Thursday, April 27, 2006

Revolution no longer, now it's Wii

That's the official name announced by Nintendo for its next home console, formerly called Revolution. It's going to get a bit of getting used to, but looking at the logo I can learn to live with it.

From Nintendo european site

(short brand intro video available on site)

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.

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Gamer C. said...

Hmm, its not so bad. I like the logo for it and I think it might be great if they find a cool slogan for it.

The Elderly said...

Yep it's grown on me.