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

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Post by Reflector » Fri Apr 28, 2006 7:18 pm

Just play with your piss and shut up.

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Post by sprunkner » Sat Apr 29, 2006 5:46 am

Wee is American slang for pee, Preds. Just not used that often.
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Post by Predabot » Sat Apr 29, 2006 8:47 am

I have to say I've never heard it on TV, they only use it in south-east florida or something?

On another note, someone posted a somewhat odd, yet tantalizing thread on IGN that the name may be some kind of very cheaky scheme. :eyebrow:

http://boards.ign.com/nintendo_wii_lobb ... 461/p1/?76

Not really sure what I think. Still, it's odd that Ninty haven't claimed any kinds of Trademarks for the name anywhere.

Btw, 11 days to E3?! Wow, the days just creep up on you. I'm sure this years show is going to be nearly on fire and electrically charged, for more reasons than Ninty too of course. :)

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Post by Jetfire » Sat Apr 29, 2006 4:57 pm

Karl Lynch wrote:
divebomb wrote:
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)).

One can't underestimate the power of marketting and advertising.


Maybe, but the power of word of mouth is far more. For all the marketing The Xbox only sold an equal amount as the Game Cube dispite clearly being more trendy to own and far more marketing and advertisement, the best online gaming for a console, more media kudos and a wider target demograph. The Nintendo DX has sold more than The PSP and thats before the DS lite.

Many gamers have complained the usual, Nintendo are childish, their products have nothing "Kewl", they don't make games I want, none of my friends want one or have one etc. But through world of mouth each console they make is still a success by basically having Nintendo's brilliant inhouse games.
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Post by Kaylee » Mon May 01, 2006 11:06 pm

Could be, although I'd say it probably had much more to do with the price tag on it. Don't forget it was the cheapest of all three of the big systems, launching at about $199 and then being cut very quickly.

I think it was last year- they had GC's in toysrus for less than £50! With two games! o.O I'm not surprised Nintendo sold units at that price; they're almost giving them away.

Same thing goes for DS v. PSP- it's cheaper, can appeal to a broader market (how many parents would get a young child a PSP?) and [thankfully] isn't bogged down by Sony's obsession with proprietary formats. The idea of a portable media player might have been far bigger if they hadn't tried to control it with a movie format they owned and charged to licence to distributors. Plus the DS had a bigger catalog of games.

So, lots of factors going on. Their choice of name still sounds like a poor choice though, even if counteracted one'd be a bit daft to make the work for yourself which needed word of mouth to deal with. Crazy nintendo :3

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Post by Guest » Mon May 01, 2006 11:42 pm

Obfleur wrote:So... Predabot, borne in Sweden, is lecturing Karl, born in England, on english?


Beautiful, ain't it?

Predabot wrote:I have to say I've never heard it on TV, they only use it in south-east florida or something?


South-east Florida, of course, being world-reknown as the only place on planet Earth where nothing in the many variations of the English language is transmitted in televisual form. :roll:

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Post by KingMob » Tue May 02, 2006 5:25 am

Predabot wrote:And in Scotland...it means small instead.

It means small as well as piss, not just instead of. And in this context, the 'Nintendo Small' or 'is that coming out for the Small?' or 'are you going to be queueing up for a Small?' is not the first usage of that word that springs to mind, for myself or the other countrymen I've talked to about it.

Preds, in the English-language market - currently - it's called Piss. End of.

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Post by Weirdwolf » Wed May 03, 2006 12:57 pm

Link them together and play with your Wii Wii! :lol:
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Post by Obfleur » Wed May 03, 2006 1:00 pm

Holy ****, Weirdwolf.

Well, I'm really enjoying my Nintendo DS - and I've always enjoyed Nintendo, so I'm still sure I'll buy the Wii.

However, because of the zapper/controller/whatever I think I'll buy the Ps3 first. I wanna play Pro Evolution Soccer damnit!
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