It might be old news already, but for those who don’t know, Nintendo Revolution has a new name. The question remains, are “Wii” ready?
That’s right, the system that has been code named Revolution since it’s announcement, finally has it’s true name.
According to Nintendo’s official Revolution site, the name has been changed to Nintendo Wii. A video with the system’s new logo, along with this message appeared earlier today, explaining the change.
“Introducing… Wii. As in “we”.
While the code-name Revolution expressed our direction, Wii represents the answer. Wii will break down that wall that seperates videogame 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 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 has a distinctive “ii” spelling that symbolizes both the unique controllers and the image of people playing it. And Wii, as a name and a console, brings something revolutionary to the world of videogames 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.”
What does this do to the system we’ve known as Revolution for so long? This bit of news you would expect to be launched at the big E3 expo in less than two weeks from now. This makes E3 a whole lot interesting. Maybe this is Nintendo’s idea of a way to ease the lack of Zelda news in recent months. We’ll have to wait and see at E3 what more news they have to release.