Nintendo names its console...a little wanker
So I'm not sure what Nintendo execs are smoking over across that pond to the left, but damn that must be some heavy shit. Who the hell names a console a Wii? I mean, that's not even close to a word. They claim the name is intended to be universal and not abbreviated anywhere. My theory? Maybe they thought they could really accomplish their goal of opening gaming up to new markets...children learning their first words, perhaps? Ma, Da, Wii. Makes perfect sense. The parents aren't going to know if the kid is making his Christmas wish or hosing down his drawers. In reality, perhaps they can save money on marketing or something. But there better be some redeeming feature, because otherwise I give it a thumbs down. Even if they did want to call it something dumb in Japan, there was never anything wrong with naming systems differently over here than there. Everyone knew what it was anyway. Well, chalk it up to another misstep at the once-king-now-pauper of gaming. What early 80's child would have thought that Nintendo would be an afterthought in the gaming community?