Thursday, April 27, 2006

Wii are not amused.

As has been stated time and again, Skor is an equal mock-ortunity blogger. When Skor's favorite state comes up with a ridiculous tourism slogan, Skor is there. And when Skor's favorite video game company comes up with a ridiculous product name, Skor is also there. Behold the official name for Nintendo's upcoming console, previously code-named Revolution: Wii.
Introducing ... Wii.
As in "we."
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.
And Wii, as a name and a console, brings something revolutionary to the world of video games that sets it apart from the crowd.
So that's Wii. But Now Nintendo needs you.
Because, it's really not about you or me.
It's about Wii.
And together, Wii will change everything.
Ooooo-kay. Now I'll grant that I'm highly likely to purchase this device regardless of what it is called, but Wii?!? What were they thinking? Is there some kind of rule that the more awesome something is the stupider its name must be? Or perhaps they know that this thing will fly off the shelves no matter how freakish a name it has, so they chose a name that would make them laugh to hear people talking seriously about. I guess I could respect that kind of motive.

Source: Nintendo via Engadget
Categories: Sci/Tech

1 Comments:

Blogger Matthew said...

No, the name is perfect. For more on the Wii, visit my blog.

11:41 AM, June 19, 2006  

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