Nintendo Rev gets offical name...........

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Nintendo Rev gets offical name...........

Post by Impactor returns 2.0 » Thu Apr 27, 2006 4:21 pm

This is seriously not a joke!!!

http://revolution.nintendo.com/

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Post by Kaylee » Thu Apr 27, 2006 4:37 pm

{supressed giggling}

this is why a comittee of marketting and advertising professionals should never be allowed to design a product name...

Addy: "Hey, what should we name this product?"
Boss: "We need a name that implies togetherness, family, love, bunny rabbits, Christmas and the laughter of small children to target our key demographic of synergy with added imagineering."
Addy: "You mean we need to try and sound cool and trendy?"
Boss: "...Yes."
Addy: "Hm, how about 'We'?"
Boss: "It's good... but in order to most effecitvely target the modern youthful generation we need a name that differentiates us from the competition but also demonstrates the technological advances and opportunities we represent."
Addy: "You mean we need a tech-geek name like 'iPod'?"
Boss: "...Yes."
Addy: "What about iWe?"
Boss: "Hm not bad..."
Addy: "I've got it! Wii!"
Boss: "Hmm... Wii eh... I like it... I like it alot... it's new, bold and sounds like a premium brand of modern quality."
Addy: "You mean it makes us sound clever?"
Boss: "...Yes."

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Post by Impactor returns 2.0 » Thu Apr 27, 2006 4:38 pm

I just cant get over it - I bet ultrasabers bathing in Wii now
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Post by Kaylee » Thu Apr 27, 2006 4:39 pm

Impactor returns 2.0 wrote:I just cant get over it - I bet ultrasabers bathing in Wii now


Sequel to Golden Axe: Golden Showers

...man, this conversation went downhill fast... o.O

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Post by Obfleur » Thu Apr 27, 2006 4:50 pm

**** no. This can't be true? How in the hell...
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Post by Predabot » Thu Apr 27, 2006 5:06 pm

It's very, very simple a name indeed. It's almost impossible to forget of course, but... it's just too simple.

Apparently the Wii is supposed to be an abreviation of some kind?

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Post by Impactor returns 2.0 » Thu Apr 27, 2006 5:16 pm

preds you do understand that that the word wii in english is pronounced 'wee'

and that means Urine, or piss or pee or WEE!!!

Its so funny Radio 1 are even talking about Nintys error.
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Post by Predabot » Thu Apr 27, 2006 5:34 pm

Really? I thought it meant "small"?

"Oy, matey-boy gander at them wee lads over there."

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Post by Impactor returns 2.0 » Thu Apr 27, 2006 5:35 pm

It can do in Scotland.

In general, its piss.
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Post by Impactor returns 2.0 » Thu Apr 27, 2006 6:10 pm

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Post by Obfleur » Thu Apr 27, 2006 6:49 pm

:D :D :D :D
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Post by Hound » Thu Apr 27, 2006 7:02 pm

That is really really poor.

I was hoping it would be Nintendo Go (Go is 5 in Japanese and this is the 5th home console).
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Post by Reflector » Thu Apr 27, 2006 8:26 pm

I don't really mind the name i just hope it lives up to the hype

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Post by Impactor returns 2.0 » Thu Apr 27, 2006 8:28 pm

you dont mind the console is called piss?
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Post by Reflector » Thu Apr 27, 2006 8:37 pm

If it smelled like piss then maybe i'd care.

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Post by Impactor returns 2.0 » Thu Apr 27, 2006 8:49 pm

Ok, I think everything in the world should be called piss
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Post by Reflector » Thu Apr 27, 2006 8:53 pm

Piss energy drink really gets me going.

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Post by Professor Smooth » Fri Apr 28, 2006 12:53 am

Whhhhhhyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy?!?!

Er, I mean, Wiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!

I think I just wii'd myself.

Crazy name aside, I hope it wii's all over the 360. ;)
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Post by Shanti418 » Fri Apr 28, 2006 6:16 am

Yeah, I've been tenative about picking up a 360 myself, but Elder Scrolls IV is putting some serious pressure on me right now.

It's very sad and crappy that the Revolution, a cool name, is now called a Wii. But as long as it plays a crapload of old games, and new games with a revolutionary controller interface, I'm still going to buy it.
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Post by divebomb » Fri Apr 28, 2006 10:11 am

I think I might be just at an age now where I don't dismiss something just because of its name, yes wii is very close to wee, but is the PS not very close to pi$$, anyway, if they had just gone, yeah we're gonna call it the revolution how much coverage and news space would it have created? Whereas this, well here we are talking about it.

I would not buy something or not simply because of its name. Its gonna be down to how much i'll get out of it, if I play it and don't like it, I aint gonna buy it. I like the look of the 360 and its games, but everytime i've played on it I don't get the same feeling as I did the first time I played on a PS2 or the first time I played Mario 64.

