• Register
  • TOS
  • Privacy
  • @NeoGAF

rhoq
Junior Member
(04-13-2012, 09:43 PM)
rhoq's Avatar
Like it or not, the Wii U branding/logo is already known worldwide. It's received press coverage on the large news sites (CNN, MSNBC, etc.), though not much since E3 2011, I still believe that was enough for the non-geeks to know about it. Even if this screenshot were real, I just don't see Nintendo changing the name of this thing now.
Robin64
Member
(04-13-2012, 09:44 PM)
Robin64's Avatar
But they've changed it to be Mario Party 9 now..?

GodfatherX
Member
(04-13-2012, 09:45 PM)
GodfatherX's Avatar
Wii-Ent-Sys

this is worse then WiiU, and still causes brand confusion by keeping the Wii name
Wario64
works for Gamestop (lol)
(04-13-2012, 09:45 PM)

Originally Posted by Robin64

But they've changed it to be Mario Party 9 now..?

Nice photoshop there, Robin64
SmithnCo
Member
(04-13-2012, 09:45 PM)
SmithnCo's Avatar
Wii 3 could be called Wii Multimedia Electronic Entertainment System by Nintendo Co., Ltd.

But seriously WES is horrible and confusing.
Valnen
Member
(04-13-2012, 09:45 PM)
Valnen's Avatar

Originally Posted by Khrno

It has begun:

WES
Super WES
Wii 64
Wii GameCube
Wii Wii

Actually...I could see this happening. If the Wii-U is weaker than the 360 and PS3 as rumors have suggested, I could totally see them releasing a Super Wii-U in middle of the PS4-720 generation and making it more powerful than both in an effort to crush Sony and Microsoft.
kodt
Banned
(04-13-2012, 09:45 PM)
kodt's Avatar
The WiiNiiEss?
Tron 2.0
Member
(04-13-2012, 09:46 PM)
Tron 2.0's Avatar

Originally Posted by rhoq

Like it or not, the Wii U branding/logo is already known worldwide. It's received press coverage on the large news sites (CNN, MSNBC, etc.), though not much since E3 2011, I still believe that was enough for the non-geeks to know about it. Even if this screenshot were real, I just don't see Nintendo changing the name of this thing now.

Like Revolution or Natal, right?
reddwarf42
Member
(04-13-2012, 09:46 PM)
reddwarf42's Avatar
Wouldn't the Wii Entertainment System name be confusing for some?
Regulus Tera
Romanes Eunt Domus
(04-13-2012, 09:46 PM)
Regulus Tera's Avatar
WES

Super WES
Robin64
Member
(04-13-2012, 09:46 PM)
Robin64's Avatar

Originally Posted by Wario64

Nice photoshop there, Robin64

...

http://www.nintendo.co.jp/schedule/index.html
Tain
Member
(04-13-2012, 09:47 PM)
Tain's Avatar
Why would Nintendo ever do something like this in Japan?

What relevance does "Nintendo Entertainment System" have to Japanese consumers?

c'mon
Regulus Tera
Romanes Eunt Domus
(04-13-2012, 09:47 PM)
Regulus Tera's Avatar

Originally Posted by Tain

Why would Nintendo ever do something like this in Japan?

What relevance does "Nintendo Entertainment System" have to Japanese consumers?

c'mon

Wamicom
udivision
(04-13-2012, 09:47 PM)
udivision's Avatar

Originally Posted by Robin64

But they've changed it to be Mario Party 9 now..?

That's what it always was. This whole thread is a joke.
rhoq
Junior Member
(04-13-2012, 09:48 PM)
rhoq's Avatar

Originally Posted by Tron 2.0

Like Revolution or Natal, right?

No. It was made pretty clear that "Revolution" and "Natal" were not final names and would most likely change in the future. The Wii U name was presented more definitively.
kittens
Member
(04-13-2012, 09:48 PM)
kittens's Avatar

Originally Posted by Cat Party

The New WiiŽ

This is the best suggestion I've seen.

I think people give the Wii name way too much stock. The Wii is old news, and a lot of casual gamers are burnt out on the brand. That's what I've experienced from my friends and family, at least.

Clearly stating that this system is a NEW Wii is the only way to re-use the brand.
sixteen-bit
Member
(04-13-2012, 09:48 PM)
sixteen-bit's Avatar

Originally Posted by Fredrik

oh yes please!
SWES
Super WES
Awesome

Ess Wess

[/garnett lee]
Diablos54
Member
(04-13-2012, 09:48 PM)
Diablos54's Avatar

Originally Posted by GodfatherX

Wii-Ent-Sys

this is worse then WiiU, and still causes brand confusion by keeping the Wii name

How does keeping the Wii name cause confusion?
upandaway
Member
(04-13-2012, 09:48 PM)
upandaway's Avatar

Originally Posted by Robin64

But they've changed it to be Mario Party 9 now..?

