You know, I thought that nothing would beat the controller as far as a WTF, but this takes the cake.
What the hell marketing was smoking when they made this? If they wanted something more simple then Revolution(because god knows how complicated that is), they could have went with freakin RES (Revolutionary Entertainment System). Grant it, that sounds stupid as well, but not as stupid as fucking Wii and at least it still has Revolution (a kick ass name and one that fits perfectly with the title) in it.
You know what, maybe this would have been okay if it was named Wii in the first place. But come on! You don't give a kickass name to something only to give it a name that will be forsaken for the rest of your life.
OK guys - get all the jokes out of your system, sleep on it for a couple of nights as we did, and then realise that it's a memorable, unique name that is unusual for a games machine - but that's the whole point.
but seriously... this name indicates, to me, that they dont even care about selling to hardcore gamers. think about a cross-platform tv ad: "available for playstation 3, xbox 360, dreamcast 2009, and WIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII!"
Ahahahaha :lol Just when you thought they were doing everything right, they make a name that inherently questions the system itself. Nintendo 'why'? Or shit Nintendo 'wee' is almost as bad. WTF, really.
You know, Nintendo is lucky they've got so many franchises or I just wouldn't bother putting up with the odd looks and having to explain the name. 3D Mario, Zelda, and Metroid are completely skippable to me and inferior to their 2D counterparts, but they're still going to suck me in with SSB, Pokemon, and the blasted virtual console and its TG-16 vertical shooters and such.
Sigh. Maybe I'll just order off the Internet or something.
Should have been the Nintendo Us or US if they really wanted the "community" feel. They could still keep the cheesy feel of "Wii will change everything" with something along the lines of "Join Us for a gaming revolution," except without the negative connotations, and "US" could have stood for Universal System, to represent that it's covering all of Nintendo's home consoles as well as the Genesis and TG-16. And a name like that might even help sell it in the US due to nationalism, and such.