Give it till launch before people start prenouncing it as the "why"

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Post by Impactor returns 2.0 » Fri Apr 28, 2006 11:07 am

Playstation or PS requires a jump to create piss - we is just we.

I think the problem is that Ninty isnt in the same postion as say Sonyor MS where they know they will sell lots of consoles, do they really need any more negative marketing before they even start? - Sure i can see hardcore gamers picking the machine up but joe public is just gonna think piss.
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Post by Kaylee » Fri Apr 28, 2006 11:57 am

divebomb wrote:I think I might be just at an age now where I don't dismiss something just because of its name, yes wii is very close to wee, but is the PS not very close to pi$$, anyway, if they had just gone, yeah we're gonna call it the revolution how much coverage and news space would it have created? Whereas this, well here we are talking about it.

I would not buy something or not simply because of its name. Its gonna be down to how much i'll get out of it, if I play it and don't like it, I aint gonna buy it. I like the look of the 360 and its games, but everytime i've played on it I don't get the same feeling as I did the first time I played on a PS2 or the first time I played Mario 64.

Give it till launch before people start prenouncing it as the "why"


That's all well and good, however I think one can't help but agree it's a pretty dumb marketting move however you cut it- certainly for the English speaking nations of the world (which I've no idea how much of the gaming market they account for. 50%+ maybe (just because we tend to horde more of the world's wealth than anything else)).

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Post by Best First » Fri Apr 28, 2006 1:01 pm

Apparently Microsoft are worried aboutthis and are considering chnaging the name of the 360 to the PooSexWee.

Playstation will respond later in the year with the Playsh*tion Wee
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Post by Obfleur » Fri Apr 28, 2006 1:31 pm

"Haters wanna hate, lovers wanna love, I dont even want none of the above I want to piss on you. Yes I do, I'll piss on you, I'll pee on you"
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Post by Brendocon » Fri Apr 28, 2006 2:56 pm

Wiigii!
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Post by sprunkner » Fri Apr 28, 2006 4:01 pm

I reserved some brand new-wee at my local game store. It's the coolest new thing, this wee. With this wee you can do things you've never been able to do before.

Or: Hey, Impy, what did you do today?

Impy: Just played with my wee all day.

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Post by Metal Vendetta » Fri Apr 28, 2006 4:10 pm

Wii-eak
I would have waited a ******* eternity for this!!!!
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Post by Predabot » Fri Apr 28, 2006 5:18 pm

Karl Lynch wrote:That's all well and good, however I think one can't help but agree it's a pretty dumb marketting move however you cut it- certainly for the English speaking nations of the world.
If you mean that it sounds like the english slang for urine, then I think you may be a bit off. Seeing as it doesn't appear as if it is so in America or Australia.

And in Scotland and Ireland (I just recalled where I had heard wee before this, and it was in a novel from Ireland about two teens on the both sides of the border.) it means small instead.

I guess it's still kind of an odd name in any case.

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Post by Obfleur » Fri Apr 28, 2006 6:24 pm

So... Predabot, borne in Sweden, is lecturing Karl, born in England, on english?
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Post by Kaylee » Fri Apr 28, 2006 6:43 pm

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Karl Lynch wrote:That's all well and good, however I think one can't help but agree it's a pretty dumb marketting move however you cut it- certainly for the English speaking nations of the world.
If you mean that it sounds like the english slang for urine, then I think you may be a bit off. Seeing as it doesn't appear as if it is so in America or Australia.

And in Scotland and Ireland (I just recalled where I had heard wee before this, and it was in a novel from Ireland about two teens on the both sides of the border.) it means small instead.

I guess it's still kind of an odd name in any case.


More that it sounds like a meaningless, short and vaguely silly sounding made-up word which somebody spent a lunch hour trying to give 'meaning' to. As somebody said elsewhere, when you need to start writing mini booklets just devoted to explaining why your product has a surreal name one might want to consider resources being mispent.

While I don't think it was really one, Revolution was a better name imo as it at least had some actual meaning without the need for someone to let you in on what it means and didn't sound quite so much like something named by a small child. Or even NES2 or something might have been better- I guess acronyms are a bit out of fashion right now. Even the dreaded iPod has a name which immediately hints that it is a product by Apple Mac (i-notation) and is a storage device of somesort.

In short for a device which I thought they were targetting at a viable niche of casual gamers who want a cheap(er) system and some more 'fun' titles they've picked a pretty alienating name imo. You might as well have called it the Gbb (prounounced 'gob', and designed to show the beer-bellies yourself and your friends will have from playing videogames all day (bb) and the G stands for 'Great' to tell you what an awesome time you'll have playing it).

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