The name of Nintendo’s next Generation console that was originally code-named: Revolution.
Countless long time Nintendo fans are debating over the originality of the name and if Revolution should have been the real name.
Wii is supposed to mean “We” as in “We play together”. Reason why it’s written this way is because in Japanese, the letter “i” is pronounced like an “e” (while an “e” is pronounced like the sound “hey”).
The two “i” in Wii also represent the controllers that will be used for the game console.
This console will be the first console to go down in history by not having a name with real words:
"Wii" is not a word or an acronym like the names of these systems:
Family Computer / Nintendo Entertainment System
Super Family Computer / Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Nintendo Developer System / Dual Screen
Mark III / Master System
Mega Drive / Genesis
X BOX 360
PC-engine / Turbo Graphics 16
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