Revolution is Wii

Revolution is Wii

Nintendo has surprised some by announcing the official name of its next-generation console. The console, formerly known as Revolution, will henceforth b eknown as Nintendo Wii.

Nintendo has unveiled a preliminary website for Wii, link available by following download tab above, where a short introductory video is also displayed.

The company also released a short statement explaining the reasoning behind the new name (offering a much needed pronunciation suggestion).

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 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.