Nintendo's new console previously known as "The Revolution." Nintendo has since decided the name "Revolution" has caught on a little too well, so they decided to throw a curve-ball. However, many gamers consider this to be a bad move by Nintendo, as it allows Microsoft and Sony to get a few RBI's (runs batted in), since everybody knows what an "Xbox" and a "Playstation" is, and nobody quite cares what "Wii" means.
The Wii strategy can be summed up here:
1) Underpowered in relation to the Xbox and Playstation game consoles, and only marginally faster than the GameCube. Nintendo hopes to rely on the same gimmicky "innovations" that made the DS every fanboy's wetdream.
2) The controller is based on the principles of the NES system's Zapper (light gun) technology, Nintendo hopes to market a whole new console full of the same rehashed shit they've always been feeding us. The "point and shoot" Zapper gun after all, was a huge success with duck hunt.
3) Nintendo has not had a good success rate with flooding their game systems with games, so once again they plan on having a service where you can buy and download old games from systems such as the NES, SNES, N64, and so on. This will help Nintendo trick gamers into thinking they're getting their money's worth. Afterall, it costs nothing to release a game for download, since you don't have to you know.. actually DEVELOP and PACKAGE the game.
4) Nintendo also picked the name "Wii" because they enjoy the pun associated with changing the word "We" in sentences, to "Wii". It makes them giggle. Examples below.
"Wii sounds like 'we,' which emphasizes that the 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 will put people more in touch with their games..."
"Wii will break down that wall that separates video game players from everybody else."
"Because, it's really not about you or me. It's about Wii."
"Wii will Wii will Rock you."
"Have you heard about THE REVOLUTION?"
- "It's called the Wii now dude..."
"What the fuck is a Wii"
- "It's Nintendo's new console"
"Whatever happened to the Revolution?"
"Wii" is the release name of the console codenamed Revolution by Nintendo Corporation due to be released in 2006.
It is pronounced similar to "we".
I'm going to play with my Wii.
The 5th generation of Nintendo's video game consoles. Previously known by the code-name "Revolution".
The Nintendo Wii is taking a different direction to other consoles, instead of concentrating on the latest and greatest in graphical tech the Wii is boasting a revolutionary new controller and gameplay style.
Nintendo's press release about the name change from the code-name "Revolution" to the official name "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."
A mythical video game console where if you can buy it for $250, you can sell it for $400.
The Walmart was only 5 minutes away. When I called, they told me they had one Wii in stock, but couldn't hold it for me. I rushed over, but by the time I got there they had already sold it.
Something you can't find.
Clueless Shopper, "Where are you're Wii's."
Clerk begins to laugh
The official name of Nintendo's fifth generation gaming console, successor to the Gamecube. Previously code-named the Revolution, it has been made to do just that: Revolutionize gaming. Utilizing innovative technology, including a motion-detecting controller, and boasting an enormous library of older games ranging from the Nintendo Entertainment System to the present and a backward-compatible virtual console to play them on, it is sure to do so. Its media drive accepts DVD-sized discs as well as 8 cm Gamecube discs. Information circulating recently suggests that the base will not only assist the Wii in maintaining its erect position (excuse the pun), but also act as a power source when being used abroad.more...
The controller, paired with sensors placed on either side of the television screen is capable of detecting movement in 3D space. In this way, many actions possible in the game can be simulated and controlled by the user. It is rumored to have various extensions, called "shells," to change the style of gameplay accordingly to a certain game. For example, as illustrated by IGN, a gun-shaped shell could adapt the controller for FPS-style play. They are to be attached at the base of the controller, where an expansion port is located. A nunchaku-style analog extension has been confirmed, which will serve as a means of traditional gameplay (i.e. Gamecube), though the GCN's controllers can be used as well.
Nintendo has also claimed to provide free Wi-Fi (wireless fidelity)...
Quite possibly the most bizarre name for a gaming console in the history of mankind.
Of course we have the Wii in stock! Urine Gamestop!
a sweet system that video game companies make shitty video games for
The Wii is a genious system and the best selling system of the fifth generation. However, other companies either don't make their games for it, or water it down to the bear minimum.