Why would they change the Wii icon to the WiiWare icon (those who photoshopped)?
cluxdeluxe
Member
(04-13-2012, 09:49 PM)
They should just drop the wii name completely.
Emitan
Member
(04-13-2012, 09:49 PM)
Emitan's Avatar

Originally Posted by Valnen

Actually...I could see this happening. If the Wii-U is weaker than the 360 and PS3 as rumors have suggested, I could totally see them releasing a Super Wii-U in middle of the PS4-720 generation and making it more powerful than both in an effort to crush Sony and Microsoft.

Are you Pachter's alt account?
Deadly Cyclone
Pride of Iowa State
(04-13-2012, 09:50 PM)
Deadly Cyclone's Avatar
Nintendo. The Nintendo name holds more brand recognition than Wii. Call the system the Nintendo Revolution.

Done.
The Boat
Member
(04-13-2012, 09:50 PM)
The Boat's Avatar
While I'm not saying Wii Entertainment System wouldn't be confusing, people saying that keeping 'Wii' in the name is the same as the 3DS situation aren't thinking clearly.
3DS was a problem mostly because we have:
DS
DS Lite
DSi
DSi XL
3DS

and the designs are all very similar.
With Wii U, even if the design is similar you only have two consoles: Wii and Wii U. That's it.

Also, it's irrelevant if Wii isn't selling right now, Wii is a gigantic brand name, there are tremendous advantages in keeping it.
RockmanWhore
Member
(04-13-2012, 09:51 PM)
RockmanWhore's Avatar
That name would make sense in Japan, but I'm not sure about the west.
udivision
(04-13-2012, 09:51 PM)
udivision's Avatar

Originally Posted by Diablos54

How does keeping the Wii name cause confusion?

Well, no one bought the New iPad because it wasn't called the iPad 3

Originally Posted by RockmanWhore

That name would make sense in Japan, but I'm not sure about the west.

That's... backwards.
Watch Da Birdie
Member
(04-13-2012, 09:51 PM)
Watch Da Birdie's Avatar
Super Mario Four for the Wii Entertainment System?

Sounds nice!
Emitan
Member
(04-13-2012, 09:52 PM)
Emitan's Avatar

Originally Posted by Watch Da Birdie

Super Mario Four for the Wii Entertainment System?

Sounds nice!

They're renaming 3DS to Wii Entertainment System?
SteeloDMZ
Banned
(04-13-2012, 09:52 PM)
W.E.S.
Valnen
Member
(04-13-2012, 09:52 PM)
Valnen's Avatar

Originally Posted by Billychu

Are you Pachter's alt account?

I wish I got paid for bullshit speculation.
Sammy Samusu
I should post less pop-gaf speak spam. It's bad for my health.
(04-13-2012, 09:52 PM)
Sammy Samusu's Avatar
The power of FireBug. BEHOLD
Regulus Tera
Romanes Eunt Domus
(04-13-2012, 09:52 PM)
Regulus Tera's Avatar

Originally Posted by Deadly Cyclone

Nintendo. The Nintendo name holds more brand recognition than Wii. Call the system the Nintendo Revolution.

Done.

I see this happening in the future:

Nintendo
Legend of Zelda
The Mario Bros.
heckmanimation
Member
(04-13-2012, 09:54 PM)
heckmanimation's Avatar
they might have already missed the boat with the classic NES tie-in. shoulda done it with wii.

that said. theres no reason they can't call it Super Nintendo Wii.
Azure Dream
Member
(04-13-2012, 09:55 PM)
Azure Dream's Avatar

Originally Posted by DefectiveReject

I can guarantee you now 6000% its not a product of Photoshop . . . . It is 100% a screenshot taken running Chrome on my iMac . . .

...Which, assuming you're not just lying, doesn't get around the possibility you edited the HTML source and then just viewed the edited document in your browser.

It really is easier than Photoshopping sometimes...
axisofweevils
Holy crap! Today's real megaton is that more than two people can have the same first name.
(04-13-2012, 09:55 PM)
axisofweevils's Avatar

Originally Posted by The Boat

While I'm not saying Wii Entertainment System wouldn't be confusing, people saying that keeping 'Wii' in the name is the same as the 3DS situation aren't thinking clearly.
3DS was a problem mostly because we have:
DS
DS Lite
DSi
DSi XL
3DS

and the designs are all very similar.
With Wii U, even if the design is similar you only have two consoles: Wii and Wii U. That's it.

