir
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(04-13-2012, 08:29 PM)
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They need to drop the "wii" entirely
Tchetil
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(04-13-2012, 08:29 PM)
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yeeeess!
Christine
(04-13-2012, 08:29 PM)
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Look, a seagull.
BY2K
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(04-13-2012, 08:29 PM)
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Dude, why did you made the thread?

The icon is the WiiWare icon and this is the only 100% English part on a Japanese website.

IT'S FAKE!
laika09
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(04-13-2012, 08:30 PM)
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Originally Posted by Svafnir

They need to drop the "wii" entirely

They also need to set giant piles of money on fire.
Wario64
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(04-13-2012, 08:30 PM)
I hope it comes with Duck Hunt and Gyromite
ShockingAlberto
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(04-13-2012, 08:30 PM)
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I should make a thread for every photoshop I've seen, too.
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Originally Posted by Svafnir

They need to drop the "wii" entirely

That will never happen.
PhoReal
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(04-13-2012, 08:30 PM)
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And it begins to spread like wild fire.
Raptomex
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(04-13-2012, 08:30 PM)
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They just need to remove the Wii name. They'll make the same mistake with the 3DS. Launch sales will be terrible, I can hear the ignorance now; "it's just another Wii". *Punch in the face*.
Aeris130
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(04-13-2012, 08:31 PM)
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Who's going to call it that? Did anyone say "Entertainment System" for the (s)nes? People will just short it to Wii, making it identical.
Escape Goat
(04-13-2012, 08:31 PM)
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Nintendo Entertainment System 2
같ToMmY같
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(04-13-2012, 08:31 PM)
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Isn't that even more confusing than wiiu?
botty
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(04-13-2012, 08:31 PM)
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Originally Posted by BY2K

Dude, why did you made the thread?

The icon is the WiiWare icon and this is the only 100% English part on a Japanese website.

IT'S FAKE!

Wait... that's embarrassing if true.
Guevara
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(04-13-2012, 08:31 PM)
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Sounds more like they dropped the U and are just going with something generic for now. We heard rumors before that the Wii U name was being reconsidered.
Seda
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(04-13-2012, 08:31 PM)
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That would confuse the more casual consumers greatly.
enzo_gt
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(04-13-2012, 08:31 PM)
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Wii Entertainment System is not much better or less confusing than Wii U.
TheCongressman1
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(04-13-2012, 08:31 PM)
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We've pretty much decided this was a fake already, so yeah.
Ghost_Protocol
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(04-13-2012, 08:31 PM)
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WES? Thats cool. My brother's name is wes.
The Bookerman
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(04-13-2012, 08:31 PM)
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Anybody here got a WES?
StevieP
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(04-13-2012, 08:31 PM)

Originally Posted by Grampa Simpson

DeftectiveReject caught an update on Nintendo's Japanese Website that suggests that the Wii U may be renamed to the Wii Entertainment System.

This is making me a bit giddy. Either that or it's finally the week to stop sniffing glue.

Stop sniffing glue, it's fake. haha

Originally Posted by Svafnir

They need to drop the "wii" entirely

What I wrote in the Wii U thread:

Originally Posted by StevieP

The Wii is Nintendo's most successful console by leaps and bounds. It would be a mistake *not* to include the Wii name after a hundred million or so sales.

The 3DS was poorly advertised and poorly placed (i.e. 3DS games were mixed in with DS games at stores). When I went to buy an iPhone, I certainly knew the difference between the 4 and the 4s, despite their relatively minor upgrades (certainly the aesthetics were exact). Although I am an informed consumer, Apple certainly made these differences known via advertising.

Am I confident that Nintendo can hit it out of the park advertising the 'new' Wii? No. But to discard the success behind that name would be crazy in my opinion.

But yeah, this:

They also need to set giant piles of money on fire.