Also, it's irrelevant if Wii isn't selling right now, Wii is a gigantic brand name, there are tremendous advantages in keeping it.

This.

And there's even less confusion if you can only buy the controllers with the console.
Stops all those confused idiots buying a Wii U tablet for the Wii.
The Boat
Member
(04-13-2012, 09:55 PM)
The Boat's Avatar

Originally Posted by RockmanWhore

That name would make sense in Japan, but I'm not sure about the west.

Originally Posted by udivision



That's... backwards.

The Wii Family Computer!
ShockingAlberto
Member
(04-13-2012, 09:55 PM)
ShockingAlberto's Avatar
So, if it's not photoshopped, has anyone considered that it was just a placeholder that meant "Wii game information here" and not "WII U INFORMATION TOTALLY SCHEDULED HERE WITH NEW NAAAAAME"?
Zoe
(04-13-2012, 09:55 PM)
Zoe's Avatar

Originally Posted by RockmanWhore

That name would make sense in Japan, but I'm not sure about the west.

You realize it wasn't called the Nintendo Entertainment System in Japan, right?
udivision
(04-13-2012, 09:56 PM)
udivision's Avatar
In chrome, you can right click and then "inspect element." that brings up the source code, and whatever changes you make there automatically show up in the browser.
Last edited by udivision; 04-13-2012 at 09:58 PM.
Glorified G
Member
(04-13-2012, 09:56 PM)
Glorified G's Avatar

Originally Posted by ShockingAlberto

So, if it's not photoshopped, has anyone considered that it was just a placeholder that meant "Wii game information here" and not "WII U INFORMATION TOTALLY SCHEDULED HERE WITH NEW NAAAAAME"?

If it was a place holder, there would be no reason to take it down.
KingJ2002
Member
(04-13-2012, 09:56 PM)
KingJ2002's Avatar
lol... wow


buying 50
Chacranajxy
I paid good money for this Dynex!
(04-13-2012, 09:56 PM)
Chacranajxy's Avatar

Originally Posted by The Boat

The Wii Family Computer!

If they're going old school, they should just call it the Wii & Watch.

Wait, that's...
ShockingAlberto
Member
(04-13-2012, 09:57 PM)
ShockingAlberto's Avatar

Originally Posted by Glorified G

If it was a place holder, there would be no reason to take it down.

They had an outdated sheet and fixed it?
Hansel
Member
(04-13-2012, 09:57 PM)
Hansel's Avatar
I like this "Super Wii" idea everyone has.
lenovox1
Member
(04-13-2012, 09:57 PM)
lenovox1's Avatar

Originally Posted by Deadly Cyclone

Nintendo. The Nintendo name holds more brand recognition than Wii. Call the system the Nintendo Revolution.

Done.

For whom? They dropped the "Nintendo" brand from Wii for a reason. They're calling its successor "Wii U" (if they can get trademark issues worked out) for a reason. Wii was its own brand, separate and distinct from "Nintendo", from the beginning.
Last edited by lenovox1; 04-13-2012 at 10:00 PM.
DXB-KNIGHT
Member
(04-13-2012, 09:58 PM)
DXB-KNIGHT's Avatar
This is insane

Proelite
Member
(04-13-2012, 09:58 PM)
Proelite's Avatar
World Wide Wes.
Glorified G
Member
(04-13-2012, 09:58 PM)
Glorified G's Avatar

Originally Posted by ShockingAlberto

They had an outdated sheet and fixed it?

or somebody fucked up & tried to take it down before anyone(gaf) noticed.
RockmanWhore
Member
(04-13-2012, 09:59 PM)
RockmanWhore's Avatar

Originally Posted by udivision


That's... backwards.

...

Damn, I forgot that the NES was named Famicon in Japan. I don't think it's a good name then!
Emitan
Member
(04-13-2012, 09:59 PM)
Emitan's Avatar

Originally Posted by Glorified G

or somebody fucked up & tried to take it down before anyone(gaf) noticed.

i love conspiracy theorists
Gomu Gomu
Member
(04-13-2012, 10:00 PM)
Gomu Gomu's Avatar

Originally Posted by DXB-KNIGHT

This is insane

Haha, I JUST finished watching this episode. Freaky.

Thread Tools