Deadly Cyclone
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(04-13-2012, 08:32 PM)
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This would be better in a name standpoint but worse from a brand confusion standpoint. Wii-U at least shows that it could be something new, but Wii Entertainment System could make people think that name is just the "long" name for the Wii.
ClovingWestbrook
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(04-13-2012, 08:32 PM)
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:(
MetatronM
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(04-13-2012, 08:32 PM)
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Originally Posted by Aeris130

Who's going to call it that? Did anyone say "Entertainment System" for the (s)nes? People will just short it to Wii, making it identical.

They would abbreviate it to WES. Also, fake.
lastflowers
(04-13-2012, 08:32 PM)
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Nope, no, nuh-uh, stop right there.

Nintendo, please don't do this.
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(04-13-2012, 08:32 PM)
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fake
The Grim Heaper
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(04-13-2012, 08:32 PM)
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Sounds like it'd be confusing.

Calling fakes.
Kabuki Quantum Lover
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(04-13-2012, 08:32 PM)
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I guess the original Wii was a pain & disappointment system?
Chacranajxy
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(04-13-2012, 08:32 PM)
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WES Side, mothafuckas.
DXB-KNIGHT
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(04-13-2012, 08:32 PM)
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AAAHHH GAF is really testing the boundaries of my sanity
My quote :

I feel its a bit hard to believe that Nintendo is stupid enough to post such information on their game release schedule where they don't post anything but game releases date in full blown English.

HylianTom
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(04-13-2012, 08:32 PM)
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Originally Posted by PhoReal

And it begins to spread like wild fire.

Delicious, ain't it?

Haha..
Theonik
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(04-13-2012, 08:33 PM)
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I'm not an entertainment system :(
DefectiveReject
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(04-13-2012, 08:33 PM)
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Originally Posted by ShockingAlberto

I should make a thread for every photoshop I've seen, too.

I can guarantee you now 6000% its not a product of Photoshop . . . . It is 100% a screenshot taken running Chrome on my iMac . . .
SmithnCo
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(04-13-2012, 08:33 PM)
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lol wut? No way. That's way too confusing.
Monty Mole
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(04-13-2012, 08:33 PM)
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Just call it "The new NES".
Santiako
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(04-13-2012, 08:33 PM)
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Why would that be in English?
outunderthestars
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(04-13-2012, 08:33 PM)
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Makes sense. I was always shocked that they didn't release a Wii with a NES paint job and retro classic controller bundle and a few NES VC games installed.



Hcoregamer00
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(04-13-2012, 08:33 PM)
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I still prefer Wii 2 or Super Wii Entertainment System, at least the latter sounds almost like the SNES.
alr1ght
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(04-13-2012, 08:33 PM)
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So, were you not entertained with the vanilla Wii?
Khrno
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(04-13-2012, 08:33 PM)
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It has begun:

WES
Super WES
Wii 64
Wii GameCube
Wii Wii
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(04-13-2012, 08:34 PM)
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WES? The fuck?

Originally Posted by Chacranajxy

WES Side, mothafuckas.

LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL
Wiz
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(04-13-2012, 08:34 PM)
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More confusing than calling it Wii U, honestly.
1-D_FTW
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(04-13-2012, 08:34 PM)
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Originally Posted by laika09

They also need to set giant piles of money on fire.

Oh, really? It's making gobs of money right now? It made gobs of money. Right now it's being treated as a tired fad by the buying public.

Just name it Nintendo Entertainment System and call it a day. Mario isn't selling 10 million units on DS because Wii is in the title. It's selling because of the Nintendo logo.
Syphon Filter
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(04-13-2012, 08:34 PM)
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super wii
Shorty
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(04-13-2012, 08:34 PM)
Wii Too or bust
King of the Potato People
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(04-13-2012, 08:34 PM)
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WES as in High Wesolution? How high?
Reversed
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I was digging the name. This one has a silly acronym.

Where's the site, though?
Valnen
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Originally Posted by outunderthestars

Makes sense. I was always shocked that they didn't release a Wii with a NES paint job and retro classic controller bundle and a few NES VC games installed.

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y24.../nesrev4ow.jpg

http://img.engadget.com/common/image...23521685093357

That looks hideous.

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